American Ideal: Back-to-back Canadian Champions!
Jan 30th, 12
American Ideal’s first two crops have now produced two Canadian Champion 2-year-old fillies in Idyllic (2010) and American Jewel (2011).
World Champion American Jewel p,2,1:50.2 ($677,116) took home the O’Brien Award from the Jan. 28 festivities in Toronto after a season that saw her win 8 of 9 starts, with her only loss a second after being injured during the International Stallion Stakes at The Red Mile.
Her victories, which propelled her to over $677,000 in earnings, included a 1:50.3 World Record in the elim of the $633,000 She’s A Great Lady, which she lowered to 1:50.2 the following week in the final (watch video). She also took home the top prize in the Bluegrass Stakes, Eternal Camnation, Countess Adios and Kentuckiana Stakes, in which she set the track record at Indiana Downs.
American Jewel followed her sire’s other O’Brien-winning daughter Idyllic p,2,1:51; 3,1:50f ($1,296,967) along the championship trail. Idyllic, the 2-year-old champion who became a millionaire during her 3-year-old season, also won 8 of 9 starts at 2 that included both of Mohawk and Woodbine’s big freshman distaff events, the She’s A Great Lady and Three Diamonds.
In 2011, during her sophomore campaign, she won Delaware, Ohio’s $292,000 Jugette in straight heats (watch video) along with the $193,000 Nadia Lobell at The Meadows.
American Jewel, from the Camluck mare Trim Hanover, is a homebred owned by Brittany Farms. We congratulate her trainer Jimmy Takter along with the connections of Idyllic: owners West Wins Stable, Michael & Joseph LaCova and John Campagnuolo, trainer Casie Coleman and breeders Steve Stewart and Diane Giuliano.
American Ideal’s book, as expected, is filling quickly for 2012 at his fee of $7,500. For those who’d like to get in for this year, please act quickly to avoid being shut out. Please visit his stallion page for a booking application and complete, up-to-date statistics.