Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y. welcomes World Champion Archangel to its stallion ranks for 2013.
A winner of $906,579, Archangel won the 2012 Yonkers Trot in a World Record time of 3,1:54.1h (without trotting hopples) beating the heavily favoured Googoo Gaagaa and Market Share.
He was also victorious to in the elimination and Final of the Empire Breeders Classic (setting stakes record in Final of 1:53.1s and eclipsing track record set by Deweycheatumnhowe), Tompkins Geers, Kentucky Futurity Elimination and numerous New York Stakes. He was also second in his elimination of the Hambletonian, timed in 1:52.4.
In addition to being versatile on all sized tracks, Archangel also boasts an impressive pedigree. By Credit Winner, he is the first foal out of multiple stakes winner, Michelles Angel 3,1:54 ($436,921). Michelles Angel is an Andover Hall daughter of former Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, Almost An Angel 3,1:56 ($498,577).
Owned by Alan Hainsworth, Clare Semer and Peter Arrigenna, Archangel was trained by Peter Arrigena. His 2013 stud fee has been set at $4,000. For booking information contact [email protected].
The new Jeff Gural/WEG
The new Jeff Gural/WEG eligibility rules governing the offspring of stallions that were retired after their sophomore campaigns come into play with the foals of 2014. Archangel, who is being retired due to a “slight breathing problem,” will stand as a good test case. Is it a foregone conclusion that the colt’s connections and Blue Chip will be granted a medical exemption? Does this policy have any teeth?