American Pharoah being led

American Pharoah Strikes Again With £450,000 Colt

Only one day after American Pharoah’s $325,000 filly sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, the stallion made waves on the other side of the Atlantic when his colt out of Rare Cat sold for £450,000 at the Goffs Arqana Breeze Up Sale.

Sold from Mocklershill to Jamie McCalmont and Marc Chan, the colt was the sixth most expensive offering of the one-day sale on Wednesday.

Bred by Ashford Stud and Justice Farm, the colt is a half-brother to Munnings’ multiple graded stakes winner Om and two other stakes placed runners with eight of Rare Cat’s 11 runners winning at least one race. The winning Rare Cat is also a half-sister to Grade III winner Rare Rock and two other stakes placed runners with her dam a half-sister to Grade I winner Spellbound.

This is also the family of Group I winner Marchand d’Oro and Group II winner and classic placed Kesar Queen.

It has been a busy few weeks for American Pharoah in the sales ring with the Triple Crown winner and Champion Freshman Sire also having a colt sell for 400,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale last week and five stakes horses in the last two weeks.