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Unnamed Yearling Colt

American Pharaoh x Opalize
2YO Bay Colt
Foaled 13 November 2020

A well-related colt by US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. A US Champion First and Second Crop Sire, American Pharoah is off to an outstanding start at stud. He is already the sire of three individual Group One winners and has a Stakes winners to runners strike rate of 6.9%.

In Australia American Pharoah is also off to a very promising start at stud with 9 individual winners/place-getters from his first 2yo crop including Head of State who is among the leading nominations for the Group One Golden Rose.

This colt is a half-brother to two winners including the very smart juvenile Property, by Starcraft, who was a multiple Group winner at 2. His dam Opalize is out of a full-sister to two-time Group One winning Sprinter Desert Sky.

AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) Pioneerof the Nile Empire Maker Unbridled
Star of Goshen Lord at War
Littleprincessemma Yankee Gentleman Storm Cat
Exclusive Rosette Ecliptical
OPALIZE
2008
Anabaa (USA) Danzig Northern Dancer
Balbonella Gay Mecene
Opal Fire Hurricane Sky Star Watch
Desert Orchid (NZ) Western Symphony (USA)

AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) (Bay 2012-Stud U.S.A. 2017, Aust. 2017). 9 wins-2 at 2, Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Leading First Season Sire in USA/Can in 2019. Sire of 282 rnrs, 137 wnrs, 19 SW, inc. Van Gogh (Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1), Cafe Pharoah, Harvey’s Lil Goil, As Time Goes By, Four Wheel Drive, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc Head of State, Buck Pharoah, Asteroidea, Patton and of the placegetters American Ruby, Armed, Decisive Move, Grappa di Moscato, etc.

1st dam

OPALIZE, by Anabaa (USA). Unraced. This is her sixth live foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 4 foals to race, 2 winners, inc:-

PROPERTY (g by Starcraft (NZ)) 3 wins at 2, A$353,300, ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, 2d MRC Peter Siggins 2YO P., 4th MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2.

 Manabar (g by Manhattan Rain) 9 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$145,130 in Aust.

 Jade (f by Sizzling) Placed at 3 in 2020-21 in Aust.

2nd dam

OPAL FIRE, by Hurricane Sky. Unraced. Sister to DESERT SKY, half-sister to Desert Mistral. Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

 Athena Fire. 4 wins to 1400m, Ipswich TC Schulz’s Wholesale Meats H., GCTC Assured Management H., Ipswich TC Home Turn Corporate H., 2d Ipswich TC Sirromet H., 3d Qld Tatt’s RC Carlton Mid P. Dam of-

 Hearts Denied. Winner at 1200m in 2020-21, BRC Membership Renewal P., 2d BRC TAB P., 3d BRC Souths Sports Club P.

 Castanita. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1250m, A$82,725, Ipswich TC Optus Business Centre H., 2d BRC Hamilton Hotel H., GCTC Laserframe H.

 Ruby Fire. Placed at 3 in Aust.

3rd dam

DESERT ORCHID (NZ), by Western Symphony (USA). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2800m, VRC Mark Whitty H., VATC Greenmeadows H., 2d VATC Ajax H., Wanalta H., Beaconsfield H., 3d VATC City of Springvale H., Huntingdale GC H. Dam of 9 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

DESERT SKY (g Hurricane Sky) Joint third on The 2000-01 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$656,450, VATC Futurity S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, Autumn S., Gr.3, VRC Brian Meldrum Welter H., Starbucks H., 2d MVRC Konica Australia H., 3d AJC Epona S., L, MRC Programmed Maintenance Anniversary Vase, Manfred Welter H., VATC Acorn 2YO H., 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1.

Desert Mistral (f Radjhasi) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$132,730, VATC Nunkalowe 2YO H., VRC Phar Lap Club H., 2d VATC Quezette S., L, 3d VRC Swamp King Sprint Final H., Scomeld H., Glencoe H., MVRC Crown Trophy, VATC Franklins Ltd P., Olympic Girl H., Chaise H. Dam of-

 Run Girl Run. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Mistake. 4 wins to 1100m, A$82,600, to 2020-21, 2d Ballarat TC Ritchies IGA H.

 Libertus. 2 wins at 1000m, 1300m in 2020-21 in Aust.

 Hurricane Brewing. 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m in Aust.

 Desert Drummer. Placed in Aust.

