Oussama Aboughazale, a native of Jerusalem, is the owner of the much-celebrated first foal born in the stallion career of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Born three weeks premature on Jan. 3, the colt is the first foal out of Kakadu (Tizway), a half-sister to Protonico and Chilean Horse of the Year Wild Spirit, and, according to nytimes.com, had been christened “First Pharoah” by his owner.
After American Pharoah's Breeders' Cup Classic victory, Aboughazale, who owns a stud farm and is a long-time leading owner in Chile, was so inspired by the horse that he significantly expanded his farm in Kentucky to be a part of his stallion career. He has since been collecting American Pharoah's offspring, and currently owns five of the approximately 100 currently on the ground.
“I fell in love with him, really, his body, his character, the way he moves, the way he runs. He's a great horse,” Aboughazale said. “I love Kentucky, too. Everything here is about horses. I feel at home here. The people I know in Kentucky are exactly like me. We speak the same language.”
Read more at nytimes.com.
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