Heston Blue Chip To Winbak N.Y.
Winbak Farm of New York is proud to introduce Breeders Crown winner and millionaire pacer Heston Blue Chip, p, 2, 1:50.4f; 3, 1:48f ($1,777,769), for 2015.
“Heston Blue Chip is the real deal,” said Linda Toscano, Heston Blue Chip’s trainer. “He was clearly the best New York Sire Stakes colt at two and three, setting multiple track records on all size tracks.”
Heston Blue Chip was an USHWA Dan Patch Award Winner for three-year-old pacing colts.
“’Heston’ had a great attitude and he wanted to win at high speeds and usually that transfers to a stallion’s offspring,” said driver Tim Tetrick. “His offspring should do great if they have his attitude and desire.”
At age two, Heston Blue Chip’s stakes wins included the John Simpson Memorial, Matron Final, seven New York Sire Stakes legs and the final.
“I really enjoyed racing Heston Blue Chip”, said Tetrick. “From the first time I raced him in a baby race I knew he was going to be special, he raced great at two and three, and he never let me down.”
At three, he came back for a stellar year that included wins in the Breeders Crown elimination and final, Cane Pace elimination, Empire Breeder Classic elimination and final, Historic, Matron final, Meadowlands Pace elimination, four New York Sire Stakes legs and the Progress Pace elimination and final.
“In his Breeders Crown win, he beat the best of the best, including Sweet Lou,” said Toscano. “If that isn’t enough, he’s one of the kindest, nicest and happiest horses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.”
Heston Blue Chip set track records at both Dover Downs and Tioga Downs in his racing career.
“He’s great-gaited, wore no boots, and a 63” hopple,” said Toscano.
As a racehorse, he had early speed, including having the fastest first quarter ever at Dover Downs when he won the $270,000 Matron at three in 1:49.
“He was a beautiful animal, big, strong and athletic on his feet,” said Tetrick. “He could leave the gate lightning fast. Heston was just super-nice and raced good on all size tracks.”
Born with a proven pedigree, Heston Blue Chip is the richest son of American Ideal and is a full-brother to 2013 Adios winner, Sunfire Blue Chip, p, 2, 1:52.4f; 3, 1:48.3f ($907,799). His maternal family also includes millionaire Kikikatie, p, 2, 1:51.3s; 3, 1:50.3 ($1,268,463), who is the dam of proven sire, Rockin Image, p, 2, 1:50.4; 3, 1:48.2 ($900,541).
“We are looking forward to the 2015 season with him standing here. It is nice to have a new pacer to stand in New York,” said Noelle Duspiva, New York farm manager. “He is good looking and we are excited to start working with him since he has had a great race career. Now, we are looking forward to a successful stallion career.”
His stud fee for 2015 will be $4,500. Find more information on him at winbakfarm.com.
Call Winbak Farm of New York at 845-778-5421 to book now.
(Winbak Farm of New York)