2,1:56.1 3,1:54 ($1,442,303)
Self Possessed-Canland Hall by Garland Lobell
Bay, 2001 | 15.3 hands
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Wheeling N Dealin
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2013 Leading Money Winning Trotting Sire with $8,382,164 in All Age Progeny Earnings (as of 12-17-13).
Cantab Hall ranked 2nd among 2YO Leading Money Winning Sires in 2013 with $2,093,703 banked as of 12-17-13. His leading freshman performers included Breeders Crown Champion Father Patrick t,2,1:52.1f $744,057- winner of 10 races including $280,500 Peter Haughton Memorial, $354,050 William Wellwood (elim & final), Champlain, Bluegrass, PASS and PA All Stars; Lifetime Pursuit t,2,1:52.3m $270,370 6 wins including 3 PASS legs, PA All Stars, Merrie Annabelle elim (2nd in $321,700 Final), and International Stallion Stake (fastest division); Uva Hanover (out of Up Front Laura) t,2,1:57f $115,018 3 PASS legs and 2nd in PA All Stars; Il Sogno Dream t,2,1:55.4f $112,899 winner of 2 PASS legs and TSS division; Juniata Hanover (out of Justgotafeeling) t,2,1:57.3f $105,173 5 wins including Keystone Classic, Arden, PASS, and Pa All Stars; Monte Cristo Spur t,2,1:57.1f $104,131 3 wins including Keystone Classic and PASS legs.
Three year old winners ranked Cantab Hall 4th among Leading Money Winning Sires with $2,602,094 (as of 12-17-13). His sophomore performers included Lindy’s Tru Grit t,3,1:53.3m $288,881 in ’13- 5 wins including $235,000 American National, $115,650 Simcoe and Zweig; Dontyouforgetit t,3,1:52.1f $591,549 ($253,712 in ’13 4 wins including Currier & Ives, PASS and Beal elim-3rd in $500,000 Final); High Bridge t,3,1:54.3f $320,016 ($253,098 in ’13- 5 wins including Bucket, PASS- 2nd in PASS Final and PA All Stars); Coffeecake Hanover (out of CR Calendar Girl) t,3,1:52.4f $359,816 ($194,473- 4 wins including PASS and Breeders Crown elim- 5th in Final); Wheelin N Dealin t,2,1:55s $811,226 (t,3,1:55.3s $115,114 in ’13); Sailer Eddie t,3,1:54.1f $178,723 ($104,121 in ’13 3 wins including 2 TSS divisions- 2nd in PA All Stars and Colonial 2).
$100,000+ All aged winners were Uncle Peter t,4,1:50.3f $1,165,136 ($519,232 in ’13- $230,000 Centaur winner and 2nd in $500,000 TVG FFA Final); Modern Family t,4,1:51m $266,422 ($198,650 in ’13 -9 wins including $100,000 Maturity); Open winner My MVP t,3,1:52m $879,804 ($148,010 in ’13- 5 wins); and He’s Spooky t,5,1:52.2f $400,224 ($134,070 in ’13- 9 wins including multiple Open HC).
In the Barn with….. CANTAB HALL (by Jessica MacMurray, Hoofbeats January 2012 issue)
Ever wonder what goes on in the everyday lives of some of racing’s biggest winners? Hoof Beats stops by the barn to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of racing’s most successful horses. This month: stallion Cantab Hall.
Having sire 484 horses of racing age (with nearly 80 percent of them making it to the races), Cantab Hall, owned by Cantab Hall Syndicate, is the leading sire of trotters in North America. His progeny have earned more than $9 million in 2012. Even before the breeding shed, however, Cantab Hall was a success, with earnings of more than $1.4 million in just two years of racing.
Hanover Shoe Farms manager Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky said that Cantab Hall lives in his paddock, equipped with run-in shed, unless he is being collected or there is inclement weather. He is fed a custom, complete pellet food, made for Hanover Shoe Farms by Purina.
“He’s basically good, but he doesn’t like vaccinations or getting twitched,” said Jablonsky.
Jablonsky also said that Cantab Hall or just Cantab as they call him, is a friendly horse, but can be difficult in the breeding shed because he would rather fight with mares than be collected.
He does, however, like toys, and if an actual toy, such as a rubber ball, is unavailable, he will make a toy out of just about anything, including sticks he finds in his paddock.
“He loves to pick things up in his mouth and carry them around,” Jablonsky said.
Cantab Hall also enjoys sunbathing in the corner of his paddock. He likes to play, grazes often, and has a relatively quiet life, aside from his duties in the breeding shed, where he gets collected four times a week.
“He’s a pretty mellow, relaxed horse,” said Jablonsky, “but he’s kind of a different horse depending on the situation.”
She says that he gets upset if he has to be in his stall, as he much happier being outside.
“People should have their guard up when they’re around him,” Jablonsky said.