The sire of a horse born in Minnesota last weekend is none other than American Pharaoh.
American Pharaoh roared to the first Triple Crown since 1978 by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 2015.
Now, the horse's colt is being raised at Wood-Mere Farm in Webster, Minnesota, where it was born, fittingly, on Kentucky Derby Saturday.
The colt doesn't have a name quite yet, but it is the first Minnesota-bred horse with a Triple Crown-winning bloodline.
“We’re very pleased with the colt. He’s everything we’d hope for; he’s big, correct, and has a lot of energy.” Teresa Benson of Wood-Mere Farm said. “One More Strike is nursing great and doing quite well.”
American Pharaoh now basically hangs out in a pasture and breeds for a living.
His stud fee was set at $200,000 by Ashford Stud in 2016, and some of the horse babies he's produced (known as foals, by some...) have sold for $1 million.