WHITE BIRCH 2018 NJ BREEDER OF THE YEAR
January 19, 2019
Article by SBOANJ
The Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has selected White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J. as the 2018 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year.
White Birch Farm will be among the honorees at the 62nd annual Breeder Awards Luncheon on Jan. 27, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, N.J.
The 600-acre Standardbred breeding farm was founded by Joe and Marie Parisi. Their son Michael ran the farm in the years following Joe’s passing. Michael passed away in 2015 and, sadly, long-serving farm manager Steve Williams also passed this year. We want to honor their memories and all their contributions to harness racing and breeding. This will be the fourth time White Birch Farm has collected the New Jersey Breeder of the Year award, having also won in 2004, 2011 and 2014.
In addition, White Birch Farm was honored as the 2012 and 2013 Breeder of the Year by the United States Harness Writers Association.
The 2-year-old White Birch-bred Trixton filly Evident Beauty earned $248,192 in nine starts, winning three times and finishing in the money eight times. She posted her mark of 1:54.4 capturing the $93,000 Bluegrass Stakes at the Red Mile. The Western Ideal 2-year-old pacing colt Mangogh earned $172,646 and posted a lifetime mark of 1:50.3 in winning the $63,000 International Stallion Stakes at the Red Mile. Go West Go Fast and Sidewalk Dancer each had a successful 3-year-old season.
Go West Go Fast, a son of Western Ideal, earned $90,067 in his sophomore season with a mark of 1:50.4. The A Rocknroll Dance pacing filly Sidewalk Dancer banked $148,939 this season with a mark of 1:50.3
White Birch Farm’s offspring for 2018 accounted for 384 wins and earnings of $4,992,792 to rank among the top breeders in North America.
Broodmares Beehive [dam of Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown winner Bee A Magician, who banked $1.54 million in 2013] and Worldly Treasure [dam of 2013 Meadowlands Pace, North America Cup and Breeders Crown winner and double millionaire Captaintreacherous] help to serve as the foundation of the White Birch success story.
This year at the Lexington Selected sale Treasure Trove, full brother to Captaintreacherous, sold for $360,000.
Past champions were 1996 3-Year-Old Pacer of the Year and Meadowlands Pace winner Hot Lead, 1998 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Island Fantasy, 2002 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Worldly Beauty, 2005 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year My Little Dragon and 2006 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Darlin’s Delight. The famed Captaintreacherous was named Pacer of the Year as a 2-year-old in 2012 and again as a 3-year-old in 2013. Also in 2013, Bee A Magician took several major titles including 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada and 2013 Trotter of the Year in the U.S.
CAPTAINTREACHEROUS DOUBLE HEADER!
March 09, 2017
Captaintreacherous Filly out of FANCY FILLY ( 3, 1:40.4f $1,080,806 )
Captaintreacherous Colt out of WESTERN SILK ( 3, 1:50.1s $ 1,679,347 )
Night 1 Lexington Sale
October 05, 2016
The entire staff of White Birch Farm is extremely pleased and proud of the Fantastic sale results of Night 1 of the Lexington Sales. We look forward to continued success in future sales.
In addition, we want to publicly thank all of the purchasers of our yearlings and all who bid on our yearlings, especially Jimmy Takter for Marvin Katz, Bud Hatfield and Bengt Agerup of Brixon Medical, Tony Alagna for Dana Parham of Odds On Racing Stable, and Frank Antonacci for Greathorse MA / Lindy Farms.
We wish all of our purchasers much success and good fortune with our horses.
DARLINONTHEBEACH WINS $350 000 VALLEY FORGE
August 23, 2016
Darlinonthebeach powered to her third straight victory in the $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old fillies. She won by 4 1/2 lenghts in 1:49.3. Trained by Nancy and Marcus Johansson and driven by David Miller .