Just where are the “stars of tomorrow," harness racing's future champions? Many are right here, on the Brittany Farms website. The site includes not only the farm’s inventory of 2021 yearlings, but also this year’s foals, listed as they are born.
The Brittany Farms “Hall of Fame” welcomed its newest addition today, as two-time Dan Patch Champion and $2.6M winner Bettor’s Wish joins the 23 other members of the pantheon of Brittany-bred greats. Click "Read More" below for links and videos.
For the second year in a row, Brittany Farms has been voted harness racing’s “Breeder of the Year” by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. The award was announced at the Jan. 16 Dan Patch Awards show, a “virtual” production this year.
Fresh off a remarkable season at the yearling sales, breeders are choosing the pacing stallion that can get them both top-market yearlings and exceptional performers in major national stakes and in the NYSS program.
For the third year in a row, Brittany Farms ranks as North America’s leading breeder in average earnings per starter, with a lofty per-racehorse earnings figure of more than $35,000 in this shortened racing season.
Despite having only a few yearlings on offer, Real Desire led all pacing sires at the 2020 Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale with an average of $42,833. Larry Bond and Burke Racing took home his top sellers at $65,000 and $48,000, respectively.
Manchego and Bettor’s Wish, both bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms, ended their racing careers in splendid fashion last Saturday, winning their respective TVG Finals at the Meadowlands in convincing fashion.
Brittany Farms bred-raised-sold Blue Diamond Eyes p,2,1:51f ($546,527) closed out her outstanding freshman campaign with a 1:51.1 win the $323,600 Three Diamonds 2YO Filly Pace last Saturday at the Meadowlands. (Click "Read More" below to watch race)
Victories by Manchego and Perfect Sting in last weekend’s Breeders Crowns at Hoosier Park raised the total of Brittany-bred winners to 27, tying the farm with Hanover as the all-time leading breeder of Breeders Crown Champions.
Eight horses bred by Brittany Farms, or Brittany & Partners, competed in last weekend’s Breeders Crown eliminations or prep races at Hoosier Park, and five of them are successfully heading on to the $6-million finals on Oct. 30 and 31.
It was a “perfect” weekend for horses bred by Brittany Farms, as 2YO colt pacer Perfect Sting stayed perfect in the $359,300 (div.) Bluegrass at the Red Mile, while Bettor’s Wish took home top honors that evening in the $176,500 Dayton Pacing Derby.
The Brittany yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Sale, Oct. 5-9, will be shipped to Fasig-Tipton Friday, Oct. 2 and will be available for inspection beginning Saturday morning, Oct. 3. They may be inspected at the farm beforehand.
Two of the year’s best freshmen pacers—both bred by Brittany Farms—swept the $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes Finals at the Red Mile last Sunday, as Blue Diamond Eyes won the final for fillies and Perfect Sting for colts.
This year, for the first time, Brittany Farms has added complete, “virtual inspections” of its yearlings to its video-only website, available now at https://brittanyfarms.smugmug.com.
The freshman pacing filly Blue Diamond Eyes p,2,1:51f ($192,042), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, won the $253,000 Championship Final of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Pace at Pocono last Saturday.
Captain Kirk, bred and raised by Brittany Farms and sold as a yearling at the 2018 Lexington Selected Sale, will go toe-to-toe with Tall Dark Stranger when they meet Saturday in the $1,000,000 North America Cup Final.
One horse showed front-end grit and determination, while the other closed from what seemed like an impossible spot. Regardless, both trips added up to Hambo Day stakes scores for Bettor’s Wish and Reflect With Me.
Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal is the “Undisputed King of New York Pacing Sires,” and he showed his dominance yet again when his 2-year-olds nearly swept the New York Sire Stakes card last Saturday at Tioga Downs.
On the Hambletonian elim undercard at the Meadowlands last Saturday, Brittany-bred Lexington yearling grads Captain Kirk and American History took wins in fields where the term “loaded” would be an understatement.
Manchego, a 2019 World Champion on both mile (1:49) and 5/8-mile (1:50.1f) tracks, lowered her own world mark on a 5/8 when she won the $250,000 Spirit Of Massachusetts at Plainridge yesterday in a 1:49.3 tour de force.
More than $2.6-million in purses was on the line on the star-powered Meadowlands Pace card last Saturday night, and Manchego and Reflect With Me—both bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms—stepped up to win their share.
The first open stakes race of the year for 2-year-old pacers was won by the American Ideal colt American Courage... who made it three wins in three career starts with the victory.
With the travel uncertainties caused by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic this year, Brittany Farms has announced that it will offer complete, virtual inspections of its yearlings via its website this fall.
When Aria Hanover gave birth to her Captaintreacherous filly last week, it marked the end of this year’s foaling season at Brittany Farms. In all, the farm foaled 33 babies from the chill of mid-February through the warmth of May 25th.
