Daryl Miller’s Blue Bird Meadows is landing on this year’s two-day Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale with some great racing prospects. The farm will offer 34 yearlings, either from their farm or serving as agent for other breeders in the sale Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Of course, buyers will be in search of the Bluebird Reverend and Bluebird Deacon family. This year’s offering is Bluebird Pastor, selling as Hip No. 344. The colt is by first crop sire Pastor Stephen from the Revenue S mare Little Revenue who has produced five winners in seven foals so far. That list includes Bluebird Reverend (1:53, $600,000), Bluebird Deacon (1:53.2, $256,000), and Bluebird Bishop (1:53.2, $80,000) just to name a few. Blue Bird Meadows always has many trotting options in their lineup.
On the pacing side, Blue Bird will offer a first foal from a half sister to Breeders Crown winner American History, who has a mark of 1:47 and earnings of more than $1.5 million. Bluebird History sells as Hip No. 148. His dam, Angels Touch, is by Always a Virgin, providing true Indiana breeding on both sides. In addition to American History, Angels Touch is a half sister to Touchamatic, who has a mark of 1:50 and nearly $500,000 on her card, showing the depth of the maternal side.
One of the colt entrants that is sure to garner a lot of attention is the first foal by the great Churita. The Airzoom Lindy mare was as tough as they come on the track for the Rheinheimer family. She earned more than $1 million and took a best time of 1:51.4, racing both in Indiana and Ohio. Her first foal is named Rita’s Revenge and is by the great Swan for All. The colt will sell as Hip No. 206 and is staked into everything imaginable, including the Hambletonian, Breeders Crown, and Yonkers Trot along with the Indiana stakes.
In addition to the Hoosier Classic lineup, Blue Bird will also offer two yearlings at the Harrisburg sale under the Northwood Bloodstock as agent. Bluebird Rum Chata, a colt by Bar Hopping, sells as the first foal from a half sister to Senor Glide ($386,000) and Bluebird Twinkle, a Six Pack filly selling as the first foal from the half sister to world champion Southwind Tyrion (1:50.2, $441,000).
Blue Bird Meadows will be positioned in Hall D at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. The farm had an Open Barn earlier this month, but to still stop by for a look at the yearlings, contact the farm at (574) 825-7176. Look for their ad in the October issue of the ISA Magazine.