Hall of Fame - Glidemaster

2,1:55.3; 3,1:51.1 Earnings: $1,968,023

H, 2003 By Yankee Glide-Cressida Hanover, by Mr Lavec

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 2004 Tattersalls yearling ($10,000)

Owned (during his racing career) by: Bob Burgess, Karin Olsson Burgess and Marsha Cohen

Trained by: Blair Burgess

Current status: Stallion (Winbak-Delaware)

 

Racing Credentials:

In 2005: World Champion 2-Year-Old, equaling Mack Lobell's world record. In 2006: "Horse of the Year," Triple Crown Winner, year's leading money-winning Standardbred, Hambletonian stakes record (1:51.1) and Season's Champion on a mile track.

 

Major Stakes Victories:

$1,500,000 Hambletonian, $526,000 Kentucky Futurity and $728,000 Yonkers Trot.

With victories in the Hambletonian, Kentucky Futurity and Yonkers Trot, the regally-bred Glidemaster became the eighth winner of Trotting's Triple Crown, joining such great predecessors as Speedy Scot, Super Bowl and Nevele Pride.

After establishing a World Record as a 2-year-old in just his second career start, he went on at 3 to fulfill his great promise, winning the Triple Crown by capturing the Hambletonian in stakes record time (1:51.1), the Kentucky Futurity in straight heats, and the Yonkers Trot in his first-ever start on a half-mile track.

His racing prowess, coupled with his pedigree potential, was recognized by breeders and buyers alike and gave him a successful second career as a sire. Through 2017 he had sired the winners of more than $11.7-million.

His progeny include several major stakes and classics winners but perhaps none so well recognized as World Champion Maven 4,1:51.4h ($1,756,996). She earned further distinction after her stellar racing career by selling for a record $750,000 as a broodmare prospect at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale.