A New Era In Western Canada
We are certain that the construction of Century Downs in Calgary marks the dawn of a new era in western Canada. Meridian Farms has made two key stallion acquisitions to compliment our strong roster of Alberta's top money winning 3 year sire Camystic, the fast, top class Mystery Chase and Test Flight, a fast son of Mach Three. Our 2014 stallion roster includes:
VERTICAL HORIZON p,1.49.3 $860,588 is a fast son of Western Ideal. At three he competed against the best in North America winning the Progress Pace final, Bluegrass Stake and Jersey Cup. Vertical Horizon was second in the Monument Circle and Simcoe and third in the Breeders Crown final, Cleveland Classic and Oliver Wendell Holmes. From an Artiscape mare, Vertical Horizon provides modern bloodlines to breeders in western Canada. He will stand his first season at Meridian Farms in High River, Alberta in 2014 for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
WINK N ATCHA p,2,1.51.4, 1.50.4 $601,447 is a young son of Dragon Again from a deep maternal family. Blessed with early speed Wink N Atcha was a seven time stakes winner at two including the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship, Keystone Classic, Reynolds and Arden Downs. His stakes success continued at three with two Pennsylvania Sires Stakes victories and strong third place finishes in the Meadowlands Pace final and Hoosier Cup. He stands his first season in 2014 at Meridian Farms for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount avaiable.
CAMYSTIC p,1.49.4 $779,728 is Alberta's leading sire of three year old pacers in 2013 and second only to the late Brandons Cowboy in two year old earnings in 2013. His offspring won multiple stakes in 2013 including the ASHA Super Final for two year old fillies. He stands at Meridian Farms, High River, Alberta for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
MYSTERY CHASE p,3,1.49.2 $774,677 raced against one of the greatest three year olds of all time including Somebeachsomewhere, Shadow Play and Art Official. A multiple stakes winner at three, he was also second to Somebeachsomewhere in the fastest race mile in history. Mystery Chase brings the solid Artsplace stallion line to Alberta in a package that shows very high speed and toughness. He stands at Meridian Farms in High River, Alberta for a fee of $1000 live foal.
TEST FLIGHT p,1.50.4 $502,823 is a son of Mach Three from the Beach Towel mare Sun Tan. Test Flight showed early speed winning an elimination of the Battle of Waterloo and losing the final by just a nose.
The Mach Three-Beach Towel combination has proven to be dynamite in stakes racing with Somebeachsomewhere dominating the scene. Test Flight stands his first full season in 2014 at Meridian Farms in High River, Alberta for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
Please call Terry Mcisaac at 1-403-606-1541 for more information and to book your 2014 stallions.
Introducing to Atlantic Canada
Meridian Farms pacing line up for 2014 includes three outstanding new stallions.
WESTWARDHO HANOVER p,1.49.3 $691,023 brings to Atlantic Canada a next generation combination of size, conformation and exceptional pedigree. This son of Dragon Again won major stakes at two and three competing against the best in North America. His dam has produced winners of over $2.15 million and his pedigree is deep and fast. His service fee, like all Meridian Stallions in Atlantic Canada, is $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
PANG SHUI p,3,1.50.4 $535,699 is a sire who needs no introduction to breeders in Atlantic Canada. Pang Shui showed precocious speed at two and raced against the best in North America at three. His dam has already produced winners of over $2.85 million producing early speed and toughness. We are introducing Pang Shui to Atlantic Canada for $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
ANDREOLI HANOVER p,1.50.3 $666,364 is a slick gaited son of The Panderosa He showed good early speed in sweeping the Summertime Series at three and went on to be a strong open class pacer. His dam is a sister to winners of over $3.75 million. Andreoli Hanover gives breeders in Atlantic Canada the opportunity to access a strong Western Hanover line stallion for a reasonable tallion fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
We invite breeders to visit our farm in Milton, PEI to see what the future of racing in Atlantic Canada looks like.
Meridian Trotting Stallion Roster - 2014
Meridian Farms trotting stallion roster for 2014 includes:
ARMBRO BARRISTER 1.53.1 $1,039,123 - Meridian Farms has acquired the recently retired millionaire and world champion trotter Armbro Barrister. His career highlights include the New Jersey Sires Stakes final at two, the Zweig Memorial and Galt Trot at three and a world record and multiple all age track records as an open trotter. His maternal family is one of the finest in racing. Armbro Barrister stands his first season in 2014 at Meridian Farms, Milton, PEI for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
NEAL 2,1.54.1 $279,823 - This son of Credit Winner was an exceptional two year old winning the Bluegrass Stake and finishing second in an elimination and final of the Peter Haughton. This year Neal will be offered on private contract to a select book of mares.
TAD THE STUD 3,1.55.1 1.54.4 $228,354 - In Tad The Stud, Meridian Farms offers a son of the brilliant Windsongs Legacy who sired millionaire trotters Lucky Chuckie 1.50.4 $2,119,958, Chapter Seven 1.50.1 $1,952,853 and Windsong Soprano 3,1.52.4 $1,279,510. The multiple stakes placed Tad The Stud stands his second season in 2014 at Meridian Farms, Milton, PEI for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
NORTHERN BAILEY 1.53.1 $963,285 - The proven sire Northern Bailey returns in 2014. Highlights for Northern Bailey's offspring in 2013 included the fast record of 1.53.2 taken by Waitingonawoman as he pushed his lifetime earnings over $185,000, Atlantic Sires stakes and Maritime Breeders champion Oceanview Kate and multiple stake winners Rash Statement and Taliesin. Northern Bailey stands at Meridian Farms, Milton, Prince Edward Island in 2014 for a fee of $750 live foal with loyalty discount available.
Meridian Farms is a family run Standardbred breeding operation with two farms, our home farm in Milton, Prince Edward Island and our western farm at High River, Alberta. We have two principles that we live by; integrity and fairness. Our commitment is to the Standardbred racehorse, the fans of Standardbred racing and the breeders and owners that we serve.
Meridian Farms in Milton, PEI provides full services for breeders in Atlantic Canada and produces yearlings for the commercial market with primary focus in Atlantic Canada. Our operation in High River, Alberta is focused on producing yearlings for private sale and select markets in North America.
Please enjoy our revamped site offering detailed information on our stallions, yearlings, and mares. We encourage you to contact us. Better yet; visit our farms and see the real stars of our show, Standardbred horses.