American Pharoah X Harlans Honor

400,000 Guineas for American Pharoah Colt

The 2020 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale produced a big result for American Pharoah, whose colt from Harlan’s Honor was the second highest priced offering when fetching 400,000 guineas.

Bids rained in from outside the sale ring from the socially distanced Tattersalls audience for Star Bloodstock’s American Pharoah colt, but it was an internet bid that won the day at 400,000 guineas.

"I know the guys at Star Bloodstock and they've been telling me this colt is a good horse all year. At 400,000 guineas there was no way I was letting a horse like him slip through the net,” said the successful purchaser Simon Chappell.

“He's by the sire of the moment in American Pharoah, he did the third-fastest breeze and has a massive stride, so I used the internet bidding system and bought the horse. He'll be going into training with Simon Crisford."

The colt was bought as a yearling by Byron Rogers and Newminster Pinhook for $170,000 and was prepared for Star Bloodstock by Johnny Hassett.

"He has always shown us a lot," said Rogers. "When we let them off in March and asked the draft to point their toes a little bit, he always went well. He is a very quick horse, he breezed as we expected he would.”

The colt is from the second crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who has already sired seven stakes winners.

He is the second foal out of the stakes winning mare Harlans Honor, whose only runner to date has been stakes placed in the USA.

American Pharoah has five entries for the Inglis Easter Round 2 Yearling Sale coming up on July 8 and you can see the pedigrees here.