John Henry ~ Joe Patchen (sale for charity)


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The black Standardbred stallion Joe Patchen, sire of famous racehorse Dan Patch, was himself famous in his day.  He was unusually tall and long-legged for a Standardbred, but it seemed to be to his advantage.  Foaled in 1889, he won 53% of his starts and placed second in 39% more.  He set the World Record for a half-mile track in 1896 at 2:05 1/4, a record that stood for seven years until it was broken by his own son Dan Patch.

Joe Patchen
[Joe Patchen.  Photo credit:]


Breyer's tribute model came out in 1991 and was discontinued in 1993.  It shows off his black coat, star and stripe, and four socks.

This fellow is Near Mint with no rubs seen!  He has a little spatter of pink (muzzle paint) specks on his right shoulder and mild yellowing, which you can correct by sunbathing him for a few days.  He does have a slight odor of smoke that may collect while he's wrapped here, but should dissipate when you sunbathe him.   Like most on this mold, he requires a prop to stand.  We recommend Museum Putty or a Horse Safety Rack to keep him safely upright.

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 #836

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