Hall of Fame - Vintage Master

p,2,1:57.4; 3,1:49.2f; 1:48.1f Earnings: $2,160,953

H, 2006 By Western Ideal-Art's Vintage, by Artsplace

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms & Brian Monieson RevTrust

Sale history: Retained for racing

Owned (during his racing career) by: Brittany Farms & Brian Monieson RevTrust

Trained by: Jimmy Takter

Current status: Stallion (Western Canada)

 

Racing Credentials:

In 2009: Season's Champion 3-year-old colt pacer on a half-mile track (1:50.4h). In 2010: World Champion 4-year-old pacer on a 5/8-mile track (1:48.1f).

 

Major Stakes Victories:

$677,000 Adios Pace, $325,000 Cane Pace, $500,000 Ben Franklin, $290,000 Tattersalls Pace, Bluegrass Stakes, Presidential Series.

While solid as a 2-year-old, race-timed in 1:51.2 and competing in such major stakes as the Metro and Governor's Cup, Vintage Master blossomed when he reached the 3-year-old "glamour division." He earned over $1.3-million that year and won the Cane Pace at Freehold in season's and track record time, the Adios, and four other major stakes. He finished second in the $1,000,000 Meadowlands Pace and in his heat of the classic Little Brown Jug to 2009 "Pacer of the Year" Well Said, a horse he had defeated in the Adios Final.

As a 4-year-old in 2010 Vintage Master continued to prove himself one of the sport's elite pacers. He won his elim and the $500,000 final of the Ben Franklin FFA Pace at Harrah's Chester that season, setting a World Record of 1:48.1f in the elim and defeating such top-ranked horses as Foiled Again in the rich final.

He is the second-richest son of the great Brittany-bred, World Champion sire Western Ideal. He has sired the earners of more than $1.8-million from three crops including multiple stakes winner and Canadian record-setting filly Thatsoveryverynice.