He’s less than a day old, but expectations are already high for a little bay colt at Brookdale Farm in Kentucky.
Brookdale Farm announced the colt’s birth on Facebook, stating that he was born at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3. The currently unnamed colt is a first for not just his sire but his dam, too. He’s the first foal for his mother, Kakadu.
He won’t be alone for long, though. The Jockey Club reports that American Pharoah was bred to 208 mares in 2016.
Fred Seitz Jr., General Manager of Brookdale Farm, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the son of Pharoah looks to be healthy and strong. He’s already active and curious, not unlike his dad.
“This guy will come walking right up to you,” Seitz said about the colt. “He was chewing on my hand a little while ago.”
Like his dad, the colt is bay, but he’s got some chrome–white socks and a wide blaze. American Pharoah’s only white marking is a tiny white star.
No word yet on a name for the colt. If you’ve got an inspired idea, share it in the comments below.
Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. She aspires to meet American Pharoah one day, and maybe take his picture. www.lesliepotterphoto.com