Captain Kirk, bred and raised by Brittany Farms and sold as a yearling at the 2018 Lexington Selected Sale, will go toe-to-toe with Tall Dark Stranger when they meet Saturday in the $1,000,000 North America Cup Final.
One horse showed front-end grit and determination, while the other closed from what seemed like an impossible spot. Regardless, both trips added up to Hambo Day stakes scores for Bettor’s Wish and Reflect With Me.
Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal is the “Undisputed King of New York Pacing Sires,” and he showed his dominance yet again when his 2-year-olds nearly swept the New York Sire Stakes card last Saturday at Tioga Downs.
On the Hambletonian elim undercard at the Meadowlands last Saturday, Brittany-bred Lexington yearling grads Captain Kirk and American History took wins in fields where the term “loaded” would be an understatement.
Manchego, a 2019 World Champion on both mile (1:49) and 5/8-mile (1:50.1f) tracks, lowered her own world mark on a 5/8 when she won the $250,000 Spirit Of Massachusetts at Plainridge yesterday in a 1:49.3 tour de force.
More than $2.6-million in purses was on the line on the star-powered Meadowlands Pace card last Saturday night, and Manchego and Reflect With Me—both bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms—stepped up to win their share.
The first open stakes race of the year for 2-year-old pacers was won by the American Ideal colt American Courage... who made it three wins in three career starts with the victory.
With the travel uncertainties caused by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic this year, Brittany Farms has announced that it will offer complete, virtual inspections of its yearlings via its website this fall.
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.
Brittany Farms owner George Segal said he is in full support of the intervention and the federal indictments charging certain racehorse trainers with the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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 of Brittany Farms yearlings.
Even with the late night alarms and phone calls—and the occasional difficult delivery—it’s one of the most enjoyable times of the year, as it’s foaling season at Brittany Farms.
The trotters that finished 1-2 in the final classic race of the 2019 season—the $350,000 TVG Open Trot Final at the Meadowlands—are the newest additions to the Brittany Farms website’s Hall of Fame.
Brittany Farms is proud to have been voted 2019 “Breeder of the Year” by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. In addition, the Brittany-bred matron Secret Magic, the dam of multiple World Champion Manchego, has been selected as “Broodmare
Bettor’s Wish and Six Pack--both bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms--have been voted 2019 Dan Patch Champions by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Shake That House, a son of Brittany Stallion Management’s American Ideal, defeated North America Cup winner Captain Crunch and Breeders Crown Champion Dancin Lou when he won the season’s final major stake last Wednesday--the $335,000 Progress Pace.
Two World Champion trotters bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms finished 1-2 in the $350,000 TVG Open Trot Final at the Meadowlands last night, with Six Pack three-parts of a length ahead of Manchego in track record time of 1:50 flat
Although plans call for Bettor’s Wish to return to the races next year, another horse bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms will head off to stud duty, as American History will stand at Deo Volente Farms.
Bettor’s Wish, the year’s leading money-winning Standardbred and top-ranked male pacer, added to his championship laurels by winning last night's $248,350 Matron Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace at Dover Downs.
American Ideal has been promoted over time as “the pacing stallion that never has a down year,” and 2019 was no exception. No. 1 in New York earnings; no. 1 in earnings among U.S.-based sires; and a new millionaire… the beat continues loud and strong