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OF ROYAL LINEAGE

AMERICAN PHAROAH'S FIRST PROGENY ARE HITTING THE TRACK

SINCE RETIRING from racing in 2015, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sired hundreds of foals from the stables at Coolmore Ashford Stud for six-figure fees. His yearlings—including the cleverly named Mia Pharoah, Egyptian Princess and American Dream—have sold for as much as $2.2 million at auction. Now some are starting to hit the track as 2-year-olds. On April 13, Monarch of Egypt, a chestnut colt who sold for $750,000 last September, comfortably won a five-furlough race at Naas Racecourse in Ireland. Five others have since debuted.

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NAME

TRACK

PLACE

PRICE

Monarch of Egypt

Naas (IRELAND)

1ST (OF 8)

$750,000

Tesorina

Aqueduct (U.S.)

3RD (OF 6)

N/A

Maven

Aqueduct (U.S.)

1ST (OF 6)

N/A

Lady Delaware

Churchill Downs (U.S.)

6TH (OF 7)

$100,000

Sweet Melania

Belmont Park (U.S.)

3RD (OF 5)

$600,000

South Saqqara

Cork (IRELAND)

7TH (OF 10)

$300,000

TRACK

At Full Speed

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, the holder of the marathon world record at 2:01:39, set in Berlin last September, who also ran a 2:00:25 in an unofficial Nike-sponsored time trial in 2017, announced he will once again attempt to break two hours this October in London. To break the barrier, Kipchoge, 34, will have to average 4:34.57 per mile over the 26.2-mile course. To put that into perspective, consider this:

Kipchoge's projected average speed

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13.1 mph

Maximum speed on the Peloton Tread

12.5 mph

Inner-city peak traffic speed in Boston, rated the most-congested city in the U.S. by INRIX

11 mph

Top speed of a gray squirrel

12.4 mph