A Curraghmore graduate was in the spotlight at the Ruakaka trials on Tuesday.
The first Southern Hemisphere bred juvenile by American Pharoah stepped out to record an impressive win and looks an exciting prospect in the future for his connections.
A $150,000 Karaka Book One purchase for his trainer Tony Pike from the Curraghmore draft, the unnamed colt was allowed to find his feet before surging home over the top of his rivals to win his 700m heat by a couple of lengths eased down,
Bred by Nearco Stud, he is the first foal of Group One placed stakes-winning Alamosa mare Strada Cavallo.
American Pharoah was the Champion North American First Season Sire in 2019 with 27 first crop winners six different countries including four stakes-winners so is anticipated to make his presence felt here as well given the versatility of his offspring.
American Pharaoh is back at Coolmore Australia this spring at a fee of $55,000. -breednet.com.au