Koyuga, Victoria, Australia — It is with sadness that Alabar Farms announces the passing of Presidential Ball at the age of 33.
An outstanding racehorse, Presidential Ball won 26 of 38 races and amassed earnings of over $3 million from his two seasons of racing in 1992 and 1993. He received Dan Patch and O’Brien awards at both ages 2 and 3 and retired as the third richest pacer of all time. The son of Cam Fella-I Marilyn was inducted into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame in 2022.
As a stallion, Presidential Ball sired divisional champions in both hemispheres led by millionaires Bigtime Ball (O’Brien), Cathedra Dot Com (O’Brien), and Allamerican Native (Dan Patch).
In the Southern Hemisphere, he was the leading 2-year-old sire in Australia from his debut crop.
“Presidential Ball was just an outstanding horse both as a racehorse and a sire,” said Alabar Australia General Manager Brett Coffey.
“He was good to so many people. It was a pleasure to have him retire to our farm and in his later years he became close friends with Village Jasper, which was really cool to see.”
Presidential Ball is now buried at Alabar Australia.