Sire Lines in North America,
compared with France and Sweden in 2019

A completely different picture

Not so long ago, the "Special No. 1" of the Swedish trotting trade magazine Sulkysport was published. In addition to many statistics and interesting stories (for example about Stefan Balazsi), the majority of the stallions are presented.

85 of these are presented, we have closely examined the paternal lines in order to shed light on the veritable difference between Europe and North America in this regard. The result:

27 Sires:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride

19 Sires:
Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory

14 Sires:
Paternal line: 
Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier

14 Sires:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell

3 Sires:
Paternal line:
 
 Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown

3 Sires:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Scotland - Arnie Almahurst - Pine Chip

2 Sires:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - McKinney - The Great McKinney – Ogaden - Quadrophenio

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Chimes – Hal Dale - Cam Fella (Pacing Line, mostly...)

1 Sire:
Paternal line: Fuschia – Quinio – Kerjacques


Above all, there is a clear difference. The traditional father line of the great Star's Pride is comparatively sparse in North America, while it continues to celebrate great successes in Europe. In the States and Canada, on the other hand, the father lines of Valley Victory and Garland Lobell have been at the top for many years.

Sire Statistics North America 2019
www.ustrotting.com

Sire Statistics France 2019
www.sulkysport.se

Sire Statistics 3 year old
France 2019

www.sulkysport.se

Sire Statistics Sweden 2019
www.sulkysport.se

A step into the past: At the end of the 19th century there was a quartet of influential stallions, alphabetically:

– Axworthy (* 1892)
– Bingen (* 1893)
– McKinney (* 1887)
– Peter the Great (* 1895)

While Axworthy's father line was certainly the most successful in the first half of the 20th century (Greyhound is a prime example), it is practically extinct today.

Bingen did not cover for very long, it was also to blame for campaigns of calumny. His influence is practically forgotten today.

McKinney's line in North America is also virtually non-existent, but one line made it popular again in Europe, at the top the outstanding stallion Orlando Vici from France.

The full force of this four-leaf clover seems to be with Peter the Great today. He is grandfather on the one hand from Scotland (* 1925), the fountain of the line from Speedy Crown and today Valley Victory, on the other hand also grandfather of Volomite (* 1926), starting point of the lines of Star's Pride and Victory Song.

Now, on the right hand side, there is a comparison between North America and France as well as Sweden, the two main trotting nations in Europe. If you look at the first 10 of each statistic, the following ultimately results for the three countries mentioned:


North America:

5 Sires:
Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
(Muscle Hill, Cantab Hall, Muscle Mass, Explosive Matter, Father Patrick)

3 Sires:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
(Chapter Seven, Swan For All, Donato Hanover)

2 Sires:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride
(Kadabra, Credit Winner)


France:

4 Sires:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride
(Ready Cash, Jag de Bellouet, Timoko, Niky)

3 Sires:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier
(Love You, Coktail Jet, Royal Dream)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown
(Ganyméde)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - McKinney - The Great McKinney – Ogaden - Quadrophenio
(Orlando Vici)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
(Prodigious)


Sweden:

5 Sires:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride
(Maharajah, S J´s Caviar, Ready Cash, From Above, Super Photo Kosmos)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
(Muscle Hill)

1 Sire:
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier
(Love You)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - McKinney - The Great McKinney – Ogaden - Quadrophenio
(Orlando Vici)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
(Zola Boko)

1 Sire:
Paternal line:
 Hambletonian - Scotland - Arnie Almahurst - Pine Chip
(Scarlet Knight)

To sum up, Muscle Hill is champion stallion in North America and Sweden, while Valley Victory's blood is completely lacking in France. This is, of course, due to the French Stud Book, which has not been open to new blood for many, many years (well, France currently has Ready Cash and its sons and there is probably no need to open the Stud Book). In our opinion a pity, see also our article The Winter Meeting in France 2018/2019.

We also added statistics from the French three year olds to show the incredible dominance of Ready Cash, also a representative of the Star's Pride line. Not only that he himself is the clear number 1, sons of him follow in the other three ranks. That is really outstanding and will continue for a longer period!


