Published: February 8, 2016 9:00 am ET
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A classy veteran competing in open/invitational events for the past few seasons, Allthatgltrsisgold p,2,1:52.3; 3,1:49 ($824,471) was put to rest at Miami Valley Raceway in Ohio on Saturday, February 6, 2016, following an injury.
This was the same track where he had scored a decisive victory in his previous start.
The son of Cams Card Shark and the Life Sign mare Glitter N Glitz raced 123 times, resulting in 34 wins, 14 seconds, and 14 thirds. While he did earn victories in some stakes events in a crop which included the likes of Rock N Roll Heaven, Rockin Image, and Sportswriter, he was most known for his gutsy performances in the open/invitational ranks at racetracks throughout the Midwest.
Bred and owned by Victory Hill Farm of LaGrange, Indiana, he was brought along slowly by design. Since prior foals from Glitter N Glitz had gotten really racy, really fast -- which was their downfall -- the connections wanted to make sure Allthatgltrsisgold did not take that same path. They recognized his talent and laid the ground work for a long racing career for the stallion.
Qualifying in June of his two-year-old year at Hoosier Park, it did not take long for Allthatgltrsisgold to show his speed and versatility on the racetrack, even defeating aged horses. He won several events that season, en route to a freshman mark of p,2,1:52.3.
Coming back even better at age three, he started his season with a sharp p,3,1:53.2 qualifying effort, again at Hoosier Park. Embarking on a stakes campaign, he scored victories in The Horseman and Monument Circle in his home state. However, he earned his lifetime mark of p,3,1:49 in the consolation of the 2010 North America Cup, where he was parked out nearly the entire mile.
Maturing even more from age three to four, he started off his season at the Meadowlands. On a cool night in New Jersey, after already winning a leg, he came from the back of the pack and used a :25.4 final quarter to win the final of the Aquarius Series.
Upon returning to Indiana, he reeled of four invitational victories in a row.
During his six-year-old year, he started serving double duty, as he was bred to a few mares while also racing. Always classy and professional, his time in the breeding shed did not change his attitude and behavior in the barn or on the racetrack. He was able to separate the two roles and continue to be a pleasure deal with for all those around him. His oldest foals will hit the racetrack later this year.
Trained throughout most of his career by Bobby Brower, and groomed by his wife, Debbie, he will be truly missed. To them, as well as Dr. Maria King of Victory Hill Farm, he was not just an animal, he was part of the family.
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Allthatgltrsisgold.
(with files from Hoosier Hoofprints)