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American Ideal


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American Ideal
remains one of harness racing's most influential shuttle sires in the 21st century. A beautifully natured and intelligent stallion, American Ideal has all the traits you could want in a stallion plus an extraordinary race track AND yearling sales record! A dominant and elite stallion, the son of Western Ideal’s progeny continues to shape race track results at any age from two-year-old racing to the Grand Circuit racing in both hemispheres!

American Ideal’s progeny now has in excess of $110,000,000 in earnings worldwide including over $18.6M in Australia. American Ideal is now the sire of thirteen millionaires Ten of those are in the USA and Copy That is just short of becoming his fourth Australasian millionaire, with My Hard Copy, Soho Tribeca and Bling It On already there.

 The first American Ideal crop from his debut at Llowalong Farms had an auspicious run at the 2022 yearling sales - on average, his stock returned SIX times the service fee - and he notched several records. An American Ideal colt topped the APG Perth sale at $150,000 a WA yearling record price, while in Sydney, the only colt to break $100,000 at the APG sale was an American Ideal colt ($120,000) and another colt was equal sale topper at $150,000 for the Nutrien sale.

Very few stallions can lay claim to making a book by what would many pundits would say weren’t first-class broodmares but American Ideal can. As time has marched on, the mares in his court are now amongst the best on offer. American Ideal has indeed been a pedigree elevator as a sire!

American Ideal crosses successfully with many maternal lines. Amongst the most prominent are Art Major, Real Desire, Christian Cullen, Village Jasper, Falcon Seelster and McArdle. Bettor’s Delight and Somebeachsomewhere are also important future crosses that will work.

Again in 2023, American Ideal will stand in Australia at Llowalong Farms in conjunction with Woodlands Stud NZ.

Make no mistake, the book for this proven sire will fill up quickly - for enquiries and bookings for American Ideal in Australia please contact Woodlands Stud Australian manager Mark Hughes on 0451 650 707 or via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2023 Service Fee - $11,000 (inc GST plus 8% HRA tax)

No discounts apply. Payable on 42 day positive pregnancy test.



BLING IT ON (Caprock) $1,882,000 1:50.2 - 100-49-24. Wins include GROUP 1 2019 Victoria Cup, GROUP 1 2017 AG Hunter Cup, GROUP 1 2015 Gold Coast Cup, GROUP 1 2014 QLD Derby, GROUP 1 2013 Breeders Crown 2YO Colts & Geldings Championship, GROUP 1 Nursery Pace 2YO C&G Final.
MY HARD COPY NZ (Presidential Ball) $1,271,000 1:51.6 - 89-27-23. Wins include GROUP 1 2018 Fremantle Pacing Cup, GROUP 1 2015 & 2016 WA Pacing Cups.
SOHO TRIBECA (Art Major) $1,103,000 1:53.8 - 59-21-24. Wins include GROUP 1 2018 WA Pacing Cup, GROUP 1 Vicbred Super Series 4YO E&G Final, GROUP 1 2016 Golden Nugget.
THE ORANGE ANGENT NZ (Artiscape) $725,000 1:51.1 - 33-23-6. Wins include GROUP 1 2017 Queen of the Pacific, GROUP 1 Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Championship, GROUP 1 NZ Breeders' Stakes, GROUP 1 Northern Oaks, GROUP 1 Fillies Final, GROUP 1 3YO Diamond Pace.
IDEAL SCOTT NZ (Falcon Seelster) $842,000 1:52.8 - 98-22-26. Wins include GROUP 1 2013 QLD Pacing Championship, GROUP 1 Breeders Crown 4YO E&G Final, GROUP 1 2013 Blacks A Fake.
TRIPLE EIGHT NZ (Cameleon) $603,000 1:51.7 - 88-20-32. Wins include GROUP 1 2021 VHRC Caducues Classic.
CABSAV (Artsplace) $69,000 1:57.7 - 7-2-2. Wins include GROUP 1 2022 APG 2YO Fillies Sales Classic.
FINVARRA (Changeover) $142,000 1:53.7 16-8-7. Wins include GROUP 1 2021 3YO Westbred C&G Classic.
IDEAL DAN (Jeremes Jet) $181,000 1:51.6 35-11-6. Wins include GROUP 1 2022 Riverina Championship E&G Final.


AMERICAN IDEAL, p, 2:1:55.1; 3,1:47.4 ($786,055) Bay Horse foaled 2002.

American Ideal