What a World Record! Mission Brief in 1:08,7 (1:50,3) 

The 2 year old filly with a run for the history books

Once again, The Red Mile at Lexington, Kentucky, underlined its reputation as one of the fastest racetracks of North America. After world record runs from the 2 year old filly Jolene Jolene (Muscle Hill – Celebritie Speedie – Malabar Man) in (1:09,7) on September 25th and from the 3 year old filly Cee Bee Yes (Muscles Yankee – Enbeecee – Enjoy Lavec) on September 28th, the 2 year old filly Mission Brief (Muscle Hill – Southwind Serena – Varenne) set an unbelievable world record in 1:08,7 (1:50,3) over the mile, rising her earnings up to $314.900.

Mission Brief   Foto: Gerard Forni

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Muscle Hill
Foto: Gerard Forni


Foto: Gerard Forni

Let’s have a look at the pedigree of the world record filly. Mission Brief is out of the second crop from Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill, who sired inter alia the Hambo winner Trixton in his first crop. Trixton recently retired from races after a foot bone fracture and will be the first son of Muscle Hill to work as a stallion from 2015. Mission Brief is the most winning filly of her sire so far.
Of interest is her broodmare sire, the Italian racing machine
Varenne, the most winning trotter in history, Breeders Crown winner in 2001 at The Meadowlands in a world record time of 1:51.1 (1:09,1). Varenne is a very successful sire in Europe, especially in his home country Italy, where he is the multiple stallion champion in a row.
Mission Brief’s first dam
Southwind Serena was a very good and fast filly, she gave birth also to the now 4 year old gelding Exemplar 1:11,2 (1:54,3) by Andover Hall, her filly of 2013, Earn Your Wings (by Credit Winner), was sold those days at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale for $260.000 to Swedish interests.
The maternal line of Mission Brief is none of the over all leading ones. The big start for that family was not until the late 60’s of the 20th century with the filly  
Noccalula (Spectator – Myrtle Sue – Axomite), the 5th mother of Mission Brief, and also the mare of the great trotting filly Ima Lula (by Hickory Pride), a winner of more than $630.000. The tribe of Ima Lula leads directly to some special horses like Quick Credit $530.193 (by Credit Winner), Wheeling N Dealin $811.226 (by Cantab Hall), the Zweig winner Charlie de Vie (by Yankee Glide) or the Million Dollar Earner Pegasus Spur $1.296.683 (by S J’s Photo), later a successful stallion in New Zealand.
Noccalula’s daughter
Nutmeg Lobell, the 4th mother of Mission Brief, was the mare of Buckfinder, the son of Super Bowl was a world record holding 2 year old in 1:55.4 (1:12,0) in 1986 and later a quite successful stallion in Denmark. Other descendants of the tribe of Nutmeg Lobell are trotters like the Swedish colt Rocky Winner 1:10,5 (by Credit Winner) or lately Southwind Spirit $370.295, a 3 year old colt from Muscle Hill out of Spice On Ice, the 2nd mare of Mission Brief.
Finaly a very tough Italian filly should be mentioned. Orsia (by Angus Hall), whose 4th mare is Noccalula, is a multiple stakes winner in Italy with a record of 1:10,6 (1:53 3/5) and earnings of over 450.000 Euros (appr. $560.000).

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