It was three winners in three days for American Pharoah on Sunday when the stallion’s son Royal Act (2c American Pharoah x True Feelings, by Latent Heat) won on debut at Del Mar as the favorite.
New Zealand’s Waikato Stud has secured a majority share in star three-year-old colt Super Seth, the son of emerging super stallion Dundeel.
It was a perfect start for the brilliant freshman sire American Pharoah at the Breeders’ Cup when the stallion’s Four Wheel Drive (2c American Pharoah x Funfair, by More Than Ready) led home an American Pharoah 1st – 3rd finish in the Grade II Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint to stay undefeated for his sire.
Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s triple G1 winning sire Oratorio, whose progeny have been firing on all cylinders in South Africa of late, made international news on Sunday, when his remarkable seven-year-old daughter Silver Wolf captured the Gyeongham Governor’s Cup at Busan.
Broodmare prospects by champion stallion Galileo (Ire) are prized commodities and a private purchase by Valachi Downs a few years ago has proved to be a blue chip investment for Kevin Hickman’s nursery.
Resident Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park was to the forefront of the trans-Tasman racing action on Saturday where he was represented by four individual winners on the day, including a Group Three success at Royal Randwick.