Blueblood, Stakes-Winning Son of City Zip, to Stand at Iowa State University

Blueblood winning at Woodbine (Michael Burns Photo)

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.)