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Chocolatier moves to Pennsylvania for 2011

World Champion Chocolatier, whose first crop raced as two-year-olds this year, will be moving to Pennsylvania beginning with the 2011 breeding season. He will stand at Marion Farms, which is located just across the New Jersey border in Lumberville, PA. The World Champion son of Credit Winner had stood in New Jersey since he first went to stud in 2007.

Chocolatier's syndicate manager David Reid made the announcement today, adding that the stallion's new eligibility to the lucrative Pennsylvania Sire Stakes program played a large role in the decision.

"It's clearly what's best for the horse's future," Stein said. "With the racing situation in New Jersey still not settled, we think Pennsylvania offers a terrific option, and the greatest long-term potential for him to succeed in the marketplace."

Chocolatier's first crop ranked him among the sport's leading sires in yearling average and median at the 2009 sales and went on to include such stakes winners as Creme De Cocoa 2,1:56.3, Pilgrims Truffles 2,2:00.2h, Sweet Love 2,1:56.2f and Seducedbychocolate 2,1:56.4, all four of whom made their way to the 2010 Breeders Crown.

Chocolatier stands for a fee of $12,000, with limited bookings available. All inquiries should still be directed to Preferred Equine Marketing at (914) 773-7777 (email: lizanorcross@preferredequine.com). Southwind Farms will continue to handle the breeding of mares.

Chocolatier has first winner for Ackerman Return Home
June 08, 2010 -- Click here for story on The Horseman

     The 2005 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year Chocolatier had his first winning progeny Monday night, June 7, at Hazel Park Raceway as Creme De Cocoa won a non-wagering baby race. With Hall of Fame horseman Doug Ackerman driving, the freshman filly Creme De Cocoa led start to finish to win in 2:04.4, trotting a back half in 1:00.3 and final quarter in :29.3 to draw clear of her two rivals by 5 3/4 lengths.
     “She’s a big horse, a really nice filly, and she can go a whole lot more,” said Ackerman. “She was well in hand.”
     Ackerman said he plans on sending Creme De Cocoa immediately to the Meadowlands for the first leg of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) action on June 24, and that he has the filly fully staked the remainder of the year.
     “She’s ready to go,” he said of the plan to enter Creme De Cocoa in the NJSS off just one baby race. “She can drop in time, don’t worry about that. She’s fit.”
     Creme De Cocoa is out of the Garland Lobell mare Judge Judy, a winner on the New York Sire Stakes circuit at age three, and is a half sister to the 2009 Yonkers Trot winner Judge Joe, who earned more than $900,000 on the racetrack. A homebred of Doug and Ada Jean Ackerman, Creme De Cocoa’s sire also counted among his career victories the 2005 Breeders Crown and the 2006 World Trotting Derby. He was also the runner-up in the 2006 Hambletonian behind Glidemaster.
     Truffles, a full sister to Creme De Cocoa, will be selling at Harrisburg this fall, under Preferred Equine’s consignment. She also has a full brother now on the ground as a weanling. Judge Judy is being bred back to Chocolatier again this year.

    World Champion, Chocolatier (3, 1:53.0m, $1,324,800) is fully syndicated by some of the industry's finest breeders.
    The Credit Winner - Maple Frosting stallion has been bred to the sport's top mares in his 3 seasons at stud, including Moni Maker, Emilie Cas El, Mom's Millionaire, Clever Catch, C C Jennifer P, Judge Judy, Ally Hall, Casual Breeze, Applecider Hanover and Lookout Victory.
    Chocolatier retired as the fastest 2-year-old of all time on a mile track at 2, 1:54.4. He was overwhelmingly voted the "2-year-old Trotter of the Year" and he won both the Breeders Crown and the World Trotting Derby, with winnings over $1.3 million!
    Chocolatier stands at the picturesque Southwind Farms in Pennington, NJ under the management of the Chocolatier Syndicate.
    Although fully syndicated, there are a very limited number of bookings available to Chocolatier each year. For inquiries, please contact David Reid or Liza Norcross at Preferred Equine, Inc.



For more information call David Reid at (914) 773-7777,
or email davereid @ preferredequine.com.




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