Creatine (T)

NZ $4,500 + GST

(AU $4,950 incl GST)

t3, 1:52.4f; 4, 1:51.4 $2,182,138 16hh
Andover Hall - Berry Nice Muscles by Muscles Yankee

  • The richest and fastest trotter ever to stand at stud in Australasia
  • A Breeders Crown champion
  • A multiple stakes race winner in both North America and Europe
  • One of the best three-year-olds of his year, he won the Kentucky Futurity, Carl Erksine Trot, Bluegrass Stakes and a Hambletonian elimination, whilst finishing runner-up in the Breeders Crown and American National 
  • Defeated the world's fastest ever trotter Sebastian K as a 4-year-old
  • Combines the blood of two of the most influential sires of the past decade being by Andover Hall out of a stakes placed Muscles Yankee mare. 
Andover Hall
Garland Lobell Amour Angus
ABC Freight Gamin Lobell
Noble Victory A Cs Princess
Speedy Crown Genya Hanover
Magna Force Kenwood Scamper
Florida Pro Rosemary
Texas Lindys Speedy Lady
Berry Nice Muscles
Muscles Yankee Blackberry Hanover
Valley Victory Maiden Yankee
Baltic Speed Valley Victoria
Speedy Crown Wistful Yankee
Donerail Brittanys Dream
Valley Victory Bedell
Workaholic Viking Spirit
Maternal Family
AB

Sire Line

Andover Hall t2, 1:56.2; 3, 1:51.6 $875,047 by Garland Lobell from Amour Angus by Magna Force

A $482,000 yearling, Andover Hall was the US Trotting Colt of the Year at two years of age (winning eight of his nine starts that year) and a world champion at three.

Despite his illustrious racing career it is as a stallion that he has excelled, becoming one the current generation's most influential sires.

Andover Hall is the sire of 514 North American winners of over $73,500,000,178 $100,000 earners and 11 millionaires worldwide including:

NUNCIO 1:50.4 - $4.409,198. At 2, won Matron Stakes. At 3, won Kentucky Futurity, Yonkers Trot, Bluegrass Stks, Matron Stakes, Reynolds, 2nd Hambletonian, Stanley Dancer Memorial, Beale Memorial. At 4, won Int. G1 Swedish Breeders Crown Final, 3rd, Elitlopp Final. Aged, won Elitlopp Final, 2 Elitlopp elims, Sundsvall Open, Jubileumspokalen, UET Trotting Masters Final. (Lindy Lane)
DONATO HANOVER 1:50.2 - $3,058,058. World Champion. At 2, won elim. And Final Breeders Crown, elim. And Final Peter Haughton Memorial, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks, E.H. Harriman Cup. At 3, won elim. And Final Hambletonian, elim and Final Canadian Trotting Classic, World Trotting Derby, elim. And Final Stanley Dancer Trot, heat and Final Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks, Dickerson Cup, 2nd in elim Breeders Crown, 3rd Final Breeders Crown. At 2, US 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year, US Horse of the Year, Trotter of the Year. US 3YO Trotter of the Year. Champion sire. (Donerail)
CREATINE 1:51.4 - $2,182,138. At 2, won Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, 2nd Breeders Crown Final. At 4, won Allerage Open Trot, American-National Open. At 5, won Breeders Crown Open Trot, Int. G1 Hugo Abergs Memorial, International Prix Saint Michel. (Muscles Yankee)
PAMPERED PRINCESS (M) 1:53.0 - $1,740,605. At 2, won elim and Final Oakville Stks, Robert Stewart Stks, Champlain Stks, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks, elim. Breeders Crown, Reynolds Memorial, elim Goldsmith Maid, Tompkins-Geers Stks, 2nd Final Breeders Crown. At 3, won elim. and Final Elegantimage Stks, elim and Final Del Miller Memorial, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, 2nd elim and Final Canadian Trotting Classic, elim and Final Breeders Crown, elim and Final Matron Stks. Dan Patch, Nova & O’Brien 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year, Dan Patch, Nova & O’Brien 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year. (Donerail)
MAGIC TONIGHT 1:51.3 - $1,362,397. At 2, won International Stallion Stks, Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won PASS Championship. Aged, won Elitlopp Elim & Final. (Self Possessed)
BRAD DE VELUWE 1:52.1 - $10,739,393SEK. At 3, won E3 Final, Ulf Thoresens Memorial, Finnish Kriterium, Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli. At 4, won SprinterMastaren Elim & Final, Finnish Derby, Grand Prix de l'UET Elim & Final. (Muscles Yankee)
SPIDER BLUE CHIP 1:51.6 - $1,229,717. World Champion. At 2, won leg PASS. At 3, won elim and Final Breeders Crown, The Colonial, 2 legs and Final PASS, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, Reynolds Memorial, 2nd Stanley Dancer Final. (Muscles Yankee)
CEDAR DOVE (M) 1:52.6 - $1,200,462. At 2, won Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won elim and Final Breeders Crown, 2 heats Kentucky Filly Futurity, elim Matron Stks, leg PASS, 2nd Final PASS, 3rd Final Matron Stks, Zweig Memorial Filly. Dan Patch 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year. (Pine Chip)
BEATGOESON HANOVER (M) 1:51.8F - $1,151,959. World Champion. At 2, won 2 legs and Final PASS. At 3, won elim and Final Elegantimage Stks, Zweig Memorial Filly, Duenna Inv, Reynolds Memorial, 2nd Matron Stks Final, Keystone Classic. At 4, won Muscle Hill, elim Breeders Crown, 2nd in Final Allerage Farm Trot. (Defiant Yankee)
ADRIAN CHIP 1:54.4 - $1,136,910. World Champion. At 2, won elim Matron Stks, 2nd Matron Stks Final, elim Breeders Crown, 3rd Breeders Crown Final. At 3, won elim Hambletonian, elim Yonkers Trot, 2nd Hambletonian Final, World Trotting Derby. (Pine Chip)

