Smart move to turn this one over to an operation that can help him achieve worldwide recognition as a sire. Great horses also measured by progeny. Coolmore can assure AP access to very best mares workdwide. Why is AP going to stud for a large sum of money a surprise? It happens to most all the good ones.
Coolmore was reported to have paid more than $40million AUS (around $31.5M US) for Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, the Gai Waterhouse trained 2 yr old. For those curious as to the offer too good to pass up--this is a good clue. Who among us would not take that kind of offer from the top stud operation in the world? I am sure there have been serious discussion between the two parties since AP's Eclipse Award and subsequent wins. Good move on Zayat's end. AP will get the very best mares--probably shuttle thanks to international appeal set in place by Empire Maker. Hopefully, he'll turn out to be as good or better than PTN and Empire Maker. Coolmore, hunting far and wide for their next Galileo...
It wasn't too hard to figure out who the buyer was. I am just curious why it was so hush, hush initially. Very best of luck to AP! Hopefully he'll be success in both hemispheres.
So sad....RIP brilliant one.
Too earlier to talk AP at stud? http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/18/news/companies/american-pharoah-stud-fees/index.html?sr=twmoney0518americanpharoahstudfees230pstory
Be Bullish is going to Old Friends! Thanks to Mike Repole, Bruce Levine, Maggi Moss and others who helped coordinate the claim!
The other 6 did not win Kentucky Derby--so of the 9 from post 1, 3 went on to win Triple Crown, two went on to also win Belmont: Capot and Tabasco Cat.
Nine total winners from post 1 in Preakness 106 year history--of them three were Triple Crown Winners...http://www.preakness.com/sites/www.preakness.com/files/content/visitors-guide/PostPositionSince1901_2014.pdf
Beautiful story...good luck to Offspring Farm!
I did report to HNL that Chrome's page did not come up--They did respond they would look into it. That was before the Derby--maybe folks got busy with Derby activities.
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