The Muscle Hill horse Muscle M Up, the fastest trotter ever to stand stud in this country, will stand his first season at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Shepparton this year. Fresh semen for the brilliant, young stallion will be available to breeders in both Australia and New Zealand.
His fee is $2,750 including GST in Australia and $3,000 in NZ.
The deal was clinched by prominent Brisbane breeder-owner Anthony Perkins, of Trump Bloodstock, with the stallion’s Swedish owners Knutsson Trotting AB, who have shuttled Centurion ATM and Sebastian K ‘down under’ in the past few years.
Muscle M Up, who had a record of 1:51.4, was a smart racehorse in his own right. From 41 starts he won 12 and was nine times placed for $US195,233 in stakes. He was not extensively raced as a juvenile, winning two of his three starts including a division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stake, while at three he took a record of 1:54.8.
Muscle M Up showed that he was up to the best horses of his time, winning in free-for-all company as a four-year-old when he took his mark of 1:51.4 in a $50,000 leg of the Graduate Series at The Meadowlands with the final quarter in a stunning 26.2.
After finishing second in another leg, he was race-timed in a sensational 1:50 racing against Atlanta, Manchego, Six Pack and co in the world record-breaking $250,000 Graduate Final.
Champion trainer Ake Svanstedt, who trained Muscle M Up, said: “He was a real racehorse. He had a very good heart.”
Muscle M Up, an imposing individual standing 16 hands, is one of the most stylishly bred horses at the stud in Australia.
Muscle Hill, the sire of Muscle M Up, has been America’s leading sire of trotters for the last five years with 210 in 1:55 and the winners of $73 million including four current world champions in Manchego (1:49), Mission Brief (1:50.4), Southwind Tyrion (1:51.1) and Southwind Frank (1:52.2).
A champion trotter himself, with a record of 1:50.2, Muscle Hill was a world champion three-year-old; he won 20 of his 21 starts and he ran up a record tally of $2.45 million in a single year.
Muscle Hill has matched his greatness as a racehorse in the siring field, and now his sons are achieving distinctions of the same order.
Muscle M Up is out of a fine racemare in Fashion Athena 1:53.4 ($308,290), the dam also of the outstanding juvenile Millie’s Possession (1:51.2), the winner of S501,037 and runner-up in the Hambletonian Oaks. Fashion Athena was by a top sire in Broadway Hall (1:56.8), who represents the same sire line as that which gave Australasia one of its most successful sires in Majestic Son (1:52.4).
Fashion Athena, dam of Muscle M Up and Millie’s Possession, was out of a successful broodmare in Athena Hanover (1:57.6), by the Hambletonian winner Tagliablue (1:53.6) from Atavistic Hanover, by Pine Chip, sire of the Inter Dominion champion Sumthingaboutmaori.
Muscle M Up carries the blood of great sires such as Muscle Hill, Broadway Hall, Pine Chip, Balanced Image, Super Bowl and Speedy Crown.
He is certain to add interest to the Victorian trotting scene.
