Winbak Farm is proud to announce that Heston Blue Chip will stand at Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania for the 2019 season.
Heston Blue Chip was the winner of the USHWA Dan Patch Award for three-year-old pacing colts against a tough crop that included A Rocknroll Dance, Bettors Edge, Michaels Power, Sweet Lou and Thinking Out Loud.
At three, Heston was the winner of the Breeders Crown elimination and final (1:49.2). As the favourite in the final, he beat Bettors Edge, Michaels Power, Sweet Lou and Thinking Out Loud.
His three-year-old accolades also include winning a Cane Pace elimination, Empire Breeders Classic elimination and final (1:48.4), Historic (1:49.2), Matron final (lifetime best 1:48), his Meadowlands Pace elimination, four New York Sire Stakes legs, and his Progress Pace elimination (1:49.3, last quarter 26.3) and final (1:49).
Heston Blue Chip set track records and divisional records at Tioga Downs of 1:49.2 and 1:48.4, and at Dover Downs where he earned his lifetime best of 1:48.
“Heston had a great attitude. He wanted to win at high speeds and usually that transfers to a stallion’s offspring,” said driver Tim Tetrick.
From a limited first crop of 27, Heston Blue Chip sired two-year-old standout Zero Tolerance, (p, 2, 1:51, $392,891). Zero Tolerance won multiple stakes races including a Bluegrass Series division, two New York Sire Stakes legs, a Reynolds Memorial division and a Geers Stakes division. She also finished a sharp second in the Breeders Crown final.
Bred for success, Heston Blue Chip is sired by proven sire of stakes winners, American Ideal, and is a full brother to Sunfire Blue Chip (p, 3, 1:48.3f, $1,476,940). His dam’s pedigree includes 2018 stakes winner Kissin In The Sand (p, 3, 1:47.4, $1,076,670) and proven sires such as Rockin Image (p, 3, 1:48.2, $900,541), Rockin Amadeus (p, 1:48.4f, $723,998), and Tellitlikeitis (p, 3, 1:48.4s, $490,695).
Heston Blue Chip will stand for $6,000 in 2019.
For more information on Heston Blue Chip, call Winbak Farm of Maryland at 410.885.3059 or visit www.winbakfarm.com.