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Harlem Globetrotter to Celebrate 30th Birthday

Lexington, Kentucky - Kalarama Farm, home of world renowned Saddlebred Harlem Globetrotter, has announced plans to celebrate the 30th birthday of the famous stallion.

With an impressive showing and breeding career, Harlem Globetrotter remains a legendary performer and producer of other notable horses in the American Saddlebred industry. Since arriving at Kalarama Farm in Springfield, Kentucky, Stall #1 has been home to this champion, where he continues to enjoy the affectionate care provided by his original groom, while enjoying a healthy and much deserved retirement.

Harlem Globetrotter was purchased in 1981 as a two-year-old, by current owner Joan Hamilton and her father, the late Paul Hamilton. Originally purchased as an ideal breeding horse, the stallion quickly became a winning show horse while under the training of Larry Hodge. Some of Harlem Globetrotter's accomplishments include the following:

1982 Reserve World's Champion Two-Year-Old Five-Gaited Champion

1983 World's Champion Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding

1983 American Saddlebred Sweepstakes Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Champion

1983 American Royal U.P.H.A Classic Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Champion

1984 World's Champion Five-Gaited Junior Stallion/Gelding Stake

1984 World's Champion Five-Gaited Junior Championship

1992 ASHAV Five-Gaited Open

1992 ASHAV Five-Gaited Open Championship

1992 World's Champion Five-Gaited Stallion Stake

1994 World's Champion Five-Gaited Stallion Stake (at the age of 14)

Harlem Globetrotter's pedigree is also noteworthy, with his first five dams being inductees into the Broodmare Hall of Fame, and his second dam, CH Supreme Airs, holds ten World's Championship titles.

In recognition of Harlem Globetrotter's historic birthday, Kalarama Farm will celebrate the event at 12 noon on Thursday, April 1, where a light lunch featuring the stallion's favorite treats of apples will be served.

With questions or for more information about the event, contact Joan Hamilton at (859) 336-3409, or by email at

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