Hall of Fame


father patrick

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Foaled on March 12, 2011 at Brittany Farms in Versailles, Kentucky, two-time world champion trotter Father Patrick is owned by Father Patrick Stable. Trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Yannick Gingras, Father Patrick has a lifetime race record of 33-23-6-0, and is ranked in the top ten among single-season moneywinning trotters.

In 2013, two-year-old Father Patrick won 10 of his 11 starts with one second, earning $744,057. Victories included the Breeders Crown, William Wellwood and Peter Haughton Memorial. In his Breeders Crown elimination, Father Patrick set the still-standing world record 1:52.1 for two-year-old trotting colts on a five-eighths mile track. The second-leading two-year-old moneywinning Standardbred of 2013, he was voted Dan Patch and O’Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year.

Three-year-old Father Patrick finished on the board in 15 of 17 starts while earning $1,693,081, the most of any Standardbred in 2014. Major victories included the Breeders Crown (in a stakes record 1:51.4), Canadian Trotting Classic, Beal Memorial (in a still-standing world record 1:50.2 for three-year-old trotters on a five-eighths mile track), Zweig Memorial, Stanley Dancer Memorial, Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship and American-National. Father Patrick was voted 2014 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year.

In 2015, four-year-old Father Patrick had one victory in 5 starts – the Maxie Lee.

With three crops racing, Father Patrick has sired winners of over $13 million, including two millionaires: two-time Breeders Crown and 2020 Kentucky Futurity winner, 2020 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, world champion Amigo Volo 3,1:50.2f ($1,568,544); and 2019 Dan Patch Trotter of the Year and Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year Greenshoe 3,1:49.4 ($1,353,772), winner of the 2019 Kentucky Futurity and Zweig Memorial.