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10:49 PM 21 Dec 2006 NZDT
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Here Comes Herbie
Here Comes Herbie
Photo by Michael Lisa - Lisa Photo, Inc. - 2006 Hambletonian elimination

The sudden passing of Strong Yankee has resulted in a career change for Here Comes Herbie, who will stand his first season at Ontario's Tara Hills Stud in 2007.

A son of Credit Winner out of the Donerail mare D Train, Here Comes Herbie had extremely successful campaigns at two and three.

A world champion at two, Here Comes Herbie set a new World Record on a five-eighths mile oval on July 10, 2005, trotting over Pocono Downs in 1:56.

At three, the trotting colt won a Hambletonian elimination, finished third in the Breeders Crown and was second in an elimination and final of the $209,250 Matron.

He took a mark of 1:52 in his three-year-old campaign and banked $335,000. He retires with $380,000 in career earnings.

"This horse has all the ability in the world," Tara Hills' Peter Heffering told Trot Insider today. "We were going to stand him at some point, and initially there was a lot of interest to stand him in Pennsylvania, but I really always wanted to stand him at our place.

"We were considering racing him at four and five, and didn't want him to compete with Strong Yankee [who was going to be standing his first season at Tara Hills in 2007]. When he [Strong Yankee] passed away we decided to accelerate the plan."

Here Comes Herbie's 2007 stud fee has been set at $5,000, with syndication available.

Courtesy Of Standardbred Canada

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