Who’s in our website’s Hall of Fame
? By the numbers, it’s 15 commercial sires, three Horses of the Year, three Hambletonian winners, five Hambletonian Oaks winners and a bevy of champion mares. Quite simply, the Hall shows the near and long-term value afforded to those who purchase our yearlings.
Most all of the horses in our Hall of Fame pages were bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms, other than the fillies retained by the farm to race and later breed, and others purchased as yearlings and campaigned.
The farm is harness racing’s leading breeder in percentage of millionaires from foals bred, and many of those 40 millionaires
can be found in the Hall. Brittany is also the leading percentage breeder and second-leading overall breeder of Breeders Crown champions, with 25 compared to Hanover’s 26. Again, the best of the best are featured in the Hall.
In updating that section of the website to reflect what’s happened over the 2019 racing and sales season, of note is that Brittany bred/raised/sold Father Patrick
continues to ascend as a sire, having produced “Trotter of the Year” Greenshoe and the sport’s first million-dollar yearling.
Among the mares, it’s interesting to note that the lineage of Three Diamonds
, one of the farm’s “foundation” mares, is still going strong, as her descendants include 2019’s richest Standardbred and 3-Year-Old Male Pacer of the Year, Bettor’s Wish.
The Hall of Fame makes it abundantly clear that horses bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany offer much more than just outstanding racing potential. Like Father Patrick, a winner of $2.5-million on-track and syndicated for many millions more, big money often lies ahead with the purchase of a Brittany Farms yearling.