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First In The Arsenal foals arrive

03:14 AM 23 Feb 2020 NZDT
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The first foal, a colt, by In The Arsenal from the mare Natural Woman N
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Goshen, NY -- In The Arsenal p,2,1:49.4; 3,1:49.1, the million dollar winning fast son of American Ideal, had his first two foals arrive in New York this past week.

The first foal ever to be sired by In The Arsenal arrived late in the evening on Wednesday, February 19, a colt out of the ultra tough racemare Natural Woman N p,1:52f ($570,886). The handsome and strapping young lad was foaled at Crawford Farms of Durhamville, NY.

The second In The Arsenal foal arrived the very next day, born on Thursday, February 20. This foal was a beautiful filly out of the impeccably bred and 100% producing mare Docdor Valentia. She a Western Hanover daughter of World Champion & Hall of Fame mare Eternal Camnation p,1:49.2 ($3,748,574). The filly was foaled out at Pine Hill Stables of Cohocton, NY.

Standing his second season at Leatherstocking Equine in New York, In The Arsenal's stud fee remains at $2,500.

Returning breeders from 2019, whose mares produced a live foal in 2020 by In The Arsenal, will be eligible to book the same mare, or another mare, at a discounted rate of $2,000.

In addition, at the conclusion of the 2020 breeding season, the syndicate will hold a Facebook live drawing to pick one successful breeder where the stud fee will be free for one lucky person, drawn by lot.

In The Arsenal earned $1,035,898 racing against some of the fastest pacers on the planet, capturing 18 wins lifetime, finding victory in a nearly a third of all his starts.

Well-known for his blistering speed at two, winning a leg of the Bluegrass at the Red Mile in 1:49.4 as a freshman, he also won the Lawrence Sheppard Memorial at Yonkers. In fact, in a span of five weeks, he won both his 2-year-old stakes at Lexington, the Historic at Chester, and the Matron at Dover.

This was followed by a brutal ten-hole brush to the lead and cutting the :26.3, :54.3, 1:23 fractions in his Breeders Crown elimination, beaten just a length for third in 1:50.3. The following week, In The Arsenal finished second in the Breeders Crown Final, again from post 10, despite being interfered with in the early going.

In The Arsenal was then immersed in one of the toughest group of 3-year-old pacing colts in recent memory. Not only was he born the same year as 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, but In The Arsenal also competed against Freaky Feet Pete, Artspeak, Dude's The Man, Lost For Words, Dealt A Winner and Wakizashi Hanover.

In The Arsenal defeated several of the aforementioned pacing colts winning his elimination of the Meadowlands Pace in 1:49.1, stepping away from the field with an incredible :25.3 last quarter.

For more information regarding bookings and breedings, contact David Hanson at the Leatherstocking Equine Group, New Berlin, NY. Email: or call: 607-847-9996.

Be sure to ask if your mares qualify for significant quantity and special situation discounts.

by Chris Tully, for In The Arsenal Syndicate
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