Muscle Mass (T)

NZ $7,000 + GST

(AU $7,700 incl GST)

t2,1:53.8 WR $229,000 16hh
Muscles Yankee - Graceful Touch by Pine Chip

  • Undefeated WORLD CHAMPION 2-year-old trotter
  • By a CHAMPION SIRE from one of North America's MOST COMMERCIAL maternal lines
  • Leading NZ and AUSTRALIAN sire of 2-year-old trotters in 2015-16
  • Sire of the first two home in the Group 1 Harness Jewels 2YO Ruby - Custodian & Heavyweight Hero
  • Sire of Australian 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year Illawong Byron
  • In 2016-17 sire of the first three home in the Hambletonian Classic - Chevron Express, Muscles Galore & Needle
  • Sire of New Zealand Record Holders Chevron Express and Heavyweight Hero

 *Please note Muscle Mass is pay on 42 day positive test.

Muscles Yankee
Valley Victory Maiden Yankee
Baltic Speed Valley Victoria
Speedy Somolli Sugar Frosting
Bonefish Victorious Lou
Speedy Crown Wistful Yankee
Speedy Scot Missile Toe
Noble Victory Brazen Yankee
Graceful Touch
Pine Chip Act Of Grace
Arndon Pine Speed
Arnie Almahurst Roydon Gal
Speedy Somolli Piney Hanover
Valley Victory Keystone Profile
Baltic Speed Valley Victoria
Speedy Crown Peridot
Maternal Family
MEDIO

Sire Line

Muscles Yankee T1:52.4 $1,424,938 by Valley Victory from Maiden Yankee by Speedy Crown

A brilliant racehorse Muscles Yankee won 15 races as a 2 and 3-year-old and was the Dan Patch and Nova 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year courtesy of wins in the likes of the Hambletonian, Breeders Crown and Yonkers Trot etc... He was also a world champion.

As a sire Muscles Yankee has been nothing short of sensational - siring 776 (North American and Australasian breds combined) of over $99,000,000, 251 $100,000 earners, 14 millionaires including:

Mr Muscleman 1:51.2 - $3,582,823. Dan Patch, Nova 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year, Dan Patch, Nova, O'Brien Older Trotting Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year. At 2, won Bluegrass Stks, elim & Final Harold R Dancer Mem. At 3, won Final Canadian Trotting Classic, Final Breeders Crown, Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks. Aged, won Final Maple Leaf Trot x2, American-National Stks, Breeders Crown, Titan Cup etc... (Meadow Road)
Muscle Hill t3, 1:50.2 - $3,273,342. Dan Patch, Nova 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year, Dan Patch, O'Brien Horse Of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, Dan Patch, O'Brien 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year. World Champion. At 2, won elim & Final Breeders Crown, elim & Final Peter Haughton Mem., Final NJSS, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks. At 3, won elim & Final Hambletonian, elim & Final Canadian Trotting Classic, Breeders Crown, World Trotting Derby, Kentucky Futurity, American National Stks, Stanley Dancer Trot. (American Winner)
Deweycheatumnhowe t3, 1:50.8 - $3,155,178. Dan Patch, Nova 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, Dan Patch, Nova 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year. At 2, won elim & Final Valley Victory Trot, elim & Final Breeders Crown, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks. At 3, won elim & Final Hambletonian Stks, Final Canadian Trotting Classic, World Trotting Derby, elim & Final Stanley Dancer Trot, Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks. (Speedy Somollo
Strong Yankee t3, 1:50.6 - $1,434,351. At 2, won elim & Final Matron Stks. At 3, won elim & Final Breeders Crown, Final Yonkers Trot, Kentucky Futurity. (Sir Taurus)
Costa Rica (f) t3, 1:54.6 - $1,394,757. At 2, won Final Goldsmith Maid Trot, elim & Final Peaceful Way Stks, 2 legs & 2 Finals NJSS, Matron Stks. At 3, won Simcoe Stks, Final Matron Stks, Buckette, Final Helen Smith Mem. (SJ's Caviar)
I Can Doosit (NZ bred) 1:55.5 - $1,426,202 NZ Harness Horse of the Year, NZ Trotter of the Year, AUS Trotter of the Year. At 4, won G1 Harness Jewels 4YO Ruby. Aged, won G1 Inter Dominion Final - twice, G1 Rowe Cup - twice, G1 National Trot, G1 Trotting Chsp, G1 ANZAC Cup, G1 NZ FFA, G1 Dominion. (Chiola Hanover)

Dam Line

Graceful Touch t2, 1:56.2 $192,002 by Pine Chip from Act Of Grace

A stakes winning juvenile, Graceful Touch won the Review Stakes, Hayes Memorial and a Breeders Crown elimination, whilst as a 3-year-old finished second in a heat of the Filly World Trotting Derby.

