Pacer Dateable was foaled at Castleton Farms’ Trenton, Florida facility on May 5, 1976. Sired by Race Time out of Tarport Martha by O’Brien Hanover, she was the dam of 16 foals who have collectively won over $3 million. The progeny that qualified Dateable for the Hall of Fame are Historic p,3,1:51f ($1,334,861) and Seven O’Clock p,4,1:53.3 ($559,080). She is the dam of six $100,000 winners, two $500,000 winners and one millionaire. Dateable’s brief racing career came to an abrupt halt when she received an injury at The Red Mile in 1979. She began her broodmare duties at Castleton and later moved on to Almahurst Farm and finally Walnut Hall Stock Farm.
Dateable’s first foal of note was her third, filly Seven O’Clock. Sired by Tyler B., she won 27 of 59 starts. Dateable next produced Tyler’s Mark p,3,1:51.3 ($289,100), also by Tyler B. Tyler’s Mark sired 1995 Little Brown Jug winner Nick’s Fantasy p,3,1:50 ($614,167) and 100 other $100,000 winners. Dateable’s top male performers were brothers (by Nihilator) Historic and Digger Almahurst p,2,1:52.1f ($371,866), both trained by Stew Firlotte. Historic won 22 races including the 1993 Metro Stake. Digger Almahurst won the 1991 Breeders Crown as a two-year-old.
Dateable’s daughter Seven O’Clock produced 1994 Woodrow Wilson winner Dontgetinmyway p,1:50.2 ($1,413,550) and Art Attack p,1:50.1 ($656,735). Another daughter Secret Date p,2,1:58.4f ($11,354) by Abercrombie is the dam of Texas Shootout p,3,1:50.4h ($429,127) and Sub Rosa Hanover 3,1:55f ($211,132).
Dateable produced her last foal in 2000, and the following year she was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame as a broodmare. She died on February 7, 2009 at James and Katherine Sautter’s Walnut Hall Stock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 33 years old.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's "The 2006-2009 Immortals" (2011)