American Ideal added two more New York Sire Stakes Champions to his lengthy list, as his sons American Fling p,2, 1:50.2f ($239,320) and Pleaseletmeknow p,3,1:50.3f ($522,194) created a sweep of the $200,000 NYSS colt pace finals at Tioga Downs for their World Champion sire.
American Ideal, managed by Brittany Stallion Management and standing at Blue Chip Farms, is the number one active pacing sire standing in the U.S., with 2022 progeny earnings of more than $12.6-million. Of that amount, more than $2-million was earned by his 2 and 3-year-olds in NYSS events alone.
American Fling, the track record-holder at Buffalo Raceway and now the track record-holder at Tioga as well, is among the year’s richest 2-year-old male pacers. He now has 5 wins in 8 freshman starts, all in NYSS races at Yonkers, Saratoga, Buffalo and Tioga. In the NYSS final at Tioga he came first up to win the rich event in his career best time of 1:50.2 for trainer Ed Hart and driver Jason Bartlett.
The $25,000 Lexington Selected yearling, bred by the storied White Birch Farm, is owned by Randy Bendis, Reed Broadway and Pollack Racing.
In the 3-year-old class, Pleaseletmeknow took his earnings over the half-million dollar plateau with his 1:51.1 victory from the 8-hole for trainer Travis Alexander and driver Matt Kakaley. The winner of five NYSS races this year — along with the $261,730 MGM Messenger Stakes — is a homebred owned by Fiddler’s Creek Stables of Florida.
American Ideal’s propensity for siring big money-winners (he has 15 worldwide millionaires) has made him a favorite among breeders and yearling buyers alike.
He has sired 57 $100,000-plus yearlings in his career and last year produced yearlings that sold for up to $300,000.
If you’re in the market for a New York eligible with sky’s the limit open stakes potential, be sure to look for his yearlings at the upcoming sales at Lexington Selected
(Oct. 3-7) and Harrisburg