 Lucky You. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Belle of Liberty. 3 wins to 1400m, A$137,750, to 2020-21, WATC Free Entry to Belmont Park P., 2d WATC Iron Jack H.

 Aquaintance. Winner at 1200m, 2d WATC Schweppes 2YO P.

 Describe. Unraced. Dam of-

 Sight Lover. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, HKJC Heron H., Lucky Star H., 2d HKJC Lam Tsuen River H., 3d HKJC Plover Cove H., Dandelion H., Norfolk H.

4th dam

BRED TO SUCCEED, by Showdown (GB). Unraced. Half-sister to Toolern High. Dam of 8 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Power and Rhythm. 6 wins from 1400m to 1700m, A$105,040, MRC Samson H., Nuffield H., Bounding Away H., 2d VATC Eat Well Live Well H., Bore Head H., 3d VRC Jolly Old Mac H.

 Desert Orchid. 5 wins. See above.

 Millhaven. Winner at 1400m, QTC Maybe Lad H., 2d QTC Boondall H., 3d BATC Analie H.

 Maestro’s Daughter. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, 2d MVRC Hurry On H. Producer.

 Ar Bid Arva. Unraced. Dam of-

 Funtrap. Winner at 1000m, HKJC America H., 2d HKJC Caroline Hill H., Greennock H.

5th dam

REACHFAR (NZ), by Sobig. Third top filly on The 1972-73 3YO Free H. 3 wins from 1m to 1½m, Wellington Oaks, 2d Rotorua Challenge S., Manawatu RC Fairdale H., 3d Wellington S., Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ S. Dam of 5 foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Toolern High (f Red Gauntlet) 2 wins at 2, VATC Chicquita S., Carnegie S., 2d VATC Blue Diamond S., MVRC Chandos H. Producer.

American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) is a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. He was the 12th Triple Crown winner in history, and in winning all four races, became the first horse to win the Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing.[a] He won the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and 2015 Champion three-year-old. In 2021 he was inducted into the American Racing Hall of Fame. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trained by Bob Baffert, and ridden in most of his races by Victor Espinoza. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

After finishing fifth in his track debut as a two-year-old, American Pharoah won his next two races, the Grade I Del Mar Futurity and FrontRunner Stakes, each by several lengths. An injury kept him out of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, but the strength of his two wins nonetheless resulted in his being voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse at the 2014 Eclipse Awards. Before the 2015 season began, Zayat had sold breeding rights to the colt to the Ashford Stud, a division of Ireland’s Coolmore Stud. He retained control over the colt and his racing career, as well as an undisclosed dividend on stud fees.

American Pharoah began his 2015 campaign with wins in the Rebel Stakes and Arkansas Derby and went on to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby and 2015 Preakness Stakes. He won the Triple Crown in a wire-to-wire victory at the 2015 Belmont Stakes, becoming the first American Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 and the 12th in history. His winning time was the second-fastest for a Triple Crown winner. He next shipped to Monmouth Park and easily won the Haskell Invitational on August 2.[6] Three weeks later, he finished a close second in a hard-fought Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on August 29, 2015, snapping a winning streak of eight races. After a layoff of two months, he shipped to Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup and ran in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he challenged older horses for the first time and won by 6½ lengths, breaking the track record.

At the conclusion of his 2015 racing year, American Pharoah was retired to stud, per the agreement between Zayat and Ashford.

ANABAA (USA) X OPAL FIRE
OPALIZE, by Anabaa (USA). Unraced. This is her sixth live foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 4 foals to race, 2 winners, inc:-

PROPERTY (g by Starcraft (NZ)) 3 wins at 2, A$353,300, ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, 2d MRC Peter Siggins 2YO P., 4th MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2.

 Manabar (g by Manhattan Rain) 9 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$145,130 in Aust.

 Jade (f by Sizzling) Placed at 3 in 2020-21 in Aust.

Half brother: Property
Property won three of his five starts in his juvenile year, all at stakes level. He claimed both the Blue Diamond Preview and Prelude and won the Kindergarten Stakes in Sydney.

Career: 8 starts, 3 wins, 1 placings
Earnings: $390,800
Trainer: Henry Dwyer
Pedigree: Starcraft x Opalize
Country: Australia

We closely followed this colt and watched him develop into a beautiful, stong and big yearling.
We luckily secured him from Coolmore as a yearling