As the breeding season winds down “down under,” the breeding season is just getting started in North America. Because of the opposite seasons, several stallions in both Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds stand part of the season in the southern hemisphere and the remainder of the year in the northern hemisphere. Harnesslink.com, the main publication for Standardbred racing in Australia and New Zealand, reported earlier this week that on the flight to the United States, 18 Standardbred “shuttle stallions” are headed this way.
On the flight of multi-million-dollar earners is Indiana sired Always B Miki. A son of Always A Virgin, who stands at Victory Hill Farm, Always B Miki just completed his season at Alabar, available to mares in both Australia and New Zealand. Upon his return to the States, the two-time Breeders Crown champion and 2016 Horse of the Year will stand at stud at Diamond Creek Farm in Georgetown, Ky. With a career best time of 1:46.0, the fastest pacing mile ever, Always B Miki is booked full and closed for 2019. His stud fee at Diamond Creek Farm is $12,500.
The first foals from Always B Miki will arrive this spring.