American Ideal: $15,646,204-’21

January 25, 2022

The “King of New York Pacing Sires” American Ideal wrapped up the 2021 racing season as the nation’s no. 1 money-winning active pacing sire, with progeny earnings of more than $15.6-million.
He also ranked second last year among all North American pacing sires — to Captaintreacherous — in $100,000-plus winning 2 and 3-year-olds, with 12 to his credit.
Those statistics show his ability to sire stakes horses that compete at the highest level... as does the fact that he ranked second in 2 and 3-year-old Breeders Crown pacing finalists last year to red-hot Always B Miki — the sire of Brittany Stallion Management’s own protegé Perfect Sting.
American Ideal’s leading lights last season included a trio of outstanding freshmen: New York Sire Stakes Champion Gotthegreenlight p,2,1:51 ($248,654), Matron Stakes winner Joyride Hanover p,2,1:52f ($184,958) and NYSS and Grand Circuit stakes winner A Girl That Twirls p,2,1:52.1f ($155,347).
Those were joined by sophomore sensations American Courage p,3,1:49.4f, Town Gossip p,3,1:49.2f and I’ll Drink To That p,3,1:50.2f, each a career winner of more than $400,000.
Perhaps that gaudy resumé — along with his total domination of the NYSS program (see stats) — is why American Ideal had one of his best-ever selling years in 2021. Represented with 69 yearlings at Lexington and Harrisburg, he averaged $53,290 — more than five times his $10,000 stud fee — and checked in with eight that sold for $100,000 and higher. His top seller Twin B Nation, a colt from Lovely Erin that was purchased by Determination, made $300,000 for breeder Twinbrook Farms.
Counting the eight from last year, his career tally of $100,000 yearlings sold now stands at 57.
Those interested in breeding to American Ideal, and selling or racing a New York-eligible foal, may submit a booking application by clicking here. For more info about him, visit his stallion page here on the website.

NYSS Champ Gotthegreenlight (Michael Lisa/Lisa Photo)

$300,000 Seller Twin B Nation (Triscari Photo)