After becoming the first horse ever to win the “Grand Slam” – both the Triple Crown and The Breeder’s Cup – American Pharaoh is retiring, like many millionaires, to a life of rest, eating, play and, well, a lot of ladies.
The American hero, who arrived at Ashford Stud in Kentucky on November 2, 2015, will most likely never be ridden again, like most Thoroughbred racehorses who are retired to stud.
Richard Barry, the Ashford stallion manager, told Bloodhorse.com that his normal routine would be very leisurely: he’ll be turned out to pasture as soon as it’s light and brought in for grooming before lunch. When breeding season starts, he will be bred three times a day.
And as for his digs?
He got a police escort to his retirement home, which is a division of Ireland’s Coolmore Stud.
Scott Calder with Coolmore America told CNN Money that twenty stone masons worked for three years to build the stallion’s new home, which includes furniture-grade oak wood.
“It’s a mansion for horses,” Calder said.
Watch the below video to see his new amazing home:
Anyone wondering if they are going to allow tours at some point? We would love to see him, and his barn, in person! Happy retirement American Pharaoh – we know you are good in hands!