The list of those bullish on the resurgence of New Jersey’s racing and breeding industry continues to grow, as Brittany Stallion Management announced today that multiple World Champion Vintage Master will relocate there for 2014.
Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,162,979) will stand at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey for a fee of $3,500. He stood his first two seasons in Ontario.
“New Jersey has long been the sport’s flagship state, and the Meadowlands certainly its flagship track,” said Brittany manager Art Zubrod. “We think harness racing in New Jersey – and the sire stakes program – will make a comeback in the years ahead, and we want to show our support. He makes a great fit for that program as well,” he continued.
Vintage Master’s foals will be eligible to the New Jersey Sire Stakes, and for mares bred that meet Kentucky’s foaling and residency requirements, they could become eligible to the Kentucky Sire Stakes as well.
Vintage Master, twice a World Champion on a five-eighths mile track and a double millionaire, is by Western Ideal, also the sire of New Jersey’s long-time leading pacing sire, the late Rocknroll Hanover. In fact, they rank one-two on Western Ideal’s list of leading money-winning sons.
His speed-producing Artsplace dam descends from the maternal line of the great Hall Of Fame mare Silk Stockings.
Vintage Master earned over a million dollars as a three-year-old and won the Tattersalls and Bluegrass on a mile track, the Adios on a five-eighths and the Cane Pace on a half. He then went on to become one of his generation’s best FFA pacers, with victories that included the $500,000 Ben Franklin.
Those interested in more information may visit his stallion page on the Brittany Stallion Management website.