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MULTIPLE GRADE 1 WINNER HEART TO HEART RETIRES TO CRESTWOOD FARM

Heart to Heart, a multiple Grade 1 winner and 11-time graded stakes winner by English Channel, will take up his new career as a stallion at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm for the upcoming breeding season. He will stand his first year at stud for $5,000 live foal and is in the “Share the Upside” program.

“Heart to Heart is the racehorse we should all aspire to breed and race,” said Crestwood Farm’s Robert Keck. “He was precocious, fast, versatile, and sound. He had miler-speed, an amazing pedigree, and is a flawless physical. He has everything to be a top sire of fast and sound runners.”

Among the most consistent and sound performers in recent history, Heart to Heart registered an amazing 18 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures. From 2014 through 2018, he captured 11 graded stakes events at six different racetracks, earning $2,035,090. He was named Sovereign Award champion 3-year-old male in his native Canada in 2014.

He recorded the biggest wins of his career in 2018, scoring back-to-back Grade 1 victories in the Maker’s Mark 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland and the 1 1/8-mile Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park, both in wire-to-wire fashion. He just missed a third straight Grade 1 win in the Shoemaker Mile on the west coast.

Heart to Heart was not only durable but precocious and versatile. As a 2-year-old he won first time out at 5 1/2 furlongs, romping by 8 1/4 lengths at Arlington Park. He would win races from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, winning 15 of his 41 career starts and is retiring sound. He was trained by Brian Lynch.

By champion English Channel, an elite sire of nine Grade 1 winners, six champions, and five millionaires, Heart to Heart is produced from the winning Silver Deputy mare Ask the Question and hails from the female family of Grade 1 winner Chart the Stars.

Bred by Red Hawk Ranch and owned by Terry Hamilton, Heart to Heart will stand at Crestwood Farm, where he joins the roster with Firing Line, Get Stormy, Jack Milton, and Texas Red.


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CHAD BROWN BUYS $115K GET STORMY YEARLING FOR PETER BRANT AT SARATOGA

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Hip 595, 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred Sale

Get Stormy was represented by a six figure yearling at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling sale.  The yearling by Get Stormy was sold to Chad Brown, for White Birch Farm (Peter Brant) for $115,000. The colt is a full sibling to Nantucket Red (Earnings of $133,572), out of Scarlett Madeleine, a daughter of Champion Handicap Mare, Escena. 


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GOT STORMY BLITZES COURSE RECORD IN G1-FOURSTARDAVE!

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Off just one weeks rest after winning the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga; The Crestwood Farm homebred, by Get Stormy, demolished the course record at Saratoga and beat the males in winning the G1-Fourstardave Handicap! Read more here:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/235173/got-stormy-blitzes-to-course-record-in-fourstardave


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GOT STORMY DOMINATES AT SARATOGA

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Got Stormy earned her 4th stakes victory as she pulled away from her competition to win the Fasig Tipton De La Rose in near course record time.  Got Stormy  won by 4 lengths finishing the mile in 1:33.15.  Got Stormy was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm. 

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FIRST FIRING LINE YEARLINGS SELL WELL AT FASIG-TIPTON JULY

Category : FIRING LINE , News , Stallions

The Fasig-Tipton July sale was represented by two Firing Line Yearlings.  The first Firing Line was HIP 122, a Firing Line colt out of the mare Alexandria J.  The colt was sold to Redwings  for $110,000.  The second Firing Line to go through the ring was a filly out of Ever Nice (ARG) bred by eclipse award winning breeder Clearsky Farm.  She also sold to Redwings for $50,000.


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JACK MILTON SIX-FIGURE 2YO SALES

Category : JACK MILTON , News , Stallions

Hip 558 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2 Y O in Training sale

Jack Milton was represented by two six figure two year olds at recent sales.

During the Fasig-Tipton May Sale, a two year old colt by Jack Milton out of the multiple stakes placed mare, Ultimate Class, brought $115,000.  Steve Young was the agent who purchased the two year old colt after breezing a snappy 1/8 Mile in :10.1

At the OBS June two year old sale Team Casse bought the two year old filly by Jack Milton out of Ms Delfy.  Team Casse went to $110,000 to secure the filly who breezed 1/4 Mile in :21.0.


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FIFTY FIVE WINS 6TH STAKES

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Fifty Five wins her 6th stake overall and 4th consecutive stake as she defeats a field of 11 in the $125,000 Mount Vernon Stakes at Belmont Park.  Fifty Five settled mid-pack and closed to win clear by 1 length as the odds on favorite.  Fifty five completed the 1 Mile on a firm turf course in 1:34.09. 

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FIFTY FIVE WINS PLENTY OF GRACE S. IN 2019 DEBUT

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Fifty Five returned to the races off a 6 month vacation to extend her win streak to three consecutive stakes victories.  Fifty Five was the odds on favorite and closed “full of run” according to the Equibase chart and kept going with good energy to win clear.  Fifty Five won by 1 3/4 lengths and completed the mile in 1:36.10.

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CLYDE’S IMAGE AND GOT STORMY WITH STRONG SHOWINGS IN KEENELAND G1 STAKES

Category : GET STORMY , News , Stallions

Clyde’s Image, fresh off an allowance win at Guflstream Park, stepped up to Grade 1 competition in the Maker’s 46 Mile with a strong 2nd place effort.  Clyde’s Image sat 3-4 lengths off the pace, went wide into the turn,  had a nose in front in the stretch, but could not hold off the late rally from Delta Prince. 

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Got Stormy won her 2019 debut in allowance company at Gulfstream Park and dipped back into Graded Stakes in the G1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley S.  Got Stormy sat 2-3 lengths off the pace, and made a strong move around the turn to finish 3rd by 1 1/2 lengths.

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CRESTWOOD UNVEILS “BREED RISK FREE” PROGRAM!

Category : Farm News , News , Stallions

From BloodHorse.com 3/1/18 –

Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm is introducing a new breeders’ incentive plan that offers a different spin on plans allowing breeding fees to be paid out of sale proceeds.

Called “Breed Risk Free,” the Crestwood plan allows a breeder to waive the entire cost of a breeding fee if the resulting foal does not meet certain thresholds at auction. In the case of a foal offered as a yearling, a breeder would only pay the breeding fee if the foal brings a fall-of-hammer price of $20,000 plus the contact breeding fee or more. For example, if a mare was bred on a $5,000 fee, then the breeder would pay the breeding fee if the fall-of-the hammer price is $25,000 or more. If the final price is less, then the breeding fee is waived.

“This unique program is straightforward and offers an extremely robust incentive to breeders,” said Robert Keck with Crestwood Farm, located in Lexington, Ky. “We’ve had an enthusiastic initial response and look forward to discussing the program in more detail with breeders.”

“Breed Risk Free” will be available to approved mares.

Crestwood has six stallions on its roster for the 2019 season: Get Stormy , a co-fifth-ranked third-crop sire of 2018 by number of black-type winners; first-year sire The Player ; second-year sire Tu Brutus ; third-year sires Firing Line  and Texas Red ; and freshman sire Jack Milton .