Swandre The Giant to stand in Indiana

December 6, 2020, by Chris Tully for Crawford Farms

Rock Hill, NY – Multiple stakes winner and Indiana Super Final champion Swandre The Giant will stand his first season at Schwartz Boarding Farm in Berne, Indiana for an introductory stud fee of $3,500.

Swandre The Giant 2,1:54.3; 3,1:51.3 ($655,368), the fastest 3-year-old son of Swan For All returns home to Indiana where he won multiple Sire Stakes Finals and the Super Final at age 3.  Swandre The Giant took his 1:51.3 record in the Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands defeating 2019 Hambletonian elimination winner Green Manalishi S.

Stallion owner Crawford Farms noted their excitement in returning Swandre The Giant to his Hoosier State roots for the 2021 breeding season.

“Al and I see tremendous opportunity in the Indiana program and feel that the state will benefit from having a son of Swan For All to carry the torch for future generations.  Through his limited book to attractive mares, we know that his colts and fillies will make a big splash at Hoosier Park and beyond,” noted Michelle Crawford.

Swandre The Giant was a perfect seven-for-seven at age 2 while in the stable of trainer Brandon Bates, who had also been driving the fast son of Swan For All.  Three of his victories—including his 2-year-old record of 1:54.2 which was just two-fifths off the track record—have come in Indiana Sire Stakes finals.

Bates stated, “Swandre was the most professional, classiest and willing 2-year-old I’ve ever had the opportunity to put my hands on.  His desire to work and race was unmatched.  He possessed pure speed and a nearly flawless gait.”

Swandre The Giant finished his 2-year-old campaign with 9 wins in 12 starts.

In 2019, at age 3 he raced against, and defeated some of the best horses in his division and was first or second in 10 of 16 starts and earned over $400,000.  Aside from his Dancer and Indiana Super Final victories, he was second in the $81,500 Reynolds at the Meadowlands from post 11 and hit the board in the $500,000 Beal final at Pocono and the $185,000 Good Times at Mohawk.

He missed racing in the $1,000,000 Hambletonian final by just a whisker, finishing sixth in his elimination race after being parked every step of the way.  Back just 2 ½ lengths from elim. winner Green Manalishi S at the finish, he continued gamely right to the wire, gaining ground from the head of the stretch and posting a last quarter in :27.3.  Swandre The Giant was race timed in 1:51.

Swandre The Giant is by Indiana’s leading trotting sire Swan For All, who has sired the earners of nearly $30 million, including 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover. 

From the Valley Victor mare Adagio, who was a $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes Final champion at age 3, she finished her career with $216,330 in earnings and a mark of 1:57.  She is a half-sister to 4 in 1:59 or faster, including Nureyev 4,1:54.3 ($3391,624) and Capt Serious 1:55.4f ($204,750).

For more information, or to book your mare, contact Schwartz Boarding Farm at 260-589-2037.