Winbak Farm of Ontario announced on Thursday that the farm is adding millionaire Archangel to its stallion lineup for 2015.
“We are very excited to add Archangel, who has a stakes-winning race record and has a World Champion pedigree, to the lineup,” said Larry Drysdale, Winbak of Ontario Manager. “His offspring will be potentially eligible to the lucrative Ontario Sires Stakes program, that competed for $15.9 million in 2014.”
Archangel, 2, 1:58.2s; 3, 1:53.1s; 1:50 -’14 ($1,141,831), was a tough racehorse from the beginning of his racing career. At two, Archangel won two New York Sire Stakes divisions and New York State Fair stake. He finished second in the Breeders Crown elimination, John Simpson Memorial, three New York Sire Stakes divisions and the New York Sire Stakes Final.
At three, Archangel won the Empire Breeders Classic elimination and Final, Kentucky Futurity, NY State Fair, five New York Sire Stakes divisions and the Yonkers Trot Final.
When Archangel won the Yonkers Trot, he set a World Record of 1:54.1. The mile was a World Record for three-year-olds on a half-mile track, a track record for the same division, the fastest Yonkers Trot ever raced and a tie for the all-age trotting track record.
With his win in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Batavia Downs, he shattered the all-age track record by winning in 1:54.3. The previous record had been 1:56 and had stood since 1993. Archangel was second in his Hambletonian elimination and New York Sire Stakes prep race.
After breeding a select group of mares in 2013, Archangel returned to the races to set a World Record and new lifetime mark of 1:50, tying him with Sebastian K for the fastest trotter ever on a mile track, while winning the John Cashman Memorial elimination in July.
He also was second in the Charlie Hill Memorial and Crawford Farms Trot. During his career, Archangel was able to win on a 1/2-mile track, 5/8-mile track, 7/8 mile track and mile track while competing against the best trotters in North America including Market Share and Sebastian K.
In addition to his winning performance record, Archangel also boasts an impressive pedigree. He is the fastest & second richest son of Credit Winner. He is the first foal out of Michelles Angel, 3, 1:54 ($436,921). Michelles Angel is an Andover Hall daughter of Almost An Angel, 3, 1:56 ($498,577). Archangel was also a $120,000 yearling.
“Archangel’s pedigree makes him a great cross for mares from the Valley Victory line, including Donerail, Lindy Lane and Muscles Yankee,” said Drysdale. “Balanced Image, Mr. Lavec and Kadabra mares will also match very well with Archangel.”