Abercrombie (1975 - 2000) was a bay harness racing horse by Silent Majority out of Bergdorf by Duane Hanover. Harness racing is a form of Horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait The horse ( Equus caballus) is a hoofed ( Ungulate) Mammal, one of eight living species of the family Equidae. He won the E. Roland Harriman Award for harness horse of the year in 1978. He won 22 of his 33 races in 1978, including the Messenger Stakes, the Prix d'Été, and the Adios Stakes. The Messenger Stakes is an American Harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses His best time for the mile was 1:53. 1, then a world record, and was taken as a 4 year old in August, 1979 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. He was trained and driven by Glen Garnsey.
He retired to become a major sire at Castleton Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, helping to return the Adios line to prominence. Castleton Lyons near Lexington Kentucky is an American Horse racing Stable and breeding business best known by the name Castleton Lexington (officially Lexington-Fayette Urban County is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 68th largest in the United States. Adios ( January 3, 1940 &ndash1965 was a champion Harness racing sire. Among his progeny are Artsplace (Harness Horse of the Year in 1992), Life Sign, Armbro Emerson, Anniecrombie,Missisippen and Armbro Dallas. Artsplace was a champion Harness racing horse who was the 1992 Harness Racing Horse of the Year.
Abercrombie died in 2000 and was buried at the Castleton Farm horse cemetery. Athletics For an extensive coverage see 2000 in athletics (track and field Marathon International