At 2, Western Vintage was a force to be reckoned with achieving his mark of 1:49.4 in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile in Lexington, beating the field of top level colts by several lengths. That day, he was ready to go a lot faster, if the fractions would have been quicker....                                 Photo by Vicki Wright

Western Vintage comes from a long line of Champions including Adios winner Vintage Master, Great Vintage, Napa Valley, Northern Harmony,Temujin and Silk Stockings.


Owner, Perry Soderberg, said, "Western Vintage is one of the fastest horses that I have ever picked out as a yearling.  I have evaluated over 35,000 yearlings, selected many top horses for Jimmy Takter and others.  Western Vintage is one of my all-time favorites and probably the one horse in his crop with the highest ability, in my opinion.  As he is a standout individual with a great gait, raw speed and an awesome attitude, I will breed to him and I am excited to buy his yearlings!"

Nancy Johansson trained Western Vintage throughout his racing career, she states, "Western Vintage is a charismatic and a naturally great gaited individual.  His quick turn of speed, good confirmation, determination and athleticism make him an obvious choice as a sire." 

Communicators Hall of Fame Inductee, Dean Hoffman: "Western Vintage was a brilliant 2-year-old. When a colt wins his first two career starts in 1:52.4 and 1:52.1, you know he's something special. He won at the Meadowlands, Mohawk, and The Red Mile. To me he was the best 2-year-old pacer of 2013 and I voted for him as the champion. He has a very contemporary pedigree with a deep maternal family. With his early speed, I don't see how he can fail to sire stakes winners."

Driver Yannick Gingras concurs, "Western Vintage is a great gaited horse with very good manners and an incredible turn of speed."

Sire of Western Vintage, Western Ideal, shows again this year that he is very current through his son Artspeak, 2, 1:50.2 and we all know how good Western Ideal is as a sire of sires...Rocknroll Hanover, American Ideal and Always A Virgin is only the beginning...

Western Vintage blazes into Ohio for the 2015 breeding season with the fastest 2-year-old mark of 1:49.4.  He will be standing his first year for an introductory fee of $3,500 for the first mare, $3,000 for the second mare and $2,500 for any mare thereafter.  Take advantage of breeding your mare to this high speed, talented stallion.  Book early!

Please visit Abby Stables website at: www.abbystables.com



2. 1:49.4    $402.478


Western Vintage

Photo By Tully Trot