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American Pharoah Has 1st Date, Breeding Career is On



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    American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza up, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland race track Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Lexington, Ky.

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has had his first date. The lucky lady is Untouched Talent, and as the Valentine's weekend begins there's hope for happy news from the breeding shed.

    American Pharoah's owner Ahmed Zayat says the breeding session took place at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky.

    Untouched Talent is the mare of Bodemeister, also owned by Zayat. Bodemeister ran second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2012. Untouched Talent is 11 years old.

    Zayat says he's thrilled by the news and "can't wait for little Pharos."

    If all goes well, the first of many babies by the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years is about 11 months away.

    American Pharoah's stud fee is $200,000.

    The breeding rights to Pharoah were purchased by Coolmore last year.