JUST 20 minutes from the Rolex main arena lives American Pharoah, the American Triple Crown winner. He is in residence at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud for a fee rumoured to be $200,000.

Michael Jung was granted a special audience with him, but possibly it should have been the other way around given the adulation in the USA for this German eventing superhero. At a signing for his autograph last Friday, the queue was over 150m long and there were probably several in the queue who would truly like nothing more than to have his child.