Shartin has royally-bred filly


Kiwi-bred star Shartin N is a mum.

On Sunday, February 13th world champion and Harness Horse of the Year, Shartin N, gave birth to a filly sired by world champion and Pacer of the Year, Captaintreacherous.

Ola Yoder, owner of Kountry Lane Standardbreds, LLC of Indiana purchased Shartin N for an undisclosed sum in December 2020.

“I’m tickled pink with Shartin N’s filly,” Yoder said. “When I first saw a photo of the foal, I told them he’s a nice-looking colt. Then they told me it’s a filly and that made it even better.

“Shartin will again be bred to Captaintreacherous,” Yoder said. “He produces some great racehorses. I’m pretty excited about all of this. I’ve put together a pretty nice string of top mares and I look forward to seeing their foals develop and then go in the big yearling sales.”

Shartin N gave birth Sunday at Beth and Doug Yontz’s Anvil and Lace Farm in Kentucky. That has been home for Shartin N.

“The filly was born at around 1:00 am February 13,” said Beth Yontz. “It was a textbook foaling. She was just perfect and she loves her baby.

Shartin N, the 2019 USA Dan Patch Harness Horse of the Year and the fastest pacing mare in history, had a glittering harness racing career. The world champion mare won 46 of her 68 lifetime starts and $2,667,563 in purses- an average of $39,228 per start – and took a world record lifetime mark of 1:46.4.

She clocked an amazing 20 winning miles in 1:50 or better.

Bred in New Zealand by Grant Crabbe at Prebbleton near Christchurch, Shartin N did not race at age two and commenced her career in Australia as a three-year-old, winning seven races and $105,718 in purses including the Queensland and Tasmanian Oaks.

Following her defeating Victorian Horse of the Year, Jilliby Kung Fu 1:48.4 ($529,710), at Melton in 2017, when Shartin N sat parked out the entire trip and won in a class record 1:52.5 mile rate over 1720 meters, Shartin N was bought by leading New Zealand bloodstock agent John Curtin on behalf of USA owner Richard Poillucci of South Easton, MA.

Poillucci would then take on partners JoAnn Looney King of Delaware and later down the road, driver Tim Tetrick of Delaware.

Ironically, Shartin N’s foal was delivered on Feb. 13, which also happens to be Richard Poillucci’s birthday.

In 2021 Captaintreacherous ranked 1st among 2-Year-Old Pacing Money Winning Sires with $3,358,498 earned and 3rd among 3-Year-Old Pacing Leading Money Winning Sires with $4,768,577 earned.

Captaintreacherous is also the sire of both 2021 Dan Patch older pacers of the year Allywag Hanover (Anderosa Hanover by The Panderosa) p,1:46.4 $1,195,998 and Lyons Sentinel (Tutu Hanover by Western Ideal) p,1:48 $2,003,594.

As with all of the top mares that Ola Yoder has, their foals will be sold at auctions. It will be a great contest to see how much this royally-bred Shartin N - Captaintreacherous filly will bring.

Story courtesy of Steve Wolf.

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