Anchor & Hope Farm
Maryland based Thoroughbred breeders
Lion Heart x Shine Forth, by Carson City.
The leading midatlantic third crop sire by % Black Type Performers–14% from his first crop. Sire of stakes winning and Saratoga graded stakes placed RAGING WHISKEY, multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed DOUBLE CROWN, stakes winner FORTHELUVOFBOURBON etc.
Grade 2 Winning Millionaire and Multiple Grade 1 Placed including the G1 Clark (101 Beyer), G1 Donn H. (104 Beyer) and G1 Cigar Mile (100 Beyer). Track Record Setter at Keeneland going 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt in 1:15.
21 Consecutive Single-Digit Ragozin Numbers, 18 Lifetime Graded starts.
From the family of Champions Chief’s Crown and Chris Evert.
GUN RUNNER FULL BROTHER STANDING IN THE MIDATLANTIC
Fortune Ticket was initially raced by his breeder, Three Chimneys Farm, where Gun Runner will stand in 2022 for $125,000, stands and nurses. Fortune Ticket was a multiple winner at 3 who ran a 7 on Thoromanager. He was a determined front-running winner of a maiden special weight at Lone Star Park at 3 for Three Chimneys and trainer Steve Asmussen, prevailing by a head as he completed a mile in 1:39.41. That season he also captured a one-mile allowance race at Remington Park, where he rallied from fourth and held off a late-running rival by a neck in 1:38.40.
Both Fortune Ticket and Gun Runner are produced from the grade 2-winning Giant’s Causeway mare Quiet Giant . The mare is a half sister to 2005 Horse of the Year and champion older horse Saint Liam, as well as 2018 United Nations Stakes (G1T) victor Funtastic.
Asmussen also trained Gun Runner for Three Chimneys and Winchell Thoroughbreds. Gun Runner collected six grade 1 victories (five consecutively) and earned nearly $16 million. He was named Horse of the Year and champion older dirt male of 2017. The Three Chimneys resident currently leads the first-crop sire rankings with nearly $3.8 million in progeny earnings. He has sired six black-type winners, four of which are graded winners, and two of which have captured a grade 1 event, including his unbeaten daughter and NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) heroine Echo Zulu.
Fortune Ticket will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, stands and nurses—just 2% of Gun Runner’s advertised 2022 stud fee.
Street Boss x Holy Grace, by Holy Bull.
33% winners and 5.56% stakes performers in his first Northern Hemisphere crop in 2021. Multiple 6 figure two year olds.
Grade 2 Winner of the Amsterdam and multiple Grade 1 placed including the G1 King’s Bishop and G1 Vanderbilt. Eight 100 or better Beyers running with Champion Runhappy, A.P. Indian and Whitmore. Multiple Opening Quarters of :21, Multiple Final Times of 1:08.
From the Stallion Family of A.P. Indy, Raja Baba, Tonalist, Lemon Drop Kid etc. Half to MGSW and Millionaire Holy Helena
A.P. Indy x Round Pond, by Awesome Again.
Lasix-free G1 Winner. Highest sales average and median of first crop Maryland sires!
By Horse of the Year A.P. Indy and classic winner of $2,979,815 including the Belmont S. Long River is the last G1 son of A.P. Indy to retire to stud. He won the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 and placed in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes, Hagyard Fayette S G3, and Excelsior Stakes G3. Long River ran a 107 Beyer and his Equibase Speed figure of 124 is the highest dirt figure for all Maryland stallions.
27-5-4-2 $770,347 career earnings.
Long River is the first foal out of Round Pond, the 2006 Grade 1 Breeders Cup Distaff winner, G1 Apple Blossom etc. retiring with a record of 13-7-2-3 and $1.99m in earnings
Maryland based Thoroughbred breeders
We offer a broad range of services including stallion management, breeding, foaling, mare and foal care, layups and sales prep. We renovated our facilities in 2018 including a new barn, breeding shed, stallion barn and Kraft Walker.
Bringing 25 years of stallion management to the table, Anchor & Hope is equipped to handle all aspects all of breeding and stallion management.
Our facilities include a renovated breeding shed and stallion bar with top-notch, round the clock care by our expert breeding staff to ensure the safest delivery for your mare and foal. We have spacious pastures for the gestational period and a renovated foaling barn.
We offer board for year round and seasonal mares and foals, yearlings and layups.
Anchor and Hope foals seasonal and year round mares. We have a renovated foaling facilities and decades of experience. Our foaling barn has 12 x 24 floor to ceiling paneled stalls with 24/7 video monitoring.
Anchor & Hope offers shares and lifetime breeding rights in our stallions. In keeping with the changing stallion market, we offer innovative syndication features to shareholders and flexible options on lifetime breeding rights.