American Pharoah Filly Fetches $200,000 In Private Sale After RNA At Fasig-Tipton
Crupi Acquires Lovely Filly For Potential Pinhook
By Mary Perdue
This year continues to be an exciting year for Triple Crown winner American Pharaoah as his first crop of yearlings are starting to turn up in the sales ring and fetch prices worthy of his status as a king.
Two of his daughters were consigned to Fasig-Tipton’s July 10 Selected Yearling Sale in Lexington and after one scratched, the one remaining — Hip No. 131., a dark bay our brown filly out of Yong Musician (by Yonaguska) — did not meet her reserve at $245,000. The February foal, who is from the female family of multiple grade/group 1-winnning sprinter Mind Your Biscuits, brought a final bit bid of $245,000, but according to consignor Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall, an agreement was made on the sale grounds to sell the filly to former trainer/horseman J.J. Crupi of New Castle Farm for $200,000.
“Very happy,” Crupi said when asked how he felt to obtain the filly. He added she would most likely be resold sometime in the future, depending on, “how she progresses,” on his Ocala, Florida, farm.
“The horse will dictate the sale,” Crupi explained.
Despite having no foals yet to race, the offspring of now 6-year-old American Pharoah have already experienced great success at public auction. A weanling filly out of the Storm Cat mare Untouched Talent (a half-sister to Bodemeister) brought a record-setting price of $1 million at Fasig-Tipton last November, and a short yearling colt out of Mekko Hokte (by Holy Bull) sold for $1 million at Keeneland this past January. He is a half-brother to group 1 winner and first-year stallion Caravaggio.
Also, Coolmore America revealed that an American Pharoah colt out of Crisp (by El Corredor), who won the 2010 Del Mar Oaks (GI), sold this week for approximately $1.6 millon in Japan at the Japan Horse Racing Association (JRHA) sale.
More foals from American Pharoah’s first crop will turn up this summer at Fasig-Tipton’s The August Sale of Selected Yearlings, August 6 and 7, with seven colts and eight fillies set to pass through the ring including:
Hip No. 26, a filly out of multiple grade 1 winner Life at Ten (by Malibu Moon). Sold last year for $500,000 at Fasig-Tipton in November to Blue Sky Stable, she hails from the female family of Relaunch, Rubiano and Tapit. She was bred by Adena Springs and will be consigned by Gainesway Farm.
Hip No. 62, a New York-bred son of Party Silks (by Touch Gold). Party Silks is the dam multiple grade and $1.7 million earner Upstart (by Flatter). Bred by Mrs. Gerald Nielsen, this colt will be consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck) agent for Sunnyfield Farm.
Hip No. 155, a colt out of Irish-bred Along (by Smart Strike). Along is a daughter of All Too Beautiful, a grade 3-winning full sister to champion and top international sire Galileo and Cartier Horse of the Year Sea The Stars. All three are offspring of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner and two-time Broodmare of the Year Urban Sea. The colt was bred by St. Elias Stables LLC and will be a member of the Lane’s End consignment.
Hip No. 225, a filly out of Funny Feeling (by Distorted Humor). Funny Feeling, who is out of the grade 1-winning Citidancer mare Hookedonthefeelin, is a stakes-winning full-sister to promising young stallion Jimmy Creed and a half to champion Pussycat Doll (by Real Quiet). The filly was bred by Summer Wind Equine and is set to be consigned by Lane’s End.
Hip No. 231, a colt out of Global Finance (by End Sweep). This half-brother to group 2 winer Acapulco (by Scat Daddy). He was bred by Dr. Charles Giles and will be part of the Taylor Made Sales consignment.
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