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Albatross (horse)

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Albatross (1968 - 1998) was a bay horse by Meadow Skipper out of Voodoo Hanover by Dancer Hanover. He was voted harness horse of the year in 1971 and 1972.

Trained and driven by Stanley Dancer, he won 25 of his 28 races as a three-year-old, including the Adios Stakes, the Cane Pace, and the Messenger Stakes. As a three-year-old he also set a record for fastest race mile with two races in 1:54.4 at the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky. He broke this record as a four-year-old with a race in 1:54.3 at Sportsman's Park in Chicago.

After his four-year-old season he retired to stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He is the sire of Niatross (winner of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers in 1980 and also a world champion with a mark of 1:49.1), and of Fan Hanover, Merger, Colt Fortysix, and Jaguar Spur, all, like Niatross, winners of the Little Brown Jug. He was also an outstanding broodmare sire.

Albatross died in 1998 and was buried at the Hanover Shoe Farms horse cemetery.

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