always b miki
Bred by Roll The Dice Stable of Wilmington, Delaware and foaled on May 10, 2011 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2016 Horse of the Year, two-time Breeders Crown winner and world champion pacer Always B Miki has a lifetime race record of 53-30-13-3. During his Horse of the Year season, Always B Miki was trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by David Miller.
In 2013, freshman Always B Miki finished on the board in 9 of his 12 starts. As a two-year-old he won 12 of 19 with 4 seconds, earning $791,482. Major wins in 2014 included the Monument Circle Pace, Indiana Sires Stakes final and the Tattersalls Pace.
Due to a cracked pastern suffered in the spring, four-year-old Always B Miki had only four starts in 2015 but won them all, including the Breeders Crown and American-National.
It was as a five-year-old that Always B Miki would make harness racing history. On October 9, 2016 he became the fastest Standardbred ever, winning the Allerage at The Red Mile in 1:46, shattering the one-mile race standard of 1:46.4, and shaving one fifth off the 23-year-old record of Cambest, set in a 1993 time trial. Always B Miki is the only harness horse in history with four 1:47 or faster victories. Other wins that year included the Breeders Crown, Ben Franklin, William Haughton Memorial, TVG Free-For-All, Jim Ewart Memorial and Hoosier Park Pacing Derby.
Always B Miki was voted 2016 Dan Patch Horse of the Year, 2016 Dan Patch Pacer of the Year and 2016 Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. Always B Miki is currently owned by 146 Stable in Hopewell, New Jersey.