American Ideal fillies 1-2 in 1:48.2 Fan Hanover!
Jun 17th, 12
The American Ideal fillies American Jewel and Romantic Moment—who swept last week’s eliminations—finished 1-2 in the $642,000 Fan Hanover Final at Mohawk in 1:48.2...the fastest mile ever paced by a 3-year-old filly! (Watch Race)
American Jewel p,2,1:50.2; 3,1:48.2 ($1,023,613) now has the distinction of being a World Champion at both 2 and 3, and she now becomes the second millionaire for her young sire, who has produced a seven-figure earner in each of his first two crops. She also becomes the 24th millionaire bred by Brittany Farms.
American Jewel took the lead at the quarter from early pacesetter Romantic Moment and then led throughout, with her fellow Jimmy Takter trainee settling in behind her. And that’s the way it finished, with American Jewel holding off her talented stablemate for a 1:48.2 win, after posting a :26.4 final quarter.
In 12 career starts American Jewel has 10 wins and 2 seconds, and has annexed the double of rich Canadian stakes, taking the $633,000 She’s A Great Lady at 2 and now the Fan Hanover…and capturing both in world record time!
Romantic Moment p,2,1:51.2; 3,1:50.4 ($339,353), another Brittany-bred, has enjoyed an exceptional career in her own right, winning a pair of stakes races at 2 and her Fan Hanover elim and a New York Sire Stakes this year at 3.
When you also take into account that their sire American Ideal has to his credit millionairess Idyllic p,2,1:51; 3,1:50f ($1,296,967) and Heston Blue Chip p,2,1:50.4f ($435,709)—among this year’s very best 3-year-old colt pacers—you see why he’s become one of the hottest pacing sires in North America.
For a complete list of his top performers and his offspring’s yearling sales info, visit his stallion page here on our website. And plan to visit the consignments that feature his yearlings at the select sales this fall!