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Standardbred Pacer
Bay Gelding
Foaled May 4, 2004 at Fair Winds Farm in New Jersey
By Western Hanover out of Gabrielle
Owners: Mr. James Koehler’s Country Club Acres, the Kantzer family’s Strollin Stable, and Mr. William Robinson
Trainers: Brian Brown and Ron Burke
Lifetime Earnings: $3,939,836


Dan Patch Award for Best Older Male Pacer (2009)
Dan Patch Award for Best Older Male Pacer (2010)
One of only eight horses to receive the Dan Patch Award for Best Older Male Pacer in consecutive years
Third richest Pacer in North America at time of retirement

Notable Wins

American National Stakes
The Tattersalls Stakes
The Scioto Jug Preview
American National Stakes
The Dan Patch Pace
American National Stakes
The Winbake Pace
The Quillen Memorial
Breeders Crown Open Pace (twice)
The Canadian Pacing Derby
The Molson Pace
The U.S. Pacing Championship
Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational

Life at the Hall of Champions

Resident of the Hall of Champions since October 2012

Won The West is very sweet and sensitive. He loves to be scratched, and will make funny faces if he is scratched in the right spot. W is turned out with his buddies Be A Bono and Mr. Muscleman.

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.