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Shark Gesture to stand at Winbak Farm

01:18 PM 03 Nov 2011 NZDT
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Shark Gesture
Winbak Farm

Pennsylvania harness racing stud - Winbak Farm will be standing Shark Gesture in 2012 at Nandi Farm.

­He will be standing for $6,000 and will be available for harness racing syndication.

Shark Gesture had a successful race career taking marks of p, 2, 1:51.3; 3, 1:49.1; 1:48.1 and earning $2,818,021.

Shark Gesture proved to be a tough racehorse at all ages. At 2, Shark Gesture's victories included the Bluegrass, Simpson Stakes, and an elimination of the Breeders Crown.

He was second in the International Stallion Stake. At 3, he won the Breeders Crown Final, Tattersalls Pace, Bluegrass Stakes, Simpson Stakes, and Progress Pace. As an aged horse, he then went on to win the New Hampshire Sweepstakes, William R. Haughton Memorial two years in a row, Canadian Pacing Derby Final, Graduate Series elimination and final, Dan Patch Invitational Pace, and was second in the U.S. Pacing Championship.

A son of Cam's Card Shark out of a Western Hanover mare, Shark Gesture is a great cross for a wide range of mares, especially Artsplace and Jate Lobell bloodlines. His dam is a half-sister to world-champion Ponder, p,2,1:58.1h; 3,1:53f; 1:48.1 ($1,522,936). As a yearling, Shark Gesture sold for $110,000 at Harrisburg.

Shark Gesture's oldest crop is now 2. From a limited first crop of 43 Ontario-bred foals, they sold as high as $82,000.

Shark Gesture and Tim Tetrick winning the 2009 William Haughton Final:

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