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SWEDISH CHAMPION STALLIONS 1928 – 2019
(Earnings of the offsprings in Swedish Crowns/SEK)

Zoot Suit

2019 Muscle Hill                48.622.113
2018 Muscle Hill                51.716.329
2017 Muscle Hill                38.183.933
2016 Ready Cash              29.764.413 
2015 Love You                   29.209.536
2014 Love You                   37.924.426 
2013 Love You                   36.969.152
2012 Love You                   29.514.066
2011 Viking Kronos            36.417.682
2010 Viking Kronos            33.741.654
2009 Super Arnie               28.657.788 
2008 Super Arnie               28.338.322 
2007 Super Arnie               31.774.004
2006 Super Arnie               33.972.474 
2005 Alf Palema                 30.650.137 
2004 Alf Palema                 36.657.730 
2003 Alf Palema                 32.906.172 
2002 Lindy's Crown            29.945.192 
2001 Alf Palema                 28.065.354 
2000 Alf Palema                 24.366.232 
1999 Lindy's Crown            19.793.731 
1998 Sugarcane Hanover  19.707.209
1997 Lindy's Crown            19.754.710 
1996 Zoot Suit                    20.587.385
1995 Zoot Suit                    18.538.685
1994 Zoot Suit                    15.677.540
1993 Zoot Suit                    14.295.190 
1992 Zoot Suit                    15.654.120 
1991 Zoot Suit                    14.129.415 
1990 Smokin Yankee         12.379.675 
1989 Quick Pay                  10.413.785 
1988 Pershing                    12.574.950 
1987 Tibur                          10.974.615 
1986 Tibur                          10.046.395 
1985 Quick Pay                    8.046.645 
1984 Quick Pay                    8.397.575
1983 Speedy Spin                5.779.050
1982 Dartmouth                   4.004.115 
1981 The Prophet                3.926.140 
1980 The Prophet                4.011.595 
1979 Nevele Pride               3.262.610
1978 Rodney Key                2.283.280 
1977 Captain Rodney          1.797.000
1976 Frances Nibs              1.940.350
1975 Frances Nibs              1.894.250 
1974 Frances Nibs              1.703.450
1973 Ego Hanover              1.430.725 
1972 Scotch Victor              1.087.060
1971 Scotch Nibs                1.112.000 
1970 Iran Scott                    1.491.960 
1969 Iran Scott                    1.647.450
1968 Iran Scott                    1.302.990 
1967 Scotch Nibs                1.276.840 
1966 Iran Scott                       918.290 
1965 Scotch Nibs                1.043.115
1964 Rollo                              942.450 
1963 Rollo                              906.945 
1962 Locomotive                    904.975 
1961 Locomotive                 1.041.175 
1960 Locomotive                    803.245 
1959 Locomotive                    679.290 
1958 Earl's Mr Will                 595.765 
1957 Earl's Mr Will                 615.975 
1956 Bulwark                         680.010
1955 Bulwark                         602.255 
1954 Bulwark                         650.425 
1953 Bulwark                         628.010 
1952 Bulwark                         697.805 
1951 Bulwark                         461.025
1950 Bulwark                         435.355 
1949 Bulwark                         483.215 
1948 Bulwark                         364.710
1947 Bulwark                         297.360 
1946 Bulwark                         349.025 
1945 Bulwark                         246.147 
1944 Sir Walter Scott             225.764 
1943 Sir Walter Scott             193.995 
1942 Sir Walter Scott             133.982 
1941 Worthy Harvester            80.393 
1940 Mr McElwyn                    66.257 
1939 Mr McElwyn                    81.917 
1938 Red Bon                         67.935 
1937 Sportsman                      64.065 
1936 Red Bon                         73.290
1935 Red Bon                         63.150 
1934 Red Bon                         59.149 
1933 Red Bon                         51.325 
1932 Red Bon                         42.250 
1931 Bingen W.                       29.600 
1930 Baron Handspring          29.650 
1929 Baron Handspring          24.285
1928 Baron Handspring          37.175




2020_03

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