The breeze show for next week's OBS March sale, which kicks off the 2-year-olds in training sale season in North America, concluded a three-day run today. If you'd like to catch up on the top times, you can find the recaps at drf.com/breeding, with today's story soon to be added.
Let's take a quick second and run through the breeze show results for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah - who is, of course, tops among this highly-anticipated class of freshman sires. American Pharoah got a stellar first books of mares and has been bucking commercial trends early on, so we'll continue to treat his youngsters as a major story as they near their debuts - with the caveat, of course, that breeze show results are certainly not the end-all be-all.
American Pharoah was represented by five juveniles to work the traditional furlong distance over the last two days. Four colts, out of the mares Avila Road, Heart of Paradise, Kibosh, and Loudly went in 10 seconds flat. A filly out of Yong Musician went in 10 2/5 seconds. Two of the Triple Crown winner's youngsters stretched out to work a quarter, with a filly out of Flattermewithroses going in 20 4/5 and a colt out of Mary's Follies going in 21 1/5.
Two of American Pharoah's most-anticipated lots at this sale - a colt out of graded stakes winner Hessonite, and a filly out of Visions of Annette who would have been a pricey pinhook prospect - are outs. I will note that a high number of outs isn't unusual during 2-year-old sales season; these youngsters are developing very quickly, and some run into typical young-horse growing pains or little issues. It's very common for consignors to enter juveniles in multiple sales and to pull the trigger and send them to the sale ring when they're truly at their best.