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As 2yo won leg Pennsylvania Sires Stake MALE LINE By MUSCLE HILL tr,3,1:50.6 ($3,273,342) by Muscles Yankee. Sire of 784 foals, 592 starters, 484 winners, 440 in 2:00, 210 in 1:55, 167$100,000 earners. Total progeny earnings of $73,331,889 including MARION MARAUDER tr,1:51.4 ($3,392,609), MANCHEGO (M) tr,1:49.0 ($2,790,276), RESOLVE tr,1:50.8 ($2,621,086), ARIANA G (M) tr,1:51.2 ($2,465,459), SOUTHWIND FRANK tr,1:52.2 ($1,950,887), MISSION BRIEF (M) tr,1:50.4 ($1,599,587). RAMONA HILL (M) tr,3,1:50.2 ($1,321,015), BAR HOPPING tr,3,1:51.8 ($1,292,433), WHAT THE HILL tr,3,1:51.8 ($1,263,864), GREEN MANALISHI S tr,3,1:50.6 ($1,182,017). Sire of 337 European winners including MELLBY FREE tr,1:52.1 ($1,353,281), VILLIAM tr,1:54.7 ($971,860). Sire of 92 Australasian winners, 14 $100,000 earners including DANCE CRAZE tr,1:55.6 ($551,780), BOLT FOR BRILLIANCE NZ tr,1:56.7 ($296,369) FEMALE LINE 1ST DAM FASHION ATHENA tr,2,1:53.4 ($308,290) by Broadway Hall. As 2yo won International Stallion Stake, Keystone Classic, 2 legs Pennsylvania Sires Stake, Pennsylvania All Stars. As 3yo won leg Pennsylvania Sires Stake. Dam of 3 foals 3yo or older, 3 winners incl; MILLIES POSSESSION (M) tr,3,1:51.2 ($501,037) (Possess The Will) Career: 14 starts 11 wins, 1 second, 1 third. As 3yo won Delvin Miller Memorial, elim Hambletonian Oaks (2nd in final), Pennsylvania All Stars, Reynolds Memorial, 4 legs & final Pennsylvania Sires Stake, elim US Breeders Crown MUSCLE M UP tr,2,1:57.2; 3,1:54.8; 1:51.4 ($195,233) (Muscle Hill) As above AUTHENTIC FASHION tr,2,1:59.0; 3,1:57.8 ($28,555) (Donato Hanover) 2ND DAM ATHENA HANOVER tr,2,1:57.6 ($110,598) by Tagliabue. As 2yo won Pennsylvania Championship, Keystone Classic, Reynolds Memorial, leg Pennsylvania Sires Stake. Dam of 9 foals 3yo or older, 8 raced, 5 winners incl; BROADWAY ATHENA (M) tr,3,1:57.2; 1:53.0 ($162,843) (Broadway Hall) MERCURY FASHION tr,2,1:57.8; 3,1:57.6; 1:55.2 ($130,194) (Broadway Hall) FASHION GODDESS (M) tr,3,1:55.8; 1:55.0 ($111,686) (Broadway Hall) BROADWAY EXCEPTION tr,3,1:58.4; 1:55.8 ($54,117) (Broadway Hall) 3RD DAM ATAVISTIC HANOVER by Pine Chip. Dam of 6 foals, 4 raced, 3 winners incl; AVISTA HANOVER (M) tr,2,1:59.8 ($38,826) (SJs Caviar) As 2yo won leg Pennsylvania Stallion Series (2nd in final) Dam of ALL CHAMPY tr,2,1:59.0; 1:52.2 ($265,264), ASTA LA PASTA tr,2,1:57.2; 1:56.4 ($95,103) Acoustic Hanover (M) tr,2,2:00.4 ($34,464) (Cantab Hall) Dam of JUMALAY MASS (M) tr,2,2:02.8; 3,1:56.0, POPPET (M) tr,3,1:59.8 Producer: Andrea Hanover (dam of ANNA MONA HANOVER (M) tr,2,2:00.6; 1:57.0 -$66,820, RAISTHEJOLLYROGER tr,2,1:58.2; 3,1:57.0) 4TH DAM ATE THE TOWEL tr,2,2:00.0; 3,1:59.4 ($190,058) by Valley Victory. As 3yo won Arden Downs Stake; 2nd Helen Smith Memorial. Dam of 13 foals, 8 raced, 8 winners incl; REINVENT (M) tr,2,1:57.0; 3,1:56.0 ($386,007) (Malabar Man) As 2yo won Merrie Annabelle Stake. As 3yo won Zweig Memorial, Bluegrass Stake. Dam of DO IT FOR ANNIE (M) tr,1:56.0 ($224,008), REFINED (M) tr,3,1:54.0; 1:51.8 ($211,910), FLEUR DE HILL (M) tr,3,1:56.6, FANCIFUL INVENTION (M)
