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2009 Hambletonian
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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, whose oldest stock are five-year-olds in America last year, has made a sensational start to his stud career. He has sired the winners of more than $22-million, an average of an amazing $93,000 per starter and $63,000 per foal.

The leading first crop sire in 2013, Muscle Hill, with only for racing crops, is now clearly the leading sire in every category – all aged, three-year-olds and two-year-olds.

He has sired two Hambletonian winners in Trixton (2014) and Marion Marauder (2016) and two current world champions, Mission Brief and Southwind Frank.

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

Muscle Hill was fully booked again this year at the prestige Marion Farms in Pennsylvania.




Muscle Hill in North America is the sire of 375 winners, 334 in 2:00, 149 in 1:55, 2 in 1:50, 8 millionaires, 116 $100,000 winners, 6 World champions with earnings of over $52 million, including:

MARION MARAUDER 1:51.4, $3,142,630, 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)

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)

MANCHEGO 3, 1:50, $1,592,285, Breeders Crown 3YO, Peaceful Way, Jim Doherty Memorial. USA 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year (Cantab Hall)

PROPULSION 1:49.6, $1,345,000, Finlandia, Higo Abergs Memorial (twice), Norrbottens, Smedtraffen (Andover Hall)

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)

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)

MUSCLE DIAMOND 1:50.2, $802,149, Simcoe Stakes, International Stallion Stake, Tompkins Geers (Lindy Lane)

E L TITAN 1:51.4, $702,473, International Stallion Stakes, Galt Memorial, Carl Erskine Trot (Garland Lobell)

PASITHEA FACE S 1:50.8, $579,565, Dayton Trotting Derby (Passionnant)

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, $365,100, NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO, Breeders Crown 3YO, Great Southern Star, La Coocaracha (Safely Kept)

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

TICKLE ME PINK 2, 2:00.4, $141,951 NZ Cambridge Trotting Stakes 2YO, Harness Jewels 3YO, NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Championship, Northern Trotting Oaks (Andover Hall)

ONE MUSCLE HILL 1:58.3, $105,899, NZ Yearling Sales Series 2YO (Earl)

LOTAMUSCLE 1:58.9, $100,462 (Love You)

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

LA GRANGE 1:54.2, $91,540, NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO, NSW 3YO Trot Classic (Safely Kept)

POWDERKEG 2, 2:01.4, $57,031, Vicbred 2YO Final (CR Commando)

CROW POWER 2, 2:03.7, $14,821, Vicbred 2YO Silver (Wagon Apollo)


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