Today's 1st Race at Churchill Downs is going to be very exciting. With Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah having two more folds debuting today. Mad Maddy is out of American Pharoah and Tigress Tale, purchased for 150,000 at the FTK July sales by Winchell Thorooughbreds LLC. She makes her Debut for Trainer Steven Asmussen with jockey Richardo Santana Jr Aboard. Tequila Queen, who is out of American Pharoah and Agace Kiss, purchased 325,000 in the FTSAUG 2019 sale by Magic Cap Stables. Shes Makes her Debut for Trainer Welsey Ward with Jockey Tyler Gaffalione Aboard. She has been working very well in the mornings, and we all know how Welsey Ward is one of the best trainers out there with getting 2-year-olds ready to run, which he has already had experience with horses bred by American Pharoah.
American Pharoah'svery first starter was an impressive winner – on the turf in Ireland, Monarch of Egypt, For trainer Aidan Obien. Monarch of Egypt was purchased for 750,000 in September at the Keeland Yearling sales by owners by Peter Brant and Coolmore.
American Pharoah s first U.S. runners came with Tesorina (out of Grade 1 winner Nonsuch Bay) and Lady Delaware (half to 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf [G1] victor Hootenanny).
Tesorina ran his Debut at Aqueduct on April 17, 2019 for Trainer Wesley Ward going 4 ½ furlongs on the dirt finishing 3rd. Lady Delaware Ran at Churchill downs on May 2 2019, finishing 6th.
Maven, Gave American Pharoah its first North American Victory. Out of Richies Party Girl trained by Wesley A Ward owned by Richard Ravin. Maven's 1st Victory Came on April 19 on the dirt at Aqueduct April 19 for trainer Wesley Ward. The 2-5 favorite in a four 1/2-furlong maiden, the chestnut went straight to the lead and prevailed by a half-length.
Four Wheel Drive is another horse Wesley ward has had real success with by American Pharoah- Funfair by More Than Ready. Who won his 1st race out at Colonial downs in Rosie's Stakes on August 31, 2019, who went on to win two more races in the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park and then The Breeders Cup Turf Sprint in Santa Anita. Fourwheel Drive ran last Sunday at Churchill Downs to keep his undefeated streak going, but he stumbled at the gate and ended up finishing 7th.
Going to be a very exciting start of Churchill Downs 10 Race Card Today! Tune in at 1:00 eastern time for the Start of the 1st race.