Hall of Fame

 



muscle hill

Year of Induction: 
2016
Year of Birth: 
2006
Inducted as a: 
Racehorse
Election Into Living Hall of Fame: 
2016
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
2,1:53.3; 3,1:50.1
Earnings: 
$3,273,342
Sire: 
Muscles Yankee
Dam: 
Yankee Blondie
Sire of Dam: 
American Winner
Biography: 

Bred by Winbak Farm, world champion trotter Muscle Hill was foaled on February 15, 2006 in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Owned by Jerry Silva, TLP Racing Stable and Southwind Farm during his racing career, Muscle Hill was trained by Greg Peck and driven by Brian Sears. He owns a lifetime race record of 21-20-1-0.

Muscle Hill finished second in his freshman debut, a New Jersey Sire Stakes event, but would never lose another race. Major two-year-old wins included the Peter Haughton Memorial and the Breeders Crown, where he set a world record 1:53.3 for two-year-old trotting colts on a mile track. He finished the season with earnings of $817,301 and was voted 2008 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year.

Muscle Hill was undefeated in twelve starts as a three-year-old in 2009. Major victories included the Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic, Breeders Crown, World Trotting Derby, Kentucky Futurity and American-National. His world record-equaling Hambletonian (1:50.1) is still the fastest ever. Muscle Hill’s efforts earned him the titles of 2009 Dan Patch and O’Brien Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, and 2009 Dan Patch and O’Brien Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year. Muscle Hill was the first trotter to win Horse of the Year after an unbeaten season. He continues to rank as the leading single-season moneywinning Standardbred ($2,456,041) of all time.

With three crops racing, Muscle Hill has sired the winners of over $15 million, including 2014 Hambletonian winner Trixton 3,1:50.3 ($947,057) and Breeders Crown winner and world champion Mission Brief 3,1:50.2f ($1,599,587).