Del Mar, CA (November 12, 2021) – Shoppingforpharoah, our 2-year-old American Pharoah filly, earned the first victory of her career in frontrunning style in the 5th race at Del Mar, a five furlong special weight over the firm turf course.
Second in her debut on October 23 over the Santa Anita lawn, she was not to be denied today. She was first at the break and she was never headed. A challenge was made coming off the turn, but jockey Ricardo Gonzales let out a notch and quickly ended any notion of defeat. She won in far easier fashion than the two and three-quarter length margin would indicate.
Shoppingforpharoah is trained by Jonathan Wong and she was bred in Kentucky by Jamm Ltd. She was produced by the stakes-placed Smart Strike mare, Smart Shopping, who is from the direct female family of the storied Phipps family of blue hen Lady Be Good.