Fox Farm
Breeding Classic Thoroughbred Hunters
Joan Fox Miller

9317 Piney Mountain Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Fun and Fancy Free
1997 TB stallion

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Fun and Fancy Free won the Founder's Cup at the 2002 Upperville Colt and Horse Show.  He was just 5 years old and was starting his show career.  Unfortunately, due to his sire's death, Fancy started his breeding career the following spring.  Joan's own breeding program is primarily based on Jockey Club registered TBs.  Since the Jockey Club requires live cover, it is not feasible to have a breeding stallion in the show ring within the same season.  However, Fancy is already proving himself a sire of hunter champions.

Bit of Class (sire) was shown as a Green Conformation Hunter during his show career.  He was either Champion or Reserve in all of his divisions.  He sired Spy Dust--winner of the IHF at the Garden; Paris Lights--high score green hunter in the country; and his yearlings have won many Futurities in Maryland and Virginia.  Even after his death, he is recognized as a popular TB sire of hunter champions noted for throwing that "special" Bit of Class look.

Bit of Class's sire, Keelo was a great sporthorse sire who stood at the famous Hill Top Show Stable owned by Rodney Jenkins.  Keelo, the popular sire of show horses, won classes at Devon and Upperville as a yearling. Next, he spent three seasons on the racetrack, winning at places like Aqueduct  and Laurel. Later in life, Keelo returned to the show ring, and he was pinned at major shows, including Devon and Upperville, in the green conformation hunter division.

Keelo was sired by Hill Prince who was Horse of the Year in 1950, winner of the Preakness, set a track record at Aqueduct, and was elected in to the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Bit of Class's dam, Starset was a producer of many quality foals.  Starset was by Setubal who sired such winning hunters as Automation 1971 3rd in AHSA Green Conformation Hunter, 1972 AHSA Green Conformation Champion, 1973 ASHA Regular Conformation Hunter Champion, and more.

Bally's Image (dam) is out of Bally Cor, who was Tad Coffin's 3-day event horse that won team and individual gold at the 1975 Pan American Games, team and individual gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and team bronze at the 1978 World Championships at Lexington, and was entered into Eventing's Hall of Fame in 2004.  After retiring from eventing, Bally Cor went on to produce Ballymar 2001 USEA Mare of the Year.


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