When Aria Hanover gave birth to her Captaintreacherous filly last week, it marked the end of this year’s foaling season at Brittany Farms. In all, the farm foaled 33 babies from the chill of mid-February through the warmth of May 25th from its own mares and those it owns in partnerships.
Leading the way were 11 colts or fillies by Captaintreacherous, far and away harness racing’s leading money-winning sire of 2 and 3-year-old pacers last season, and heir to the throne of his own great sire, Somebeachsomewhere.
These foals of 2020 are being raised like their predecessors, on the land and with the professionalism that has made Brittany one of the world’s most renowned Standardbred breeding farms.
Racehorses that were bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany had such success last year that the farm was voted the sport’s “Breeder of the Year.”
Those include 2019’s richest Standardbred Bettor’s Wish ($1,643,745-’19), double World Champion Manchego, two-time divisional “Trotter of the Year” Six Pack, and Breeders Crown champions American History and Reflect With Me.
Despite the pandemic and its accompanying distancing and safety measures put into practice, the cycle of farm life has continued uninterrupted at Brittany, and mares, foals and yearlings graze and play peacefully at the Bluegrass farm we call home.
Our attention now turns to continuing preparation of our yearlings
that will be sold in Lexington this fall. Although the roster has yet to be finalized, one look at the horses and their pedigrees will give you a great sense of optimism for what lies ahead.