NEW YORK — The first progeny of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to start in North America finished third in her debut.
Tesorina, a 2-year-old filly, gave up the lead in the final furlong and finished third in a $100,000 race at Aqueduct Wednesday.
Ridden by Joe Bravo, Tesorina was the 4-5 favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong race. She led by 3 1/2 lengths, but was overtaken by Mo Mystery, who went on to win by 3 1/4 lengths. American Pharoah also lost his career debut.
Bred in Kentucky by trainer Wesley Ward, Tesorina was purchased privately by Dave Reid, who races as Ice Wine Stable. Tesorina’s mare is Grade 1 stakes winner Nonsuch Bay.
Last week, Monarch of Egypt became the first starter and winner bred by American Pharoah when the colt won at Naas Racecourse in Ireland.
American Pharoah became racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner when he swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 2015.