By Alan Carasso
Cafe Pharoah ((*1 *)–Mary’s Follies, by More Than Ready), a two-time winner of the G1 February S. at Tokyo, has actually been relinquished auto racing and will certainly stand the 2024 reproducing period at Arrow Stud on the island of Hokkaido.
Bred in Kentucky by the late Paul Pompa, Cafe Pharoah was consigned by Eddie Woods to the 2019 OBS March Sale and was hammered to Emmanuel de Seroux’s Narvick International for $475,000. Trained by Noriyuki Hori for proprietor Koichi Nishikawa, Cafe Pharoah made an instant influence, winning his maiden by 10 sizes in the beginning asking in a solitary begin at 2, the Listed Hyacinth S. on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby in February 2020 and the G3 Unicorn S. that June.
The 3/4-length winner of the 2021 February S. in his 4-year-old launching, he safeguarded his title easily last February and made last October’s Listed Mile Championship S. the last …