July 20, 2017 Michael Court
OUTSTANDING pacer Bling It On is about to live the dream.
With his campaign cut short through injury, Bling It On will spend his ‘off time’ as a stallion, standing at New South Wales-based establishment, Cobbitty Equine Farm.
Just to recap, Bling It On was sidelined after crashing to the track as a result of interference at Albion Park a month ago when looming as the winner.
As such, the exceptionally-bred performer will head to stud with a record of 24 wins and 17 placings from 77 starts for earnings of $1,591,076.
A multiple Group One winner, Bling It On’s victories include the A G Hunter Cup, Gold Coast Cup, Australasian Breeders’ Crown, Queensland Nursery and Queensland Derby.
He also captured a host of Group Two’s including an Inter Dominion heat, Smoken Up Sprint, Turnbull Memorial, Hondo Grattan Sprint, Mount Eden Championship, Chokin Final and Golden Nursery.
Australasia’s richest and fastest son of Americal Ideal – with a best time of 1:50.8 – Bling It On is from dual Australian Broodmare of the Year Alldatglittersisgold.
Dam of five winners from six starters, Alldatglittersisgold’s progeny includes Miracle Mile champion Baby Bling, which was retired with 21 wins and 10 placings from 55 starts for earnings of $854,490.
Bling It On’s stint at stud will see him reunited with former stablemate, For A Reason, which is already making his mark as a sire.
Also a multiple Group One winner, For A Reason is emulating his racing feats in the breeding barn, with his first two crops producing such quality types as Conviction and Taylors Reason.
Conviction captured last season’s Group One Breeders’ Challenge, while Taylors Reason scored in impressive fashion at Menangle last weekend.
Trained and driven by Bernie Hewitt, Taylors Reason annexed the Group Two Blue Final in 1:55.8.