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Courtly Choice To Winbak Of New York

Published: November 14, 2018 11:35 am ET

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Winbak Farm of New York is proud to announce that 2018 Meadowlands Pace and Little Brown Jug winner Courtly Choice p,3,1:47.1 ($977,153) will be standing at its location in 2019.

“Winbak Farm is excited to add Courtly Choice to the 2019 roster,” said Noelle Duspiva, Winbak Farm New York manager. “Courtly Choice has the pedigree and performance needed to produce top stakes winners.”

Courtly Choice, p, 2, 1:53.1h; 3, 1:47.1 -'18 ($963,954), has a Hall of Fame pedigree. His dam, Lady Ashlee Ann, was inducted in the Living Hall of Fame for her prodigy, before ‘Courtly’ was born. He is a half-brother to Betterthancheddar, p, 2, Q1:55.3s; 3, 1:49.1s; 1:48f ($1,635,364), Ashlees Big Guy, p, 2, 1:53; 3, 1:51.2; 1:50.4f ($978,168), and Artists View, p, 2, Q1:55; 3, 1:50.4; 1:49.4 ($795,750).

At age two, Courtly Choice equalled the Saratoga track record for two-year-old colt pacers where he won a New York Sire Stakes leg in 1:53.1h. He also won the New York Sire Stakes consolation.

At age three, Courtly Choice won the Empire Breeders Classic elimination and final, Little Brown Jug final, Max Hempt Memorial consolation, Meadowlands Pace elimination and final, North America Cup consolation, and two New York Sire Stakes legs. He was second in one of the Little Brown Jug eliminations.

Courtly Choice set the three-year-old colt track record at Tioga Downs when he won the Empire Breeders Classic final in 1:48.3.

When Courtly Choice won the Meadowlands Pace final in 1:47.1, he beat Dorsoduro Hanover, Stay Hungry, Jimmy Freight, Thinkbig Dreambig and Nutcracker Sweet.

“Courtly Choice was all heart when he won the Little Brown Jug final in 1:49.4,” said Blake MacIntosh. “In fact, his win made the headlines as a ‘rally for the ages.’ He showed consistent speed and was a pleasure to train. I look forward to his future crop and I know that his heart will pass on to his offspring.”

In the Little Brown Jug final, Courtly Choice proved he was the top three-year-old pacing colt, as he defeated Dorsoduro Hanover, Lather Up, Hayden Hanover, This Is The Plan and Done Well.

“Courtly Choice is a very handsome individual with a maternal family that is proven to produce productive stallions,” said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm general manager. “We plan on booking some of our best mares to him this season.”

Courtly Choice will stand at Winbak Farm of New York for $6,000. For more information call 845.778.5421 or visit

Breeding shares are available. For syndicate information, contact Garrett Bell, general manager, Winbak Farm, at 410-885-3059 or by email at [email protected].

(Winbak Farm)

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