tr,3,1:56.6, RELEVANT tr,3,2:04.2; 1:58.6, WHATS IT ALL ABOUT (M) tr,3,1:58.6. Grand-dam of DRONE SEELSTER tr,3,1:58.4, DEFCON SEELSTER tr,2,1:59.6 UP FRONT LARRY tr,3,1:54.8 ($309,220) (Andover Hall) ALZATA HANOVER (M) tr,2,2:00.8; 3,1:59.4 ($46,134) (Cantab Hall) Dam of FUNNYFUNNYRIDDLE tr,2,1:59.8; 3,1:58.2 ($66,275) ARDWYN HANOVER (M) tr,2,2:00.4; 3,1:57.4 ($43,060) (Explosive Matter) Dam of CEFFYL DWR tr,2,1:58.2; 3,1:57.2 ($50,033) UPFRONT ANDOVER tr,3,1:57.2 ($36,840) (Andover Hall) ANNUITY HANOVER (M) (Credit Winner) tr,3,2:00.0 ($11,585) Dam of TRUST FUND BABY tr,2,1:58.2; 1:55.8 ($197,516) Producer: Donatomesswithme (dam of HECTOR SISU tr,1:55.8 -$210,745, HES MARVELOUS tr,1:56.1 -$111,159, GALANT SISU (M) tr,1:54.7 -$110,376) 5TH DAM FLAMING YANKEE tr,2,2:06.6; 3,2:05.2 ($84,749) by Speedy Crown. As 2yo won Hanover Hempt Stake, leg Pennsylvania Sires Stake; 2nd Laurel Stake; 3rd Merrie Annabelle Trot. Dam of 7 foals, 6 raced, 6 winners incl; FEDERAL YANKEE tr,3,1:56.2; 1:54.0 ($543,453) (Valley Victory) As 3yo won Tompkins Geers Stake; 3rd elim Hambletonian, Old Oaken Bucket. As aged won elim & final Dygert Memorial, leg Su Mac Lad Series (3rd in final) YANKEE RYDER tr,3,1:56.4 ($51,668) (Valley Victory) Producers: Glamorous Yankee (dam of UNBOUNDED RIVER tr,1:54.6 -$286,856, WICHITA RIVER (M) tr,2:01.6 -$75,675. TENNESSEE RIVER (M) tr,1:59.4 -$62,881.Grand-dam of ELLIOTT RIVER tr,2:00.0 -$59,605, ERWIN LOBELL tr,2:00.4 -$51,335, DERBY LOBELL (M) tr,2:00.0), Yankee Frisco (dam of YANKEE ELIZABETH (M) tr,3,1:59.2; 1:57.6 -$110,633, YANKEE FISSION tr,2,2:03.4; 1:58.4 -$53,472, PINK CLOUD (M) tr,3,1:59.2 -$46,604. Grand-dam of YANKEE FRENZY tr,1:53.4 -$273,581, CELEBRITY FANTASY (M) tr,3,1:57.2; 1:57.0 -$68,550) MUSCLE M UP STUD ANALYSIS Muscle M Up will stand his first season in 202
Muscle M Up is by the World’s Greatest Stallion Muscle Hill .
Muscle Hill’s progeny are closing in on $100 million in total prizemoney He has left many million dollar earners including Resolve , Southwind Frank , Marion Marauder , Manchego , Bar Hopping and What The Hill amongst others .
His dam Fashion Athena was a top trotter herself earning $308,000 USD
Fashion Athena has also proven herself as a quality broodmare leaving Millies Possession $500,000 , 2nd in the Hambletonian Oaks
Fashion Athena is out of a Broadway Hall mare , Muscle M Up should suit mares by Majestic Son , Andover Hall and Angus Hall
Cracker Hill a top class New Zealand trotter is by Muscle Hill out of a Majestic Son mare.
Muscle M Up should also suit Sundon mares , Muscle Hill left the top filly Glenferrie Burn ( $234,430) who was by the Sundon mare Adellas Dash . Aldebaran Tess is another promising filly bred on the Muscle Hill – Sundon cross
Muscle Hill has worked over CR Commando leaving the promising Powderkeg
In New Zealand Muscle Hill has worked well over Love You with the resultant cross leaving Kyvalley Chiel , Kyvalley Hotspur
Great Success mare should also be considered for Muscle M Up . The Muscle Hill over Self Possessed mares was a proven success leaving Aldebaran Eagle .
Britewell mare owners should also look at Muscle M Up for their mares . Future star Bolt for Brilliance was bred on the Muscle Hill – Britewell cross