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Sunfire Blue Chip Retired, To Stud

Published: February 5, 2021 9:25 am ET

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It has been announced that the royally-bred and supremely talented Sunfire Blue Chip p, 2, 1:52.4f, 3, 1:48.3f, BT1:47.3 has been retired and will stand stud in Ontario for the 2021 breeding season.

Sunfire Blue Chip will join the stallion roster at Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, Ontario. He concludes his harness racing career with $1.6 million in earnings and several stakes titles to his credit.

As a sophomore, the Jimmy Takter-trained horse captured the Adios elimination and final, an elimination of the Messenger (second, by a head, in the final), the Tattersalls Pace, Empire Breeders Classic elimination (second in final), Hempt elim (third, by a half length in final) among other victories.

As an aged horse the 40-time winner captured the $200,000 Prix D’ete, $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial, second in the Molson Pace (by a neck in a track record), third in the Roll With Joe, third in Molson Pace and Ben Franklin elimination.

Sunfire Blue Chip hails from one of the sport’s most sought-after families. He is by American Ideal and is the second foal of the Cams Card Shark mare Shot Togo Bluechip. His full brother is $1.7 million Breeders Crown winner Heston Blue Chip p, 3, 1:48f.

His second dam is a full sister to $1.4 million winner Kikikatie (dam of Rockin Image $903,424, Time To Roll $782,792, Rockin Amadeus $722,609, Tellitlikeitis $513,917), Just Wait Kate ($387,931), Kiss Me Kate ($284,820 & dam of Kissin In The Sand - $1,852,427) and half-sister to multiple stakes winner Katie Said ($209,273).

From a limited group of mares, Sunfire Blue Chip has already produced Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final winner B Stoney p,3,1:50.1, BT1:49.2 ($286,532), Gord & Illa Rumpel Memorial winner Stash The Cookies p,3,1:54 ($125,153), Dreamfair Zenfire p,3,1:53 ($110,932) and freshman New Jersey Sires Stakes champion Fika Time p,2,1:55.4 ($91,200).

Sunfire Blue Chip’s average earnings per starter is an incredible $76,182.

Sunfire Blue Chip will stand for a fee of $2,500. Multiple mare and loyalty discounts will apply. Lifetime breedings will also be available.
For more information please call Mac Lilley Farms at 519-762-3423.

(Mac Lilley)

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