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2019: The beat goes on for American Ideal!

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

25 Breeders Crown Champions for Brittany

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.

Brittany breds win 3 Breeders Crown elims

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...

Bettor’s Wish: Train keeps rollin'

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...

Manchego now sport’s fastest female trotter

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 notches third World Record

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: From Lexington to NYC

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 gets her World Record

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...

Bettor’s Wish, Gai Waterhouse win KYSS Finals

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...

Britflix! Yearling videos now available

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...

American Ideal’s American Mercury wins Messenger

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...

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Bettor's Wish gets his win in $400k Milstein

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.

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American Ideals steamroll through NYSS

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...

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Another Hambo Day score for Manchego

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...

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Brittany-bred CaptainT’s sweep Kindergarten

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...

Brittany yearling roster and pedigrees now available

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.

Brittany B/R/S Springsteen rocks Hempt Final

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 Shake That House wins Hempt

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...

Records fall for pair of American Ideals

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 back on the Hambo trail

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...

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American Ideal to Australia for SH season

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..

Brittany B/R/S Bettor’s Wish wins $300k Rooney

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...

Western Fame takes $664,000 Levy Final

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 employee Mary Sewell passes

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.

Brittany-bred Western Fame leads Levy

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.

Brittany surpasses $50,000 in avg. earnings

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’s book full and closed

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.

My MVP a great new choice for Ontario breeders

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 ...

Six Pack earns Dan Patch honors

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.

Western Fame becomes millionaire no. 38

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.

Believe in Brittany. And here’s why!

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 wins $450,000 (div.) Tattersalls

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: Brittany-bred millionaire no. 37!

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.

For Lexington, that's a wrap!

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

Dual eligibility means double $$$

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

Britflix! Yearling videos are now available

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.

Brittany B/R/S Six Pack wins Yonkers Trot

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.

Manchego tops Atlanta in Casual Breeze

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.

37% 2YO stakes winners from yearlings sold!

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%!

Brittany-bred Don’t Let’em wins $422K Haughton

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.

Oaks Winner No. 5 for Brittany Farms!

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 is at it again

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

Brittany no. 1 breeder in average earnings

Among harness racing’s top 10 breeders, Brittany Farms ranks far and away as the leader in average earnings per starter for 2018.

Brittany Farms: Home of Hambletonian favorites

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

Brittany Stamps the Sun Stakes elims

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.

Those blazing Brittany-bred babies

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

Brittany-bred Six Pack wins $223,673 EBC Final

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.

Real Desire’s Rockin Ron honored in Indiana

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 now Hall of Fame broodmare

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

Western Ideal, Cantab Hall to Hall of Fame

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.

Youaremycandygirl rated no. 1 pacer

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

American Ideal’s book full and closed

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

Brittany-bred Manchego rated No. 1

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 Rockin Ron rolls in Levy

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.

Hot stove league is warming up!

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

Another Down Under wonder for American Ideal

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.

American Ideal: Now 11 millionaires worldwide

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.

Youaremycandygirl wins $381,000 Three Diamonds

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.

“Candy” crushes Breeders Crown foes

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

Brittany B/R/S Manchego stays perfect in Crown

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 B/R/S Six Pack wins NYSS Final

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

Found your Captain? Selling 5 of his colts at Harrisburg

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.