Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Island Fantasy, p, 2, 1:52; 3, 1:50.1 ($1,371,525).
Island Fantasy passed away at the age of 25 on May 28th. He succumbed to complications from colic. He had been standing at Winbak Farm of Maryland.
“Island Fantasy was a striking individual,” said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. “He had the looks, pedigree and racing career that made him the complete package as a sire.”
Island Fantasy won 15 races. His awards included HTA Nova Award for Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts, O'Brien Award for Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts and USHWA Dan Patch Award for Two-Year-Old Pacing Colts. At 2 and 3, Island Fantasy traveled North America and won stakes across the continent. At 2, he won the Abe Lincoln Stakes, Arden Downs Stakes, Bluegrass Stakes, Breeders Crown elimination (second in Final), Champlain Stakes division, Governors Cup elimination and Final, International Stallion Stakes division and Nassagaweya Stakes division. He was second in American-National Stakes elimination. At 3, Island Fantasy won the Art Rooney Stakes elimination (second in Final), Meadowlands Pace consolation, Simcoe Stakes division, and Tattersalls Pace elimination. He was second in the Breeders Crown Final and Cane Pace elimination.
“Between his performance as a racehorse and his outstanding pedigree, Joe Thomson thought that he would make a great addition to our stallion roster when he retired from racing,” said Bell. “We had stood Island Fantasy since 2000.”
Island Fantasy was the son of 2 Hall of Fame Inductees. His dam, Three Mile Island, also produced Island Glow, p, 2, 1:53.2; 3, 1:50.4; 1:50 ($608,074), Dragon Island, p, 2, 1:55.2f; 3, 1:50.3z; 1:48.2 ($534,047), Pedro Island, p, 2, 1:56.4; 3, 1:51.2f; 1:50.2f ($379,433), Wicked Island, p, 2, 1:54.2s; 1:52.2 ($290,147), Two Times Three, p, 2, 1:56f; 3, 1:54.2f; 1:54f ($235,487), Always A Threat, p, 2, Q1:59.2; 3, 1:53s; 1:49.2 ($204,334), Artist Island, p, 3, 1:54.1f; 1:51.4f ($193,234), and Midnight Island, p, 2, 1:54.3s; 3, 1:52.3f; 1:52.1 ($179,139).The immediate maternal family includes several rich performers led by Scott Rocks, p, 3, 1:50.2f; 1:48f ($1,136,325).
“Island Fantasy was an award-winning Millionaire racehorse who had sired several successful offspring in Canada and Indiana before moving to Maryland,” said Bell.
As a sire, Island Fantasy has sired 318 Race Winners. He is the sire of 6 Performers who won $400,000+ including Whippet Good, p, 3, 1:58.1h; 1:50.1s ($850,709), Secluded Island, p, 2, 1:53.3s; 3, 1:51.2f ($660,670), Armbro Brando, p, 2, 1:56.4s; 3, 1:50.3s ($561,846), Triple Bars, p, 2, 1:59.4f; 3, 1:54.2s; 1:50.1s ($542,813), Camphor Hanover, p, 2, 2:01.1h; 3, 1:59.2f; 1:52f ($480,250), and Jinnis Fantasy N, p, 1:51.4s ($438,074).
Island Fantasy has also found success as a broodmare sire. Performers from Island Fantasy-sired dams include Casimir Jitterbug, p, 3, 1:56.2h; 1:49.3s ($1,029,961), Neat, p, 2, 1:53.2f, 3, 1:53.2h; 1:50.3s ($462,118), Ambro Courage N, p, 1:51.3f ($402,543), and Island Jet, p, 2, 1:55.4h; 3, 1:52.2s; 1:51h ($346,407).
Winbak Farm would like to thank the breeders, trainers, owners and other supporters who have helped Island Fantasy be a successful sire.
“We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported Island Fantasy during his breeding career,” said Bell. “Island Fantasy was a very loved Winbak Farm resident and he will be missed.”