Bred by Rita and Rod Williams, this son of Art’s Conquest out of the dam Cold Fusion, was foaled in North Henderson, Illinois and sold for $40,000 at the 2002 Cottonwood Farm Sale as a yearling to the Erv Miller Stable.
Coldheartedrevenge only made five starts as a 2-year-old, winning twice and making a modest $22,650. However as a 3-year-old he made 11 stops in a winner’s circle, banking $169,074 with $51,000 of that amount coming in his Maywood Pace Final triumph with driver Andy Miller.
The horse was sold to east coast interests later in 2004 after his second place finish in the Super Night Langley Consolation and went on to rattle off 6 wins in 7 starts for his new connections.
Coldheartedrevenge’s best year in earnings came in 2006 as a 5-year-old when he raked in $205,032. The gelding came back to Illinois that year and raced for the Joe Anderson Stable, winning a trio of Free For All events including the race in the above photo.
As a 7-year-old in 2008 the ICF pacer spent the Spring and Fall out east but campaigned in between at Balmoral for the Ken Rucker Stable, taking in over $122,000 while winning 11 races that season.
Three of his four Free For All victories in the summer of ’08 on the Crete one-miler were sub 1:50 performances, including a lifetime best 1:48.3 victory with Mike Oosting in early September. The horse would go on to capture the Maurello Consolation on Super Night with Oosting in 1:49.3.
Coldheartedrevenge last raced as an 11-year-old in 2012 where he was winless in three trips postward. The rugged ICF pacer ended his career with 58 career victories and earnings of $847,817.
By Mike Paradise
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association