02/26/2016 2:30PM

American Pharoah has first mare confirmed in foal


Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has cleared the next hurdle of his nascent stud career by getting his first mare confirmed in foal.

Coolmore, which stands American Pharoah at its Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., announced Friday that Untouched Talent has been confirmed in foal on an initial scan. The Storm Cat mare was among the first mares covered by American Pharoah when Kentucky breeding sheds officially opened the weekend of Feb. 13.

Untouched Talent won the Grade 3 Sorrento Stakes and finished second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante during her own racing career. She is the dam of four winners from as many starters, led by Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, who finished second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; and Fascinating, who finished second in the Del Mar Debutante and third in the Chandelier Stakes, both Grade 1 events.

Coolmore purchased Untouched Talent for $5 million out of the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale.

She is part of an outstanding first book of mares for American Pharoah that also includes Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady; championship and/or classic producers Arch’s Gal Edith, Charming, Ivanavinalot, Mo Chuisle, and Playa Maya; champions Rags to Riches, Conquest Harlanate, and Judy the Beauty; and Grade 1 winners Awesome Maria and Joyful Victory.

Jack Armstead More than 1 year ago
A.P. and Rags to Riches... there shouldn't be a stamina problem with their baby. I still remember her winning the Belmont the day my son was born.
Charles Sanford More than 1 year ago
They didn't give AP a chance to go dancing........!! Now he is giving us hoss laugh!!
Charles Sanford More than 1 year ago
They didn't give the poor hoss a chance to go dancing......!! now he's giving us the hoss laugh!!
Leslie Burke Fernandes More than 1 year ago
American Pharoah and Rags to Riches.....WOW
Harriet Stone More than 1 year ago
Ivanavinalot :)
Frank More than 1 year ago
wow -- we will find out w/AP first group of foals if he is going to be any kind of sire with a book like that -- he has no excuses for his first crop. Its all or bust here...