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Champion The Fiscal Cliff Sold To Bobby Cox and Chad Hart

AQHA Racing Champion The Fiscal Cliff will stand his second season at Hart Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana.

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KAPLAN, LA—OCTOBER 22, 2019—Hart Farms confirmed today that AQHA Racing Champion The Fiscal Cliff has been purchased by Bobby D. Cox and Chad Hart and will be relocated to Hart Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana for the 2020 breeding season. His fee has been set at $3,000. His first foals will arrive next year.

The 6-year-old son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon out of the Shazoom mare Signs Zoomer was purchased from Whitmire Ranch. Bred by Tom Lepic, The Fiscal Cliff won or placed in 20 of 26 career starts earning $580,425. He was named AQHA Racing's Champion Aged Stallion for 2017.

He won the Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1), Bob Moore Memorial Stakes(G2), Jim Bader Futurity, Iowa Double Gold Futurity, Polk County Derby, Heritage Place Juvenile Stakes, Bank of America Canterbury Park Championship Challenge and Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes.

Th Fiscal Cliff also placed in the Eastex Stakes(G3), Iowa Double Gold Derby, Ruidoso Derby Challenge, was third in the Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge(G2), Keokuk Stakes(G3), and a finalist to the Champion of Champions(G1) and Highesasterjet Handicap(G3).

The 8-time black type winner is the only champion son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon.

The Fiscal Cliff's biggest win came in the 2017 $345,000 Grade 1 Bank of Challenge Championship at Prairie Meadows, which he won by one-length over such runners as Ajs High, Rockin Disco and Mr Pyc To You.

The Fiscal Cliff winning the Bank of America Canterbury Park Challenge Championship in 2017.
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The Fiscal Cliff's sire is multiple Grade 1 winner Pyc Paint Your Wagon SI 107, who has sired 109 stakes winners and earners of more than $34.7 million including Rainbow Derby(G1) winner Papaws Paint SI 101 ($679,612 to 4), Bank of America Championship Challenge (G1) winner The Fiscal Cliff SI 109 (see above), Champion of Champions winner Mr Pyc To You SI 97 ($473,686), Heritage Place Derby(G2) winner Pyc Fun N Fancy SI 105 ($378,660), APHA World Champion Painted Turnpike-PT (26 wins, $463,836), Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity winner Im A Fancy Pyc SI 92 ($454,765), etc.

His dam is the multiple Grade 1 producing Shazoom mare Signs Zoomer SI 98 ($30,044-G2 finalist), dam of 7 ROM winners, 3 black type including Champion The Fiscal Cliff SI 109 (see above), Los Alamitos stakes winner and third-place finisher in the Grade 1 All American Futurity-G1 Wagon Tales SI 99 ($427,579), multiple stakes-placed The Polar Vortex SI 104 (6 wins to 4, 2019, $97,703), etc.

The second dam, Stylish Sign SI 98 by Vital Sign, is the dam of 10 winners, 3 black type including the aforementioned Champion of Champions(G1) winner Mr Pyc To You SI 97 ($473,686), Oklahoma Futurity(G2) winner First Painted Sign SI 104 ($284,911), stakes winner Second Painted Sign SI 102 ($104,604), etc.

She is the granddam of Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner First Valiant Sign ($1,053,844), Oklahoma-bred Derby(RG3) winner and G1-placed A Tres Of Paint SI 98 ($509,184), Hobbs America Derby(G3) winner Apollitical Sign SI 94 ($141,173), G3-placed A Tres Of Sigh Si 94 ($141,157 at 2, 2019), A Painted Dynasty SI 101 ($107,688 at 2, 2019), stakes-placed Df Apollitical Sign SI 99 ($69,486 to 4, 2019), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Jerome Bellard, Farm 337-643-3255.

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