Father Patrick
Stud Fee: $30,000

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.
    • Sister Sledge whose wins at 2 and 3 include PASS Final and PA All Stars, Tompkins-Geers
    • 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
    • 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.

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 offspring have been dominating on the racetrack.  With this type of early success, we can only dream about what will come next.


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
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
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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“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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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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