Where is American Pharoah Now?

September 7, 2023

After breaking a 37-year drought, American Pharoah retired to stud at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Here, he’s nibbling grass, mating with mares and greeting tour groups—though his tail might be a bit shorter than it was during his racing career.

Before becoming a Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah won the Del Mar Futurity and FrontRunner Stakes in his two-year-old season and was named America’s Champion Two-Year-Old Horse at the Eclipse Awards. Bred by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, American Pharoah had a long stride and athleticism that gave him a certain swagger. He was a top-rated race horse, and the trainer of his entire career was Bob Baffert. Even his name was memorable—it was misspelled in a competition to name the colt and he’d later be nicknamed “the Pharoah.”

While his name may have been a misnomer, it wasn’t the only thing that made American Pharoah special. His pedigree is a who’s who in Thoroughbred history, including Secretariat and Empire Maker. He’s also the first and only horse to win both the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in a single year, and he’s the only Triple Crown winner to win all three races in less than four weeks.

To see American Pharoah, you’ll need to book one of Mint Julep’s customized tours. We’ll take you and your group privately to horse farms, bourbon distilleries and other Kentucky destinations. We can also include fellow Triple Crown winner Justify if available!

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