Sapphire was one of the Greatest of all time. Sara was so strong, brave, proud, and stoic and she carried herself with such dignity that she had a curious way of bringing out the very best in every person lucky enough to be around her regularly. That group of people shared, and will still share, a bond not only with her but with each other. In that way I only now fully realize that she was in every way simply an extension of our patriarch Barney - who is now finally riding her every day and at whatever show they feel like.... Tom Grossman
Blue Chip becomes Partners in World Champion Now four, Sunshine Beach, took his world record of p,3,1:47.4f winning the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine at Pocono in 2013 (defeating Captaintreacherous). Accruing over $900,000 (US) at three; he also surpassed stakes competition in the Somebeachsomewhere, Progress Pace, and Bluegrass Stakes. He was second in the elimination and final of the Breeders Crown.
Somewherovrarainbow Wins the Blue Chip Matchmaker at Yonkers! Somewherovrarainbow was the winner by about a length in the $371,400 Blue Chip Matchmaker Stake at Yonkers Raceway in 1:52.3. The winning mare, in addition to the half of the purse, also gets a stallion service to one of the Blue Chip stallions. Congratulations to all the connections with Somewherovrarainbow!
Blue Chip Matchmaker Leaderboard - April 20th, 2014 The Blue Chip Matchmaker field set for $371,400 final - Check out the standings after the last leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker at Yonkers! Preliminary eligibles for the final (with point totals) are as follows: Yagonnakissmeornot (350), Summertime Lea (270), Angels Delight (255), Somwherovrarainbow (237), Anndrovette (225), Rocklamation (208), Kripsy Apple (200), Feeling You (193).
Shelliscape actually finished with more points (199) than Feeling You, but she would be the third horse from the PJ Fraley barn and only two are permitted in the final.
Bettor's Delight to the fore at Winton Bettors Delight again stamped his dominance on southern harness racing with four winers at Winton on Sunday. The champion United States sire in two of the last three seasons was successfully represented by the winners B D Windermere, Bettor Buy It, Sammy The Bull and Bettors Brigadier.
American Ideal's "Hes Watching" wins 2YO Male Pacer of the Year! Hes Watching was undefeated in eight starts last year, including the New York Sire Stakes Championship, and equalled the world record of 1:52.2 for two-year-old colt pacers on a half-mile track. He is owned by trainer David Menary, Brad Gray and Michael Guerriero and was driven primarily by Jim Morrill Jr.
Art Major colt Tops Australian Sale! Only two horses topped the $100,000 mark and both were by Art Major. The sales
topper was an Art Major colt sold for $120,000, which converts to $107,179 in US dollars. The colt was bought by Emilio and Mary Rosati.
Bob Marks: American Ideal colt sparks interest in his family Blue Chip Farms bought a mare for $9,000 and sold her first foal for $160,000 while the another farm bought a mare for $6,200 and wound up reselling her and her just weaned baby for the sum total of $200,000. All this happened because an overlooked $3,000 yearling evolved into the undefeated World and New York Sires Stakes champion He's Watching.
"Muscle Mass" To Stand at Blue Chip Farms Kentuckiana Stallion Management today announced that leading Ontario stallion and former World Champion Muscle Mass (b.c. 2005), by Muscles Yankee out of Graceful Touch will stand the 2014 breeding season at Blue Chip Farms. Kentuckiana Farms will continue to serve as Syndicate Manager and along with Blue Chip Farms will manage his breeding career.
Blue Chip has 3 Sales Toppers at Harrisburg! "Mohegan Blue Chip"(Somebeachsomewhere-Casino Miss) was sold for $215,000 "Migrate Blue Chip"(Rock N Roll Heaven-Gro) was sold for $180,000 & "Mullet Blue Chip"(American Ideal-Babe Watching) was sold for $160,000.
American Ideal's 2014 Stud Fee Set He led all pacing sires at the recent Lexington Selected Sale in percentage of yearling average increase from 2012 to 2013, with his yearling average up 35 percent over last year. Those were led by his filly MTV Blue Chip, who sold for $145,000.
Shadow Play's Dominate in OSS The first-year sire swept the $150,000 Mid-Summer Challenge events thanks to impressive performances by Nefertiti Blue Chip and Arthur Blue Chip - both were bred, raised and sold by Blue Chip!
Roll With Joe continues to Roll with a Strong Breeding Season - Limited Bookings still available. After a Full Book to high quality mares in his first breeding season, Roll With Joe continues a strong breeding career with extremely strong syndicate support led by cornerstone investors Blue Chip Farms & Winbak Farms. In his first season in the southern hemisphere, Roll With Joe continues his breeding success with a full book. Limited outside bookings for the 2013 season are still available.
Bettors Delight is 2013 Living Horse of the Year Inductee Bettor's Delight is now a shuttle stallion with total North American foal earnings of over $88 million, 344 in 1:55 and 217 $100,000 winners. Among his eight millionaires are Darlin's Delight p,4,1:49.1 ($2,901,926), two-time Breeders Crown winner Bettor Sweet p,4,1:47.2 ($2,778,753) and Southwind Tempo p,6,1:48.2 ($2,396,362).
Archangel to stand at Blue Chip Farms 2013 Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y., welcomes harness racing world champion Archangel to its stallion ranks in 2013. A winner of $906,579, Archangel won the 2012 Yonkers Trot in a world record time of 3,1:54.1h (without trotting hopples), beating the heavily favored Googoo Gaagaa and Market Share.
Chapter Seven arrives at Blue Chip 2012 Trotter of the Year Chapter Seven arrived at Blue Chip Farms on Wednesday (Dec. 19). He and his trainer, Linda Toscano, were greeted by Blue Chip's President, Mike Kimelman.
Sarandon Blue Chip named top NJSS horse in 2012 Sarandon Blue Chip, winner of the two biggest races for 3-year-old pacing fillies in New Jersey-sired competition this year at Meadowlands Racetrack, has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Horse of the Year for 2012.
Heston Blue Chip Nov 'Horse of the Month' The son of American Ideal has been nearly perfect as of late in some big races, and a sweep of the recent Progress Pace, in the prep and final, has resulted in his being selected Horse of the Month for November by the U.S. Trotting Association.
Heston Blue Chip takes Matron in all-age track record Heston Blue Chip continued at the top of his game, overwhelming an all-star group of 3-year-old male pacers in an all-age track record time of 1:48 to win the $176,663 Matron final on Sunday (Dec. 2) at Dover Downs.
Bettor B Lucky wins the Lady Maud Morrill delivered a perfect drive, rallying New York-bred Bettor B Lucky to win a three-horse blanket finish in the $229,440 Lady Maud Pace for 3-year-old fillies at Yonkers.
Heston Blue Chip wins the Progress Pace Preview A 1:49.3 victory by Heston Blue Chip in the Progress Pace Preview and several longshot wins among seven Matron Stakes Previews marked the Veteran's Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 card at Dover Downs.
American Jewel rallies to Breeders Crown triumph Favored American Jewel, with Tim Tetrick at the controls, took over from Economy Terror in early stretch and went on to a 1-1/4 length win over a closing Shelliscape in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly pace on Saturday (Oct. 27) at Woodbine Racetrack.
Bettor Sweet repeats in Breeders Crown Open Pace The 7-year-old gelding, Bettor Sweet, made it back-to-back Breeders Crown Opens with an awesome 1:49.1 score in the $500,000 contest, closing out the dozen race Crown card on Saturday (Oct. 27).
Betterthancheddar scores in world record 1:49.2 in Quillen Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable's Betterthancheddar ($3.00, George Brennan) equaled the world record for 4-year-old horses on a half-mile racetrack on Monday (Sept. 17) at Harrington Raceway with a 1:49.2 triumph in the $216,500 sixth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial.
Hot Shot Blue Chip in a Credit Winner upset Hot Shot Blue Chip became harness racing's newest millionaire after he won a stretch battle with Chapter Seven to take the $200,000 Credit Winner Trot in 1:51.2 on Friday night (Sept. 7) at Vernon Downs. Owned by Thomas Dillon and trained by Jonas Czernyson, the 6-year-old gelded son of Revenue S-Hustle N Muscle was driven to the victory by Corey Callahan.
Betterthancheddar scores in 1:49.1 in Pacing Derby elim Betterthancheddar, arguably the top older pacer in North America this season, found the winner's circle in the single C$50,000 Canadian Pacing Derby elimination on Saturday (August 25) at Mohawk in 1:49.1. Driven by George Brennan, the 4-year-old son of Bettor's Delight has tasted just one defeat this season from nine starts for trainer Casie Coleman and owners West Wins Stable and Steve Calhoun.
Bettor B Lucky, Heston Blue Chip win Empire Classics Bettor B Lucky who lived up to her name when she upset the heavily favored Takter entry of American Jewel and Romantic Moment to win the filly division of the Empire Breeders Classic. Heston Blue Chip, undefeated in New York Sire Stakes action this year, continued his dominance while breaking his own track record to win the colt final.