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Top Two Year Olds Rule Blue Chip Barn

Blue Chip Thoroughbreds, who has excelled the past few years with their purchases of two year olds in training, have stockpiled another solid group that looks to be loaded with talent. Included in the horses owner Steve McPherson has bought includes a Munnings filly out of a multiple stakes producing mare. Munnings has sired four different three year old fillies who are on the Kentucky Oaks trail including Venetian Harbor, Bonny South, Finite and Wesley Ward’s Kimari, who just ran second at Royal Ascot. “Obviously, Munnings is very hot,” said Blue Chip Founder Steve McPherson. “I feel blessed to have found one I really like who can run.” McPherson is...
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Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc on Sale Season

The two year old sale season has been turned upside down with the advent of the Coronavirus. With the exception of the OBS March Sale, all of the two year olds sales scheduled this Spring and early Summer were cancelled. All were rescheduled with the exception of the Fasig Tipton sale in California which was scheduled in June. Blue Chip Thoroughbreds had 16 Cal-bred two year olds scheduled to go through the ring in June at Santa Anita. Now, the horses must be sold privately. For more information, email or call 480-765-0354.

Nyquist Filly Heads Blue Chip Purchases

Blue Chip Thoroughbreds made a major move when they bought a Nyquist filly from Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds. The private sale capped a whirlwind tour of Ocala as Blue Chip loaded up on several top-caliber prospects for the 2020 summer race season. While it be hard to top last season, a year in which Blue Chip owner Steve McPherson bought Grade II winner Lazy Daisy, world class grass sprinter Phast Pharoah, Oaklawn Park maiden winner Liam’s Pride, and Grade I placed Defense Wins, the Nyquist filly fits that mold. She is big, athletic, with plenty of scope. “I think she needs a little time,” said McPherson. “But she has the athletic ability...
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Lazy Daisy Set for Dynamic Return

Lazy Daisy, a $39,000 OBS April purchase last year by Blue Chip Founder Steve McPherson, is set to resume summer racing after a fabulous return to racing in the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The Fantasy, won by Swiss Skydiver, marked the first race back for “Daisy” since her run in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies. Lazy Daisy finished 6th in the Fantasy under jockey David Cohen, but she probably should have finished fourth if she wasn’t interfered with in the stretch. Regardless, it was a great first-race back after a five month layoff. McPherson purchased the talented filly from Off the Hook stables at the 2019 OBS April sale....
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Liam’s Pride Breaks Maiden at Oaklawn Park

Liam’s Pride, a standout who is a half-brother to $1.2 million dollar earner Morning Line, broke his maiden in stylish fashion going 6 furlongs at Oaklawn Park. A race earlier, Liam’s Pride had all kinds of trouble finishing third to rising star Pneumatic, but he rebounded nicely under jockey Martin Garcia to break his maiden in 1:10 flat. Liam’s Pride, owned by Tom Mansor, Rick Pushor, Rob Roy, Jerry Caroom, and CTR Stables, looks to do big things as he stretches out this summer at Belmont Park. The son of Liam’s Map was bought privately by Blue Chip owner Steve McPherson last Spring for $300,000. Now, it’s time to advance...
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