The Hambletonian 2018

A closer look at the pedigrees

Hambletonian, 1st heat, 3yrs, 1 mile, 100.000 USD

1
Shoshie Deo (NA/M)
Whishing Stone (NA) – Fortune Dream (NA) – Daguet Rapide (IT)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Romona (NA)
2
Evaluate (NA/M)
Andover Hall (NA) – Blathin (NA) – Classic Photo (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Minnehaha (NA)
3
Met´s Hall (NA/M)
Cantab Hall (NA) – Met´s Rival (NA) – Pine Chip (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal Line: Mambrino Beauty (NA)
4
Lawmaker (NA/G)
Muscle Massive (NA) – Pretty Amigo (NA) – Amigo Hall (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal Line: Sally Sovereign (NA)
5
Wolfgang (NA/M)
My MVP (NA) – Summer Savory (NA) – Mr Vic (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal line: Molly J (NA)

6
Crystal Fashion (NA/G)
Cantab Hall (NA) – Window Willow (NA) – Tagliabue (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal line: Contention (NA)

7
Atlanta ((NA/F)
Chapter Seven (NA) – Hemi Blue Chip (NA) – Cantab Hall (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Miss Sears (NA)

8
Hat Trick Habit (NA/M)
Andover Hall (NA) – Habit´s Best (NA) – Muscles Yankee (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Lizzie Witherspoon (NA)

9
Zephyr Kronos (IT/M)
Ready Cash (FR) – Orange Kronos (IT) – Yankee Glide (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Star´s Pride – Nevele Pride
Maternal line: Lilly (SE)


Hambletonian, 2nd heat, 3yrs, 1 mile, 100.000 USD

1
Fashionwoodchopper (US/M)
Donato Hanover (NA) – Woodshopper (NA) – Muscles Yankee (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: 
Lizzie Witherspoon (NA)
2
Patent Leather (NA/M)
Broadway Hall (NA) – Designable (NA) – Earl (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Jessie Pepper (NA)
3
Classichap (NA/M)
Chapter Seven (NA) – Classical Flirt (NA) – Yankee Glide (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Abbess (NA)
4
Alarm Detector (NA/M)
Chapter Seven (NA) – Final Countdown (NA) – Yankee Glide (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: Mamie (NA)
5
Fourth Dimension (NA/M)
Chapter Seven (NA) – Corazon Blue Chip (NA) – Muscle Hill (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: 
Minnehaha (NA)
6
Southwind Chrome (NA/M)
Chapter Seven (NA) – Counter Pointe (NA) – Striking Sahbra (NA)
Paternal line: Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
Maternal line: 
Lizzie Witherspoon (NA)
7
Tactical Landing (NA/M)
Muscle Hill (NA) – Southwind Serena (NA) – Varenne (IT)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal line:
Blanche (NA)
8
You Know You Do (NA/M)
Muscle Hill (NA) – You Want Me (NA) – Credit Winner (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal line: 
Lizzie Witherspoon (NA)
9
Six Pack (NA/M)
Muscle Mass (NA) – Pleasing Lady (NA) – Cantab Hall (NA)
Paternal line: Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
Maternal line: 
Miss Sears (NA)

Summary:
15 Males
  2 Geldings
  1 Female

Paternal lines:
10 
Volomite – Victory Song – Garland Lobell
  7 Scotland – Speedy Crown – Valley Victory
  1 Volomite – Star´s Pride – Nevele Pride

Maternal lines:
  4 Lizzie Witherspoon
  2 Minnehaha
  2 Miss Sears

Résumé:
Sensational!
1. It is an triumphal procession of the second crop of 
Chapter Seven (Video). 5 Starters! And who expected the Garland Lobell line so strong 20 years ago?

2. It’s all about Garland Lobell and Valley Victory on the paternal side. That may cause some difficulties in the near future, because the line of Star´s Pride seems to have a difficult stand in Northern America. Only one entry comes from the most successful fatherline in the Hambletonian, that one from Europe (Ready Cash).  However, in relative terms, many of the horses starting in the Hambo Elims are not, as is often the case, inbred in the first three generations.

3. The motherlines alternate as always in the Hambletonian. But with four entrys, Lizzie Witherspoon, the No. 8 of the world´s maternal lines, puts an exclamation mark. Minnehaha is no surprise, twice Miss Sears yet. The no. 1 maternal line worldwide, Medio, has no entry this year, but with Manchego in the Hambo Oaks the favorite horse.

4. Back to European influence: With some few offsprings, leading European (French) stallions like Love You and Ready Cash got horses to the Hambletonian. This could maybe a sign for the future, bringing back the lines of Star´s pride back to North America and be an alternative to the current corset. (Although our editorial believes that stallions like International Moni may be more suitable for the European market, especially Sweden).

5. Atlanta as the only filly tries to challenge the male concurrents. Continentalvictory was the last filly to beat the colts in 1996.

6. The pedigrees: Only 1 out of 18 horses is linebred 3x3 (You Know You Do) – unusual for the Northern American trotting breed...


Legend: M = Male, F = Female, G = Gelding; NA = Nothern America, FR = France, IT = Italy

Many Thanks to the great pedigree websites www.classicfamilies.net and www.worldwidepedigree.com, the latter assumed for Swedish interests from Canadian internet pedigree pioneer Norman G. Hall.


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