A beautiful, powerfully built, and scopey daughter of American Pharoah, a half sister to four-time champion Beholder, lived up to the pre-event hype at the Keeneland September Yearling Sales and was sold to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm for $8.2 million.
The offspring of the 2015 Triple Crown champion, in his second season at stud, has been very productive on the racetrack this year, especially on grass, a surface on which the champion never raced.
What was remarkable, aside from the astounding amount paid for a yearling female, the filly is out of the 23-year-old broodmare, Leslie’s Lady. This is the mare’s 14th foal.
Among that offspring is Grade 1 winner and G1 winning sire, Into Mischief, the hottest property in the U.S. this year; the aforementioned Beholder, and major stakes winner, Mendelsson.
The filly was bred in Kentucky by Clarkland Farm.