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Preakness Stakes

American Pharoah has 1st date; breeding career is on

The first date is over for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Now the waiting begins.

An 11-year-old mare named Untouched Talent was the lucky first lady at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, on Friday morning as thoroughbred racing's breeding season opened on a Valentine's weekend.

"I am thrilled. The mare that is in heat and ovulating is the dam of Bodemeister, a stallion I raced and own," American Pharoah's owner Ahmed Zayat said. "Very excited. Can't wait for little Pharos."

Bodemeister ran second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2012. Untouched Talent had a less than distinguished racing career, but her bloodlines...