2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has already proved himself in the breeding shed just months after retiring from the track. According to representatives at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, KY, 12-year old make Untouched Talent has become the champ’s first baby momma, and is expected to give birth to their foal in about 11-months.
Although the mare had a “less than distinguished racing career,” she is decended from 2 of racing’s most successful sire, Storm Cat and A.P. Indy, and has already proven herself as the dam of Bodemeister,* who placed in both the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Coolmore purchased the breeding rights last year for an undisclosed amount, beleived to be Isomewhere around $20 million from American Pharoah’s owner Ahemed Zayat, who not only retains a portion of the champ’s breeding rights as well as the privelledge of sending his own mares to breed with him each year. Pharoah is expected to cover anywhere up to 170 mares this season alone at a fee of $200,000, making him one of the most expensive stallions in North America.
*Zayat also owns Bodemeister.