Hall of Fame

 



star's pride

Year of Birth: 
1947
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1979
Year of Death: 
1977
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,5,1:57.1
Earnings: 
$140,969
Sire: 
Worthy Boy
Dam: 
Stardrift
Sire of Dam: 
Mr. McElwyn
Biography: 

The son of Worthy Boy and Stardrift was purchased as a yearling for $2,950. Star's Pride was first jointly owned by E. Roland Harriman and Lawrence B. Sheppard and trained by Harry Pownall. A winner of $104,969, he frequently raced with stablemate Florican. He entered stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in 1959 and Sheppard bought Harriman's share for $100,000 plus breeding rights then valued at $50,000. Star's Pride became the sire of eight Hambletonian winners: Hickory Pride, Nevele Pride, Lindy's Pride and Super Bowl, to mention a few. Star's Pride died in 1977 at Hanover Shoe Farms. At that time his offspring had won $25 million and his yearlings had sold for $9.4 million.

 Hanover Shoe Farms, Hanover, PA

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