Luke McCarthy

"The most gifted 2 year old I have ever driven"

Leading Australasian Harness Racing trainer and driver of over $25 million in stake money and the driver of 43 group 1 wins along with 1860 winners. 

In an interview with QLD journalist Chris Barsby, Luke McCarthy declared unequivocally Muscle Hill (3.2 million. 20 wins 21 starts) as the greatest horse he has had anything to do with, whilst he nominated All Speed Hanover (2009 Breeders Crown Champion) as the most gifted 2 year old he has driven.




Quote From Maree and John Newberry 

"Just letting you know that the 3 All Speed Hanover yearlings are breaking in beautifully.

John is very impressed with them and they have a get up and go

attitude as well as pacing like machines."   


Darren Hancock leading NSW inter dominion winning trainer   

"I have two All Speed Hanover yearlings they are well grown and well mannered natural pacers. I am looking forward to the next stage of their development when they return to training."       







" Ex Aussie and now leading USA trainer of over $54.8 million in stake money and 2,327 winners"

At this stage, the most exciting young pacer I’ve trained. He had versitility and a great gait. You could come out of the gate or sit parked. You didn’t have to look after him in the race, he made his own luck. When he qualified and ran his last quarter in 25 and change, we knew we had something special. I will certainly be breeding to him Down Under.


 Ron Pierce 

All Speed was a brilliant 2yo. High Speed and toughness.

After winning first over on a wet track at Lexington in 1.50.3, he went to Canada for the

breeders Crown and defeated the previously unbeaten Sportwriter.                                                    

There was no beating him that day. I believe he ended the year as the best 2yo around.

                                                                                                                                          Ron Pierce

Qutoed by James R. Vasey B.V.Sc.(Hons), Dip.Vet.Surg., F.A.C.V.Sc Head Vet and part owner of Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital                                                        

          "Graham Taylor of Stonegate Farm, Nathalia has been a loyal and valued client of the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital for the past 22 years. Graham is a knowledgeable horseman who has been involved in the Standardbred breeding industry for over 35 years. Stonegate’s latest acquisition is “All Speed Hanover” who is standing at our reproductive centre so you can be assured that your mare will be inseminated with an accurately evaluated dose of cooled semen transported to you for breeding your mare".