Dam of 4 winners, 3 in 1:55 incl:
Muscle Massive t2, 1:57; 3, 1:51 $1,245,297 - 7 wins. At 2, wnr John Simpson Mem., 2nd International Stallion Stks. At 3, wnr Hambletonian Final, leg and Final New Jersey Sires Stks, Stanley Dancer Trot, Simcoe Stks, 2nd heat Kentucky Futurity, 3rd Final Canadian Trotting Classic. (Muscles Yankee)
Thatsnotmyname (f) t2, 1:55 $340,730 - 3 wins at 2, incl. elim and Final Merrie Annabelle Trot, New Jersey Sires Stks Final. (Windsong's Legacy)
Muscle Mass t,2 1:53.8 $229,000 - 8 wins. At 2, wnr elim and Final American National Stks, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks, Review Stks, Hayes Memorial. World Champion. (Muscles Yankee)

2nd dam:

Act Of Grace t2, 1:55.6; 3, 1:52.6 $403,525 by Valley Victory from Keystone Profile

A terrific race filly, Act Of Grace competed against the champion filly Continentalvictory and often the colt crop that included the likes of Lindy Lane, winning 10 races as a 2 and 3-year-old, including a Breeders Crown elim and Merrie Annabelle Trot elim at 2, as well as the Filly World Trotting Derby and Coaching Club Oaks at 3. She was also runner-up in a Hambletonian elim, the Beacon Course Trot Final, New Jersey Sires Stks Final, Bluegrass Stks and a heat of the Kentucky Filly Futurity.

Dam of only 2 foals, both stakes winners:
Cobol
t3, 1:54 $417,457 - 9 wins. At 3, wnr World Trotting Derby, Zweig Memorial, elim and Final Kentucky Spring Champ., 2nd Dickerson Cup. (Pine Chip)
Graceful Touch t2, 1:56.2 $161,893 - 3 wins as above. (Pine Chip)


 

Race Record

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

2

7

7

-

-

$196,750

1:53.8 WR

3

5

1

-

-

$32,250

 

TOTAL

12

8

-

-

$229,000

1:53.8

An outstanding juvenile trotter, Muscle Mass won all 7 of his 2-year-old starts, including the American National Stakes, Bluegrass Stakes, International Stallion Stakes, Review Stakes (in which he set a world record) iand the Hayes Memorial. 


 

Progeny

In NZ and Australia Muscle Mass is the sire of 32 Australasian bred winners of over $1,075,000, 3 $100,000 earners including:

KD MUSCLES (f) t, 1:56.8 - $168,322. 11 wins to date. At 3, 2nd G3 NZ Trotting Oaks, Listed NZYSS Trotters Final. Aged, won G3 Tontine Trotters Series Final, 2nd G1 Knight PistolG3 Lenin Trotters FFA, G3 R C Freestone Trotter Cup, 4th G1 Dullard Trotters Cup, G1 Bill Collins Trot. (Armbro Invasion)
CUSTODIAN
 t2, 1:59.6 - $124,813 5 wins to date. At 2, won G1 Harness Jewels 2YO Ruby, G1 AUS Breeders Crown 2YO Trotting C&G Final, 2nd G1 Redwood Classic, G2 Sires Stks Trotters Chsp, G2 NZ 2YO Trotting Stks. (Armbro Invasion)
ILLAWONG BYRON t2, 2:00.9 - $111,620. 8 wins to date. At 2, won G1 Redwood Classic, G2 Tatlow Trotters Stks Final, AUS Breeders Crown Semi Final, Vicbred SS Heat, 2nd G1 Vicbred SS 2YO Trotting C&G Final, G1 Home Grown Classic. Australian 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year. (S J’s Photo)
ZHENYA (f) t, 2:02 - $75,554. 10 wins to date. Aged, 2nd G2 Bacardi Lindy Mares Trot, 3rd G3 Shepparton Club Inc. Trotters Cup. (S J’s Photo)
SAMMY CHARLES t, 1:59.6 - $73,597. 8 wins to date. Aged, 2nd G2 Slater Gartrell Sports Trotters Mobile.  (Armbro Invasion)
HEAVYWEIGHT HERO 
t2, 1:59.6pl; t3, 2:03.4 - $64,787. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd G1 Harness Jewels 2YO Ruby. NZ 3YO Record Holder - 2200m & 2700m. (Sundon)
CHEVRON EXPRESS 
(f) t3, 1:57.4 - $65,412. 5 wins to date. At 3, wnr G2 NZ Trotting Oaks, G3 Hambletonian Classic,  2nd North Island Trotting Oaks, 3rd G2 Sires Stks 3YO Trotters Championship. NZ 3YO Record Holder - 1950m(Sundon)
ILLAWONG SHIMMER
 (f) t2, 2:01.2 - $53,058. 3 wins to date. At 2, won G1 Home Grown Classic, Vicbred SS Heat, 3rd G1 Vicbred SS 2YO Trotting Fillies Final, G2 Tatlow Stks 2YO Trotters. (Sundon)
MASS INVASION t, 2:05.6 - $41,808. 5 wins to date. (Armbro Invasion
NIETA (f) t3, 1:58.1 - $33,180. 5 wins to date. At 2, wnr Australasian Breeders Crown Heat, Vicbred Home Grown Classic Heat. At 3, 3rdG1 Need For Speed Princess Final. (CR Commando)
SVAL QUEEN (f) t2, 2:05.3 - $28,433. 2 wins to date. At 2, 2ndG3 Vicbred SS 2YO Silver Trot, 3rdG1 Home Grown Classic. (Sundon)
NEEDLE (f) t3, 2:05.6 - $26,582. 3 wins to date. At 3, 3rd G3 Hambletonian Classic. (Live Or Die)
SCRATCH IT
t, 1:56.8 - $19,988. 5 wins to date. (Buvetier D'Aunou)
CARNERA
 
