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Oct 1st, 18

American HistoryNearly all of the Brittany Farms yearlings that will sell at the Lexington Selected Sale this week have dual eligibility, that is, they are eligible to the sire stakes program in the state in which their sire stands, as well as to the growing Kentucky Sire Stakes program.

The yearlings are eligible because their dams meet Kentucky’s mare residency requirement, as the vast majority of Brittany’s broodmares reside at our new Kentucky farm, a jewel in the “Horse Capital of the World.”

For buyers, that dual eligibility simply means outstanding “extra value.”

The yearling purchased can race in the sire stakes program to which it is eligible—Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey—then ship to the Red Mile in late summer/early fall and participate in the Kentucky Sire Stakes with its three $30,000 legs and $250,000 finals.

A case in point is the Brittany bred/raised/sold 3-year-old colt pacer American History p,2,1:52.2; 3,1:47 ($479,565), by Brittany Stallion Management’s New York-based sire, American Ideal.

He won a NYSS early in the season, left to compete in open stakes, then returned to be second in New York’s $272,000 Empire Breeders Classic. From there he went on to compete in and win two legs of the KYSS, and captured the $250,000 final on Kentucky’s “Day of Champions” on Sept. 16… a $125,000 payday!

The KYSS also serve as a logical prelude to the Grand Circuit meet at the Red Mile, whether a horse races in stakes or in the all-encompassing late closer program.

So be sure to look for the eligibility at the top of each yearling’s catalog page… and find extra value!