Chapter Seven, world champion and winner of the Breeders Crown Open Trot, will stand at Blue Chip Farm of New York for the 2013 breeding season, co-owner Southwind Farm announced today (Nov. 6).
The 4-year-old stallion, co-owned by Richard Gutnick, Southwind Farm and Jerry and Theresa Silva, and trained by Linda Toscano, will stand at Blue Chip for a fee of $8,500. The syndicate will be managed by Southwind Farm.
"I've got mixed emotions," said Gutnick, who also owns 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share. "I really wanted him to race another year, but the fact that I have both Chapter Seven and Market Share made the decision tougher because I don't want them to race against one another."
Chapter Seven will make the final start of his career this Saturday (Nov. 10) in the American-National Open Trot at Balmoral Park. After the race, he will travel to Southwind Farm to begin fertility testing.
"He was all heart," said Gutnick. "It's not just his talent. It was his heart, too. The Breeders Crown really signified his heart. When you are outside the whole mile and keep coming, you cant ask for anything for more than that. I just hope he transfers that to his offspring." (USTA)