The return of Stonebridge Farm yearlings to the London Classic Yearling Sale is a welcome sight for many as the final preparation months now lay ahead with the LCYS taking place on October 17-18 at the Western Fair District Agriplex.
“The name Stonebridge has always been associated with quality,” noted Sale Manager Greg Blanchard. “We’re lucky to have some of the best commercial breeding farms in North America right here in our own back yard and Stonebridge Farm is certainly one of them.”
Eight yearlings (4 trotters and 4 pacers) have been offered by the Arva, Ontario farm, owned and operated by Angie and Cal Stiller, since 1995.
“They’re the farm that gave us triple-millionaire Peaceful Way,” says Blanchard. “Having them back with us this year bolsters our line-up in what we believe is a very strong sale.”
Last week Stonebridge Farm’s Whitney Steeves and Nelson Apolinario were kind enough to offer a fabulous tour of Stonebridge Farm to our racing team. “It was the perfect day for a visit to this beautiful farm,” mentioned Manager of Equine Programming Amy O’Toole. “Our team really enjoyed getting up close to the broodmares, yearlings and babies.”
When asked if any of the yearlings left a special impression O’Toole was quick to respond. “Stonebridge Queen caught my attention right away… She was super friendly and offered up a nice greeting and then followed us to the paddock. I can’t wait to see her in our sales ring this October!”
Stonebridge Farm yearlings entered into the London Classic Yearling Sale this Fall include:
STONEBRIDGE ALIEN (Shadow Play - Ken Doll J - Bettors Delight) a half-brother to STONEBRIDGE HELIOS ($585,000, P 1:47 M at 4). This is the third foal from a $221,000 winner - STONEBRIDGE HALO is now 2.
STONEBRIDGE IMPISH (Mcwicked - Glacier Express - Artsplace) a half-brother to STONEBRIDGE TONIC ($955,000, P 1:50.1 M at 4), STONEBRIDGE ON ICE ($530,000, P 1:49.4S at 6) and STONEBRIDGE QUEST ($240,000, P 1:51.1S at 3). Dam is a full-sister to ELECTRICAL ART ($1M, P 1:51 M at 3) and JUST PLUG IT IN ($307,000, P 1:51.3 F at 5).
STONEBRIDGE SONG (All Bets Off - Aria J - Art Major) a roan sibling to LARJON LEAH ($164,000, P 1:51.5 M at 6) from a 100% producing mare.
STONEBRIDGE WIZARD (Dancin Lou - Odds On Magic - Rocknroll Hanover) a half-brother to STONEBRIDGE NIKE ($34,000, P 1:54.1 H at 3). Fourth foal from a full-sister to LINE OFFICER ($400,000 P 1:53.4 H at 5) and half-sister to MAGIC FORCES ($381,000, P 1:51.4 H at 3).
STONEBRIDGE POETRY (Resolve - Stonebridge Epic - Donato Hanover) a full-sister to STONEBRIDGE ZEUS ($80,000, T 1:56.4 F at 3) from a 100% producing mare. Dam is a half-sister to PEACEFUL WAY ($3.2M, T 1:51.4 M at 4).
STONEBRIDGE PRAISE (Green Manalishi S - Stonebridge Encore - Angus Hall) a half-brother to TITO ($290,000, T 1:56 M at 2), STONEBRIDGE PEACE ($115,000, T 1:54.2 S at 4), MASSIVE VODKA ($114,000, T 1:56.2 H at 4) and THE BOSS MAN ($80,000, T 1:56.3 F at 4). Dam is a full-sister PEACEFUL WAY ($3.2M, T 1:51.4 M at 4).
STONEBRIDGE QUEEN (Trixton - Stonebridge Cream - Credit Winner) fourth foal from a half-sister to CREAMY MIMI ($929,000, T 1:53.4 M at 3).
STONEBRIDGE VOLENT (Muscle Mass - Stonebridge Glider - Yankee Glide) a half-brother to CHAPERIDGE ($60,000, T 1:58.4 H at 4) and STONEBRIDGE BOMBER ($50,000, T 1:57.3 S at 2). Dam is a full-sister to MANOFMANYMISSIONS ($1.2M, t 1:52.1M at 3).
Stonebridge Farm was started in 1995 as a ‘boutique’ standardbred breeding farm by Angie Stiller, the President of the operation, and her husband Cal Stiller. The farm is located in Arva, Ontario on a picturesque property cut into the rolling hills of southwestern Ontario on the site of a previous Egyptian-Arabian breeding farm.