One of the fastest stakes winners to enter stud duty in Iowa will arrive this month at Iowa State University.
Blueblood, a lightning fast son of leading U.S. sire City Zip, raced five furlongs in :56 2/5 and six furlongs in 1:08 3/5. An undefeated 2-year-old stakes winner, Blueblood was also highly weighted on the Experimental Free Handicap of 2017.
His Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse praised Blueblood: “He was a very fast 2-year-old and a beautifully conformed horse.”
A $300,000 sales yearling, Blueblood’s athletic conformation is impeccable. At 16.1 hands, he strongly resembles his handsome sire City Zip in overall quality.
Sire of 11 Grade 1 stakes winners from six furlongs to 1 1/2 miles, City Zip has also sired four Eclipse Award champions. Two of these were voted Champion Sprinter of their year.
This year his sons Improbable (Classic) and C Z Rocket (Sprint) are leading Breeders’ Cup contenders on November 6 and 7.
Iowa State University’s Nikki Ferwerda said, “Blueblood was a fast and precocious 2-year-old. Iowa breeders will be attracted to the City Zip son and the speed in his pedigree.”
Blueblood will enter stud at Iowa State University for an introductory fee of $1,500 live foal. Breeders may breed a second mare in 2021 for only $500. A free lifetime breeding right will be awarded after three stud fees are paid.
For further information on breeding to Blueblood, please contact Dr. Nikki Ferwerda at (515) 290-7669 or Michael Power at (859) 221-4845.
(News release from Bend Or Thoroughbreds, U.S.A.)