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Two more NYSS Champions for American Ideal

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Oct 16th, 17


American Ideal continues to roll out the hits. This week, New York’s siring superstar released a pair of winners in the $225,000 New York Sire Stakes Championship Finals at Yonkers Raceway.

His sophomore son Funknwaffles p,3,1:50.4h ($811,226)—edging closer and closer to joining his sire’s list of eight millionaires—made it a career sweep of the NYSS Finals. Last year he captured the 2YO Colt Pace Final and this year he won the 3-year-old event in near wire-to-wire fashion as the odds-on favorite. (Watch Race)

Coming into the NYSS Final fresh off a second-place finish in the $590,400 Little Brown Jug, the Crawford Farms Racing colorbearer will now head west to Indiana to compete in the Breeders Crown.

We congratulate the Crawfords along with breeder David McDuffee and trainer John Butenschoen. Funknwaffles is a graduate of the 2015 Harrisburg Yearling Sale.

American Ideal’s newest NYSS Champion is the freshman pacing filly Alexis Faith p,2,1:53.1f ($228,810), who added an exclamation point to her three previous NYSS wins with an impressive tally in the 2-Year-Old Filly Pace Final. (Watch Race)

Alexis Faith is owned by West Wins Stable, Jim Fielding, J. Robert Darrow and Kevin McKinlay and trained by Casie Coleman, who purchased the filly at last year’s Lexington Selected Yearling Sale from Northwood Bloodstock, agent for breeder Melvin Segal.

Visit his stallion page here on our website and you’ll see… American Ideal is a Grand Circuit sire who happens to stand in New York… and who happens to produce rich NYSS Champions year after year.

He’s the #1 money-winning pacing sire in the New York program and the second-leading money-winning pacing sire in all the U.S., which gives both breeders and yearling buyers added value that’s hard to beat.

To see a list of his yearlings that will sell at the upcoming Harrisburg sale, click here. Perhaps the next Funknwaffles is among them!

Race replays courtesy Harness Racing Update