Blueskiesnrainbows (English Channel-Cho Cho San, by Deputy Minister) has moved to stand the 2019 breeding season in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the home base of owner Kelly Mitchell’s Bad Boy Racing. He will stand for a fee of $2,500.
Blueskiesnrainbows, a multiple graded stakes-winner of over $672,500, will stand at Sunlight Farm, which is managed by equine veterinarian Dr. Marcinda Mitchell.
“We are really excited to move Blueskiesnrainbows to Oklahoma to be a part of their excellent state-bred program,” said Dr. Mitchell. “He formerly stood in Indiana and his first foals will hit the track this year as 2-year-olds. His foals are looking fantastic and should prove themselves very soon.
“My family was an early part of Oklahoma horse racing with my mom, Delores, serving on the first racing commission, my father, Bob, raising, racing, and standing fine Thoroughbreds here at Sunlight Farm in Sallisaw, and my brother, Kelly, owning former Oklahoma Horse of the Year Slew O Mink. It is so exciting to be involved with the Oklahoma-Bred Program again.”
Blueskiesnrainbows won all his earnings on dirt as the wire-to-winner of both the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes (defeating Majestic Harbor and Drill) and the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes (defeating Liaison). He was second in the Grade 2 Breeder’s Cup Marathon and third by a mere half-length in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and millionaire Creative Cause.
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