“It’s very exciting,” said Fred Seitz Jr. of Brookdale Farm. “For the first foal, he’s very nice, very attractive type. Personality wise, I think he seems like he’s going to take after his dad with that mellow-type personality. Most babies are kind of skittish and want to run around behind their mother but he’s not that type. You walk in the stall and he comes right up to you and starts chewing on your hand. He seems to be real bold and have that fun personality.”
Kakadu’s colt is the first of several hundred AP foals due this year. In 2016 AP covered 208 mares for his first season at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud. Stud fees were $200,000, his 2017 fees are listed as private.
The racing world will have a few years to see if the AP’s dynasty will continue to dominate the track.
Edited from the Following Resources: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/american-pharoahs-first-foal-born-versailles/, http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/01/american-pharoahs-first-foal-cute-pictures
Feature Photography Courtesy: Kyle Johnson/Brookdale Farm