Stakes Success For Brittany-Bred Fillies

June 05, 2023

A pair of Brittany-bred sophomore distaffers won their respective sire stakes races last weekend, continuing the farm’s long tradition of producing racehorses that shine their brightest when the major stakes season rises above the horizon.
Last year’s Dan Patch Champion Special Way 2,1:52; 3,1:51.4 ($847,475), bred by Brittany and partners Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, kicked off the action Friday night at the Meadowlands with a workmanlike two-length score in the $240,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final. (Watch Race)
The Ake Svanstedt trainee, last year’s richest and fastest freshman filly trotter and Breeders Crown Champion, is now three for three this year after annexing both legs of the sire stakes prior to the final. The filly is a daughter of Walner and from the Muscle Hill mare Special Hill.
On Sunday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Hungry For Love p,2,1:50.4; 3,1:50f ($208,095), bred and raised by Brittany and sold as an $80,000 Lexington Selected yearling, won her division of the $149,620 Pennsylnvania Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Filly Pace.
The filly by Stay Hungry-Lover Of Art (Artsplace) pumped her career earnings to more than $200,000 with the score for owners Thomas and Scott Dillon and Hall of Fame trainer Ron Burke.
The dual-eligible filly is now two for three on the new season after taking wins last year in the $100,000 Kentucky Commonwealth Final and Oak Grove Sire Stakes Series. She was placed in the Bluegrass at the Red Mile to a top freshman filly in Brittany-bred Twin B Joe Fresh.
Stay tuned, as more stakes winners bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms will likely be coming in droves. For a preview of the farm’s 2023 yearling consignment — and future stakes horses — click here.

Special Way wins the NJSS Final (Michael Lisa/Lisa Photo)

Hungry For Love, 2022 at the Red Mile (Amanda Stephens Photo)