Rambling Willie

"Willie"

Standardbred Pacer
Bay Gelding
Foaled April 18, 1970 in Monroeville, Indiana
Died August 24, 1995 at the Kentucky Horse Park
Out of Rambling Fury, by Meadow Belle by Meadow Gold
Owner: V. Farrington Stables, Inc. and Estate of Paul Sebert
Trainer/Driver: Bob Farrington


Titles/Awards
Champion Aged Pacer of the Year (1975, 1976, 1977)
Inducted into the National Harness Racing Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Indiana Starndardbred Hall of Fame
Most starts by a Standardbred - 304
Most wins by a Standardbred - 128
Highest earnings by a Standardbred
Most 2-minute miles or under - 79
Richest Standardbred in history at time of retirement
Best time for 1 mile - 1:543/5
Lifetime Earnings: $2,038,219

Notable Wins
U.S. Pacing Championship
Canadian Pacing Derby (three times)

Resident of the Hall of Champions from 1983 to August 1995

Harness Racing: Pacing
Harness racing is a form of racing only open to Standardbreds (in North America). This form of racing involves horses pulling carts with drivers controlling them. Standardbreds perform either at the trot or at the pace when they race. Pacing is a gait in which the horse moves his legs laterally (right front and right rear, left front and left rear). Pacing is slightly faster than trotting and horses who pace are less likely to break gait. Pacing is more popular than trotting in the United States.

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