Hall of Fame - Passionate Glide

2,1:>M, 2003 By Yankee Glide-Miss Marita, by Joie De Vie

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: Retained for racing/breeding

Owned (during her racing career) by: Brittany Farms

Trained by: Jimmy Takter

Current status: Hanover Shoe Farms broodmare

 

Racing Credentials:

World Champion. In 2005: "2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year" and richest 2-year-old Standardbred. In 2006: "3-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year" and richest 3-year-old filly trotter.

 

Major Stakes Victories:

$750,000 Hambletonian Oaks, $500,000 Breeders Crown, $330,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, $557,000 Goldsmith Maid, $375,000 Delvin Miller Memorial and $234,000 Moni Maker.

Passionate Glide made up half of the duo that made harness racing history in 2006 when her breeder Brittany Farms became the first ever to have bred the winner of the same year's Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks. Passionate Glide took home the honors in the sport's foremost event for trotting fillies, the Hambletonian Oaks, while Brittany-bred Glidemaster won the Hambletonian on the same card at the Meadowlands.

The royally-bred filly dominated her division as both a 2 and 3-year-old. Her wins in five major stakes at 2 and victories in the glamour division classics at 3 easily garnered her Dan Patch divisional honors both seasons. Many will remember her three-heat victory in the Kentucky Filly Futurity, when her driver Ron Pierce directed a "goodbye wave" to the competition (see video below).

It would be remiss to review Passionate Glide's impact on the sport without mentioning her pedigree—replete with champions and one with a gigantic impact in the commercial marketplace.

The daughter of Yankee Glide is from Miss Marita, who has produced three $100,000-plus yearlings that include one of the the highest-priced trotting colts to ever sell, at $350,000. Passionate Glide herself, and two of her sisters, have also produced $100,000 yearlings, and the family is responsible for World Champion Muscle Mass and Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive. Passionate Glide's second dam? World Champion Keystone Profile, herself a record-setter in the sales ring at $425,000!