05/16/2016 2:40PM

American Pharoah won't shuttle to Australia

Barbara D. Livingston
American Pharoah is standing his first season as a stallion at Ashford Stud.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, currently standing his first season at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., will not shuttle to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

International power Coolmore maintains a farm in the Hunter Valley, just north of Sydney in New South Wales, and recently released the stud fees for 12 stallions there for the Australian breeding season that begins in September. The only Ashford shuttle stallion listed on that roster is multiple Group 1 winner Declaration of War, whose first North American foals are arriving this spring after he started his career at Coolmore’s Irish headquarters in 2014. He will stand alongside leading Australian sire Fastnet Rock, who tops the roster with a private fee, and Grade/Group 1 winners Adelaide, Choisir, Excelebration, No Nay Never, Pierro, Pride of Dubai, So You Think, Starspangledbanner, and Vancouver.

Coolmore’s Tom Magnier also later confirmed to Australia’s At The Track that the decision was made not to shuttle American Pharoah this year.

American Pharoah has participated in more than 100 breeding sessions since Kentucky farms officially opened their breeding sheds in February, and his fertility is reported to be around 80 percent. His outstanding first book 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; Grade 1 producer Untouched Talent; Grade 1 winners Awesome Maria and Joyful Victory; and the unbeaten Peppers Pride.

Carol Badzinski More than 1 year ago
Oh no!  American Pharoah is ours and honestly I don't want to share him.   We waited 37 years for our champ and he traveled enough in his career.  Let our hero enjoy his years at Coolmore here in the U.S.  God forbid if something were to happen to him.  What in heaven's name are you thinking - sending him to Australia!  I think you're making more than enough money on his breeding.  Leave our precious champ here for us to enjoy!  He was taken off the track way to early and now we have to beg, borrow and steal to get tickets just to see him!  Enough already!
Wendi Bern More than 1 year ago
Noooooooo! Our Triple Crown Champ should NEVER leave the US!! Enough is enough! American Pharoah going thru one breeding season is quite alot to ask of him,so please,never send this magnificent champ for ANOTHER
breeding season in Australia!  OUTRAGEOUS.
Audrey Gulla More than 1 year ago
I don't think American Pharoah should ever leave the USA.......It's too risky!  God forbid something should happen to him!  He's OUR 12th Triple Crown Winner!!!!!  $200,000 stud fee for 'our' season does n' t get you guys enough $$$$$!?!  No, no, no, no.....
Greg Tatum More than 1 year ago
80 x 200,000.00= 16,000,000.00
Fee is paid upon birth of "standing" foal.
Also, Ahmed Zayat has sent at least ten mares to Pharoah and Coolmore has sent a number of their own mares. So doubtful that Coolmore charges Zayat or themselves the 200,000.00 fee. Still though. AP is doing very very well for Coolmore. What a Champ!
Jill Reilley More than 1 year ago
And insurance costs
BrownRiggle More than 1 year ago
100 x $250,000=$25,000,000