Father Patrick
Stud Fee: $17,500

2011 Stallion
by Cantab Hall out of Gala Dream
  • Earnings of $2,558,133
  • Sire of:
    • Greenshoe, winner of over $1,300,000. At 3, 2nd in Hambletonian, 2nd in Breeders Crown 1st in Hambletonian elimination, winner of Harry M. Zweig Memorial, Stanley Dancer, NJSS Final and KYSS final.
    • Amigo Volo
      •  2019 2 year old trot Breeders Crown champion, who set a WR of 1:54.4 on a 5/8’s track during PASS win
      • at 3, PASS final winner, KY Futurity Winner, Breeders Crown Final and Elimination winner, set WR in the $162,350 Matron
    • Sister Sledge whose wins at 2 and 3 include PASS Final and PA All Stars, Tompkins-Geers
    • Panem, winner of Champlain Stakes, 2nd in KYSS final, 3rd in the Hambletonian Oaks
    • Crucial, at 3 Pass final winner
    • Crop of 81 foals in 2017 has earned more then $3,100,000
    • Leading sire average earning per foal in 2019 for 2 year olds 
    • Multiple Sire Stakes Winners at 2 and 3, including:
      • French Cafe, Crucial, Cupid Hanover, Sequin, Shishito, Rays The Limit, Gimme Shelter, Fly Light

“He is the best horse I have ever trained.” – Jimmy Takter regarding Father Patrick.

Dear Breeders:

2020 has been an unprecedented challenge to all of us: breeders, trainers and owners alike. With the yearling and mixed sales being down by as much as 30% in some areas, racetracks being forced to cut opportunities and purses being trimmed; breeders and buyers alike are being forced to make hard choices. It would be foolish for us not to think COVID19 has affected you in some way. Given that, I wish to inform you that the Father Patrick Syndicate has voted to lower the 2021 stud fee from $25,000 to $17,500. Any mares already booked to Father Patrick will be rebooked automatically at the new fee. I am so proud to be part of a syndication who understand the big picture and are putting the horse first and not the almighty dollar.

Instead of business as usual, we want to reach out a helping hand and are glad to offer breeders an excellent value for their stud fee dollar. This is our way to give back to the breeders who have been supporting the horse, as well as a way to encourage those being forced to otherwise make cuts due to the current climate.

In 2020, Father Patrick reached new milestones with millionaire and Breeders Crown winner Amigo Volo plus the debut syndication of the highly touted Greenshoe. Greenshoe’s star studded full books continue to flatter Father Patrick as well as the emergence of top three-year-old fillies Crucial, Panem, and Sister Sledge. Father Patrick ended the year ranked #2 in overall earnings by 3 year olds, behind only Muscle Hill as well as #2 by average earnings per starter. He continues to give you an opportunity to hit a homerun.

We believe in the quality of his foal crops of 2020 and 2021. The stage is set for even more champion sons and daughters. His best-bred crop are due to foal in 2021 and I am personally confident in Father Patrick and what he has in the pipeline. Diamond Creek and our elite breeding partners continue to support him with our brightest broodmare stars. Join me in supporting this young super sire with your quality mares.

For any questions or to book your mare, please call 717.638.7100 or bookings@diamondcreekfarm.com.

From desk of,

Adam Bowden

 

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
CANTAB HALL SELF POSSESSED VICTORY DREAM
FEELING GREAT
CANLAND HALL GARLAND LOBELL
CANNE ANGUS
GALA DREAM ENJOY LAVEC PINE CHIP
MARGIT LOBELL
MAPLE FROSTING VALLEY VICTORY
VALLEY REGINA
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Record $1.1 Million for Father Patrick Yearling

The world record price for a Standardbred yearling racehorse was set Tuesday evening at $1,1,00,000 for the full brother to harness racing trotting star Greenshoe, Hip No. 44 Maverick, shattered […]

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Father Patrick’s 2020 Book Full and Closed

Diamond Creek has announced today that Father Patrick‘s book for 2020 is full and closed. Father Patrick had an incredibly successful year both on the track and at the yearling sales. Father […]

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Father PAtrick 2020 Stud Fee Increased

Diamond Creek Farm is proud to announce that after another successful harness racing year, Father Patrick’s stud fee has increased to $30,000 for 2020. Father Patrick is currently the leading […]

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Father Patrick Full and Closed in 2019

Diamond Creek Farm is pleased to announce that superstar harness racing trotting sire, Father Patrick is booked full and closed for 2019. Father Patrick is currently the leading first year sire in average […]

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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 […]

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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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Progeny

Panem

Amigo Volo