Hall of Fame

 



meadow skipper

Year of Birth: 
1960
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1983
Year of Death: 
1982
Gait: 
Pacer
Record: 
p,3,1:55.1
Earnings: 
$428,057
Sire: 
Dale Frost
Dam: 
Countess Vivian
Sire of Dam: 
King's Counsel
Biography: 

The son of Dale Frost and Countess Vivian, Meadow Skipper was foaled in Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania in 1960. Under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Earle Avery, he blossomed as a racehorse in his sophomore year, winning the 1963 Cane Pace and finishing second in the Little Brown Jug. But it was as a sire that Meadow Skipper shone. Standing at Stoner Creek Stud in Kentucky, he produced 456 two-minute performers and the dams of an additional 1,278 through 1993. Some of the greatest Standardbreds in history were sired by him, including Albatross and Most Happy Fella. He is the grandsire of Niatross, 1:49.1 and Fan Hanover, 1:50.4. Other famous offspring include Windshield Wiper, Governor Skipper, Trenton and Genghis Khan. Meadow Skipper died at Stoner Creek Farm in 1982.

 Stoner Creek Stud, Paris, KY

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals