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.
It has been announced that American History p,3,1:47 ($1,049,656), who became the 40th millionaire bred by Brittany Farms with his win in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace, will stand at stud beginning with the 2020 season at Deo Volente Farms in New Jersey.
Deo Volente owner Mike Gulotta said the stallion by Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal
and from Perfect Touch “will bring another dimension to the pacing breed in New Jersey.”
“For example, we have Lazarus, which is Bettor’s Delight from the Cam Fella line. Now we will have American History from the American Ideal/Western Hanover line. It gives us more options to breed in New Jersey and is evidence of a resurgence in racing and breeding in the Garden State,” Gulotta added.
American History is owned by Marvin Katz, American History Racing and Brittany Farms.
His trainer Tony Alagna, who signed for him as a $150,000 yearling, pointed out that aside from being a very correct individual with a lot of leg and a lot of power, “he should cross extremely well with mares by Somebeachsomewhere and his son Captaintreacherous.”
American History joins a significant number of Brittany-bred racehorses that have gone on to stallion careers. That list includes Artsplace, Western Ideal, Art Major, Self Possessed, Life Sign, Glidemaster, Artiscape, Father Patrick, and more recently, He’s Watching and State Treasurer.
Brittany wishes Deo Volente all the best and a solid book of mares for their new stallion.