10/27/2016 3:12PM

Harness: All American Buys interest in Always B Miki


Fred Hertrich’s All American Harnessbreds has purchased an interest in harness racing’s fastest horse, the pacing stallion Always B Miki. Always B Miki set the sport’s all-time speed record of 1:46 on Oct. 9 at The Red Mile. He is the only horse to ever pace four miles in 1:47 or faster--no other horse has more than one.

“This is the biggest investment in a stallion that we’ve made in a long time. That’s how much we think of this horse, and we plan on supporting him aggressively,” said All American general manager Rob Tribbett. “We’re really excited to have the opportunity to be involved with Always B Miki.”

Always B Miki, who is competing in the Breeders Crown Open Pace on Friday night at the Meadowlands, will be retired to stud duty at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania following the Nov. 12 TVG Free-For-All Pace. Diamond Creek has also purchased a significant interest in Always B Miki.

“We’re thrilled that All American is on board with us,” said Diamond Creek’s Adam Bowden. “Obviously, we want Always B Miki to have a great opportunity as a sire and their support is a big asset.”

In addition to Diamond Creek and All American, Always B Miki’s ownership at stud will include present owners Roll The Dice Stable, Bluewood Stable and Christina Takter.

“Both Diamond Creek and the ownership group which has campaigned Always B Miki are excited to have All American join the Miki team, and we anticipate bringing aboard other breeders,” said Bluewood principal Robert Boni.

--press release (Ownership group of Always B Miki)