Standing in 2021: Capt Midnight | Odds On Equuleus | Pilot Discretion | Pastor Stephen


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Premier Acres is a northern Indiana stallion station offering some of the hottest breeding lines in harness racing. This season we have added Capt Midnight and Pastor Stephen to our roster, which also includes Pilot Discretion and Odds On Equuleus.

Pastor Stephen
Pastor Stephen
Cantab Hall-Gala Dream-Enjoy Lavec
2, 1:56s; 3, 1:52.4s ($1,048,607)
Dan Patch Two Year Old Trotting Colt of the Year and full brother to World Champion Father Patrick

Purchased privately by Taylor Made Stallions, Pastor Stephen returns to North America after a successful stint at stud overseas. His race record of 1.52.4 and $1,058,188 in earnings, together with his pedigree makes him one of the most impressive prospects available to breeders in recent years. Pastor Stephen is by one of North America's leading sires in Cantab Hall, the sire of winners of just under $100M in North America. Pastor Stephen is from the broodmare Gala Dream, who is a half-sister to world champion trotter Chocolatier 1.53 ($1.3M). Pastor Stephen has been very successful in the breeding shed all across Europe with a more than a 70 per cent rate of his foals making it to the races, all despite the fact that he was held up in a court case and lost two full breeding seasons. Learn more

Capt Midnight - Chris Tully Photo
Capt Midnight
Captaintreacherous - It Was Fascination - American Ideal
p, 2, 1:49.4s; 3, 1:48.3s, BT 1:47.2m ($551,567)

At the time of his retirement, Capt Midnight was the second-richest son of the great Captaintreacherous. A $350,000 yearling purchse, he paced in 1:49.4 in three of 10 freshman starts. As a sohpomore he registered miles of 1:49.4 or faster in 14 of 15 starts. He competed against Grand Circuit horses that will go down as some of the sport's greatest and held his own, reaching the finals of the Meadowlands Pace, Cane Pace, Adios, North America Cup and qualifying for the final of the Little Brown Jug. At three, Capt Midnight paced second to Tall Dark Stranger in the Cane Pace, clocking a 1:47.4 mile. He was second to Warrawee Vital in the Bluegrass Stake, pacing in 1:47.2, and also runner-up to Party Girl Hill at Lexington, timed in 1:47.3. Learn more

Pilot Discretion
Pilot Discretion
Muscle Hill-Self Indulgent-Self Possessed
2, 1:55.1m; 3, Q1:51.4m, BT 1:51m ($413,888)

Standing his second season at Premier Acres, Pilot Discretion is a young stallion with tremendous commercial appeal. A son of the great Muscle Hill, out of the Self Possessed mare Self Indulgent, he offers a Grand Circuit pedigree, and was received well by breeders during his first season. Pilot Discretion covered a book of 76 mares in 2020, including multiple dams of top Indiana Sires Stakes talent and several young, well-bred broodmares. On the track, the trotter made only two starts as a freshman, but displayed his talent, winning twice at Lexington. Pilot Discretion returned at three to capture the $185,250 Goodtimes final in 1:52.4 while defeating eventual Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade. He cut the mile in the Stanley Dancer Memorial before finishing second to Greenshoe, trotting a lifetime best 1:51. In the Hambletonian final, Pilot Discretion raced on or near the lead until the stretch, trotting the mile in 1:52.3. Learn more

Odds On Equuleus
Odds On Equuleus
Art Major-Latte Lady-Jenna's Beach Boy
2, 1:50m; 3, Q1:50.1m; 1:47.3m ($935,816)
One of Art Major's fastest sons

Odds On Equuleus stands his fourth season in Indiana after a distinguished racing career. The fourth fastest son of Art Major brings a solid record of production and desirable bloodlines to the Hoosier State. On the track, Odds On Equuleus battled the best on the Grand Circuit over multiple seasons. As a sophomore, he finished second five times in some of the sport's biggest races. He was second in a North America Cup elimination, runner-up in the Meadowlands Pace, and second in a Little Brown Jug heat, clocking a 1:50.3 mile before pacing in 1:51.2 in the Jug final. His first crop sold at auction in 2020, with yearlings averaging nearly $21,000 at the Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale. Learn more


Premier Acres
12559 CR 30
Middlebury, Indiana 46540