Staying Together

Standardbred (Pacer)


Bay Gelding


Foaled April 16, 1989 at Kentuckiana Farm in Kentucky


Died October 28, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park


By Panorama out of Happily Involved by Armbro Alert


Owner: Robert Hamather


Trainers: Jack Parsons (as a three-year-old) & Bob McIntosh (as a four-, five-, and six-year-old)

Titles / Awards

U.S. Harness Horse of the Year (1993)
Canadian Harness Horse of the Year (1993)
U.S. Pacer of the Year (1993)
Canadian Pacer of the Year (1993)
U.S. Champion Aged Pacer (1993)
Canadian Champion Aged Pacer (1993)
Paced the world’s fastest race time on a one-mile track (1:48.2) (1993)
Paced the world’s fastest race time on a 5/8 mile track
Paced the world’s fastest race time on a 1/2 mile track (1:49.1) (1993)
First Standardbred to pace two sub-1:50 miles (he did it twice within 8 days)

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Notable Wins

Canadian Pacing Derby
U.S. Pacing Championship
American-National Maturity (twice)
Breeders’ Crown Open Pace
Driscoll Series
Graduate Series
Des Smith Classic
Stewart Fraser Memorial
Frank Ryan Memorial
Mohawk Gold Cup

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.

Hall of Champion Resident

September 1995 to October 2019