Perfect Sting, the undefeated Dan Patch Champion 2-year-old, made his way into the sport’s richest pacing event in emphatic fashion, winning his elimination of the $1,000,000 Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk last night in 1:49.4.
The strapping dark bay colt, bred and owned by Brittany Farms and partner Val D’Or Farms, sped to the lead after a :55.4 half, was headed briefly in the stretch, and fought back gamely with a :25.4 final quarter to win by nearly a length. (Watch race
He now heads into next Saturday's lucrative final as the likely co-favorite in a highly anticipated matchup with the other elim winner, Bulldog Hanover.
Perfect Sting p,3,1:48.1, by the world’s co-fastest pacer Always B Miki p,1:46 and from the world’s fastest 3-year-old filly pacer, Shebestingin p,3,1:47, now has 14 wins, 4 seconds and one third in 19 career starts for career earnings of $1,004,233.
His win in the NA Cup elim made him the 42nd millionaire
bred by Brittany Farms or Brittany & Partners.
As a 2-year-old in 2020 he captured all 10 of his starts, winning the Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship then back-to-back Grand Circuit stakes at the Red Mile before scoring in both the elim and $500,000 final of the Breeders Crown.
The colt is both trained and driven by a pair of Hall Of Famers in Joe Holloway and David Miller.
More Brittany yearlings with the same kind of championship potential are in the pipeline, and will be selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, Oct. 5-9. You can take advantage of a “virtual inspection” of them right now by clicking here