American Pharoah starts career at stud

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) — The first Triple Crown winner in 38 years started his career at stud on Friday. The first mare of American Pharoah’s breeding career was Untouched Talent. She’s owned by Coolmore and is best known as the mother to Bodemeister, who finished second in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

An Ashford Stud official confirmed to ESPN that American Pharoah is scheduled to breed with 175 mares this season. According to Ashford Stud, American Pharoah’s live foal stud fee is $200,000. Only one horse, Tapit, has a higher list price at $300,000.

So, if you do the math, 175 breeding sessions at $200,000 each comes out to $35-million for the year.

ESPN says of the 175 mares, 40 will be mares owned by Coolmore, which bought the majority of the horse’s breeding rights and at least 12 will have mares provided by Zayat Stables, which has at least 25 percent of the horse’s stallion rights and owned all of the horse for its stellar racing career, which also included wins in the Haskell and the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland.

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