Brittany Farms owner George Segal said he is in full support of the intervention and the federal indictments charging certain racehorse trainers with the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
By the numbers, it’s 15 commercial sires, three Horses of the Year, three Hambletonian winners, five Hambletonian Oaks winners and a bevy of champion mares. Quite simply, the Hall shows the near and long-term value of Brittany Farms yearlings.
Even with the late night alarms and phone calls—and the occasional difficult delivery—it’s one of the most enjoyable times of the year, as it’s foaling season at Brittany Farms.
The trotters that finished 1-2 in the final classic race of the 2019 season—the $350,000 TVG Open Trot Final at the Meadowlands—are the newest additions to the Brittany Farms website’s Hall of Fame.
Brittany Farms is proud to have been voted 2019 “Breeder of the Year” by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. In addition, the Brittany-bred matron Secret Magic, the dam of multiple World Champion Manchego, has been selected as “Broodmare
Bettor’s Wish and Six Pack--both bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms--have been voted 2019 Dan Patch Champions by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Shake That House, a son of Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal, defeated North America Cup winner Captain Crunch and Breeders Crown Champion Dancin Lou when he won the season’s final major stake last Wednesday--the $335,000 Progress Pace.
Two World Champion trotters bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms finished 1-2 in the $350,000 TVG Open Trot Final at the Meadowlands last night, with Six Pack three-parts of a length ahead of Manchego in track record time of 1:50 flat
Although plans call for Bettor’s Wish to return to the races next year, another horse bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms will head off to stud duty, as American History will stand at Deo Volente Farms.
Bettor’s Wish, the year’s leading money-winning Standardbred and top-ranked male pacer, added to his championship laurels by winning last night's $248,350 Matron Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace at Dover Downs.
American Ideal has been promoted over time as “the pacing stallion that never has a down year,” and 2019 was no exception. No. 1 in New York earnings; no. 1 in earnings among U.S.-based sires; and a new millionaire… the beat continues loud and strong
Brittany Farms has now bred 25 Breeders Crown champions, with Brittany bred, raised and sold Reflect With Me, Manchego and American History all capturing 2019 Breeders Crown titles last weekend at Woodbine-Mohawk.
Three horses bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms took impressive victories in their Breeders Crown eliminations last Saturday at Mohawk: Bettor’s Wish, Manchego, and Don’t Let’em...
Brittany bred-raised-sold Bettor’s Wish, the sport’s #1 ranked male pacer, continues to dominate his class after taking his sixth win in his last seven starts in a division of the $540,000 Tattersalls Pace at the Red Mile...
There is perhaps no trotter at the top of its game now more than Manchego. She followed her 1:50.1f World Record victory in the Dayton Trotting Derby two weeks ago with a powerful 1:49 win in the Allerage Farms Open Mare Trot last Sunday at The Re...
Six Pack—bred, raised, and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms—notched his third career World Record when he captured the $145,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot at the Red Mile Grand Circuit meet last Saturday...
American Ideal, New York’s number one money-winning pacing sire—and among the top three in North America—had yet another impressive siring weekend with his progeny making headlines from Lexington to New York...
Manchego, the 2-year-old Dan Patch Champion and 3-year-old Hambletonian Oaks winner, has earned nearly every accolade in trotting except for one. And by winning last night’s $171,250 Dayton Trotting Derby in 1:50.1, she is now officially a “World...
Brittany Farms yearlings offer the distinct advantage of being dual eligible, and the connections of Brittany-breds Bettor’s Wish and Gai Waterhouse took full advantage of the additional money-making opportunities that dual eligibility afforded...
Individual videos for the 26 yearlings Brittany Farms will sell this fall are now available by clicking here. They were produced by the highly regarded videographer Larry Cohen and are once again housed on our special “video-only” website, hosted...
Sitting second in the stretch and full of pace, American Mercury found a narrow opening inside to slip past the sport’s top-ranked sophomore pacer and heavily-favored Bettor’s Wish, who incidentally was bred, raised and sold as a yearling by...
Bettor’s Wish, after near-miss seconds in the $1,000,000 North America Cup, $682,000 Meadowlands Pace and $285,000 Cane Pace, got his much-deserved win Saturday night in the $400,000 Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park.
American Ideal is once again the leading money-winning active pacing sire in the U.S., with earnings of $8.7-million already this year. And for the fourth year in a row, he finds himself atop the New York Sire Stakes, with his 2 & 3YOs already...
A year after she won the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks in near World Record time, Manchego appeared again on yesterday’s Hambletonian card at the Meadowlands to take an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the $186,000 Steele Memorial...
