Hall of Fame - Mr Feelgood

p,2,1:53; 3,1:50h; 1:49 Earnings: $3,366,157

H, 2003 By Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories, by Jate Lobell

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 2004 Tattersalls yearling ($130,000)

Owned (during his racing career) by: Lindy Farms, Diversity Stable, Canamerica Capital; Lindy Farms, John Fodera and Brittany Farms; Kevin & Kay Seymour and Peter & Zilla O'Shea (NZ)

Trained by: Jimmy Takter; Tim Butt (NZ); Luke McCarthy (NZ)

Current status: Stallion (Egmont Park, AUS)

 

Racing Credentials:

In 2006: Single dash and two-heat World Champion 3-year-old colt pacer on a half-mile track, winning the Little Brown Jug in 1:50h-1:50.3h. Exported and a multiple classics winner and 2009 Australian "Horse of the Year."

 

Major Stakes Victories:

Little Brown Jug, Inter Dominion Championship, Victoria Cup, Queensland Pacing Championship (twice), Graduate Final, Isle Of Capri, Presidential Final.

Mr Feelgood, a winner of more than $3-million, established his fame in the U.S. winning the $541,000 Little Brown Jug in straight heats in world record time. That fame later grew internationally, as from 2008 to 2012 he raced with tremendous success Down Under, capturing the Inter Dominion Series and other classics that enabled him to be named Australia's "Horse of the Year" in 2009.

He was justifiably a $130,000 yearling purchase. He is by the Artsplace son Grinfromeartoear and a half-brother to the $900,000-plus winning mare Remember When p,4,1:50.3, who captured the She's A Great Lady at 2 and Fan Hanover at 3. His second dam is the blue-hen mare Leah Almahurst, herself a Breeders Crown Champion, millionaire, and dam of the highly successful sire Western Ideal.

As a sire, Mr Feelgood has produced stakes winners in both the U.S. and Australia. His small, single crop of U.S. foals earned more than $2.4-million and include a 1:49.3 performer and $650,000 winner.