For the third year in a row, Brittany Farms ranks as North America’s leading breeder in average earnings per starter. With a lofty per-racehorse earnings figure of more than $35,000 in this shortened racing season, Brittany leads all commercial breeders (with 100 or more starters) in this important statistical category. (See table
Thirteen horses bred by Brittany earned more than $100,000 this past year, and three of the richest were on display Nov. 21 — TVG night at the Meadowlands.
On that night, Manchego 4,1:49 ($2,723,181 lifetime—$599,451 in 2020) won the $320,000 TVG Open Trot; Bettor’s Wish p,4,1:47.3 ($2,601,233 lifetime—$685,432 in 2020) won the $340,000 TVG Open Pace; and Blue Diamond Eyes p,2,1:51f ($546,427) won the $323,600 Three Diamonds 2YO Filly Pace.
All three of those standouts were sold as yearlings in the Brittany Farms consignment at the Lexington Selected Sale.
Joining that trio as a certain callout is the undefeated 2-year-old colt pacer Perfect Sting p,2,1:49.2 ($534,300), by the fastest pacer ever Always B Miki and from the fastest 3-year-old pacing filly ever, Shebestingin.
He concluded an incredible 10-win season with a victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown that made him not only the the top-ranked freshman pacer in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown weekly poll, but the most likely candidate for year-end Dan Patch honors.
Brittany extends its congratulations to the connections of these horses, and to the many other stakes winners and big-money earners that have brought industry-wide recognition to the farm.