World Champion and much-loved harness racing star and U7 sire American Ideal (Western Ideal-Lifetime Success), a dual-hemisphere stallion, died on Monday at the age of 22. He stood at Blue Chip Farms in NA, Australia since 2020 and with Woodlands Stud of New Zealand from 2008.

Woodlands loved this sire and he was one of the most beautiful, calm and relaxed sires the harness racing world has ever seen. He will be sorely missed.

A sample of his NA offspring are below:

American Jewel 2009 M 1,834,823 USD Trim Hanover Camluck
Heston Blue Chip 2009 H 1,779,773 USD Shot Togo Bluechip Cam’s Card Shark
American History 2015 H 1,719,470 USD Perfect Touch Camluck
Sunfire Blue Chip 2010 H 1,649,833 USD Shot Togo Bluechip Cam’s Card Shark
Youaremycandygirl 2015 M 1,647,229 USD Sweet Lady Jane Somebeachsomewhere
Great Vintage 2008 H 1,521,561 USD Arts Vintage Artsplace
Idyllic 2008 M 1,313,241 USD Magical Dreamer Magical Mike
Covered Bridge 2016 G 1,144,340 USD Stonebridge Kisses Artiscape
He’s Watching 2011 H 1,129,215 USD Baberhood Real Desire
Funknwaffles 2014 G 1,108,749 USD Hatsoff Hanover Magical Mike
Romantic Moment 2009 M 1,077,352 USD Time N Again Jate Lobell
American Mercury 2016 G 1,069,680 USD Tessa Hanover Somebeachsomewhere
Bedroomconfessions 2012 M 1,068,778 USD Turnoffthelights Jenna’s Beach Boy
In The Arsenal 2012 H 1,056,803 USD Ladyotra On The Road Again
Tequila Monday 2014 M 1,044,622 USD Margarita Monday Ponder

Lot 111
Colt from the A30 Family
American Ideal – Arivee – Safely Kept
Winner on this cross:
Obahma Joy $180,618

Lot 170
Colt from the N1 Family (NZ’s best)
American Ideal – Magical Mocca – Mach Three
Winner on this cross:
The Ideal Touch $115,878

Lot 173
Filly from the A31 Family
American Ideal – Mary Joyce – Art Major
Winner on this cross:
Soho Tribeca $1,103,854

Lot 198
Colt from the A11 Family
American Ideal – Rocktheniteaway- Rocknroll Hanover
Winner on this cross:
Our Storm Girl $3,990 (winner from only 1 lifetime start)

Lot 218
Filly from the A11 Family
American Ideal – The Heat Is On – Rock N Roll Heaven
Winner on this cross:
Ideal Heaven $13,198

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