Minnehaha –
The 2nd most successful Motherline in Trotting

A short history and a chart of important winners

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Please read here about the history of Minnehaha (and also Medio). As you can see, in contrast to the Motherline of Medio the one of Minnehaha has/had her big success not very early, more or less reving up in the second half of the 20th century, especially when it comes to quantity...

The US-Triple Crown:

Hambletonian (3yrs – National/ Open) – 9 Winners
1947 Hoot Mon (Scotland – Missey – Guy Abbey)
1949 Miss Tilly (Nibble Hanover – Tilly Tonka – Spencer)
1959 Diller Hanover (Star’s Pride – Dream Hanover – Calumet Chuck)
1975 Steve Lobell (Speedy Count – Sophia Hanover – Star’s Pride)
1978 Speedy Somolli (Speedy Crown – Somolli – Star’s  Pride)
1979 Legend Hanover (Super Bowl – Laurita Hanover – Hoot Mon)
1981 Speed Bowl (Super Bowl – Speedy Love – Speedster)
1983 Duenna (Green Speed – La Soubrette – Nevele Pride)
1994 Victory Dream (Valley Victory – Crown Dream – Speedy Crown)  

Yonkers Trot (3yrs – National/ Open) – 5 Winners
1966 Polaris (Star’s Pride – Pigeon Hill – Hoot Mon)

1975 Surefire Hanover (Hickory Smoke – Spritely Way – Star’s Pride)
1976 Steve Lobell (Speedy Count – Sophia Hanover – Star’s Pride)
1978 Speedy Somolli (Speedy Crown – Somolli – Star’s Pride)
1990 Royal Troubador (Super Bowl – Mae Jeans Crown – Speedy Crown)

Kentucky Futurity (3yrs – National/ Open) – 7 Winners
1911 Peter Thompson (Peter The Great – Lydia Thompson – Guy Wilkes)
1947 Hoot Mon (Scotland – Missey – Guy Abbey)
1959 Diller Hanover (Star’s Pride – Dream Hanover – Calumet Chuck)

1974 Waymaker (Star’s Pride – Brief Romance – Victory Song)
1981 Filet of Sole (Bonefish – Pompanette – Florican)
2003 Mr Muscleman (Muscles Yankee – Meadowbranch Irene – Meadow Road)
2010 Wishing Stone (Conway Hall – Meadobranch Magic – Valley Victory)

France

Prix d’Amérique (Open – International) – 2 Winners
2007 Offshore Dream (FR) (Reve d’Udo – Enfilade – Tarrass Boulba)
2008 Offshore Dream (FR) (Reve d’Udo – Enfilade – Tarrass Boulba)

Sweden

Elitloppet (Open – International) – 1 Winner
2010 Iceland (SWE) (Scarlet Knight – Grandezza Ri – Probe)

More important winners of the Minnehaha-Line:

