American Pharoah Standing Shot

American Pharoah Rules at Keeneland September

The first yearlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah proved a runaway success at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale with 37 yearlings trading for $17,270,000 over the four sessions of Book One.

“American Pharoah is our new success story,” said Keeneland’s Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell.

“What a wonderful racehorse he was and these horses are a prototype of him. The ones I saw personally and our team saw are athletic individuals with wonderful walks and the market has reacted very favorably to him.”

During the fourth and final session of Book One on Thursday the star for American Pharoah was a colt from Dancing Trieste that made $800,000 for Taylor Made Farm when snapped up by David Redvers.

Not far behind at $600,000 was a colt from Concinnous that was consigned by Denali Stud as agent and bought by China Horse Club/Maverick Racing.

American Pharoah was by far and away the most successful first season sire of the sale with his 37 yearlings averaging $466,757.