Sensational breedings in the Hambletonian 2017

European blood takes place (more and more) in North America

The post positions are drawn for the eliminations of the $1,2 million Hambletonian Stakes on Saturday, August 5th. All you need to know about the race you will find in this HRU article. Our goal as pedigree buffs is to illuminate the unbelievable interesting (some breeders may call it exotic from the American point of view ...) pedigrees of this year´s Hambo contenders. The two French invaders are Love You and Ready Cash, both multiple sire champions in many European countries.

LOVE YOU

Love You at Paris-Vincennes
with his breeder Jean-Pierre Dubois in the bike
Foto: Gerard Forni

Hambletonian Elimination (10-horse division)

1 What The Hill (Muscle Hill – KT Cha Cha – Angus Hall)
Maternal line: Ida (by Tom Hal Jr)
Paternal Line: Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

2 Seven And Seven (Chapter Seven – Ally Oop – Kadabra)
Maternal line: Woburn Maid
Paternal line: Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

3 Sortie (Explosive Matter – Win B – Tagliabue)
Maternal line: Topsey (by Bashaw)
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

4 Shake It Off Lindy (Crazed – Nashville Lady – Love You)
Maternal line: Medio
Paternal line: Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Super Bowl

Sire Statistics Sweden 2016
www.sulkysport.se

5 Dover Dan (Andover Hall – CR Kay Suzie – Royal Troubador)
Maternal line: Ab
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

6 Enterprise (Chapter Seven – She´s Gone Again – S J´s Caviar)
Maternal line: Lou Milton
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

7 Southwind Cobra (Muscle Hill – Caerphilly – Broadway Hall)
Maternal line: Nelly (by Grey Denmark)
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

8 Achille Duharas (Andover Hall – Ariane du Haras – Pine Chip)
Maternal line: Lizzie Witherspoon
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

9 Devious Man (Credit Winner – Miss Winner – Garland Lobell)
Maternal line: 
Esther
Paternal line: Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Super Bowl

10 Perfect Spirit (Andover Hall – Good Common Cents – Kadabra)
Maternal line: Woburn Maid
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

Ready Cash 2011 01 30 PdA

Ready Cash (15) winning the
Prix d´Amérique 2011
against Maharajah (13)
Foto: Gerard Forni

Hambletonian Elimination (9-horse division)

1 Southwind Woody (Muscle Hill – Winky´s Star – Pine Chip)
Maternal line: Molly Armstrong
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

2 Bill’s Man (Credit Winner – Silver Springs – Yankee Glide)
Maternal line: Sally Sovereign (Maggie H)
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Super Bowl

3 Guardian Angel As (Archangel – Provide As – Allstar Hall)
Maternal line: Sally Sovereign (Maggie H)
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Super Bowl

4 Giveitgasandgo (Yankee Glide – Mazda Hanover – Andover Hall)
Maternal line: Medio
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

5 International Moni (Love You – Moni Maker – Speedy Crown)
Maternal line: Nelly (by Mambrino Sterley)
Paternal line: Hambletonian – Peter Scott – Sam Williams – Coktail Jet

6 Stealth Hanover (Andover Hall – Secret Credit – Credit Winner)
Maternal line: Midnight
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell

7 Victor Gio IT (Ready Cash – Ilaria Jet – Pine Chip)
Maternal line: Esther
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Nevele Pride

Stunning odds ...

8 Long Tom (Muscle Hill – Ilia – Windsong´s Legacy)
Maternal line: Mambrino Beauty
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory

9 Jake (Muscle Hill – Poster Princess – Andover Hall)
Maternal line: Sally Sovereign (Maggie H)
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory


Some facts:

Maternal lines:
3 
Sally Sovereign (Maggie H)
2 Esther
2 Medio
2 Woburn Maid

Paternal lines:
7 Hambletonian – Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
6 Hambletonian – Volomite – Garland Lobell
4 Hambletonian – Volomite – Star´s Pride – Super Bowl

All horses originate from North American paternal and maternal lines.

5 horses: Muscle Hill
4 horses: Andover Hall
2 French stallions (the other 100% Standardbred blood):
Love You: 57% Standardbred blood – 43% French blood (Sire of International Moni, damsire of Shake It Off Lindy)
Ready Cash: 46% Standardbred blood – 54% French blood (Sire of Tony Gio, the first Italian bred contender in the Hambo Stakes History)

In 2012, Market Share won the Hambletonian Stakes. His sire is the Swedish bred Revenue, who´s father Reve d`Udon was French and originated from the French stallion Reynolds (1873). But Reynolds himself was out of an American maternal line (Lady Pierce). Anyway, Market Share was the first Hambletonian winner not bred by an American stallion.

Paternal lines in the Hambletonian 1926 – 2016

The résumé must therefore be that after decades of futile attempts to allow French blood to flow into the speed-dominated North American trotting, a small revolution could now take place with the penetration of the two best representatives of the Anglo-Norman trotting race. Both International Moni and Victor Gio will be suitable as Stallions and could open again the American breed, which was narrowed on the lines of Valley Victory and Garland Lobell (with a little Star's Pride/Super Bowl influence over Credit Winner and his sons). One can also be curious about how Sebastian K is doing, and the influence of the Swedish Menhammar Stuteri, who imports frozen semen of her stallions to America (that topic), will also be pointed out in the future.

While the dominance of Muscle Hill is no longer a surprise (in the Hambo Oaks his daughters represents half the starter field), 4 starters from Andover Hall (also two times damsire) are remarkable. The now 18-year-old son of Garland Lobell surpasses his best son Donato Hanover by far in this year in Hambo.
Chapter Seven is the father of two horses, painful of course is the absence of his injured son Walner, which was regarded as a heavily pre-favorite for this Hambo edition (which, although originating from the Garland-Lobell line, could also open the American trotting breed a little).


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