SOUTHWIND PEPINO managed an outstanding Mid-West career as an Aged Open Trotter with 116 starts. Of those starts he achieved 36 wins, 28 seconds and 15 thirds, earning $617,574; 95 of the 116 starts were in the Open, Invitational, or Stakes. Southwind Pepino’s lifetime mark of 1:52.2 at Sciota Downs set the track record in 2014. He went on to hold the Aged Stallion Track Record at Sciota Downs from 2014-2017. Southwind Pepino trotted the second fastest mile ever at Sciota Downs (1:51.1), finishing second to Victory Is Coming in a World Record Time of 1:51.0.
Southwind Pepino competed against the best in the industry his entire career including Arch Madness, Bee a Magician, Creatine, Market Share, Uncle Peter and Wishing Stone. He faced these tough competitors in many prominent races including American National in 2015 (1:53.0), Dayton Trotting Derby in 2014 (1:53.3), John Cashman in 2013 (1:51.3), Chip Noble Memorial in 2015 (1:53.2) and the Vincennes in 2014 (1:52.0). He consistently finished well into the money every time.
What sets Southwind Pepino apart from other top horses is his excellent conformation, intelligence and “Never Quit” attitude. His durability and consistency, requiring minimal maintenance along with his stamina allowed him to excel. His owner/trainer/driver Hugh Beatty quotes….”Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to have some nice trotters, but Southwind Pepino has been that once-in-a-lifetime horse that every trainer hopes to have. His combination of speed, determination, grit and intelligence is what made him the total package.”
Southwind Pepino stands his first year at stud and offers a quality outcross pedigree.