1908 The Miss Stokes (Peter The Great – Tillie Thompson – Guy Wilkes)
1953 Bachelor Hanover (Nibble Hanover – The Old Maid – Guy Abbey)
1959 Sprite Rodney (Rodney – Sprite Hanover – Titan Hanover)
1959 Lord Valentine (Florican – Dinner Music – Victory Song)
1969 Spartan Hanover (Star’s Pride – Sprite Rodney – Rodney)
1973 Tropical Storm (Florlis – Blithe Rodney – Rodney)
1975 Brisco Hanover (Super Bowl – Brief Romance – Victory Song)
1975 Record Launcher (Record Holder – Gemini Rum – Demon Rum)
1975 Song and Dance Man (Super Bowl – Chorus Queen – Victory Song)
1976 Crown’s Cristy (Speedy Crown – Viva Hill – B F Coaltown)
1977 Netted (Bonefish – First Love – Victory Song)
1977 At Risk (Hickory Pride – Ah So – Speedy Count)
1977 Choctaw Brave (Speedy Crown – Pizzaz – Ayres)
1980 Babe Kosmos (Speedy Crown – Briona Hanover – Ayres)
1980 Dancer’s Crown (Speedy Crown – Sissie Blaze – Blaze Hanover)
1980 Premium Lobell (Speedy Crown – Pizzaz – Ayres)
1981 Cornstalk (Lindy’s Pride – Crown Viva – Speedy Crown)
1981 Speed Merchant (Speedy Somolli – Goldbrick – Tamerlane)
1982 Davidia Hanover – (Super Bowl – Descent – Speedy Crown)
1982 Workaholic (Speedy Crown – Ah So – Speedy Count)
1982 Piggvar (Bonefish – Pompanette – Florican)
1984 Ditka Hanover (Super Bowl – Descent – Speedy Crown)
1984 Spotlite Lobell (Speedy Somolli – Spotlite Hill – B F Coaltown)
1984 JR Broline (Speedy Somolli – Flashy Lady – Nevele Diamond)
1984 Genuine Comfort (Cold Comfort – Sajama Lobell – Speedy Somolli)
1986 Demilo Hanover (Super Bowl – Descent – Speedy Crown)
1986 Lemyone Square (Speedy Somolli – What Luck – Super Bowl)
1987 Working Gal (Speedy Crown – Ah So – Speedy Count)
1988 Gift Box (Meadow Road – Love Letter – Speedy Somolli)
1989 Somatic (Super Bowl – Sonoma – Speedy Crown)
1989 Bolets Igor (Texas – Miss Alita – Noble Victory)
1989 Rudolf Le Ann (Why Not – Lucretia Hanover – Florida Pro)
1990 Jonas Laukko (Choctaw Brave – Laukon Aida – Songflori)
1990 Striking Sahbra (Supergill – Supreme Sahbra – Speedy Somolli)
1990 Oaklea Bluejay (Dream of Glory – Apple Polish – Noble Victory)
1991 Wesgate Crown (Royal Prestige – Armbro Gaelic – Dream of Glory)
1990 Speedy Harry (Speedy Soma – Hariett – Revolutionist)
1993 Kelsea Boko (Joie de Vie – Chikadee Hanover – Florida Pro)
1993 Not A Spacecase (Barbeque – Classical Music – Arnie’s Aim)
1993 Jupiter Hornline (Lindy’s Crown – Nana’s Doll – Speedy Somolli)
1993 Gigaro (Florestan – Idris Pershing – Pershing)
1993 Top The Gan (Mack the Knife – Incetta – Justacinch)
1994 Mack Action As (Mack Lobell – Around the Action – Royal Prestige)
1995 Magician (Royal Prestige – Incredible Charm – Incredible Nevele)
1995 Felix Santana (Quito de Talonay – Glamour Lady – Speedy Somolli)
1995 Dream Valley OM (Valley Victory – Crown Dream – Speedy Crown)
1995 David Raymond (Speedy Crown – Spectra Hanover – Super Bowl)
1995 Briso Mancini (Crown Bones – Trudy Tramp – Arndon)
1996 Egon Lavec (Navaki – Vana Lavec – Supergill)
1997 Legendary Lover K (Armbro Goal – Legendary Love – Speedy Somolli)
1998 Pine Dust (Pine Chip – Web Chance – Tibur)
2000 Power to Charm (Malabar Man – Velvet Sauce – Crowning Point)
2003 Algiers Hall (Conway Hall – American Wish – American Winner)
2004 Carolyn As (Striking Sahbra – Indian Simb – Mack Lobell)
2004 Italiano (Giant Cat – Coming Up Cash – Baltic Speed)
2004 Prayer I Am (Like A Prayer – I’m a Checkmate – Cumin)
2005 Crazed (Credit Winner – Mary Lou Hall – Mr Lavec)
2005 Linda di Casei (Uronometro – Comtesse Firm – Diamond Way)
2005 Lester (Supergill – Bachar – Armbro Goal)
2005 Look MP (Sugarcane Hanover – Atlantis Gar – Supergill)
2005 Micro Mesh (Varenne – Gambari – Victory Dream)
2005 Yield Boko (Viking Kronos – Ouzo Boko – Victory Dream)
2005 Windsong Espoir (Kadabra – Diamond Image – Balanced Image)
2006 Honorable Daughter (Malabar Man – Honorable Mother – Mr Vic)
2006 Red Hot Dynamite (Enjoy Lavec – Sopran Sunf – Viking Kronos)
2006 Main Wise As (Yankee Glide – Desert Flower K – Sierra Kosmos)
2008 Chapter Seven (Windsong’s Legacy – La Riviera Lindy – Dream Vacation)
2008 Brad de Veluwe (Andover Hall – Amazing Ride – Muscles Yankee)
2008 Obama Gar (S J’s Photo – Fancy Gar – Indro Park)
2009 Chelsea Boko (Chocolatier – Kelsea Boko – Joie de Vie)
2009 Possess the Will (Donato Hanover – Aurora Hall – Self Possessed)
2012 Wild Honey (Cantab Hall – U Wanna Lindy – S J’s Photo) 

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The next Generation of the Minnehaha-Line: Indira Brook, a now two year old,
extremely talented Swedish filly (with only one eye) by Maharajah out of the
Pine-Chip-Mare Pine Brook, trained by Claes Sjöström.   
Foto: Eleonore Larsson

This Motherline produced also a lot of great Pacers like Ensign Hanover, Thorpe Hanover, Bullet Hanover, Overtrick, Race Time, Overcall, Warm Breeze, Flight Director, Storm Damage, French Chef, Follow My Star, Amneris, Laughs, Halcyon, So Cozy, Frugal Gourmet, Armbro Feather, Shady Daisy, Jennas Beach Boy, Village Connection, Armbro Rosebud, Shady Character, Pacific Fella, Blissful Hall, Liberty Balance, Armbro Amoretto, Allamerican Native, Invitro, Shark Gesture, Domitian Hanover, Artistic Fella, Major in Art, Art Official, Vertical Horizon, One More Laugh, Drop the Ball, Pet Rock, Fred and Ginger, and many more.

After Medio and Minnehaha, we will continue this series of the most important maternal lines of trotting history and presence in the near future with another great line, the one of Mambrino Beauty, also known as the one of her granddaughter Nervolo Belle. Many thanks to Peter Craig, Ron Groves and John Peck of www.bluechipfamilies.com as well as Norman Hall of www.pedigreematching.com


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