All of us at the farm were high on the Captaintreacherous yearlings we sold last fall, as they were an exceptional-looking group with the athleticism to match their pedigrees. And now, two of them are already making a statement as 2-year-olds, as...
The Brittany Farms 2019 yearling roster is now available here on the website’s “Sales” page. The sortable roster includes “live” TrackIt pedigrees for each horse. Videos will be added in early fall.
Springsteen p,3,1:48.3f ($479,423), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, won Saturday night’s $500,000 final of the Hempt Memorial at Pocono Downs in season’s record time of 1:48.3.
American Ideal’s 3-year-old son Shake That House p,3,1:49f ($410,903) capped an incredible weekend by his sire by winning the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial at Pocono Downs on Saturday night...
Two horses by Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal--the 5YO mare Tequila Monday and 3YO gelding American Mercury--established a World Record, new Yonkers track records and North American season’s records over the last two days...
Don’t Let’em 2,1:51.4; 3,1:51.3 ($254,367), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, served notice that he’s back among the top contenders for this year’s million-dollar Hambletonian after a sensational performance at the Meadowlands...
American Ideal, who stands at Blue Chip Farms in New York, will slightly alter his flight plans for the upcoming 2019-20 southern hemisphere breeding season. In previous down under seasons he stood at Woodlands Stud in New Zealand; but this year he..
Perhaps the best known Brittany-bred bargain yearling purchase is He’s Watching, who was sold for just $3,000 before he went on to win the Meadowlands Pace and $1.1-million. But another is on the way, as Brittany bred/raised/sold Bettor’s Wish--a...
There was no looking back for Brittany-bred Western Fame, as the winner of four legs of this year’s Levy Series went gate to wire in the $664,000 final at Yonkers last Saturday, scoring in a stakes record-equaling 1:50.4.
Brittany Farms is sad to report the loss of Mary Sewell at the age of 78. Mary was the booking administrator for Brittany Stallion Management for 21 years.
Western Fame, making his way up the list of 38 millionaires bred by Brittany Farms or Brittany Farms & Partners, leads the point standings in the 2019 Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway after notching his third win in the event last Saturday night.
Every year, Brittany Farms ranks at or near the top in average earnings for the racehorses it breeds and sells, and in 2018, Brittany ranked #1 among all major breeders with more than $50,000 in average earnings per starter.
American Ideal, America’s leading active pacing sire in 2018 progeny earnings, 2 and 3-year-old earnings, and $100,000 winners, is now full and closed for the 2019 breeding season.
The classics-winning son of Cantab Hall My MVP 2,1:56.1; 3,1:52 ($879,804), a proven sire with a leading Grand Circuit stakes winner already under his belt, has moved to Ontario for the 2019 season, where he will stand at Winbak Farm at a fee of ...
The connections of multiple World Champion Six Pack were rewarded for an exceptional season by being voted the Dan Patch Award as “3-Year-Old Male Trotter of the Year” by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Brittany Farms is harness racing’s leading breeder in percentage of millionaires from foals bred. It added yet another to the list Sunday, as Brittany-bred Western Fame took home honors in Rosecroft Raceway’s $100,000 Potomac Pace.
Just as it says on the website’s front-page slideshow, you can believe in Brittany. Year after year Brittany Farms breeds, raises and sells not only a significant number of stakes and big-money winners, but horses that are the leading lights in harne
American History, by Brittany’s New York-based stallion American Ideal, led a trio of Grand Circuit winners by his sire when he won the Tattersalls Pace in 1:48.3 on closing day at the Red Mile.
Six Pack lowered his own World Record--and became the 37th millionaire bred by Brittany Farms--when he won both his elim and the final of the $620,000 Kentucky Futurity on closing day of the Red Mile Grand Circuit meet.
As the curtain falls on a week of record-breaking sales and two spectacular weekends of Grand Circuit racing, all of us at Brittany Farms send our thanks… to everyone who inspected, bid on and purchased our yearlings, and to the fans for showing such
Nearly 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 Kentuck
Videos for the 23 yearlings that Brittany Farms will sell at the Oct. 2-6 Lexington Selected Sale are now available by clicking on the banner above.
Six Pack 2,1:55.4f; 3,1:50 ($849,840), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, added the second jewel of trotting’s Triple Crown to his glowing resume as he won Saturday’s $500,000 Yonkers Trot by nearly 8 lengths.
The $136,000 Casual Breeze S. at Mohawk, featuring Hambletonian Oaks winner Manchego and Hambletonian winner Atlanta, was hyped as the matchup of the season… and Manchego proved to be much the best on this occasion.
From the 38 yearlings sold by Brittany Farms or Brittany & Partners last fall--the first crop raised at the new farm--14 are already 2-year-old stakes winners this year… an amazing 37%!
