Australian Session Topper for American Pharoah
American Pharoah had the most expensive filly of the opening Inglis Classic Yearling Sale session this week when his daughter out of Royal Fashion sold for AU$360,000 (US$260,645).
Purchased by Blake Ryan Racing from Ridgmont Farm, the September-born filly is the first foal out of the Group III-placed Royal Fashion. That mare is one of three stakes performers from three runners out of her own dam as a half-sister to Group II winner Alpine Eagle and stakes winner Every Faith.
Bred by SF Bloodstock, Hollymount Stud, and Henry Field Bloodstock, the American Pharoah daughter was the fourth most expensive filly of the sale overall with Ryan having to outbid Annabel Neasham to take her home.
“I loved the way she moved and her attitude,” said Blake Ryan. “She’s a beautiful filly and I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and I wasn’t going home without her.”
Leading Northern Hemisphere sire American Pharoah has shuttled to Australia for five seasons. His first two crops of racing age in the Southern Hemisphere are led by Group III winner Head of State.