Luck Be Withyou, one of the stallions that has experienced success over the past three years, has been moved to Michigan. The son of Western Ideal will stand at stud at Lillivin Farm beginning in 2023 for a stud fee of $3,000.
Luck Be Withyou is the sire of winners over $2.3 million from two crops of racing age. Some of his bigger winners include Fortunada (1:52.3, $202,000), Big Law (1:50, $166,000) and BB Lucky Boy (1:49.2, $73,000).
Luck Be Withyou sired five crops during his time in Indiana from 2018 – 2022. His weanlings are registered this year for the 2024 racing season, which will be the final Indiana sired crop. He has 16 registered yearlings this year with none of them going to the yearling sales. Overall, he has had 218 registered foals with the curve slightly toward colts and geldings and 106 starters. Of that tally, 65 have taken records of 2:00 or faster with 44 of those dipping below the 1:55 time barrier. Five have earned six figures during their racing career. He was bred by Brittany Farms of Kentucky.
Luck Be Withyou raced through his five-year-old season before becoming a stallion in Indiana. He took a mark of 1:47.4 and made more than $1.4 million racing on the Grand Circuit. He is a half brother to the great race mare American Jewel, who took a mark of 1:48.2 and made more than $1.8 million and was the top two-year-old filly in Canada during her racing career.
In addition to Luck Be Withyou, Lillivin Farm, located in Byron, Mich., also standings Captain Victorious and Musical Rhythm. The farm is a full service breeding, foaling, sale prep, rehab and boarding farm focusing on Standardbreds.