Hoof Beats Magazine

DEC 2017

Official magazine of the U.S. Trotting Association, covering harness racing and the Standardbred horse.

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In addition to Foiled Again, Dragon Again's other $1-million-plus performers include My Little Dragon ($2,318,623), Atochia ($1,809,356), Aracache Hanover ($1,726,617), Fear The Dragon ($1,492,782), Wakizashi Ha- nover ($1,453,148), Versado ($1,254,207), and Tidewater- dragonfly ($1,054,889). Overall, Dragon Again sired 351 lifetime $100,000 win- ners from 1,182 performers. From those performers, 594 took marks of 1:55 or better. His fastest progeny is Wakizashi Ha- nover p,1:47.3. McLead said Dragon Again was buried on the farm near his paddock by the Sugar Valley office. "We have a pond near his paddock and there are two oak trees at the back of the pond, and we buried him between those two trees so he can see all the broodmares and his pad- dock," said McLead. Feelin Friskie On Nov. 14, 2016, Feelin Friskie was taken to Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation and treatment of colic. Upon his arrival, he was taken into surgery and found to have an inoperable condition. He was medically euthanized. As a racehorse in the Scott Bell stable, Feelin Friskie earned $784,210 with 11 wins in 30 starts. He took his mark of 1:49.1 when he won the $500,000 New Jersey Classic in 2006 at age 3. Standing at Midland Acres in Ohio since 2008, Fee- lin Friskie was responsible for producing Ohio Sire Stakes champions Igottafeelinfran p,4,1:51.1f ($569,650), Crown Time Keeper p,3,1:53h ($276,965), and Feelin Lika Winner p,1:51.1f ($344,996). His fastest offspring is Gotmoneyin- mypocket p,3,1:50.3f ($191,548). His 271 total starters have earned more than $12.7 million in purses. Fool's Goal World champion trotter Fool's Goal 1:51.3 ($3,057,070) died July 11, 2017, at the Marvin Maker farm in New Jersey. He was 22 and had recently become ill and was believed to have cancer. Bred and owned by Bruce McElven and Ron Allen, Fool's Goal was a son of Armbro Goal and the mare Contestique, who the partners bought in 1990 when the mare was 5 years old. They raced her for a couple of years and then bred her, with her first foal Fool's Goal. Although Fool's Goal won a New Jersey Sire Stakes final and finished second in the Charles Smith Memorial as a 3-year-old while racing for trainer Dottie Morone and driver Jim Doherty, his greatest success came as an older horse when he won back-to- back Breeders Crowns. In 2002, at the age of 7, he won seven of 15 starts and earned $1,277,640. Among his wins were the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands and Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk. He was voted Dan Patch Older Trot- ting Horse of the Year. At age 8, the gelding won the Breeders Crown at Woodbine and was third in the Maple Leaf Trot. At age 9, he continued to compete in the top free-for-all trotting events, winning the Titan Cup at the Meadowlands. His last year of racing was at age 10 in 2005. —from harnessracing.com Ft Apache Hanover Ft Apache Hanover, p,2,1:52.4s; 4,1:52.2s ($300,887) was euthanized on Dec. 23, 2016, at age 20, due to the infirmities of old age. Ft Apache Hanover was a son of Western Hanover – French Dressing. His dam was a half-sister to world champion French Chef and earned $283,142 on the racetrack. Ft Apache Hanover stood his entire career at the Wilson Farm in Martinsville, Ill. Founded by Dr. Diana Wilson and her late husband, Tim, the farm is currently owned, as was Ft Apache Hanover, by Dr. Wilson. The horse was a half-brother to Freedom Hanover (Rus- tler Hanover, $443,098), Fionavar Hanover (The Panderosa, $364,883), and Filippo Hanover (Arturo, $126,474). The stallion raced in the same crop as Badlands Hanover (Western Hanover, $754,772) and Island Fantasy (Life Sign, $1,371,525, Dan Patch and O'Brien Award winner) and was a closing third in the world record Breeders Crown won by Badlands Hanover in 1:50 at Colonial Downs. Ft Apache Hanover was timed in 1:50.2. At age 2, Ft Apache Hanover won a Nassagaweya Stakes division and the Abe Lincoln. He was also second in a Cham- plain Stakes division and his Governor's Cup elimination. As a 3-year-old, he was second in the Nat Christie Memorial. Standing in Illinois, Ft Apache Hanover sired a number a state champions. He also produced four horses that HOOF BEATS DECEMBER 2017 37 Feelin Friskie with Donald "Doc" Mossbarger

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