Saturday, November 2, 2013 - During the month of November, Scarborough Downs (Maine) will be accepting bids on a breeding to pacer, BIG JIM (WESTERN IDEAL - BOLD PINK - BIG TOWNER), a donation generously made by Jim Carr of Seelster Farms of Ontario, Canada, where Big Jim is currently standing, to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings last April. The winning bid money will be donated to the One Fund Boston.
At the conclusion of his 2-year-old season, Big Jim had compiled a record of 6 wins, all paced in 1:51.1 or faster, 1 second and 2 thirds in just 10 starts, with seasonal earnings of $834,080.
At 3, Big Jim captured the $400,000 New Jersey Classic, an elimination of the Meadowlands Pace, and a division of the New Jersey Sires Stakes. He finished an impressive second by a neck in the $1,000,000 Meadowlands Pace and a fast closing third in the $1,500,000 North American Cup.
Retiring with earnings of $1,544,580, Big Jim compiled a record of 10 wins, 3 seconds and 4 thirds in 20 lifetime starts. Winner of the 2010 O’Brien Award and the USHWA Dan Patch Award for Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, Big Jim dominated his competition in his freshman season. His stakes victories include his World Record performance of 1:49.1 in the $709,000 Governors Cup, his 1:50.4 track and stakes record in the $600,000 Breeders Crown, just one-fifth of a second off the World Record for a five-eighths mile track, a stakes record of 1:51.1 in the Dream Maker Stakes Final, stakes records of 1:50.2 in both his Metro Stakes elimination and a division of the Champlain Stakes, as well as a division of the Nassagaweya Stakes in 1:51.1.
Bidding starts at $2,500.
(Breeding to Big Jim normally carries a fee of $5,000)
Please mail bids in a sealed envelope, including your name, address, email, contact phone number and bid amount from November 1 to November 31, 2013, to: