American Pharoah ex Posavina yearling colt selling for $575,000 at Karaka

$575,000 Karaka Colt for American Pharoah

Fresh from his Magic Millions success where he was the leading first season sire, Triple Crown hero American Pharoah was quick to make his mark at Karaka on day one with three yearlings offered and sold highlighted by the colt from Posavina that fetched $575,000 to be the third highest priced yearling on Day 1.

Consigned by Pencarrow Stud, the striking bay caught the eye of renowned bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster and will join the Sydney stable of champion trainer Chris Waller.

Mulcaster had been keen to show Waller the athletic colt after inspecting him earlier in the week and got the thumbs up to pursue the colt on behalf of stable clients after Waller was excited by what he saw.

“Chris went and saw him on Saturday morning and he loved him so we were pleased to secure him,” Mulcaster said.

“He (American Pharoah) is doing a super job as they are doing it on the grass and on the dirt so to have a horse of his calibre standing down here is a real privilege.

“He is leaving super types and you won’t see a horse walk like that very often.”

The colt is out of Group III winning Tiger Hill mare Posavina and is a half-brother to stakes-placed five-race winner Podravina while multiple Group winner Rasa Lila also features in his extended family.