Father Patrick - Stud Fee: $20,000

2010 Stallion
by Cantab Hall out of Gala Dream
  • Father Patrick set the WORLD RECORDS for 2yo and 3yo trotters on five-eighths mile track, 1:52.1 and 1:50.2, respectively.
  • Father Patrick was the highest earning racehorse in 2014, for trotters and pacers of all ages, and is the highest earning progeny for superstar sire, Cantab Hall.
  • Gaining the early lead from post 6, Father Patrick earned an incredible victory in his final race as a 3yo at the $500,000 3yo Trot Breeders Crown Final.
  • Dan Patch and O’Brien 2yo Trotting Colt of the Year in 2013.
  • Earnings of $2,558,133

Booked Full and Closed in 2019

"He is the best horse I have ever trained." - Jimmy Takter regarding Father Patrick.

Father Patrick showed his class and charisma on the track his whole career.  With wins that included the Canadian Trotting Classic, Earl Beal, Zweig Memorial, Stanley Dancer and the Haughton Memorial, Father Patrick showed just what he was capable of.

His consecutive Breeders Crown victories at 2 and 3, went on to further cement his status as a one of the best out there.  He was voted the Dan Patch and O’Brien 2yo Trotting Colt of the Year in 2013.

With his pedigree and race record alone, Father Patrick checks all the boxes.  Add on to that his speed and intelligence, and you have a recipe for a successful future as a stud.

Father Patrick's first crop of 2 year olds hit the tracks to great success. He led all first crop trotting sires in average earnings per foal, third among all trotting sires.  This group included NJ and KY Sire Stakes champion, Whispering Oaks and Champlain Stake winner, Hudson River.

This momentum continued at the yearling sales, where in Harrisburg his yearlings averaged for $119,000.

We look forward to monitoring the future of this special horse.


Race Record

Year Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2013 2 11 10 1 0 $ 744,057
2014 3 17 12 3 0 $ 1,693,081
2015 4 5 1 2 0 $ 120,995
Total: $ 2,558,133
Monday, August 31, 2015
“Something Bothering” Father Patrick

At this point, trainer Jimmy Takter is looking for some answers with Father Patrick. He has gone on the record as saying that he will probably be consulting some specialists due to the recent sub-par performances from the accomplished…

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Double Duty Impossible for Stallions? Think Twice.

Over in harness racing this year, superstar trotter Father Patrick has been generating considerable buzz by performing “double duty” since the start of the 2015 breeding season. According to an article last month in Harness Racing Update, the 4-year-old is “the most notable standardbred ever in the United States” to serve as an active stallion […]

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Father Patrick Retired

The connections of Father Patrick have announced that the four-year-old Dan Patch and O’Brien Award-winning trotter has been officially retired.

Diamond Creek Farm’s Adam Bowden, who is managing the stallion’s breeding career, said h…

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Bowden looks to “Patrick’s” fulltime stallion career

With Father Patrick’s racing career now completed, breeder and co-owner Adam Bowden is looking forward to the next phase of the trotter’s career as a fulltime stallion.

The 4-year-old Father Patrick did double duty this season as a r…

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