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All American Cup Sets Record

It’s no longer just talk. An event has been created that is generating more interest in breeding and raising the American Saddlebred than could ever have been imagined.

Jim Aikman, founder of the All American Cup, says several people have told him they plan to buy or lease a broodmare for the All American Cup because it not only sounds potentially lucrative, but it also sounds like a lot of fun. It’s encouraging that we may see more mares being bred again.

The All American Cup has raised the breeding of the American Saddlebred to a whole new level as 129 stallion services sold for $170,000 at its very first auction. The 2004 All American Cup Auction will be host 178 of the very finest American Saddlebred stallion services. Phone bids are being received daily from breeders who want to be involved. Indications are that a new record will be set at the next auction.

History has been made and records set as revenue for the All American Cup is over $225,000. In the very first year, a record of $70,000 will be awarded to a Saddlebred foal who is approximately four months of age and has been in training little more than 45 days.

The Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Open Park Cup, an exclusive with the All American Cup, provides an opportunity the breeder and professional horseman has never before seen. The All American Park Cup opens the door for unlimited possibilities because entries may be shown with or without a mane. The tail may or may not be set. It will be a new concept with a good “old fashioned” come one come all and go for an estimated $130,000 attitude.

The foals from mares bred to a stallion whose service was acquired at the 2004 All American Cup Auction will be eligible for the two largest paying competitions in Saddlebred history.

With no additional cost or entry fees - only a $50 declaration fee the day before the class - the animals will be eligible to compete in: a weanling class with an estimated value of at least $130,000; a three-year-old three-gaited open park class with an estimated value of at least $130,000; and the Aikman Breeders Incentive Award with $15,000 estimated for the first year.

It’s time to select the stallions for your mares for the 2004 breeding season. You may either attend the All American Cup Auction Jan. 24, 2004, or call Jim Aikman to discuss your phone bid options. You may also e-mail bids to or fax bids to (317) 862-4341.

The All American Cup is not only lucrative, but it is also creative and fun. Just wait until you see the new All American Cup for weanlings in Indianapolis Sept. 7. An estimated 70 outstanding weanlings will be presented in a new and entertaining format.

There will be no other classes held in Indianapolis Sept. 6-7, 2004, only the All American Cup. A 35 piece Orchestra will entertain during the evening along with several famous equine and human celebrities.

For more information, please visit or call Jim Aikman.

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