first published in the January 2020 Equiery
On June 23, 2012, Googoo Gaagaa (Cam’s Rocket x Koras Trotter) trotted into the history books by shattering the world record for trotters of all ages previously set in 2010 by Arch Madness. Owned and trained by Richard Hans, the then three-year-old covered the 5/8-mile oval at Pocono Downs (PA) in 1:50.4 to win the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial Jr. Final. Corey Callahan drove him to victory.
Later that same year, the colt set a new track record at Rosecroft on October 27, 2012. He currently holds the track record at Rosecroft for Three-Year-Old Colt Trotters at 1:54.1.
As a two-year-old, Googoo Gaagaa was named 2011 Horse of the Year Two Year Old Colt/Gelding Trotter by the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owner’s Association. He also earned the same title that year from the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association.
For his three-year-old season, Googoo Gaagaa was Cloverleaf’s 2012 Horse of the Year Three Year Old Colt/Gelding Trotter and MSBA’s Three Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding.
Then in 2018, his success hit an international stage and he was named MSBA’s Trotting Sire of the Year. Hans then sold the breeding sire to Broline Stutteri in Sweden where he now stands for the 2020 season.