The Irish Harness Racing Association is pleased to announce the continuation of the Invest in Ourselves Initiative breeding program for 2022 breeding season. The following stallions are available for the 2022 season and will be offered on a first come basis. All bookings can be made via the IHRA office, together with the associated service booking fee. Only bookings with the deposit fees paid will be secured for the relevant stallion service.
Betting Line, a son of the great Bettor’s Delight, had an auspicious start to his stallion career with a higher percentage of his foals making the races (94 of 118) and taking records of 1:55 or faster (24) than any other first year sire. Betting Line was a phenomenal racehorse, winning $2,238,518 and taking a record of p,3, 1:47.2f. Of his many stakes victories, his 8 length romp in the final of the Little Brown Jug is the most memorable.
Betting Line 2022 Service Fee: €3000 (Booking Deposit €500)
Heston Blue Chip, from limited opportunity has shown tremendous potential, siring among others, the powerful filly, Zero Tolerance p,3,1:50.2f ($980,736). With only 81 foals in his first three crops, 18 of Heston’s foals have taken records of 1:55 or faster. A son of the prolific sire, American Ideal, Heston hails from one of the hottest maternal families in racing, that includes the great mare, Kissininthesand p,3,1:47.4 ($1,852,427). As a racehorse, Heston won over half of his starts and $1,779,373. His most memorable victory was winning the Breeders Crown 3 Year Old Colt Pace defeating Sweet Lou.
Heston Blue Chip 2022 Service Fee : €2,500 (Booking Deposit: €500)
Cattlewash is a son of the great, Somebeachsomewhere who equaled his sire’s record as the as the fastest 3 year old pacer ever when he won in 1:46.4 at The Red Mile, in October 2020. Somebeachsomewhere stands above all other pacing stallions as arguably the greatest ever. It is thought by many his son Cattlewash resembles him more than any of his other progeny.
Cattlewash 2022 Service Fee : €3,500 (Booking Deposit: €750)