Sugar Valley Farm, in conjunction with harness racing owner R. Peter Heffering, has announced that 2009 Breeders Crown champion Pilgrims Taj will become the first trotter added to Sugar Valley Farm's stallion roster for the 2012 breeding season.
2,1:55.2f; 3,1:53.3 ($996,748) is the second richest progeny of --- trailing only 2011 Hambletonian champion in earnings. He's out of BWT Maija 3,1:56.1f ($134,735), a multiple stakes winner herself in both the PASS and on the Grand Circuit.
At two,made 10 starts and won seven times and finished second in the other three, with notable victories coming in the Breeders Crown (elimination and final), PASS championship, y elimination and Peter Haughton elimination. He also had close second-place finishes in the finals of the y (to ) and the Peter Haughton (to ). He earned $746,939 in a very competitive crop which also included ive and Il Villaggio.
At three,was a multiple PASS winner and tied the track record at the Meadows (1:55.2f) in a division of the Keystone Classic. But it was in his Hambletonian elimination where he established his lifetime mark of 1:53.3 while defeating eventual winner ive.
, who will be standing his second season at stud after standing in Ontario at Tara Hills in 2011, will have a 2012 stud fee of $3,000.
Sugar Valley Farm is located in Delaware, Ohio, home of the Little Brown Jug. To reach the farm, please contact the farm's owners, Billy Walters at 740.272.0640 or Joe McLead at 443.309.8688 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breeders Crown 2Y Trot 2009 -
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