The world champion and million-dollar winning trotter Guccio 4, 1:51.1f ($1,021,809) has been retired to stud duty at Victory Hill Farm, one of the leading farms in Indiana. He will stand for a fee of $5,000 for the 2014 breeding season and a limited number of shares in the stallion are available for purchase.
Trained by Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter, Guccio is a son of Yankee Glide and the $181,000 winner Southern Senorita. He showed talent early as a 2 year old, taking a mark of 1:55.4 as a freshman and winning the Champlain. He became one of the top contenders of his generation as a 3 year old and missed winning the $1.5 million Hambletonian by a mere neck. His 3-year-old record of 1:52.1 was earned via a victory in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile and then as a 4 year old in 2013 he trotted to his personal best of 1:51.1f, establishing a new World Record for 4-year-old trotters.
"Guccio is a very classy and beautiful horse and one of my personal favorites,” said Takter. "He was an exceptional individual when we purchased him as a yearling and he proved to be everything we hoped for and more and we went back and bought his full brother last fall for over $100,000--he is a World Champion and a perfect racehorse in every way. It was our plan to race in Europe in 2014 had this opportunity for him to enter the stud not developed. Indiana clearly has one of the most attractive regional programs and we do plan to breed to Guccio as I believe he has every quality to become an outstanding trotting sire.”
For more information about purchasing shares, please contact Jeff Fought of Cornerstone Stock Farm at 260-463-1649 or Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock Agency at 201-863-2082. For booking information, contact Victory Hill Farm at 260-463-2442.