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Big NA Cup weekend in store for Brittany

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Jun 12th, 17

Frost Damage BluesBig racing is on tap this weekend at Mohawk, with more than $2.4-million in purses up for grabs in a series of classic events that feature the $1,000,000 North America Cup. And racehorses bred or sired by Brittany could well have a say in the final outcomes.

In one of three elims last Saturday night for the $365,000 Roses Are Red Final, Frost Damage Blues p,4,1:49.4 ($180,938) won in 1:50.1 to secure a berth in the rich final.

The 5-year-old mare by Western Ideal-Art Matters, bred by Brittany Farms and sold at the 2013 Lexington Selected Sale for a modest $6,000, has been razor sharp as of late and is carrying on her ability to show up when big money is on the line.

She was second in her Breeders Crown elim as a 3-year-old and won an elim of the championship series last year at 4. She is owned by William Augustine and trained by Tom Fanning.

In other action, the American Ideal 3-year-old filly Tequila Monday p,3,1:50.4 ($303,853), last year’s New York Sire Stakes Champion, won the fastest of two elims for the $440,000 Fan Hanover Final, scoring in 1:50.4.

The Susan Oakes and Chuck Pompey-owned and Chris Oakes-trained filly will square off in the final against last year’s “2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year,”Idyllic Beach, who captured the other division in 1:51.1.

American Ideal also has a say on her pedigree line, as Idyllic Beach’s dam is none other than American Ideal’s first-crop champion and million-dollar winner Idyllic.

When harness racing’s summer stakes get started, so do the winners bred by Brittany Farms or sired by its stallions. Stay tuned here for updates throughout the season… and look for the farm’s fall sale yearlings to be posted here in the coming weeks!