Known in the barn as Tank, B52 is registered with the United States Trotting Association under the name Delcrest Sonny. By Son Of Grace and out of Star’s Balance by Balanced Image, he was foaled in Acton, Ontario on April 4, 2006. B52 earned $100,000 racing in Canada before Hagan Saddlebreds purchased him in 2013.
Now 17 years old and showing no signs of slowing down, Tank is still a huge powerhouse in the show ring. He began his show career in 2012, earning the Reserve World’s Champion title in the USTA Open Roadster To Bike class at the Kentucky State Fair. In 2021, he won the title of Roadster To Bike Grand Champion at the 2021 Asheville Saddlebred Classic. In 2022, he was the unanimous choice to win the Asheville Saddlebred Classic Roadster To Bike Grand Championship. He was also the 2022 Midwest Charity Horse Show Roadster To Bike Grand Champion, the 2022 World’s Championship Horse Show World Champion in the Amateur Roadster To Bike Division 1 qualifier class and the World’s Champion of Champions in the Amateur Roadster To Bike Championship, all with Scott Hagan. In 2023, Tank has won the Amateur Roadster To Bike division at the Midwest Charity Horse Show, the Roadster To Bike Amateur Division and the Roadster To Bike Championship at the Mercer County Fair, the Roadster To Bike Stake at the Shelbyville Horse Show and the Roadster To Bike Stallion/Gelding Stake, Section A, at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show, all with Scott Hagan, whip.
In his impressive career, this swift, big and versatile bay gelding has competed successfully in the Roadster To Wagon, Roadster Under Saddle and Roadster To Bike classes, often shown by his amateur owner, Scott Hagan. Scott says, “I just enjoy this horse so much. He’s got a home for life. He’s a wonderful boy and he is one of my favorites. He gives it all every day and is a very kind, gentle horse to be around but when you check him up, he’s ready to go to work.”
B52’s other career highlights include: 2014 RWCC Roadster Under Saddle, 2015 RWGC Roadster To Bike and WC Roadster To Bike Stallion/Gelding, 2016 and 2017 WGC Roadster To Bike and WC Roadster To Bike Stallion/Gelding and 2018 RWGC Roadster To Bike.