Hall of Fame

 



lindy's pride

Year of Birth: 
1966
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
2002
Year of Death: 
1997
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
2,2:00.1; 3,1:57.3
Earnings: 
$396,209
Sire: 
Star's Pride
Dam: 
Galena Hanover
Sire of Dam: 
Spencer Scott
Biography: 

Trotting Triple Crown winner Lindy's Pride was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms. Foaled in 1966, he was the son of Star's Pride and Galena Hanover by Spencer Scott. Registered as Galahad Hanover, Lindy Farms, the Antonacci and the Lomangino families purchased him in 1967 as a yearling for $15,500. They renamed him Lindy's Pride.

At two, Lindy's Pride won 13 of 24 events, including the American-National Stake, Review Futurity and the Arden Downs. In 1969, trainer/driver Howard Beissinger guided him to victory, not only in the Yonkers Futurity, the Hambletonian Stake and the Kentucky Futurity, but also in the Dexter Cup and the Colonial. This completed a "grand slam" of the "Big Five Series." It was in the 1969 Hambletonian that he clocked his lifetime mark of 1:57.3, making him the fastest sophomore trotter of the year.

Voted Three-Year-Old Colt Trotter of 1969, Lindy's Pride returned at four to defeat Fresh Yankee. He then accompanied that mare to Europe, where he was second to Une de Mai in a tune-up for the Elite Championship. Unfortunately, after that mile, quarter cracks that plagued him throughout his career resurfaced and he was retired. He was returned to the U.S. for stud duty, standing in Kentucky at Almahurst Farm and then Castleton Farm.

Although his breeding career was cut short due to infertility problems, Lindy's Pride sired almost 500 registered foals and over $7 million in earnings. He sired 28 in 2:00 and 22 winners of $100,000 or more. Outstanding among the many good horses he sired are World Champions Lindy's Crown 4,1:54.4 ($262,048) and Cornstalk 3,1:53.4 ($146,511). Other significant offspring sired by Lindy's Pride are Lola's Express 1:58.3 ($461,087), Spring Dash 3,2:00.2 ($339,457), Glencoe Pride 4,1:57.1 ($276,774) and Elmsford 3,1:57.2 ($267,828), the dam of Embassy Lobell 3,1:54.4 ($2,566,370). As a broodmare sire, Lindy's Pride sired the dams of winners of over $19 million, with 45 $100,000 winners.

Lindy's Pride, who compiled a 47-25-9-4 racing record, had lifetime earnings of $396,209. He died at the age of thirty-one at Lindy Farms in Connecticut on June 25, 1997.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 2002 Souvenir Journal