Last year, American Pharoah was able to win the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes to become the first horse to claim the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
American Pharoah won an impressive $8.7 million in his career, but that pales in comparison to what the horse has earned to be a stud in every sense of the term.
Since retiring from racing, American Pharoah has made more than $20 million.
The money comes from an impressive $200,000 stud fee the horse earns for every healthy foal. According to CNN, “American Pharoah is mating with two to three horses a day, seven days a week.”
American Pharoah began breeding for a second time on Feb. 15.
Through all of the physical activity, American Pharoah ended up pulling a back muscle and was forced to miss out on the fun for two weeks — seriously — but now the horse is back in action.
That’s a lot of work in retirement, but hey, someone has to put in the dirty work. And as long as the money keeps on coming in, American Pharoah will continue to crank out healthy foals while raking in the cash.
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