Hall of Fame

 



adios butler

Year of Birth: 
1956
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1990
Year of Death: 
1983
Gait: 
Pacer
Record: 
p,4,T1:54.3
Earnings: 
$509,875
Sire: 
Adios
Dam: 
Debby Hanover
Sire of Dam: 
Billy Direct
Biography: 

A foal of 1956, bred by R. C. Carpenter of Chester, New York, Adios Butler was the son of Adios and Debby Hanover. Adios Butler was pacing's first Triple Crown winner (the Messenger Stake, Cane Futurity and the Little Brown Jug) in 1959. Adios Butler held a world record over a mile track (Lexington, Kentucky, T1:54.3), as well as a world mark over a half-mile track (Delaware, Ohio, T1:55.3). He was voted Horse of the Year in 1960 and 1961. "The Butler" was syndicated at four for a record $600,000 and, after winning 37 of 50 races, retired a year later to Fair Chance Farm, Washington Court House, Ohio, the only home he knew in his twenty-two years of stud duty. Adios Butler died in 1983 at age twenty-seven.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals