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Bar Hopping became, as a 2-year old, the winner winner of the elimination and second in the final of New Jersey Sire Stakes, second in Bluegrass Series, International Stallion Stakes, elimination in Peter Haughton Memorial.
The 3-year old season gave Bar Hopping victories in the final and elimination of Canadian Trotting Classic and Breeders' Crown at the Meadowlands, victories in conselation Zweig Memorial, Carl Erskine Trot, Bluegrass Series, elimination in Hambletonian Stakes, Earl Beal Jr Memorial. He was second in Stanley Dancer Trot, elimination in Goodtimes Trot. Third in Colonial Trot, final of Earl Beal Jr Memorial and Kentucky Futurity.
Height 163 cm
Bar Hopping's first crop was received with high expecations at the auctions, the top number My Abigail cost $350,000 in Lexington and Bar Hopping has really delivered!
Bar Hopping's first crop was born in 2018 and it has been really impressive in America!
Amazingly good race horses and superstars have lit it up! Bella Bellini 1.08.2 (1:49.4) and over two million USD earned! There is a rumour of the Elitloppet 2023 for this lady...She has won the Hambletonian Oaks, Breeders Crown 3YOF, Matron Stakes and Steele Memorial. This fall she won the Breeders Crown for older mares with a mark of 1.09,1! Johan Palema won the Yonkers Trot and In Range has already switched to breeding, banking over eight million Swedish kronor.
In the 2019 generation, we find the top of the crop Date Night and SIP, both approaching five million Swedish kronor.
The two-year-olds also show their talent: French Wine took a lifetime mark of 1.10.2 (1:53) when he won the Kentucky Championship in Lexington and has banked 3.5 million Swedish kronor.
The average price in Lexington for a Bar Hopping offspring was $45,444 – equivalent to SEK 450,000!
Jimmy Takter, the trainer of Bar Hopping, says:
”Bar Hopping had an unbelievable speed! I remember his first lifetime start, I sat far behind in the race and he went 56 last half. In the stretch I asked him for some more and he had one more speed. That was when I realized that I had a special horse!
Bar Hopping was really sweet to drive and just got better and better as the season went. His gate was very clean and he had a wonderful attitude”
Perry Söderberg, scouting yearlings for Jimmy Takter:
”Bar Hopping is a modern type of stallion, that has long legs, light body and good size. His long, lying shoulder, fine depth and sound croup, makes him to mine type of stallion. Otherwise the same type as 2017 Peter Haughton Memorial Winner, You Know You Do and others. Bar Hoppings confirmation, attitude and fantastic mowements in the paddock, was the reason why we bought him as a yearling for $190,000.”
Height 163 cm