A Star's Pride-Pillow Talk-Rodney foal bred by Stoner Creek Stud, Inc., Super Bowl was trained and driven by Stanley Dancer. A bay horse standing 16.1 hands, Super Bowl was a world champion at two and three and a Triple Crown winner. He is one of the greatest trotting sires in the history of the sport with lifetime earnings of over $82 million. At two, Super Bowl won 15 of 23 starts, set a world record on a 5/8-mile track and was voted Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year. At three, he won 23 of 28 starts, including the Hambletonian, Yonkers Futurity and Kentucky Futurity. He set a single-season earnings record for a trotter and was voted Trotter of the Year. He was inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame in 1997.
As a sire, Super Bowl has been a leader since his first foals raced in 1976. He has sired the winners of over $82 million with 26 in 1:55, over 400 in 2:00, eleven $1 million winners and over 200 $100,000 winners. Super Bowl is the sire of Hambletonian winners American Winner, Tagliabue, Giant Victory, Probe, Legend Hanover and Speed Bowl. In addition, many of his sons and daughters have had great European careers; they include Napoletano, Express Ride, UConn Don and Jef's Spice.
Super Bowl is also making his mark as a broodmare sire with nearly 1,000 2:00 credits, including the great race mare Peace Corps, as well as Arndon, Nearly Perfect, Hambletonian winners Harmonious and Alf Palema, and the great European trotter Coktail Jet.
Super Bowl died and was buried at Hanover Shoe Farms on October 2, 1999. He was 30.
Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1999 book, The 1999 Immortals