Freaky Feet Pete retired, to stand in Indiana

Goshen, IN — Ivy Lane Farm is proud to announce that world champion Freaky Feet Pete has been added to their stallion roster for the 2020 breeding season.

Freaky Feet Pete has been retired from racing and will stand in Indiana at Ivy Lane Farm for the 2020 breeding season. New Image Media photo.

The fastest and richest son of Indiana’s leading pacing sire Rockin Image, p,3,1:48.2 ($901,756), Freaky Feet Pete will now join the stallion ranks in the Hoosier State after earning two divisional championships on the racetrack.

Bred in Indiana, few horses have garnered more attention throughout their career than Freaky Feet Pete. Only defeated once at 2, Freaky Feet Pete won four Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations and three $75,000 Indiana Sires 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, just one-fifth of a second off his own 1:50.3 track record set earlier in the season, and which still stands today at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Freaky Feet Pete won nine of 10 starts in his freshman campaign.

At age 3, Freaky Feet Pete continued his domination of the Indiana Sires Stakes circuit, winning five ISS eliminations and four preliminary finals, including yet another track record of 1:48.2, breaking the previous mark of 1:48.4 set by himself and Always B Miki. 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 took his elimination in 1:49.4 before trudging through the slop and rain to capture the $530,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:50.

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 1:48.4. Freaky Feet Pete won 15 of 17 starts, with his only two defeats coming to world champions Wiggle it Jiggleit and Wakizashi Hanover. Freaky Feet Pete finished third in Horse of the Year voting behind Wiggle It Jiggleit and Pinkman.

At age 4, Freaky Feet Pete was the third member of “Harness Racing’s Big Three,” alongside champions Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit. The stallion claimed 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 1:47.1 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 4-year-old pacing stallions on a five-eighths-mile racetrack, a record he still currently holds. Freaky Feet Pete finished second in the Ben Franklin final, Graduate Series final, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, and finished 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 retires with a record of 76-37-7-5, career earnings of $1,617,056 and a lifetime mark of 1:47.1.

Freaky Feet Pete is out of the Pilgrim’s Punch mare Skyway Lori, who was in her own right an Indiana Sires Stakes winner and talented race mare, earning $56,663 on track with a lifetime mark of 1:54.1. However, Skyway Lori did her best work as a broodmare, a 100 percent producer in 11 foals, 10 of which have earned lifetime marks at least of 1:55, and seven six-figure earners.

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

For more information, contact Ivy Lane Farm by phone at 574.536.1600, by fax at 574.642.3031, or by email at

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