Two “dual-eligible” horses bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms — Pebble Beach and Blue Diamond Eyes — won their respective $250,000 finals of the Kentucky Sire Stakes on Sunday at the Red Mile.
Thanks to Kentucky’s mare residency program, both horses are eligible to each of their sire’s respective sire stakes program (for the two above, Ohio and Pennsylvania), and to the rich KYSS, with four $40,000 legs and $250,000 finals in each division in its “Championship Series.”
Of note is the fact that both of these KYSS Champions have siblings selling in Brittany’s consignment at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in two weeks. Hip 258
is the Captaintreacherous half-brother to Pebble Beach; while Hip 20
is the Captain full sister to Blue Diamond Eyes.
Pebble Beach p,2,1:48.4 ($209,800), by Downbytheseaside-Santa Rosa, made a clear case for himself as the leader in the freshman pacing colt division with his 1:48.4 win. (Watch Race
) That time is just 1/5 shy of the world record; a world record that was set just two weeks ago when he set the fractions and lost by a neck in Caviart Camden’s 1:48.3 mile.
Pebble Beach, an $85,000 yearling buy from Downbytheseaside’s stellar first crop, is owned by Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Country Club Acres, LA Express & JAF Racing and is trained by Noel Daley. From 7 starts the colt is now 5-1-1 and is primed for the Bluegrass and International Stallion Stakes during the Red Mile’s championship meet.
Blue Diamond Eyes p,3,1:47.2 ($989,914), by Captaintreacherous-Aria Hanover, inches ever closer to becoming the 43rd millionaire bred by Brittany Farms thanks to her KYSS score. (Watch Race
The year’s fastest 3-year-old pacer, regardless of sex, she came within a half-length of sweeping the rich sire stakes finals in both Pennsylvania and Kentucky as both a 2 and 3-year-old. She won the PASS and KYSS Finals at 2, and prior to winning this year’s KYSS final she was second by a half-length to Grace Hill in Pennsylvania in early September.
Blue Diamond Eyes, a multiple open stakes winner including the Three Diamonds at 2 and Adioo Volo at 3, is owned by Tom and Scott Dillon and trained by Ron Burke. She was purchased at the 2019 Lexington Selected Sale for $180,000 — an investment that has paid off handsomely.
Brittany invites you to watch its “virtual inspection” yearling videos
, check updated pedigrees
, then come see us at the farm or the sale for a hands-on look at its 2021 consignment — all dual-eligible!