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Breed Standardbred [1]
Sire Solicitor (USA)
Grandsire Kings Counsel (USA)
Dam Overbid (USA)
Maternal grandsire Hal Dale (USA)
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1960
Country United States
Colour Bay
Best mile rate, 1:57.1
Last updated on: 2009-04-17.

Overtrick was a champion U.S. standardbred racehorse who was memorable for his breaking of many existing world records [2] and his classic duels with champion pacer Meadow Skipper.

Overtrick raced against crack pacers Meadow Skipper and Country Don in all three legs of the 1963 Triple Crown. In the first leg, Meadow Skipper thumped Overtrick in a track record time. In the second race of the series, the Little Brown Jug,[3] Overtrick turned the tables on Meadow Skipper beating him in second with Country Don third, and at the same time breaking the world record. Overtrick repeated the performance in the Messenger Stakes [4] with Country Don second and Meadow Skipper third.[5]

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  1. ^ Racehorse Pedigree - Overtrick
  2. ^ Bradley, John (1998). Modern Pacing Sire Lines. The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd. pp. 316–321. ISBN 978-0-929346-56-4. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ Effrat, Louis (September 20, 1963). "PACER IS WINNER IN STRAIGHT HEATS". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ Effrat, Louis (November 3, 1963). "Overtrick Scores In Messenger Pace". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ Triple Crown Harness Racing 1963