 

Dam Line

Berry Nice Muscles $31,906 by Muscles Yankee from Blackberry Hanover by Donerail

A $100,000 Yearling Sales purchase, Berry Nice Muscles was stakes placed as a 2-year-old, finishing runner-up in the New Jersey Sires Stakes. From just four foals she is the dam of:

CREATINE t3, 1:52.4; 4, 1:51.4 - $2,182.138. See record. (Andover Hall)
MISTER ANSON t3, 1:53.8 - $234,726. At 2, winner leg New York Sires Stakes; 2nd leg NYSS; 3rd leg NYSS. At 3, 3rd leg NYSS, cons. Zweig Memorial. (Conway Hall)
STRAWBERRY WINE t4, 1:56 - $101,887. At 3, 2nd in leg and Final Middlesex County Series.(Kadabra)

2nd dam:

Blackberry Hanover t2, 1:56.4 $209,314 by Donerail from Brittany's Dream

A precocious two-year-old Blackberry Hanover won an elim and Final of the Matron Stakes, as well as the Bluegrass and International Stallion Stakes at the Red Mile.

She is the dam of 3 North American bred foals, including:

HERE’S THE MAGIC t2, 1:59.2; 1:55.2 - $422,164. At 2, winner 2 elims Ontario Sires Stakes Gold; 2nd in 2 Finals Ontario Sires Stakes Gold; 3rd in Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final, 2 elim and Final ONSS Gold. (Kadabra)
BERRY NICE MUSCLES t2, 1:59.8pl $31,906. As above. (Muscles Yankee)



Race Record

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

2

 7

$63,020 

1:57.2 

3

17 

$804,139 

1:52.4F 


4

16  $463,133  1:51.4 

5

 12 $851,846  1:52.8 

TOTAL

 52

17 

10 

$2,182,138 

1:51.4 

 
Lightly raced as a 2-year-old Creatine was the winner of three races, rounding out  his freshman season with a stakes victory in a Bluegrass Stakes division at Lexington before being put aside.

Bigger and stronger upon his return as a 3-year-old in 2013, Creatine was one of the very best of his age group, in a crop that included the likes of Royalty For Life and Spider Blue Chip, winning eight of his 17 starts and finishing runner-up in a further five. His major victories included the $368,000 Kentucky Futurity Final, the $286,000 Carl Erskine Trot, a Hambletonian elimination, a Bluegrass Stakes division and the $200,000 Colonial Trot consolation. He was also second (by a neck) in the Breeders Crown Final, American National Stakes and Reynolds Memorial.


Unlike his fiercest rivals the previous season Creatine handled the step up to the free-for-all ranks as a 4-year-old, more than holding his own against a stellar line up of aged square-gaiters that included the likes of world record holder Sebastian K, Intimidate, Market Share, Bee A Magician, Maven, Modern Family, Commander Crowe, Wishing Stone etc...

That season as a 4-year-old, Creatine put up a huge performance to defeat the world's fastest ever trotter Sebastian K in the Allerage Farms Trot in a career best mark of 1:51.4 despite starting out wide from barrier eight, won the American National Open in track record time, was runner-up in the $238,000 Centaur Trotting Classic and a Maple Leaf Trot elim and finished third to European superstar Commander Crowe in the Breeders Crown Open Final, as well as recording third placings in the TVG FFA Final and the Dayton Trotting Derby. He finished the season as the fourth richest older trotter behind only Sebastian K, Intimidate and Market Share.

Racing predominantly in Europe as a 5-year-old Creatine won at the highest level and defeated some of Europe's best horses, taking out the Group 1 Hugo Abergs Memorial in Sweden and the Group 1 St Michel Ajo in Finland. He was also second in the prestigious Group 1 UET Trotting Masters.

Returning to the US for the $1,000,000 Invitational Trot Creatine was a brave third to the European invaders Papagayo E and recent Elitlopp winner Timoko before capping off his racing career with a deserved and dominant win in the Breeders Crown Final, after again drawing out wide.



 

Progeny

Creatine stands his first NZ season in 2017-18.

He stood his first North American season at stud is also 2017.

HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

Creatine's sire Andover Hall has a very successful record in North America with Pine Chip and Arndon sire line mares, meaning that Creatine should likewise be a terrific cross for Sundon and Dream Vacation mares down-under.

Andover Hall has also been phenomenally successful over the years with mares by the Valley Victory sire line - with this cross producing seven of his eleven millionaires to date. Creatine is an example of this himself being out of a Muscles Yankee mare - so mares by the Valley Victory sire line, outside of Muscles Yankee and his sire sons, are another good choice.

Suitable Valley Victory line mares include daughters of the likes of Self Possessed, Great Success, Lindy Lane and Yankee Gilde.

With Andover Hall having very much an outcross pedigree he has also crossed well with mares by S J's Photo over the years - so mares by him and his sire sons Bacardi Lindy and Pegasus Spur are another good choice.

Balanced Image line mares (mares by the likes Monarchy and Earl) should also suit.