Hall of Fame

 



su mac lad

Year of Birth: 
1954
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1988
Year of Death: 
1982
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,8,1:58.4
Earnings: 
$885,095
Sire: 
Potomac Lad
Dam: 
Spud's Sue
Sire of Dam: 
Spud Hanover
Biography: 

Sired by Potomac Lad out of Spud's Sue, Su Mac Lad was the Harness Horse of the Year in 1962, as well as the Trotter of the Year in 1961 and 1963. In 1961, he was the first U.S. trotter to win the Roosevelt International, a feat which he repeated in 1963. That same year he trotted the first 2:00 mile at Yonkers Raceway, repeating his performance at Roosevelt Raceway the following year. Beginning in 1956 at the age of two, Su Mac Lad raced every year (except 1957) for a total of 151 starts, gaining 68 wins, 32 seconds and 18 thirds. When retired on December 7, 1965 at Roosevelt, his earnings totalled $885,095, which was a record for that time. Purchased by Stanley Dancer for I. W. Berkemeyer six years earlier, "Summie" died in retirement at Dancer's New Egypt, New Jersey farm at age twenty-eight in 1982.

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