Adios - Original Release, Satin Finish (Sale for charity)

Adios - Original Release, Satin Finish (Sale for charity)


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The handsome dark bay stallion Adios is considered one of the top sires of Standardbred pacers.  Born in 1940, he became a multi-time world champion and set one track record that stood for 43 years.  As impressive as his track career was his career as a sire.  Retired to stud at age 8, Adios went on to sire 589 offspring, including many champions.  Two of his sons won the Triple Crown of Harness Racing.  He enjoyed a long, happy retirement, and when he passed away at age 25, he was buried at Meadow Lands Farm under his favorite apple tree.  With his name still gracing a large number of Standardbred pedigrees, and Adios will long be remembered as the star he was.


Adios-image credit wikipedia
[Adios-image credit wikipedia]


Breyer had Chris Hess create this beautiful portrait mold of Adios in 1969.  While most people today assume it is a Quarter Horse mold, you can see from the photo above that Adios was the solid, rugged stallion Chris depicted.  Breyer's portrait model bears Adios's two hind socks and tiny star.  The release was retired in 1973.

This fellow is Excellent to Near Mint condition with a group of tiny scratches on his right hindquarter, and a scattering of tiny and pinpoint rubs over all.  He shows mild yellowing in his socks, which you can reverse by sunbathing him for a few days.  He has a slightly uneven face seam that's unpainted (not uncommon for this era).   This guys features a speckly paint job with soft highlights, unpainted eye whites, dark inner ear shading, and an uncommon satin finish, which brings him to life.  No USA mark.

This model was donated to our charity account for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, and proceeds from its sale will help the shelter care for dogs and kitties in need.  Thanks for your support!


Size:  Traditional

Breyer Model #50

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