HAYGAIN User A Contender in the Breeders' Cup Classic
Union City, TN - HAYGAIN Hay Steamers is proud to announce that Blame, who is fed HAYGAIN steamed hay, is a top contender for the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Blame, a 4-year-old bred from the esteemed Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., has won 5 out of his last 6 races and is an early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic to be held November 6th at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Blame boasts an impressive pedigree with sire Arch and dam Liable. Arch was bred out of Kris S., out of Roberto, and Aurora, a daughter of Danzig, while dam Liable was bred out of Seeking the Gold, a son of Mr. Prospector, and Bound, a daughter to Nijinksy II.
Blame's last six races include a first place win at the Fayette-G2 1-1/8 mile in 1:50.54 on 10/31/09; a first place win at the Clark Handicap-G2 1-1/8 mile in 1:49.39 on 11/27/09; a first place win at the Schaefer Handicap-G3 1-1/16 mile in 1:43.40 on 5/15/10; a first place win at the Stephen Foster Handicap-G1 1-1/8 mile in 1:49.37 on 6/12/10; a first place win at the Whitney Handicap-G1 1-1/8 mile in 1:48.88 on 8/7/10; and a second place position at the Jockey Club Gold Cup-G1 1-1/4 mile in 2:02.48 on 10/2/10.
The 27th running Breeders' Cup World Championships, a multimillion dollar event marking the season's end in thoroughbred racing, will be held November 5-6 at Churchill Downs and will include 14 racing divisions. The Breeders' Cup Classic Division is a Grade 1, 1-1/4 mile race for 3-year-olds and up and boasts a purse of $5 million.
Owned by Adele B. Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm, Blame is trained by renowned industry professional Albert M. Stall, Jr., who has a 21 percent win record for 2010.
"I use my HAYGAIN hay steamer to steam quality hay for my race horses," says Stall. "The horses really seem to enjoy the highly palatable steamed hay more so than dry hay. As a trainer, HAYGAIN gives me confidence when we perform post-race scopes and see that the trachea is staying clean and clear. This HAYGAIN system has helped us to minimize the amount of medication used in our horses."
Blame's trainer Al Stall also works with two other promising HAYGAIN users, J.B.'s Thunder and Apart, who have seen impressive wins this season.
J.B.'s Thunder, in his second career start, landed a four-length victory in 1:44.12 at the 1-1/16 mile Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland. As a 2-year old, J.B.'s Thunder qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Division and will race at Churchill Downs on November 6th.
Apart, a 3-year old colt, took the victory at the 1-1/8 mile Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 25 in 1:52.31. Apart was also the winner of the track's Aug. 28 Super Derby Prelude Stakes, making him only the second competitor to win both the prelude and the derby in the event's 31-year history. Stall hopes to see Apart follow in Blame's path and start at the Grade 2 Greenbriar Fayette at Keeneland on Oct. 30 and the Grade 1 Clark Handicap on Nov. 26.
On behalf of the HAYGAIN team, congratulations thus far in a successful year to these magnificent thoroughbreds and to a talented trainer, and best of luck to Blame and J.B.'s Thunder in Louisville in November!
HAYGAIN is the revolutionary steaming system that transforms hay into dust-free forage, giving horses a healthier respiratory system and maximizing their performance. Only HAYGAIN ensures steaming the hay to temperatures in excess of 212 degrees Fahrenheit to kill all harmful fungal spores, mites and other organisms, effectively sterilizing while maintaining the hay's nutritional value.
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