When humans retire, life is different, but not as much as a racing horse’s life:
American Pharoah is living the good life in retirement and earning big money in doing so. The four-year old thoroughbred and Triple Crown champion has traded racing for reproduction at Coolmore Farms in Versailles, Kentucky.
…Pharoah, who made history as the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978, is living a life most could only dream about. “He could breed 2-3 times per day during breeding season,” said Scott Calder, who works in sales & marketing at Coolmore Farms America.
When Pharoah isn’t breeding, he spends his time in the fields eating grass, getting groomed and visiting with tour groups that have stopped by the farm. The 1,340-pound horse has gained about 170 pounds since retiring.
“He’s proven to be very professional in the breeding shed. He’s breeding very well and so far it’s been smooth sailing.”
Now considered a “stud,” Pharoah has bred with more than 100 mares so far. By the time breeding season is over in late June, it’s expected he will have bred with 175.
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Not a bad year…
Getting fat, screwing twice a day…