Just where are the “stars of tomorrow," harness racing's future champions? Many are right here, on the Brittany Farms website. The site includes not only the farm’s inventory of 2021 yearlings
, but also this year’s foals
, listed as they are born.
Brittany has the distinction of being named harness racing’s “Breeder of the Year” for both 2019 and 2020, not an easy feat... and one that is only earned by producing champion after champion where it counts the most — on the racetrack.
Two of last year’s Dan Patch Champions were bred, raised and sold as Lexington Selected yearlings by Brittany Farms, Manchego
for $120,000 and Bettor’s Wish
for $20,000, while another, 2-year-old pacing colt champion Perfect Sting, was retained to race.
More like those are on the way... horses by the best sires, from the most sought after maternal families, and raised on the lush Bluegrass pastureland that makes Brittany Farms one of the jewels of the Standardbred industry.
The farm’s complete yearling inventory, not yet finalized for this fall’s Lexington Selected Sale, includes six first foals and youngsters by today’s most popular stallions. On the trotting side that includes those by Muscle Hill, Walner, Chapter Seven and Father Patrick, and for pacers those by top-sellers Captaintreacherous, Bettor’s Delight and American Ideal.
The yearling roster includes two from the highly-anticipated first crop of the Muscle Hill son Tactical Landing: the filly Infinity
from World Champion and Hambletonian Oaks winner Lifetime Pursuit; and the cleverly-named colt Beshear
, from multiple stakes winner Twice Is Right.
The youngest of the future stars are foaling on an almost every-other-day basis now, so check in periodically to see updates by clicking here
. The first two on the ground were a pair by the aforementioned Bettor’s Wish—who both raced at the highest level and bred mares last year!