p,2,1:52.3; 3,1:50; 1:47 Earnings: $1,908,424
H, 2009 By Real Desire-Ideal Treasure, by Western Ideal
Bred by: Brittany Farms
Sale history: 2010 Harrisburg Yearling ($6,500)
Owned by: Paul & Sally MacDonald
Trained by: Dr. Ian Moore
Current status: Stallion (Seelster Farms)
World Champion and 2015’s fastest pacer (1:47) and richest older pacer ($865,807 earned in 2015). Voted 2015 Canadian “Horse of the Year” and Dan Patch Champion “Older Pacing Horse of the Year.” Multiple classics winner and three-time winner of the Molson Pace.
$215,400 U.S. Pacing Championship, $685,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, Allerage Pace, Molson Pace (3 times), Roll With Joe, Mohawk Gold Cup, and Dayton Pacing Derby.
State Treasurer is another example of a small purchase price getting the yearling buyer a whole lot of horse! Bought for $6,500 as a yearling by Paul and Sally MacDonald, State Treasurer went on to bank more than $1.9-million in his stellar career.
His 33 career victories were highlighted by an amazing four-race win streak in the heat of summer, which started with a World Record, 1:47 triumph in the U.S. Pacing Championship on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. Not only a world mark, it was the fastest mile recorded by a pacer of any age in 2015.
That score was followed by a track-record win in the Roll With Joe at Tioga Downs, and culminated with a sweep of the elim and final of the rich Canadian Pacing Derby.
His trainer Dr. Ian Moore said of him: “He's been racing year-in and year-out with the best horses and he's just gotten better and better. He's given us a lot of thrills. He's been terrific since the start of his racing career.”
State Treasurer is now a stallion at Seelster Farms in Ontario, with his oldest foals 4-year-olds in 2022.