A colt by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Hip 382)–just the second yearling to enter the ring– caused some early fireworks during Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland September Sale, bringing $1.3 million from M.V. Magnier and Sarah Kelly.
Out of the unplaced Smart Strike mare Escampette, he was bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Farms and consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
He was previously purchased by Hunter Valley Farm for $340,000 as a KEENOV weanling.
This is the extended female family of champion Althea and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern.