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Sunshine Beach to stand at Seelster Farms

October 28, 2014
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Blue Chip Farms LLC and Seelster Farms, as co-managers of the stallion are pleased to announce that Battle of the Brandywine winner, and world champion, Sunshine Beach p,2, 1:52.1, 3, 1:47.4f-'13 ($977,438) will be standing at Seelster's Lucan, Ont. farm starting with the 2015 breeding season.
 
A spectacular looking son of super-sire Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach is from the prolific Artsplace mare Light Up, making him the half brother to Warrawee Flare p, 1:50.3s ($609,019), Safe Harbor p, 1:50.1f –'14 ($466,178) and Western Moonlight p, 2, 1:52.3 ($366,091).
 
Sunshine Beach is owned by Hudson Standardbred Stable Inc. (Tony Infilise), Conrad Leber, Diane Bertrand Holdings Ltd and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc.
 
"On behalf of my partners we are most pleased to be associated with both Blue Chip Farms and Seelster Farms and very much welcome their proven and professional stallion management experience and skills," said Infilise. "We are excited to have Sunshine Beach stand in Ontario. As one of the best Sire Stakes jurisdictions in North America, it offers U.S. and Canadian breeders the opportunity to sell high priced yearlings at major sales. We look forward to contributing to his success in the breeding shed and to see him pass on his tremendous courage, speed and outstanding conformation. We are encouraged by the level of interest to breed in Ontario to a top Somebeachsomewhere son."
 
Trained throughout his career by Mark Steacy, as a sophomore Sunshine Beach captured the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine final at Pocono Downs, ending Captaintreacherous' undefeated 3-year-old season, in a world record-equaling time of 1:47.4.
 
Sunshine Beach also paced to victory in the final of the $284,160 Progress Pace at Dover Downs, a division of the Bluegrass Series at The Red Mile, an elimination of the Meadowlands Pace and an elimination of the Matron Stake at Dover Downs during his sophomore campaign.
 
Sunshine Beach will be syndicated and stand for an introductory service fee of $5,000. Booking inquiries should be directed to Seelster Farms. To obtain a Syndicate Prospectus contact Jean Brown at Blue Chip Farms (jbrown@bluechipfarms.com) or Ann Straatman at Seelster Farms (annseelster@quadro.net and www.seelsterfarms.com) (Seelster Farms)
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