Huge weekend for the progeny of Always B Miki
The progeny of Always B Miki shone in North American stakes racing over the weekend, with his stock taking out two of the four pacing Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) Championships and his son Perfect Sting surpassing $1 million in stakes with victory in a North America Cup elimination.
For the second consecutive year a son of Always B Miki prevailed in the $253,000 PASS Final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings, with True Blue Lindy scoring in a tight finish at The Meadows on Saturday.
It was the fifth win from just seven starts for the youngster, taking his earnings to $262,510.
He is currently the richest 2-year-old male pacer in North America in 2021.
It was very nearly a 2YO PASS Championship double for Always B Miki with his daughter Hit Me Up second by a nose in the Fillies Final.
The $50,000 PASS Consolation for 2-year-old colts and geldings was also taken out by a son of Always B Miki in Caviart Scout.
The next day at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Grace Hill went one better than her runner-up finish of last year, with a 1:52 2/5ths win in the 3YO Fillies PASS Championship.
The in form Always B Miki filly has now won her last four races on end, including the Shady Daisy and James Lynch Memorial, and all up she is the winner of nine races and $620,855 in stakes money.
Her seasonal earnings of $409,908 make her the richest 3-year-old filly in North America this year.
And although Always B Miki’s best two sons, Perfect Sting and Southwind Gendry opted to bypass the PASS Championship for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, the Always B Miki colt Billy Clyde finished second in the Final, improving his lifetime earnings to $150,035.
The same day at Woodbine Mohawk Park Perfect Sting dug deep to take out the second of the $50,000 North America Cup eliminations.
It was the 2020 US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year’s 14th win and saw him surpass $1 million in lifetime earnings.
Fellow Always B Miki 3-year-old Southwind Gendry also qualified for this weekend’s $1,000,000 Final.