Winning Double for American Pharoah

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday January 11

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (USA) had two runners on Tuesday and both were winners with three year-old geldings Armed and Mighty Willie both saluting at Kilmore.

Armed wins at Kilmore - image Ross Holburt / Racing Photos

Prepared by Danny O’Brien, Armed was having his second run back from a spell and improved on his first up third placing to race away and win the 1200m maiden by nearly two lengths.


A $130,000 Inglis Easter Round 2 purchase for A List stud from the Highgrove Stud draft, Armed is the second winner from Group II placed Snitzel mare Tornado Miss.

Following up in the next event to make it a race to race double for American Pharoah was the Chris Waller trained Mighty Willie, who was switched to the Victorian stable for his second start following a last placing at Newcastle on debut last month when he pulled up lame.

Mighty Willie wins at Kilmore - image Ross Holburt / Racing Photos

Easy in the market, Mighty Willie found the 1600m maiden to his liking and surged home along the inside for Craig Williams to win by half a length over the race favourites.

Mighty Willie was bred and retained to race by Hermitage Thoroughbreds and is the second winner from Wind Bender, a metro winning daughter of Group I SA Oaks winner Dowry.

American Pharoah has a dozen yearlings to be offered this week at Magic Millions.



Race Result - Mc Security Mdn Plate 1200m

Kilmore Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.49
T: D T O'Brien J: Damian Lane 58
3g American Pharoah (USA) x Tornado Miss (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Round 2 $130,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: A List Stud Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: Craig Williams 58
3g Exosphere (AUS) x Iridescente (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld
B: Hawkes Racing
T: Henry Dwyer J: Liam Riordan 56
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Leotie (AUS) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $130,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Henry Dwyer Racing
The Twerp
T: A Waddell J: J Keating 57.5
5m Bullbars (AUS) x Simple Choice (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Ticket To The Moon
T: Mick Bath J: Zac Spain 59.5
6g Tickets (AUS) x Stage Witch (AUS) (Reenact (AUS))
Inglis 2018 December Monthly Online Sale $800
V:Sarah Murray-Leslie
Sound Machine
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Lachlan King 56
3f Holler (AUS) x Article (NZ) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Seco Thoroughbreds, Murchison
B: J Travaglia
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $5,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Seco Syndications
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: M J Dee 58
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Vicennalia (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $225,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Fernrigg Farm Pty Ltd
T: Ms S Croxford J: A Lynch 59.5
5g Kuroshio (AUS) x Allyouneedislove (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $3,500
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders
B: J Mills
King Of Memphis
T: Ms A Macpherson J: J Noonan 59.5
4g Puissance De Lune (IRE) x White Dove (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis April (Late) Online Sale $7,500
B: Eddie Poole
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $10,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Paul Willetts Bloodstock Consultancy
T: Bryan Maher J: Hannah Le Blanc 56.5
9g Danerich (AUS) x Hormonal (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Aero Stars
T: Ms S Ferchie J: B Park 59.5
5h Master Of Design (AUS) x Hardspun Belle (AUS) (Hard Spun (USA))
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