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Winbak Farm Welcomes Shark Gesture

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Published: November 3, 2011 10:05 am ET

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Winbak Farm has announced that it will be standing Shark Gesture in 2012 at Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania. He will be standing for $6,000 and will be available for syndication.

Shark Gesture had a successful race career taking marks of p, 2, 1:51.3; 3, 1:49.1; 1:48.1 and earning $2,890,594. Shark Gesture proved to be a tough racehorse at all ages. At two, Shark Gesture’s victories included the Bluegrass, Simpson Stakes, and an elimination of the Breeders Crown. He was second in the International Stallion Stakes. At three, he won the final of the Breeders Crown, Tattersalls Pace, Bluegrass Stakes, Simpson Stakes, and Progress Pace. As an aged horse, he then went on to win the New Hampshire Sweepstakes, William R. Haughton Memorial two years in a row, final of the Canadian Pacing Derby, his Graduate Series elimination and the subsequent final, the Dan Patch Invitational Pace, and was second in the U.S. Pacing Championship.

A son of Cams Card Shark out of a Western Hanover mare, Shark Gesture is a great cross for a wide range of mares, especially Artsplace and Jate Lobell bloodlines. His dam is a half-sister to world-champion Ponder, p,2,1:58.1h; 3,1:53f; 1:48.1 ($1,686,134). As a yearling, Shark Gesture sold for $110,000 at Harrisburg.

Shark Gesture’s oldest crop is now two. From a limited first crop of 43 Ontario-bred foals, they sold as high as $82,000.

Any questions relating to Shark Gesture should be directed to Winbak Farm manager, Garrett Bell. Please call 410-885-3059 or email [email protected].

(Winbak)


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