By Mary Perdue
Lady at the Track
Buyers at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, set for Aug. 6 and 7, will have the opportunity to purchase 15 offspring by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the largest offering to date of this aspiring stallion superstar. Seven colts and eight fillies from graded stakes-producing families are slated to pass through the auction ring, and some already figure to be among the highest-priced yearlings to hammer down at the sale.
Ironically, fans may remember that only five years ago American Pharoah himself was offered as a yearling at this same sale, failing to meet his reserve at $300,000 before being bought back by breeder Ahmed Zayat. Is there another Triple Crown winner or Horse of the Year among his first crop? Here are some of his most exciting prospects…
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