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Meadow Skipper

Meadow Skipper
Breed Standardbred
Sire Dale Frost
Grandsire Hla Dale
Dam Countess Vivian
Damsire Kings Council
Gender Stallion
Foaled 8 May 1960
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder C. S. Hayes (USA)
Earnings $428,057
Major Wins, Awards and Honors
Awards
Harness Horse of the Year (1979 & 1980)
Honors
Best mile rate: 1:55.2
Infobox last updated on: 2009-04-27.

Meadow Skipper was a Standardbred racehorse foaled in 1960 by Dale Frost out of Countess Vivian by Kings Council. He earned $ 428,057 as a racehorse.[1] [2]

He was a world or season champion every year he raced and when he retired to the breeding farm it was no different. Meadow Skipper is one of the sport's outstanding sires. As a breeding champion he shone, with his progeny earning an incredible $66 million. He has sired over 450 two minute pacers including Triple Crown winners Ralph Hanover and Most Happy Fella, plus Albatross, sire of Niatross, Chairmanoftheboard and Naughty But Nice. [3]

Albatross's 2,546 sons and daughters won $130,700,280.[4] Niatross is believed by many to be the greatest harness horse of all time. He was Harness Horse of the Year as a two and three year old in 1979 and 1980, won the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers and obliterated the world record by three full seconds with a mile time of 1:49.1.

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