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Freehold, NJ --- Giant Victory, winner of the 1991 Hambletonian, died overnight between Sept. 3 and 4 in his paddock at Hanover Shoe Farms, in Hanover, Pa. He was 25. The son of Super Bowl-Pink Cheeks showed no signs of illness when last checked on the evening of Sept. 3 and appears to have died of natural causes. He will be buried in the Hanover Shoe Farms cemetery. Bred by Stoner Creek Stud, Giant Victory was born in Paris, Ky. and owned by Ted Gewertz and Hanover Shoe Farms. Giant Victory also won the Breeders Crown as a 3-year-old and was named Trotter of the Year. He served stallion duties at Hanover Shoe Farms starting in 1992 and was exported to Marco Folli’s stallion station in Italy in 1997. After 12 seasons in Italy, Folli offered transit back to the US and Gewertz and Hanover Shoe Farms forged an agreement for him to live out his life at Hanover. Giant Victory, then 21, got the chance to return to the site of his shining moment in racing to lead the post parade for the 2009 Hambletonian. He carried out his task, trotting down the track and posing for photos, after a quick sideways duck away from a bouncy ride in the track’s Paddock Park. From 285 foals registered in the US, he had 200 starters, 83 2:00 winners and five winners in 1:55 or faster. His progeny collectively won $9,975,225. His top performer was Victory Margin (1:53.4, $623,329). “After all his years racing and living on two continents, he was as nice an old stallion as you’d ever want to meet, kind in every way,” said Russell Williams, chairman of Hanover Shoe Farms. “His special talent has been to bring out the best in every human being he’s ever been associated with. If there were a world record for that category, not many horses could compete with him.” by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

On June 8th representatives of Alabar Bloodstock, John Coffey and Graeme Henley, came to Pennsylvania to discuss with us not only the Stallion Station/Alabar merger, but more importantly to finalize the details of the upcoming harness racing breeding season for our stallions in Australia and New Zealand - Mach Three, Mister Big and Art Official.

In many parts of the world the month of May is a month of celebration. In this part of the world, commonly known as 'Down Under', there is a celebration between two of the major harness racing stud farms - Alabar and Stallion Station - with announcement of a merge of their operations.

The field for the harness racing 2011 Fremantle Pacing Cup was released today and the barrier draw will be done live on Racing Radio tomorrow morning - Tuesday 11th January.

Being the richest trotting stallion ever to stand in the southern hemisphere comes with an expectation that only a harness racing champion can live up to. Majestic Son standing in only his second commercial year at stud, is giving himself every chance in the lucrative world wide trotting market for stardom.

Standing in only his second commercial season at stud former champion harness racing pacer 'Safari' is proving very popular with the breeders after server a whopping 231 mares in his first year.

Harness racing super sire in the making "Bettors Delight" looks set (in the current 2010/2011 breeding season) to challenge his own record of 546 mares that he bred in the 2006/2007 breeding season. That year he bred 345 in New Zealand and 201 in Australia.

Commencing only his second year at stud has been timed to perfection, with the arrival of the first foals anywhere in the world for the young harness racing supersire in the making Major In Art. The interest in his progeny is world wide, with his owner Ernie Martinez on his way 'Down Under' for a personal inspection.

Stallion Station this year boasts a stallion roster without doubt the envy of the world when it comes to harness racing stallions. Boasting 15 world class stallions, including proven sires, Mach Three, and Courage Under Fire, who are now well entrenched at the top of most sire lists.

New Zealand harness racing star Auckland Reactor yesterday (Tuesday August 24) began preparation for the next phase of his career at stud. Peter Hefferring of Tara Hills Stud confirmed that champion New Zealand pacer Auckland Reactor was in quarantine to re-enter New Zealand and will stand at Stallion Station for the upcoming breeding season.

The greatest ever pacing stallion Mister Big has arrived in Australia. The plane touched down yesterday (Tuesday) carrying a list of top pacing shuttle stallions, none better than this world beater. He will head to quarantine immediately, before heading to his home for the next 6 months at Stallion Station.

Experienced South Auckland horseman, Rob Saunders, has joined to assist with various harness racing projects. The first venture Rob will be involved with is working with studs and stallion owners so that they can take advantage of the huge fan base the site has.

The harness racing stocks of Stallion Station's exciting, young sire Royal Mattjesty got a terrific boost when his daughter Bay Girl scored a stakes record-equalling win in the $170,000 Final of the Canadian Breeders Championship for three-year-old fillies at Mohawk Raceway, Canada last Saturday night (July 24).

The NSW Harness Racing Club this evening conducted the barrier draw to determine the starting positions for the 10 horses, and two reserves, who will compete in this Friday night's $200,000 Stallion Station Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle.

The Stallion Station Chariots Of Fire barrier draw will take place at Tabcorp Park Menangle tomorrow night (Friday July 23) following race seven (9:30pm).

Stallion Station is excited to be able to offer Australasian Breeders Crown and World Champion Art Official, the fastest and richest son of champion harness racing sire Art Major, at stud in the coming season.

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