12/14/2017 10:59AM

Harness: New ownership for Heston Blue Chip

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Eric Cherry, proprietor of Let It Rides Stables and OnGait.com, has bought into the stallion Heston Blue Chip, p,3,1:48 ($1,781,881), arguably the best bred son of American Ideal in stud today.

Mr. Cherry owns a portion of former Canadian and now Delaware stallion Badlands Hanover along with Winbak Farms and will own Heston Blue Chip also with Winbak.

Heston Blue Chip, the first and most successful foal of the brilliant Cam’s Card Shark-mare Shot Togo Blue Chip, is a full brother to Sunfire Blue Chip, p,3,1:48 3/5f ($1,275,555) and Gweneeee J p,4,1:50 1/5, and half-brother to the hot-shot 2-year-old I’m Trigger Happy p,2,1:52 2/5.

“I was impressed that he was the champion 3-year-old of perhaps the strongest crop in recent times over Sweet Lou, A Rocknroll Dance, Pet Rock, Thinking Out Loud, Bolt The Duer, Mel Mara, Panther Hanover and State Treasurer, and was the betting favorite in the 2012 Breeders Crown over most of those opponents,” said Cherry, who currently owns 60 broodmares. 

Heston Blue Chip will stand for 2018 at Winbak Farms of New York for a fee of $5,000.