G1 Potential for American Pharoah Mare

Tara Madgwick - Monday December 6

Bob Baffert is hopeful quality American Pharoah (USA) mare As Time Goes By will remain in training next year as a five year-old as he believes she can win a Group I after racking up another Graded victory on Sunday.

A homebred for the Coolmore partners, As Time Goes By scored a stylish length and a quarter win in the Group III Bayakoa Stakes (1 and 1/16th m).

She raced on the pace at a blistering speed and was strongly challenged by runner-up Warren’s Showtime, but repelled that rival to score her fifth win from 12 starts taking her prizemoney tally to $535,600.


I love this filly. I love [wife] Jill number one and this filly number two,” said Bob Baffert.

“My two favorite girls. They went so fast early, I was afraid of the runner-up who is a really good horse, and I was hoping [As Time Goes By] would have something left.

“I’ve always been high on her. I’m hoping she runs as a 5-year-old because I’d really like to win a Grade I with her and I know she can. Her owners said if she’s doing well they will keep her in training.”


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One of 23 stakes-winners worldwide by American Pharoah, As Time Goes By comes with an impressive pedigree.

She is a half-sister to Champion US 3YO Colt Will Take Charge and Group I winner Take Charge Indy being the last recorded foal from 2013 US Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, a triple Group I winner that is also the grand-dam of multiple Group I winners Take Charge Brandi and Omaha Beach.

American Pharoah is currently in Australia for Coolmore  finishing his fifth season here at a fee of $49,500.


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