McWicked to stand at Winbak Farm of Ontario

Chesapeake City, MD — Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to announce that McWicked p,2,1:52f; 3,1:47.3f; 1:46.2 ($4,930,967), has joined the lineup for 2020.

“We are very excited to stand a great war horse like McWicked,” said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. “I want to thank Mr. James and Casie Coleman for the opportunity.”

McWicked was voted the 2018 USHWA Dan Patch and 2018 O’Brien Horse of the Year and 2018 Older Pacer of the Year. At 7, he was the oldest pacer to ever win Horse of the Year honors from USHWA.

“McWicked’s accomplishments on the track are immeasurable and we look forward to seeing what his offspring will achieve,” said Pat Woods, Winbak Farm of Ontario Manager. “He showed endurance and great strength by winning races from 2 through 8.”

He retires as the richest pacing stallion ever and is second behind Foiled Again on the all time earnings list for pacers.

“McWicked gave it 110 percent everyone he got behind the gate,” said Casie Coleman, his trainer. “He was first over more than any horse I have ever seen and raced strong up until the end of his career at 8 years old.”

In 2018, he was the oldest horse in 43 years to top the leading money earners list in North America.

“McWicked was one of the most intelligent horses I’ve ever sat behind,” said Brian Sears, his driver. “He was very smart and all business.”

The champion grew a large fan base across North America as he raced competitively against the best of his division.

“McWicked was impressive on any size track and had perfect manners,” said Coleman. “He had a great gait and was smart and classy.”

In 2019, McWicked achieved his third season of earning $1 million or more.

“He has all the make-up of being a top stallion; speed at every age he raced, C$5 million in earnings, toughness, soundness, and conformation,” said Woods. “Year in and year out, this horse was a winner and he won 40 races against North America’s best.”

At 2, McWicked won two Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions and was second in a Historic Series division, Keystone Classic Stakes division, Matron Stakes elimination and two Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions.

In 2014, McWicked was both the Dan Patch and O’Brien Awards for 3-year-old Colt Pacer of the Year. He won the Adios Stakes elimination and final, Breeders Crown final, Max Hempt Memorial elimination and final, North America Cup elimination, Progress Pace elimination and final, and two Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions and final. He was second in the Breeders Crown elimination, Carl Milstein Memorial final, Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division and Somebeachsomewhere Stakes division.

At 4, McWicked was second in the Allerage Farm Stakes.

“McWicked is a big, strong horse that has a huge back end and shoulder,” said Coleman. “He has a long gait and wore no boots.”

From 5 to 8, McWicked won the Allerage Farms twice, Ben Franklin elimination and final, Breeders Crown Final, Canadian Pacing Derby final, Dan Rooney Invitational twice, George Morton Levy Series leg, Jim Ewart Memorial twice, Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial, Mohawk Gold Cup, TVG Open final, and William R. Haughton Memorial.

He was second in the Allerage Farms, Ben Franklin final, Breeders Crown elimination and final, Dan Patch, Dayton Pacing Derby, two George Morton Levy Series legs, Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, Mohawk Gold Cup, Sam McKee Memorial and TVG Open final.

“I won two Breeders Crowns with McWicked,” said Sears. “He was all business and a game racehorse that was great gaited.”

McWicked was able to win on every size track during his career.

“McWicked was the perfect size and had everything one could ask for,” said Sears. “He had great conformation.”

McWicked is expected to cross well with several leading bloodlines.

“The best part about McWicked is that with him being a son of McArdle, he will cross well with most of the best and most popular broodmare bloodlines,” said Woods.

The connections of McWicked highly anticipate 2021 when his first commercial crop will hit the ground.

“I will always be appreciative of how smart McWicked is,” said Sears. “I hope his potential offspring gets his intelligence.”

McWicked will soon arrive to Winbak Farm of Ontario. He will stand his first season for C$6,500.

“We would like to thank Mr. James for allowing us to stand McWicked. McWicked is the kind of horse you dream about adding to a stallion lineup,” said Woods. “There is no doubt in my mind that McWicked will have a huge impact on the Ontario breeding and racing programs.”

Limited syndication opportunities are available. Please call Winbak Farm of Ontario at 905.838.2145 or email pat.woods@winbakfarm.com.

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