It’s a boy!
Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky., announced the birth of a bay colt sired by American Pharoah, the first foal by the Grand Slam winner.
“He seems to be a big, strong, attractive boy,” Fred Seitz Jr., general manager at Brookdale Farm, told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
While some foals are skittish, Seitz says this one seems to have a mellow personality.
“This guy will come walking right up to you,” he says. “He was chewing on my hand a little while ago.”
The maiden mare Kakadu is owned by Oussama Aboughazale of International Equities Holding Co., and is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Protonico, “from the immediate family of Chilean Horse of the Year and American Grade 1 Winner Wild Spirit,” according to a post on Facebook by Brookdale Farm.
American Pharoah became the first horse to win the Grand Slam of American horse racing after winning the 2015 Kentucky Derby, 2015 Preakness Stakes, 2015 Belmont Stakes and the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
American Pharoah was shod by California farrier Wes Champagne during the historic run.