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Muscle Hill
2009 Hambletonian
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Muscle Hill
2008 Breeders Crown
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Overview

 

Muscle Hill, who raced only as a two and three-year-old, was the champion trotter of his era. Possessed of brilliant speed, great stamina and a magnificent flowing gait, Muscle Hill soon became the idol of all American trotting fans.

Beaten at his debut, Muscle Hill won the last 20 of the 21 races he contested, setting two world records and a string of stakes and track records. His average winning margin was four lengths!

As a two-year-old he won eight of his nine starts for $817,301 including the $700,000 Breeders Crown in a world record 1:53.6, $500,000 Peter Haughton Memorial, New Jersey Sire Stakes, Bluegrass Stakes, International Stallion Stakes and the Simpson Memorial and was named USA 2YO Trotter of the Year.

He took his record of 1:50.2 at three years, winning the $1.5-million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands by six lengths. He also captured the $617,000 Breeders Crown at Woodbine, $540,000 World Trotting Derby, $1-million Canadian Trotting Classic and Kentucky Futurity, netting $2,456,041 – a season’s record for a trotter or pacer.

Undefeated in 12 starts at 3, Muscle Hill was the unanimous choice for Horse of the Year and 3YO Trotter of the Year in both USA and Canada.

The fastest son of thrice premier sire and champion sire of sires Muscles Yankee 3, 1:52.4, Muscle Hill belongs to a family replete with champion trotters.

His dam, Yankee Blondie (by American Winner), left four sub 1:57 trotters including the Stakes winner Diesel Don 1:55.6 ($247,117), a full brother to Muscle Hill, and she ranks as a half-sister to the world champion T V Yankee 2, 1:56 ($571,224) and the Stakes winner Yankee Yankee ($272,638).

The grand-dam, Yankee Bambi (by Hickory Pride), was a full sister to the Hambletonian heat winner Yankee Bambino 1:59, a very successful sire whose son Yankee Jolter became the sire of Inter Dominion champion Diamond Field.

Muscle Hill has been the leading sire in North America for the last five years. He has also topped both the two and three-year-old lists in 2019 and 2020.

He has sired three Hambletonian winners in Trixton (2014), Marion Marauder (2016) and Ramona Hill (2020) and two current world champions, Manchego and Mission Brief.

Muscle Hill’s progeny has won every major trotting classic in USA and Canada; most of them at least twice.

 

 

Progeny

Muscle Hill in North America is the sire of 527 winners, 478 in 2:00, 223 in 1:55, 2 in 1:50, 11 millionaires, 175 $100,000 winners, 6 world champions with earnings of $76,823,373, including:

MARION MARAUDER 1:50.4, $3,392,609, Hambletonian, Yonkers Trot, Goodtimes, Stanley Dancer, Kentucky Futurity, Hambletonian Maturity. USA 3YO Trotter of the Year, USA Trotter of the Year, USA Aged Trotter of the Year. Triple Crown Champion (Donerail)

MANCHEGO 1:49, $3,142,936, Breeders Crown 2YO, 3YO and Open, Hambletonian Oaks, Peaceful Way, Jim Doherty Memorial. USA 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year, Aged Trotting Mare of the Year. World Champion (Cantab Hall)

RESOLVE 1:50.8, $2,621,086, Yonkers International, Maple Leaf Trot, Cutler Memorial (twice), John Cashman Memorial (twice), Canadian Aged Trotter of the Year. World Champion (Credit Winner)

ARIANA G 1:50.4, $2,465,459, Breeders Crown 2YO & 3YO, Hambletonian Oaks, Peaceful Way, Champlain Stakes, Elegantimage, Delvin Miller Memorial, Jim Doherty Memorial, USA 2YO & 3YO Filly Trotter of The Year, Canadian 3YO Filly Trotter of the Year. World Champion (Cantab Hall)`

SOUTHWIND FRANK 3, 1:52.2, $1,950,887, Breeders Crown 2YO, Peter Haughton Memorial, William Wellwood Memorial, Colonial, Stanley Dancer, Earl Beal Jnr Memorial. USA & Canadian 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year. World Champion 2Y0 (Cantab Hall)

MISSION BRIEF 3, 1:50.4, $1,599,587, Breeders Crown 2YO, Zweig Memorial, Elegantimage, Merrie Annabelle, Hambletonian ht.,Matron Stakes. USA 2YO and 3YO Filly Trotter of the Year. World Champion 2YO and 3YO (Varenne)

