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American Winner
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Armbro Goal

Bred by Castleton Farm, trotting stallion Credit Winner was foaled on April 3, 1997 in Lexington, Kentucky. Under the name Titlemania, he was purchased at the 1998 Tattersall’s Select Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky by Olle Leven of Sweden for $75,000.

In 1999, freshman Credit Winner earned $359,207, finishing on the board in 8 of his 9 starts. Major victories included divisions of the International Stallion Stakes and the Bluegrass. As a three-year-old in 2000, Credit Winner finished on the board in 12 of 14 starts, with 6 wins and earnings of $1,136,088. Major victories included the Kentucky Futurity and Old Oaken Bucket. Credit Winner retired with a career racing record of 23-9-9-2.
As a stallion, Credit Winner has sired winners of over $104 million, including six millionaires, with 303 $100,000 winners and 154 in 1:55. He is the sire of Devious Man 3,1:52.2s ($1,338,677), winner of the 2016 New York Sire Stakes final and 2017 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial and EBC final; 2005 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and world champion Chocolatier 3,1:53 ($1,324,800), winner of the 2006 World Trotting Derby and 2005 Breeders Crown; 2012 Yonkers Trot winner, world champion Archangel 5,1:50 ($1,140,972); 2011 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial winner and world champion Dejarmbro 3,1:52.2f ($1,137,285); Calchips Brute 5,1:54.3 ($1,082,437) and world champion Crazed 3,1:52.2 ($1,063,059), winner of the 2008 Colonial and Matron Stakes.
As a broodmare sire, Credit Winner has sired the dams of winners of over $63 million with 180 $100,000 winners, 123 in 1:55, and 4 millionaires including 2015 O’Brien Older Trotting Horse of the Year Resolve 4,1:50.4 ($2,621,086) winner of the 2016 International Trot, Maple Leaf Trot and Cashman Memorial; 2018 Yonkers International Trot winner Cruzado Dela Noche 3,1:53.3f ($1,383,639); Bar Hopping 3,1:51.4 ($1,292,433), winner of the 2016 Breeders Crown, Canadian Trotting Classic and Zweig Memorial; and 2019 Kentucky Sire Stakes final and 2020 Zweig Memorial winner Ready For Moni 4,1:50.3 ($1,204,068).

Credit Winner died on June 3, 2022 at the age of 25.