t2, 2:01.8 - $18,955. 2 wins to date. (Continentalman)
MUSCLES GALORE
 t3, 2:08.7 - $18,119. 1 win to date. At 3, 2ndG3 Hambletonian Classic. (Sundon)
ABALLOFMUSCLE
t3, 2:02.8 - $18,158. 2 wins to date. At 3, wnr Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Heat. (SJ's Photo)
SCHLECK (f) t, 2:04.6 - $16,489. 2 wins. At 2, 3rd Listed NZYSS Trot. (Dream Vacation)
MIRACLE RISING t3, 2:04.9 - $10,914. 1 win to date. (Armbro Invasion)
MUSCULUS t, 2:08.9 - $10,325. 1 win to date. (Sundon)
SUPPLEMENTS t, 2:06.6 - $11,240. 1 win to date. (Wagon Apollo)
BIGONLUCK (f) t3, 1:59.8 - $10,010. 1 win to date. (Malabar Maple)
THE MALE MODEL t3, 2:02.5 - $10,005. 2 wins to date. (Sundon)
ARNOLD t3, 2:02.8 - $10,005. 2 wins to date. (Chiola Hanover)

 

In North America, Muscle Mass is the sire of 231 winners of over $19,700,000, 65 $100,000 earners including:

RIVETING ROSIE (f) t2, 1:55.6; 3, 1:53; 4, 1:52.8 $973,336 - 14 wins. At 2 O'Brien 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year, wnr Final Peaceful Way Stks, ONSS Super Final, ONSS Gold, Champlain Stks. At 3, O'Brien 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year, wnr ONSS Super Final, 2nd Elegantimage Stks. (Balanced Image)
MUSCLE MATTERS t, 1:53.2 $496,852 - 11 wins to date. At 2, won ONSS Super Final, ONSS Gold. At 3, 2nd elim & Final Canadian Breeders Classic. (Conway Hall)
MUSCLE BABY DOLL (f) t3, 1:52 $469,617. 13 wins to date. At 2, 2nd ONSS - Super Final. At 3, 2 legs ONSS Gold, Casual Breeze Trot, Duenna Inv, elim Elegantimage. (Yankee Glide
MOTOWN MUSCLE t3, 1:53.8 $460,433. 9 wins to date. At 2, won elim ONSS Gold, 3rd ONSS Super Final, ONSS Gold. At 3, won elim and Final Canadian Breeders Champ, cons. ONSS Gold, leg ONSS Gold, Casual Breeze Trot. (Wall Street Banker
MASS PRODUCTION t2, 1:54.8 $285,673. 5 wins to date. At 2, O'Brien 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year, won ONSS Gold Super Final, 3x ONSS Gold Legs. (Angus Hall)

HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

Already it is clear that from his first two crops, Muscle Mass has an affinity with Armbro Invasion mares (KD Muscles, Custodian, Mass Invasion ...). This should mean that mares by other sons of Speedy Crown (like Gee Whiz) are also a good match.

Daughters of SJ's Photo (and his sire sons Pegasus Spur and Bacardi Lindy) also look like they are another great match for Muscle Mass with this cross already producing the outstanding Illawong Byron and multiple Group place-getter Zhenya.

Sundon mares of course are another great option with Group 1 winner Illawong Shimmer and the Harness Jewels runner-up Heavyweight Hero both bred this way.

In North America, his richest foal, Riveting Rosie, is out of a Balanced Image mare so down-under this can be replicated through daughters of Earl, MonarchyBrylin Boyz and Yankee Paco, while his second highest earner Muscle Matters is out of a Conway Hall mare - meaning mares by Angus Hall, Majestic Son, The Pres and Monkey Bones are also likely good choices for him.