Excitement builds as the day approaches that the yearlings load into the trailer for the ferry ride and on to Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park in Langley
These 2 SPECTACULAR fillies are both by the new BC stallion Counterforce. He has to be one of the most regally bred stallions to come to BC, as he’s by Smart Strike, twice leading sire in N America and is a proven sire of sires, including current leading sire by Graded stakes winners, Curlin, as well as top sires English Channel and Looking at Lucky.
Counterforce stamps his babies with great conformation and minds to match. Both mares nicked beautifully, with Chilli Chines rated A++ and Serengeti Sunrise an A
He combined beautifully with our mares, who both have proven themselves capable of producing athletes and champions,
Hip 20 is out of Serengeti Sunrise whose son, Stanz In Command, was champion 2 yr old and Gr3 placed at 3 when he ran 3rd in the BC Derby, leading him to be voted Champion 3 yr old in the BC division.
Hip 52, is out of Chilli Chines, a Champion broodmare whose son Herbie D won the Grade 3 Longacres Mile and was voted Horse of the Year in BC AND Washington. He was a running machine winning 12 times, and continues racing in retirement in his field in Cobble Hill.