Ivy Lane Unveils Freaky Feet Pete

Published: November 26, 2019 09:47 pm EST

Ivy Lane Farm is proud to announce that world champion Freaky Feet Pete has been added to the stallion roster for the 2020 breeding season. The fastest and richest son of Indiana’s leading pacing sire, Rockin Image, will join the stallion ranks in Indiana, where Freaky Feet Pete was twice (ages two and three) a divisional champion in the state.

Bred in Indiana, few horses have garnered more attention throughout their career than Freaky Feet Pete. Only defeated once at two, Freaky Feet Pete won four Indiana Sire Stakes (ISS) eliminations, and three $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes preliminary finals. He capped off his near perfect freshman campaign with an eye popping 1:50.4 victory in the $200,000 ISS Super Final over an off track. His 1:50.4 clocking was just a fifth of a second of the 1:50:3 track record set earlier in the season by Freaky Feet Pete which still stands today at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Freaky Feet Pete won nine of ten starts in his freshman campaign.

At age three, Freaky Feet Pete continued his domination of the Indiana Sire Stakes circuit, winning five ISS Eliminations, and four preliminary finals, including yet another track record of 1:48:2s, breaking the previous mark set by himself and fellow world champion Always B Miki of 1:48:4s. Freaky Feet Pete concluded his domination in the Hoosier State capturing the $220,000 ISS Super Final over eventual 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit before heading north of the border to Woodbine Racetrack as a supplemental entry into the Breeders Crown. Freaky Feet Pete won his elimination in 1:49:4s before trudging through the slop and rain to capture the $530,000 Breeders Crown for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:50:0s.

Freaky Feet Pete concluded his sophomore season with dominant wins in the Monument Circle at Hoosier Park and the American National at Balmoral Park in a stakes-record equaling performance of 1:48:4m. In 17 starts, Freaky Feet Pete won 15 of them with his only two defeats to World Champions Wiggle it Jiggleit and Wakizashi Hanover. Freaky Feet Pete would finish third in Horse of the Year voting behind Wiggle It Jiggleit and Pinkman.

At age four, Freaky Feet Pete would be the third member of “Harness Racing’s Big Three,” alongside champions Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit. The stallion would claim six victories in 15 starts, including a win in the leg of the Graduate series at Mohawk as well as four Invitational Paces at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.

The Breeders Crown Champion established his lifetime mark of 1:47:1f at Pocono Downs in an elimination for the Ben Franklin. With driver Trace Tetrick in the bike, Freaky Feet Pete established a World Record for four-year-old pacing stallions on a 5/8-mile racetrack, a record he still currently holds. Freaky Feet Pete would go on to finish second in the Ben Franklin Final, Graduate Series Final, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and finish third in the Battle of Lake Erie and Dayton Pacing Derby.

After racking up major stakes wins all over the country, Freaky Feet Pete continued to race at the top level through six seasons. Freaky Feet Pete will retire with a record of 76-37-7-5, career earnings of $1,617,056 and a lifetime mark of 1:47:1f.

Freaky Feet Pete is out of Pilgrims Punch mare Skyway Lori, who was in her own right an Indiana Sire Stakes winner and talented racemare, earning $56,663 on track with a lifetime mark of 1:54:1s. However Skyway Lori did her best work as a broodmare, being a 100-percent producer in 11 foals, 10 of which with a lifetime mark at least of 1:55:0 and seven, six-figure earners highlighted by World Champion and millionaire, Freaky Feet Pete.

The stud fee for Freaky Feet Pete in 2020 has been set at $3,500.

For more info, contact Ivy Lane Farm at (574) 536-1600, fax (574) 642-3031 or email at [email protected].

(Ivy Lane Farm)

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