PROPULSION 1:49.6, $1,345,000, Elitloppet, Finlandia, Higo Abergs Memorial (twice), Norrbottens, Smedtraffen  Swedish Harness Horse of the Year (Andover Hall)

RAMONA HILL 3, 1:50.2, $1,339,075, Breeders Crown 2YO, Hambletonian, Delvin Miller Memorial. USA 2YO and 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year (Lucky Chucky)

BAR HOPPING 3, 1:51.8, $1,292,433, Breeders Crown 3YO, Canadian Trotting Classic, Zweig Memorial, Hambletonian ht.,Carl Erskine Trot (Credit Winner)

WHAT THE HILL 3, 1:51.8, $1,263,864, Breeders Crown 3YO, Peter Haughton Memorial, Canadian Trotting Classic. USA 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year (Angus Hall)

WHEN DOVESCRY 1:50, $1,258,550, Hambletonian Oaks, Matron Stakes, TVG Free-for-all. USA 3YO Filly Trotter of the Year (Andover Hall)

GREEN MANALISHI 3, 1:50.6, $1,157,395, Canadian Trotting Classic, William Wellwood Memorial, Simcoe Stakes, Hambletonian ht. (Enjoy Lavec)

TRIXTON 3, 1:50.6, $947,057, Hambletonian, Goodtimes, Simcoe Stakes, John Simpson Memorial, Reynolds Memorial (Garland Lobell)

ALL THE TIME 3, 1:52.2, $931,366, Breeders Crown 2YO, Hambletonian Oaks, Tompkins Geers, Reynolds Memorial (twice) (Cantab Hall)

TACTICAL LANDING 3, 1:50.4, $812,300, Breeders Crown 3YO, Hambletonian ht. (Varenne)

JOLENE JOLENE 2, 1:52.2, $231,673, Champlain Stakes, Tompkins Geers, Bluegrass Stakes. World Champion 2YO (Malabar Man)

In Australia and New Zealand, Muscle Hill is the sire of:

DANCE CRAZE 1:55.6, $551,780, NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO, Breeders Crown 3YO, Great Southern Star, Aust. Trotting Grand Prix, Cochran Cup, La Coocaracha. Aged Trotting Mare of the Year twice (Safely Kept)

BOLT FOR BRILLIANCE 1:56.4, $355,994, Harness Jewels 2YO and 4YO, NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Ch’ship NZ 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year (Britewell)

GLENFERRIE BURN 1:55.5, $234,430, La Coocaracha (twice), Bacardi Lindy Ch’ship, Sumthingaboutmaori FFA, Maryborough Oaks (Sundon)

FIVE WISE MEN 1:57.6. $229,809, NZ Derby, NZ Great Northern Derby, NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Ch’ship, Harness Jewels 3YO (Sundon)

MUSCLE MOUNTAIN 1:57, $182,228, NZ Trotting Stakes, NZ Trotting Ch’ship (Pegasus Spur)

LA GRANGE 1:54.2, $163,350, NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO, NSW 3YO Trot Classic (Safely Kept)

TICKLE ME PINK 2, 2:00.4, $159,901, NZ Cambridge Trotting Stakes 2YO, Harness Jewels 3YO, NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Championship, Northern Trotting Oaks (Andover Hall)

MIDNIGHT DASH 1:57.9, $144,302, NZ Sires Stakes Aged Classic (Sierra Kosmos)

CRACKER HILL 3, 1:58.9, $133,230, NZ Hambletonian NZ 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year (Majestic Son)

ONE MUSCLE HILL 1:58.3, $122,351, NZ Yearling Sales Series 2YO (Earl)

KING’S LANDING 2:00.9, $120,990 (Sundon)

ELITE STRIDE 3, 1:55.8, $118,840, NSW Trotters Derby, Need For Speed, The Holmfield, Bathurst Gold Coronet Aust. 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year (Donato Hanover)

POWDERKEG 3, 2:00.1, $114,076, Vicbred 2YO Final, SA Southern Cross 3YO (CR Commando)

LOTAMUSCLE 1:58.9, $113,102 (Love You)

TRICKY RIC 2:00.5, $106,018 (Dream Vacation)

LUBY LOU 3, 2:00.1, $94,300, NZ Trotters Derby, NZ Trotters Oaks, NZ Southland Trotting Oaks (Andover Hall)

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