It has been announced that the royally bred and supremely talented Sunfire Blue Chip p, 2, 1:52.4f, 3, 1:48.3f will join the stallion roster at Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, Ont.
Sunfire Blue Chip, a four-year-old son of American Ideal, retires with $917,374 in earnings and several stakes titles to his credit, including this year’s revitalized Prix d’Ete in Quebec. As a sophomore, the Jimmy Takter-trained horse captured the Adios elimination and final, an elimination of the Messenger (second, by a head, in the final), the Tattersalls, Empire Breeders Classic elimination (second in final), Hempt elim (third, by a half length in final) among other victories.
Sunfire Blue Chip hails from one of the sport’s most well-bred families. He is the second foal of the Cams Card Shark mare Shot Togo Bluechip, his full brother is $1.7 million winner Heston Blue Chip p, 3, 1:48f. Their half-sister sold at last month’s Harrisburg sale for $160,000.
His second dam is a full sister to $1.4 million winner Kikikatie (dam of Rockin Image $903,424, Time To Roll $782,792, Rockin Amadeus $722,609, Tellitlikeitis $513,917), Just Wait Kate ($387,931), Kiss Me Kate ($284,820) and half-sister to this year’s multiple stakes winner Katie Said ($209,273).
This is the immediate family of the just retired Camluck, the leading pacing sire in Ontario for many years.
The introductory fee for Sunfire Blue Chip is $4,000. He will join the Tara Hills stallion roster, which also includes Kadabra, Sportswriter, Mach Three, Mr Lavec and Royalty For Life.
For further information, please contact Tara Hills at 905-985-7770, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tarahills.com.