Second Australian Winner for American Pharoah

Tara Madgwick - Thursday March 4

Popular Port Macquarie trainer Neil Godbolt can’t believe his luck in having an American Pharoah (USA) in his stable with leggy gelding Buck Pharoah opening his account at his home track on Thursday.

Luckless when finishing second at his first two runs, Buck Pharoah again raced without a lot of favour having to travel deep all the way and take on older rivals, but the experience gained in his previous outings came into play and he prevailed to win the 1000m maiden by the best part of a length.

“He’ll go straight to the paddock now and in six months time he’s going to be a really handy horse,” said Godbolt.

“He still hasn’t switched on yet, he’s just running on raw ability.

“I bought him as a mile, 2000m horse so what he’s done so far is a bonus.”

Godbolt bought Buck Pharoah for just $33,000 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale from the Highgrove Stud draft and has been delighted with his purchase.

Buck Pharoah is a half-brother to stakes-winner Excitable Boy and is the fifth winner from Sequential, a half-sister by Lion Hunter to stakes-winners Order of the Sun, Beauty and Get to Work as well as to the dam of Group I winner Summer Passage.

American Pharoah

Buck Pharoah is the second Australian winner for Coolmore’s Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, who has sired Group I winners in three different countries in the Northern Hemisphere with his oldest Australian progeny just two year-olds.



Race Result - Schweppes Mdn Hcp 1000m

Port Macquarie Track: Heavy(8) Time: 0:59.59
Buck Pharoah
T: R N Godbolt J: Ms L Day 57.5
2g American Pharoah (USA) x Sequential (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
MM Gold Coast National Yearling Sale $33,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Neil Godbolt
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 56.5
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Dearness (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Gooree Park Stud, Mudgee
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: B D Bellamy J: R Spokes 55
2f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Flying Cassie (AUS) (Volitant (AUS))
T: R J Agnew J: L P Rolls 55
4g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Ambers Choise (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis 2020 APRIL Online Sale $12,000
V:Ballymore Stables
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $60,000
V:Sun Stud Kerrie Vic
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
Lively Lass
T: B D Bellamy J: J Grisedale 55
5m Danerich (AUS) x Miss Daea (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
City Kid
T: M P Byers J: M Bennett 55.5
4m Super Kid (NZ) x City Hall (AUS) (Elvstroem (AUS))
T: Terry Evans J: A E Denby 58
3g Cluster (AUS) x Tallulah Falls (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
Kite Flight
T: J N Englebrecht J: G Buckley 56
2g Stratum Star (AUS) x Kite Hill (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
Elite Quality
T: Allan Kehoe J: B Looker 55
2c Cluster (AUS) x Bellevue Lady (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Em's A Cutie
T: B D Bellamy J: Jayden Barrie 54
4m Toronado (IRE) x Celtic Cutie (IRE) (Teofilo (IRE))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $20,000
V:Mount Brown International, Euroa, Vic
B: S Butcher
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $30,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: L O'Grady & J Fitzgibbon
Glam Time
T: Ms A Lee J: Ms N Burrells 55
5m Big Brown (USA) x Star Attire (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Mustang Meggie
T: G McFarlane J: A B Collett 56.5
3f Eurozone (AUS) x Miss Murphy's Law (AUS) (Murphy's Blu Boy (AUS))
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