On Friday, April 29th, Sand Vic was found passed away in his field at Winbak Farm of Maryland.
“Sand Vic will be missed,” said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. “He was a great horse to be around and knew his job in the breeding shed.”
Sand Vic, 2, 1:57.3; 3, Q1:54.1f; 1:51.2 ($2,121,269), was the winner of 23 races. He was a HTA Nova and USHWA Dan Patch divisional Award Winner for Older Trotting Horses.
Sand Vic (Mr. Vic-Cindy Q-American Winner) was trained during his aged racing career by Trond Smedshammer for owner August Meidel. Sand Vic was first developed in his racing career by Jim Arledge Jr.
At 2, Sand Vic was the winner of the Arden Downs Stakes division, Bluegrass Stakes leg, Event 9 Final, John F Simpson Stakes leg, Kentucky Sire Stakes leg, Lexington Breeders Classic elimination and Reynolds Memorial. He was second in the Kentucky Sire Stakes Final, Lexington Breeders Classic Final, Northfield Grand Circuit Stake and Tompkins-Geers Stakes.
At 3, Sand Vic won the Currier & Ives Stakes elimination and was second in a Kentucky Sire Stakes leg. At 4, he was second in the A J Cutler Memorial elimination and Final, Allerage Farm Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Classic Series division and Nat Ray Stakes.
Sand Vic truly shined as an aged racehorse. He won the A J Cutler Memorial Final twice, Allerage Stakes Final, American-National Stakes Final, Breeders Crown Final, Maple Leaf Trot elimination, Nat Ray Final, Trotting Classic leg and Titan Cup elimination and Final. He was second in A J Cutler Memorial elimination, Patriot Invitation, and W J Sullivan Memorial leg.
As a sire, Sand Vic stood at Winbak of New York and later at Winbak of Maryland. His prodigy include World Champion, Bourbon Bay, 1:52.1f -'15 ($217,678), New York Sire Stakes Winner, Steuben Lone Pine, 1:55.1s ($189,442) and John Simpson Memorial Winner, Lady Riviera, 2, 1:58 ($162,492).