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Sired by Bert Abbe out of Rose Marie, Gene Abbe was foaled in 1944. A natural free-legged pacer, he retired to stud after a successful race career. He had over 1,000 sons and daughters whose winnings totaled over $22 million. Among his famous offspring are Stephan Smith, Sly Attorney and Big Towner. Gene Abbe died and was buried at Blue Chip Farm, Wallkill, New York in 1978, where he had stood for many years.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals