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Always B Miki Retires A Champion!
Always B Miki wraps up his racing career with 30 wins in 53 starts with 12 of those wins coming this year, and $2,719,368 in earnings for the Bluewood Stable, the Roll the Dice Stable, and Christina Takter.
Now he goes on to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania.
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Always B Miki prevails in battle with Wiggle It Jiggleit down the stretch and wins the Open Pace Breeders Crown in 1:49
Saturday October 28 - The Meadowlands
The fastest horse in harness racing by virtue of his 1:46 mile earlier this month at The Red Mile, the five-year-old son of Always A Virgin is now 11-5-0 in 17 trips behind the gate this year for $1.333 million earned and $2.6 million lifetime.
....click the video on the left to watch the race!
On The Virg
Always A Virgin bred horses wins in the Indiana Sire Stakes: Saturday, October 15th
The top 2-and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana descended upon Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on to battle it out in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals in front of a packed house on a beautiful, evening.
On The Virg (Always A Virgin - Modern Bobbi) won in 1:52.4 in the 2 year old division for pacing colts and geldings, taking home his sixth win of the season.
Seventimesavirgin (Always A Virgin - Miss Grant Seven) won the $220,000 ISS Super Final in 1:50.3 for 3 year old pacing fillies and remains undefeated in the stakes.
Derick Giwner photo
Always B Miki paces fastest mile in Standardbred history
Oct. 9 - Lexington, KY --- Making his move for the top midway down the backstretch, Always B Miki set fast fractions before driver David Miller implored him through the stretch, advancing to win the $138,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace in an all-time record mile of 1:46 on Sunday (Oct. 9) at The Red Mile.
Always B Miki broke the old world record of 1:46.1, set by Cambest in a time trial at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield in 1993. The previous race mark of 1:46.4 was shared by four horses -- Holborn Hanover, Somebeachsomewhere, Warrawee Needy and He's Watching. .... read the complete story
Alway B Miki To Diamond Creek In 2017
World champion Always B Miki p, 1:47f ($2,338,176), who holds the distinction of winning three races in 1:47 in a single season – no other horse has more than one 1:47 or faster mile – will be retired to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania at the end of his 2016 racing campaign.
He is scheduled to compete in the Allerage on Sunday at the Red Mile and then complete his career at the Meadowlands Racetrack in the Breeders Crown and TVG Free-For-All.
Always B Miki wins the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby in 1:48.2
ANDERSON, Ind.-September 25, 2016
The majority of the members of the Hoosier Park audience were in attendance to witness a show of superb speed and unrivalled power. They certainly received what they traveled to the Anderson harness racing oval to witness, as Always B Miki paced yet another tour-de-force in a facile triumph in the $170,000 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby.
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Sept. 10, 2016 Scioto Downs
Always B Miki equaled his own all-age world record for pacers on a five-eighths mile track with a 1:47 score in the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs.
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Feed Your Head, bred by Bluestone Farms, Carol Agins, and Steven Arak wins in Kindergarten Classic
Vernon, NY --- Trainers Jimmy Takter and Julie Miller each captured two $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary trotting events on Thursday (Aug. 18) evening's 13-race card at Vernon Downs.
Takter completed his stakes double in the tenth with Mellby Gard Inc.'s Feed Your Head ($5.20), a pillar-to-post winner in rein to Yannick Gingras. The daughter of Muscle Hill and Flawless Bluestone seized command of the terms early and held clear of pocket rival Spending Spree (John Campbell) by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:57.
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Dream Together sweeps Pure Ivory
CAMPBELLVILLE, August 15 – The combination of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Luc Blais has been red hot at Mohawk Racetrack and Monday night was no different, as they teamed up to capture the Pure Ivory Series final and Preferred Trot.
A daughter of Muscle Hill, Dream Together lived up to her 1/5 billing and went gate to wire for a 1:56.1 victory. The rookie trotting filly and driver Filion set fractions of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:28.2.
Bred by Bluestone Farms and Fredericka Caldwell, she is a full sister to Propulsion and half sister to Dorsay.
August 9, 2016
Dream Together repeats in Pure Ivory
MOHAWK --Dream Together followed up her 1:58.2 score last week with an impressive 1:57 triumph in the second leg of the Pure Ivory Series Monday (Aug. 8) at Mohawk Racetrack.
A $240,000 yearling purchase, Dream Together defeated seven rivals in the second leg of the three-week series to set herself up for a potential sweep. Bred by Bluestone Farms and Fredericka Caldwell, she is a full sister to Propulsion and half sister to Dorsay.
August 1, 2016
Dream Together wins leg Pure Ivory Series
MOHAWK --The opening leg of the Pure Ivory Series went to Dream Together, a Muscle Hill filly out of Danae. Bred by Bluestone Farms and Fredericka Caldwell, she is a full sister to Propulsion and half sister to Dorsay.
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July 16, 2016
Always B Miki sets world record in Haughton Pace
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After two rounds, Always B Miki remains the undisputed champion of the Free-For-All pacers.
The 5-year-old again affirmed his standing as the king of what has become harness racing's glamour division, improving to 2-0 in the second high-profile matchup with Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete.
July 5, 2016
Always B Miki moves to #1 in the top ten poll
With his world record tying performance and after defeating Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete, Always B Miki has moved into the #1 position in the Hambeltonian Society/Breeders Crown Top Ten Poll.
(Curtis Salonick photo)
July 2, 2016
Always B Miki wins the $500,000 Ben Franklin in 1:47, equaling the world record. Trainer Jimmy Takter says Always B Miki is a horse that will be long remembered in the future. For now, Takter and the 5-year-old pacer’s connections are more than enjoying the stallion’s present.
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(Nikki Sherman photo)
June 25 2016
Always B Miki in a career best and world record-equaling 1:47 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the Ben Franklin Eliminations.
(Curtis Salonick photo)
June 16 2016
Propulsion (5m Muscle Hill-Danae-Andover Hall) held gamely for Orjan Kihlstrom, harness racing trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet to win the Gr. I UET Masters Series Norbottens Stora Prix at Boden.
The 2140 meter autostart test drew ten starters for the €190,629 purse.
The winner was US-bred by F.V. Caldwell of Lexington and Bluestone Farm. Propulsion now has a career slate of 15-2-4 in 30 starts for earnings of 3,404,296SEK.
June 18 2016
Always B Miki Sets Canadian Record
Always B Miki became the fastest horse in Canadian harness racing history with a 1:47.1 winning mile in the Mohawk Gold Cup
(WEG/michael burns photo)
May 8 2016
Always B Miki and driver David Miller win the $25,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:49.1 at The Meadowlands!
Read the article on Bluestone Farms from the December 2015 issue of TROT.
March 17 2016
Always B Miki p,3,1:47.4 ($1,228,076) trains at the Jimmy Takter Stable today. Watch the video.
Feb. 4 2016
Victory Hill Farm is proud to announce that the book for Always A Virgin is full and closed.
Now in his eighth year at stud, Always A Virgin made national headlines last year as the sire of Breeders Crown champions Always B Miki p,3,1:47.4 ($1,228,076) and Color's A Virgin p,4,1:49.2s ($1,046,818).
“We want to thank everyone who booked to Always A Virgin this year,” said Maria King of Victory Hill Farm in La Grange, Ind., where Always A Virgin stood for a fee of $4,000 in 2016.
Always A Virgin progeny have earned over $20 million!
LaGrange, IN --- The first stud book for JK Endofanera p, 2, 1:51.4; 3, 1:48.2 ($2,049,580), who was retired from racing earlier this year, is full and closed.
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