Racing, Stallion Plans For Confederate

Published: November 4, 2023 09:02 am EDT

Fresh off the thrills of a Breeders Crown victory, Diamond Creek has announced the racing schedule and stallion details for harness racing's top-ranked horse, Confederate.

Confederate is a Diamond Creek homebred Sweet Lou colt out of Geothermal. His Breeders Crown win sent his earnings over $2.1 million.  At age two, he swept the Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship Series before winning his Breeders Crown elimination, finishing the year a near second in the final.  At three, he has thus far been victorious in 12 of 13 starts, including wins in the Meadowlands Pace, Cane Pace, Max Hempt Memorial, North America Cup elim, Bluegrass Series, Tattersalls Pace and Breeders Crown. He smashed the world record for a three-year-old pacing colt during a KYSS leg in 1:46.1 at The Red Mile.  

Confederate's remaining racing schedule includes supplementing to the Matron Stakes at Dover and the $350,000 FanDuel Championship at the Meadowlands.

"Confederate will be remembered as an all-time favourite to train," said trainer Brett Pelling. "His abilities are unquestionable, but his willingness to compete and to continue to accomplish what he has, that gives me the utmost admiration for him. He will be missed." 

Confederate's maternal family includes Western Montana, a foundation mare for Diamond Creek and the dam of champion Pure Country (1:48, $2,628,213), Charleston (1:49.4, $885,289), Grand Teton (1:48.1, $566,295) and Arson (1:50.4, $135,250). 

"This is the best horse we've ever had," said Diamond Creek's Adam Bowden. "A Breeders Crown win is just a testament to his pure speed and ability. Confederate is the culmination of everything we have been striving towards as breeders."

The front-runner for the 2023 Dan Patch Horse of The Year award will be syndicated and stand in Pennsylvania in 2024 for a stud fee of $20,000, live foal. All syndication and mare booking details can be acquired by contacting Diamond Creek Farm at 717-638-7100 or [email protected]. Mares can be booked through the Diamond Creek Farm website ( There will be information available at the Diamond Creek consignment of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa. next week. 

(Diamond Creek)