Bred by Gus Coggins of Canton, Georgia, Abbedale was foaled in 1917, sired by The Abbe out of Daisydale D. A Grand Circuit winner of top class for Walter Cox, Abbedale took his mark free-legged as a five-year-old. Not too sound in his teens, he was purchased by the Village Farm, Langhorne, Pennsylvania from Walter Candler and soon was an outstanding pacing sire. He was the sire of six 2:00 pacers, headed by the champion pacing mare Her Ladyship 1:56 3/4. His son Hal Dale 2:02 1/4 was the sire of the famed stallion Adios as well as Good Time, the 1949 and 1952 Horse of the Year. Abbedale was retired from stud in 1943. He died at Village Farm at the age of 33 in July 1950.
As of July 2010, Abbedale's headstone was located in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals