American Pharoah’s Lineage Has A Pryor Sidenote

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I can’t resist posting about American Pharoah’s lineage. When I start posting horse stories you know it must be Triple Crown time again in the world of horse racing. This year’s horse to beat is American Pharoah. I checked out his lineage and found he’s another thoroughbred descended from Lexington b. 1850 (that’s his skeleton pictured above in the Smithsonian Institute). Lexington was trained by John Benjamin Pryor of Natchez, MS. 165 years later it’s still worth a mention because we have a Pryor in the mix. Lexington’s descendant California Chrome was in the run for the Tripple Crown last year (read post).

American Pharoah’s Pedigree (Family Tree)

Lexington b. 1850 (and Bellamira)
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Embrys Lexington b. 1858 (and Carrie D.)
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Kate Walker b. 1868 (and Alarm)
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Ann Fief b. 1876 (and Virgil)
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Tremont b. (and Salina)
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Sara b. 1891 (and Prince of Monaco)
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Fancywood b. 1898 (and Yankee)
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Nonpareil b. 1909 (and Hassock)
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Cushion b. 1917 (and Upset)
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Rude Awakening (and Bull Dog)
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Roused b. 1943 (and Free For All)
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Rough’n Tumble b. 1948 (and Iltis)
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My Dear Girl b. 1957 (and Intentionally)
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In Reality b. 1964 (and Magic)
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Charedi (and Le Fabuleux)
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Gana Facil b. 1981 (and Fappiano)
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Unbridled b. 1987 (and Toussaud)
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Empire Maker b. 2000 (and Star of Goshen)
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Pioneer of the Nile b. 2006 (and Little Princess MMA)
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American Pharoah b. 2012