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. (Watch Race)
Shake That House’s 1:49.2 score in the Hempt—part of Pocono’s big “Sun Stakes” card—was his fifth victory in six starts on the season and increased his career earnings to more than $400,000. He won his Hempt elim the previous week in his record 1:49.
The sophomore colt out of the Camluck mare Shake That Junk was bred by Fair Winds Farm and sold as a $160,000 yearling at the 2017 Harrisburg sale.
Brittany congratulates his owners Crawford Farms Racing, Alan Johnston and Northfork Racing Stable and trainer Chris Oakes.
With a bundle of recent stakes winners to his credit, American Ideal improved his standing as the leading money-winning active pacing sire in the U.S. this year, with progeny earnings of $6,491,279 to date. It was a title he held throughout 2018 as well.