First Australian Stakes- Winner for American Pharoah

Tara Madgwick - Saturday September 25

Stepped up in distance for the Group III ATC Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill on Saturday, American Pharoah (USA) colt Head of State came into his own scoring a determined win over boom Deep Impact colt Profondo, the Magic Millions sale-topper from 2020.

Cream rises to the top, Head of State beats Profondo to win G3 Gloaming Stakes - image Steve Hart

Profondo looked certain to win, until the Chris Waller trained Head of State knuckled down to his task and hit the line hard to beat his more fancied rival by a neck with nearly four lengths back to the next horse.


The two


colts are likely to have a rematch in the Group I Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) in two weeks time.

"That's the plan. We thought he would take good progress from today's run in two weeks' time," Waller said.

"Obviously, the second horse was very good and he'll have a bit of improvement to come. I love the way they gapped the rest.

“I was fortunate enough to meet American Pharoah and what an amazing horse he was. I also met Bob Baffert at the same time, the three of us and it’s something I will remember all of my life.

“I’ve said to my owners just stick with American Pharoah, he’s the real deal they just need a bit of time. From their two year-old year to three year-old year things can change a lot.”



Head of State sold for $850,000 at Magic Millions.

Head of State was the most expensive yearling by his sire sold in Australia in 2020, purchased by Tom Magnier for $850,000  from the Lime Country Thoroughbreds draft at Magic Millions.

He has the overall record of two wins and a second from seven starts with prizemoney in excess of $180,000.

The Crismale family and Colm Santry  with American Pharoah.

Head of State was bred by Brad Crismale and is a half-brother to Group II winner Man from Uncle being the third winner from unraced Danehill Dancer (IRE) mare Derelique, who is from the family of the Crismale’s former star mare and multiple Group II winner Shania Dane.

Derelique was bought by Colm Santry Bloodstock for the Crismale family from the 2009 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $80,000 and while she never made it to the races, the mare has proven a goldmine as a producer, her combined offspring selling for $1.8million.

The Crismale family have had much success through horses sourced by Colm Santry that include Shania Dane, Danesty Shalang, Amory Lane, Tavarnelle and Gliding.

Derelique has produced another colt by American Pharoah (USA) this spring and is booked to visit Wootton Basset (GB).

American Pharoah has his first Aussie SW - click for more information.

Head of State is the 23rd stakes-winner worldwide for American Pharoah, but is his first in Australia.

The Triple Crown winner is back at Coolmore this spring at a fee of $49,500.



Race Result - Acy Securities Gloaming Stks Gr3 1800m

Rosehill Track: Good(3) Time: 1:50.04
Head Of State
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
3c American Pharoah (USA) x Derelique (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $850,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Burradoo, NSW
B: Tom Magnier
T: Richard Litt J: R Dolan 56.5
3c Deep Impact (JPN) x Honesty Prevails (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,900,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Galletta Construction Co Pty Ltd
T: J A O'Shea J: J Bowman 56.5
3c Reliable Man (GB) x Baggy Green (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $280,000
V:Valachi Downs
B: John O'Shea Racing / Laurel Oak Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 56.5
3g Teofilo (IRE) x Alegria (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: A Adkins 56.5
3c American Pharoah (USA) x Tsaritsa (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $675,000
V:Attunga Stud, Blandford, NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
T: A J Cummings J: G Schofield 55
3f Thunder Fantasy (AUS) x Playa Del Carmen (AUS) (Uncle Mo (USA))
T: R & M Freedman J: Rachel King 54.5
3f Press Statement (AUS) x She's Sirius (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $70,000
V:Miranda Park, Hesket
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
T: Jean Dubois J: Jean Van Overmeire 56.5
3c Astern (AUS) x Aloona (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Satirical Glory
T: J G Sargent J: S Clipperton 56.5
3g So You Think (NZ) x Satirical Lady (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
T: M J Dunn J: N Rawiller 56.5
3c Rebel Dane (AUS) x Caves (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
All Machiavellian
T: G D Hickman J: J R Collett 56.5
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x Miss Canny (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
T: Bjorn Baker J: G Boss 56.5
3c Pins (AUS) x Holiness (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $100,000
V:Ohukia Lodge, Cambridge, NZ
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
NZB Karaka Book 1 $90,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Ohukia Lodge
French Emperor
T: David Payne J: Tim Clark 56.5
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Special Memories (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $200,000
B: HBL Racing
Dark Rebel
T: Edward Cummings J: Brock Ryan 56.5
3c Astern (AUS) x She Must Be Obeyed (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone, NSW
B: Myrtle House/Edward Cummings
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