Garland Lobell currently ranks as the twelfth-leading moneywinning trotting sire of all time, with total foal earnings of nearly $51 million. He is also listed as the eleventh-leading all-time trotting sire of $100,000 winners with 159.
Purchased in 1982 as a $7,000 yearling by the Saccomani brothers of Quebec and driven by Jacques Hebert, Garland Lobell won 14 of 63 lifetime starts and earned $345,689. His stakes-record time of 1:55.3 came in the first heat of the 1984 Kentucky Futurity which he won by four lengths.
Garland Lobell’s stud career began in Quebec in 1986 and by the time his third crop of two-year-olds had reached the track his position as the top sire in that province had been established. The earnings of 87 foals from his last Canadian-bred crop (1995) totaled over $6.1 million.
Garland Lobell was paired with Hall of Fame broodmare Amour Angus for the first time in May of 1991. Their first foal was Emilie Cas El 3,1:57.1f ($245,199), Canada’s 1994 O’Brien Award Horse of the Year. This cross also produced brothers Andover Hall 3,1:51.3 ($870,510), Angus Hall 3,1:54.3 ($830,654) and Conway Hall 3,1:53.4 ($818,884). The siblings proved to be great sires in their own right, ranking 11th, 5th and 9th respectively on the list of all-time moneywinning trotting sires, with total foal earnings among them of more than $209 million. Garland Lobell and Amour Angus’ sister Canne Angus produced his richest foal, Cameron Hall 4,1:53.4s ($1,816,236).
As a broodmare sire, Garland Lobell has 467 2:00 and 80 1:55 credits, with 218 $100,000 winners, and earnings of over $77 million with 4 millionaires. He is grandsire to Hambletonian winners Vivid Photo (2005) 4,1:50.2z ($3,273,387) and Trixton (2014) 3,1:50.3 ($947,057); Breeders Crown and American-National winner and 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall 3,1:54 ($1,442,303); Breeders Crown and Merrie Annabelle winner and 2009 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year Poof She’s Gone 3,1:53.1 ($1,312,093); and Breeders Crown, Colonial and Kentucky Futurity winner, world champion Manofmanymissions 3,1:52.1 ($1,215,000).
In 2005 Garland Lobell was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. He passed away on May 23, 2011 at Walnut Hall, Ltd. in Lexington, Kentucky at the age of 30.