Hall of Fame - SIX PACK

Six Pack

2,1:55.4f; 3,1:49.1 Earnings: $1,939,604

H, 2015 By Muscle Mass-Pleasing Lady, by Cantab Hall

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 2016 Lex Selected Yearling ($30,000)

Owned (during his racing career) by: Ake Svanstedt, Little E LLC-Knutsson Trotting, Lars Berg and Stall Kalmar

Trained by: Ake Svanstedt

Current status: Stallion (Deo Volente Farms)

 

Racing Credentials:

Fastest 3-year-old trotter in history (1:49.1). Established three career World Records. Voted Dan Patch Champion “3YO Male Trotter of the Year” in 2018 and “Older Male Trotter of the Year” in 2019. 2018’s richest ($1,159,648) and fastest (1:49.1) 3-year-old trotter. First trotter in history to take sub-1:50 records in consecutive years.

 

Major Stakes Victories:

$620,000 Kentucky Futurity, $500,000 Yonkers Trot, $350,000 TVG Open Trot Final, $210,000 Matron Stakes, $181,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial, $225,000 New York Sire Stakes Championship, $223,000 Empire Breeders Classic, Allerage Farm Trot, eliminations of Breeders Crown and Earl Beal Memorial.

Trainer Ake Svanstedt and the colt’s other owners said Six Pack gave them a clear inidication of what might lie ahead when he won the final three starts of his successful 2-year-old campaign, culminating with a wire-to-wire victory from the 7-hole in the $225,000 New York Sire Stakes Championship at Yonkers Raceway.

Their hopes would pan out. Six Pack went on to become a near-$2-million winner and retired to stud with three World Records and two Dan Patch Championships on his resume.

He steamrolled through his 3-year-old campaign with 11 wins in 15 starts. He established a World Record of 1:50 in July in the Stanley Dancer, lowered that record to 1:49.1 in October in the Kentucky Futurity, and in between triumphed in the Yonkers Trot, which earned him victories in two of the sport’s three Triple Crown events. He ended that championship season as the year’s richest and fastest sophomore trotter.

As if that wasn’t enough, another great year would lie ahead. The big, strapping horse won or placed in 11 of 12 starts at 4 and would become the first trotter in history to take sub-1:50 records in consecutive years. He set his 4-year-old World Record of 1:49.2 in the Red Mile’s Allerage Farm Trot, and just over a month later won his final career start in typical fashion, capturing the prestigious TVG Open Trot in track record time at the Meadowlands.