Graceful Touch, Southwind Serena to Hall
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The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee recently voted for broodmares using the criteria implemented in 2018. Eligible mares for consideration are producers of two Dan Patch Award winners, two millionaires or one Dan Patch and one millionaire, or those nominated by a committee member.
The committee members voted to elect Graceful Touch and Southwind Serena.
Bred by Peter Eriksson of Soraker, Sweden, broodmare Graceful Touch was foaled on Feb. 23, 2000. A daughter of Pine Chip, during her racing career she was owned by Perretti Farms. She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Maumee River Stables.
Graceful Touch has 11 registered foals with six starters and $1,939,470 in total earnings. Her most successful offspring are 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive 3,1:51 ($1,239,138) and 2010 Merrie Annabelle winner Thatsnotmyname 2,1:55 ($340,730). Her son Muscle Mass 2,1:53.4 ($229,000) is the sire of the sub-1:50 2018 2-year-old world champions Six Pack 3,1:49.1 ($1,358,290) and Plunge Blue Chip 3,1:49.4 ($1,003,559).
Southwind Serena, a daughter of Varenne, was bred by Southwind Farm in Pennington, NJ. She won the 2007 Breeders Crown. During her racing career she was owned by Andrea Lea Racing Stables. She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Andrea Lea Racing Stables.
Southwind Serena has six registered foals with four starters and $3,083,735 in total earnings. Her most successful offspring are 2014 2-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year and Breeders Crown winner, 2015 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year, world champion Mission Brief 3,1:50.2f ($1,599,587) and 2018 Breeders Crown winner Tactical Landing 3,1:50.2 ($812,300).
Please check www.harnessmuseum.com for information about the Hall of Fame ceremony on July 7. The 2019 inductees include Immortals, Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charlie Hinkle, Allen and Connie Skolnick and Delinquent Account; Living Horse Hall of Fame, Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, Graceful Touch and Southwind Serena; the Amateur Driving Champion, Steve Oldford; Living Hall of Fame, Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Jerry Silverman, Linda Toscano and Ted Wing; and Communicators’ Hall of Fame, Mark Hall and Dave Little.
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