September 27, 2023, from Hickory Lane Farm
Findlay, OH — Lindy Farms of Connecticut has announced that Branded By Lindy, 3,1:50.3 ($561,392) (Chapter Seven–The Lindy Label-Cantab Hall) will be syndicated and will stand in Ohio at Hickory Lane Farm beginning with the 2024 breeding season.
Branded By Lindy is the fifth fastest son of Chapter Seven, behind the likes of Gimpanzee and Walner. As a 2-year-old, in 2021, he won eight out of his 11 starts — reeling off seven in a row — and finished out of the top three once. His victories were all major stakes wins, including: the Breeders Crown elimination, where he beat the likes of King Of The North, Double Deceiver and Fast As The Wind; the Bluegrass Stakes, where he bested Rebuff and Temporal Hanover; and the International Stallion Stakes, where he again beat King Of The North and 2022 Hambletonian champion Cool Papa Bell.
Branded By Lindy, pictured in action at the Meadowlands, will stand in Ohio beginning with the 2024 breeding season. Lisa Photo.
As a 3-year-old, he won the $400,000 Kentucky Championship Series Final, finished second in both the Breeders Crown elimination and the Empire Breeders Classic, and was third in the Stanley Dancer Memorial.
Frank “The Elder” Antonacci, of Lindy Farms, says, “Branded By Lindy represents a deep Lindy Farm pedigree on both the paternal and maternal side. Chapter Seven’s dam, La Riviera Lindy, traces back to Dream Vacation, Harmonius and the outstanding mare Vanessa Hill. On the maternal side through Candy Crown, he is a direct descendent of the dams of Lindy’s Crown and Speedy Crown.” Lindy Farms will retain an interest in Branded By Lindy.
Trainer Domenico Cecere stated, “Branded By Lindy was a top 2-year-old in 2021. He was an extremely fast and talented colt. He was my top Hambletonian horse for 2022.”
Kevin Greenfield, president of Hickory Lane Farm, believes Branded By Lindy will be a perfect fit for the very successful and ultra-rich Ohio program:
“Branded By Lindy was a fast and talented 2-year-old who won often and beat the best of his age. With his pedigree, outstanding looks and conformation, he will be a very positive addition to Hickory Lane’s deep stallion roster.”
Branded By Lindy is being syndicated under favorable financial terms to ensure strong participation by breeders. For more information regarding the Branded By Lindy Syndicate and breedings, contact either R. Kevin Greenfield, syndicate manager, at 419.346.0609 or email@example.com; or Ashley Stickel, office manager, Hickory Lane Farm, at 419.422.3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.