Following in the hoofprints of the successful Brittany-bred first-crop sire Father Patrick, Don’t Let’em, bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, won the $422,350 Peter Haughton Memorial on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands.
Brittany Farms is proud to have bred its fifth winner of the Hambletonian Oaks now that Manchego, bred, raised and sold as a yearling by the farm, joined that list of superstar fillies with her definitive score in the $500,000 trotting classic at the
American Ideal, the pacing sire who “never has a down year,” is at it again in 2018. He has sired the winners of more than $6.7-million though July 25 and leads all New York Sire Stakes pacing sires by more than a 2 to 1 margin in earnings over his c
Among harness racing’s top 10 breeders, Brittany Farms ranks far and away as the leader in average earnings per starter for 2018.
Two of the likely favorites for the 2018 edition of the $1,000,000 Hambletonian—last Saturday’s Stanley Dancer Memorial sweepers Six Pack 2,1:55.4f; 3,1:50 ($557,840) and Wolfgang 2,1:54.2; 3,1:51.2 ($516,690)—are both strongly connected to Brittany
Mohegan Sun at Pocono’s “Sun Stakes” elims last Saturday night were loaded with both Brittany Farms-bred winners and winners sired by American Ideal.
The current crop of 2-year-olds bred by Brittany Farms--the first crop completely raised at the “new” farm--have gotten their racing careers off to a blazing start! Through the first two weeks of baby races, there have been nine 2-year-old winners th
Six Pack 3,1:51.2 ($337,028), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, equaled the Vernon Downs track record and national season’s record by winning the $223,673 final of the Empire Breeders Classic in 1:51.2.
Rockin Ron p,1:47.2 ($1,574,418), by Brittany Stallion Management’s Indiana-based stallion Real Desire, was named Indiana’s 2018 “Older Pacer of the Year” at the recent awards banquet conducted by the Indiana Standardbred Association.
Gala Dream--whose foals have sold for $1.3-million at public auction and have gone on to earn $4-million on the racetrack--will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame as a broodmare during the Hall’s annual awards ceremony on Sunday, July 1
Two racehorses and sires closely associated with Brittany Farms, Western Ideal and Cantab Hall, have been elected to harness racing’s Living Horse Hall of Fame and will be enshrined in the Goshen, NY museum this summer.
American Ideal’s World Champion filly Youaremycandygirl, voted last year’s Dan Patch Award as “2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year,” has been rated the no. 1 pacer--among both colts and fillies--in Hoof Beats magazine’s 2018 Comprehensive Predictive
The 2018 book for New York’s number one pacing sire American Ideal is full and closed for the 2018 season. Brittany Stallion Management thanks both syndicate members and outside breeders for their continued support, and hopes a top-selling yearling a
The 2017 Dan Patch award-winning “2-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year” Manchego--bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms--has been rated the sport's number one trotter in the 2018 Comprehensive Predictive Trotting Rankings compiled by
Real Desire’s newest millionaire Rockin Ron p,1:47.2 ($1,096,107), the 2017 Indiana Sire Stakes Champion, is now two for two in the Levy Series at Yonkers after winning last Saturday’s leg en route to the $200,000 final.
It’s the time of year when men and women in racing dream big dreams… as their 2-year-olds in training wind up a bit more, and begin to showcase those brief flashes of early speed. A pair of 2-year-olds bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany F
A pacer with a New York-themed name is more than making a name for himself in Australia. American Ideal’s son Soho Tribeca won his second Group One stakes last weekend, scoring in the AU$450,000 Western Australia Cup at Gloucester Park.
With the recent additions of Australia’s Fremantle Cup winner My Hard Copy and North America's top-class pacing mare Bedroomconfessions, American Ideal has now sired 11 million-dollar winners worldwide.
American Ideal’s World Champion 2-year-old filly and Dan Patch Champion-in-waiting Youaremycandygirl p,2,1:50 ($895,615) continues to update her ultra-sweet resume with captivating wins.
American Ideal’s World Champion 2-year-old daughter Youaremycandygirl p,2,1:50 ($627,195) tacked an exclamation point onto a remarkable season as she drew off to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace Final last night at
The undefeated and top-ranked 2-year-old trotting filly Manchego, bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, kept her unblemished record intact as she trotted away from her rivals to win the $600,000 Breeders Crown Final last night at Hoo
Brittany Farms has made national headlines recently as breeder of top-ranked 2-year-old filly Manchego. And now the farm is making headlines in New York as breeder of the freshman trotting colt Six Pack, who just won the $225,000 New York Sire Stakes
If you’re in the market for yearlings from the first crop of 2 and 3-year-old “Pacer of the Year” Captaintreacherous--or if you bought one in Lexington and are anxious for more--then come see Brittany’s small but select offering at Harrisburg.