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countess adios

Year of Birth: 
1957
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1991
Year of Death: 
1981
Gait: 
Pacer
Record: 
p,3,1:57.3; t,6,T2:01.2
Earnings: 
$317,158
Sire: 
Adios
Dam: 
Countess Vivian
Sire of Dam: 
King's Counsel
Biography: 

The daughter of Adios-Countess Vivian, (thus the half-sister to Meadow Skipper) Countess Adios posted seventeen victories as a two-year-old in 1959. Trained and driven by Delvin Miller, she defeated the best sophomore colts of the 1960 season in annexing two of the Triple Crown events, the Messenger and the Cane. The free-legged filly wasn't eligible to the Little Brown Jug. Her three-year-old campaign ended with twenty wins in twenty-two starts, with record earnings of $166,370. At age six she was switched to the trot, banking another $13,000 and achieving a T2:01.2 time trial mark. Her 1965 breeding to Tar Heel resulted in the foaling of Imperial Armbro, the dam of Little Brown Jug winner Armbro Omaha. Countess Adios died at age twenty-four at Armstrong Brothers Farm in Inglewood, Ontario.

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