Creatine (T)

NZ Not shuttling in 2022

(AU N/A)

t3, 1:52.4f; 4, 1:51.4 $2,182,138 16hh

Andover Hall - Berry Nice Muscles by Muscles Yankee

  • One of the best credentialled trotting stallions ever to stand in the flesh in the Southern Hemisphere - no fresh semen trotting sire has gone faster, nor earned more
  • An outstanding racehorse, Creatine won US Grand Circuit races every season from the age of two through to five
  • A Breeders Crown champion and multiple European Group 1 winner
  • As a sire, off to a terrific start from small numbers in North America, producing US superstar JUJUBEE - the 2021 US Trotter of the Year & US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year - from his first crop, as well as the Grand Circuit winning, Hambletonian finalist Take All Comers
  • Down-under, he is the sire of four Group 1 performers, including the Group 1 winner More Wanted and the double NZ Record Holder Hot To Trot 
  • Currently second on the New Zealand 3YO Trotting Sires Premiership– behind only Love You; and has an impressive 54% winners to starters in Australasia to date (as at 22/6/2022)
Andover Hall
Garland Lobell
Amour Angus
ABC Freight
Gamin Lobell
Noble Victory
A Cs Princess
Speedy Crown
Genya Hanover
Magna Force
Kenwood Scamper
Florida Pro
Rosemary
Texas
Lindys Speedy Lady
Berry Nice Muscles
Muscles Yankee
Blackberry Hanover
Valley Victory
Maiden Yankee
Baltic Speed
Valley Victoria
Speedy Crown
Wistful Yankee
Donerail
Brittanys Dream
Valley Victory
Bedell
Workaholic
Viking Spirit
Maternal Family
AB

Sire Line

Andover Hall t2, 1:56.2; 3, 1:51.6 $875,047 by Garland Lobell from Amour Angus by Magna Force

A $482,000 yearling, Andover Hall was the US Trotting Colt of the Year at two years of age (winning eight of his nine starts that year) and a world champion at three.

Despite his illustrious racing career it is as a stallion that he has excelled, becoming one the current generation's most influential sires.

Andover Hall is the sire of 514 North American winners of over $73,500,000,178 $100,000 earners and 11 millionaires worldwide including:

NUNCIO 1:50.4 - $4.409,198. At 2, won Matron Stakes. At 3, won Kentucky Futurity, Yonkers Trot, Bluegrass Stks, Matron Stakes, Reynolds, 2nd Hambletonian, Stanley Dancer Memorial, Beale Memorial. At 4, won Int. G1 Swedish Breeders Crown Final, 3rd, Elitlopp Final. Aged, won Elitlopp Final, 2 Elitlopp elims, Sundsvall Open, Jubileumspokalen, UET Trotting Masters Final. (Lindy Lane)
DONATO HANOVER 1:50.2 - $3,058,058. World Champion. At 2, won elim. And Final Breeders Crown, elim. And Final Peter Haughton Memorial, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks, E.H. Harriman Cup. At 3, won elim. And Final Hambletonian, elim and Final Canadian Trotting Classic, World Trotting Derby, elim. And Final Stanley Dancer Trot, heat and Final Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks, Dickerson Cup, 2nd in elim Breeders Crown, 3rd Final Breeders Crown. At 2, US 2YO Trotting Colt of the Year, US Horse of the Year, Trotter of the Year. US 3YO Trotter of the Year. Champion sire. (Donerail)
CREATINE 1:51.4 - $2,182,138. At 2, won Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won Kentucky Futurity, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, 2nd Breeders Crown Final. At 4, won Allerage Open Trot, American-National Open. At 5, won Breeders Crown Open Trot, Int. G1 Hugo Abergs Memorial, International Prix Saint Michel. (Muscles Yankee)
PAMPERED PRINCESS (M) 1:53.0 - $1,740,605. At 2, won elim and Final Oakville Stks, Robert Stewart Stks, Champlain Stks, Bluegrass Stks, International Stallion Stks, elim. Breeders Crown, Reynolds Memorial, elim Goldsmith Maid, Tompkins-Geers Stks, 2nd Final Breeders Crown. At 3, won elim. and Final Elegantimage Stks, elim and Final Del Miller Memorial, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, 2nd elim and Final Canadian Trotting Classic, elim and Final Breeders Crown, elim and Final Matron Stks. Dan Patch, Nova & O’Brien 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year, Dan Patch, Nova & O’Brien 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year. (Donerail)
MAGIC TONIGHT 1:51.3 - $1,362,397. At 2, won International Stallion Stks, Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won PASS Championship. Aged, won Elitlopp Elim & Final. (Self Possessed)
BRAD DE VELUWE 1:52.1 - $10,739,393SEK. At 3, won E3 Final, Ulf Thoresens Memorial, Finnish Kriterium, Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli. At 4, won SprinterMastaren Elim & Final, Finnish Derby, Grand Prix de l'UET Elim & Final. (Muscles Yankee)
SPIDER BLUE CHIP 1:51.6 - $1,229,717. World Champion. At 2, won leg PASS. At 3, won elim and Final Breeders Crown, The Colonial, 2 legs and Final PASS, Bluegrass Stks, elim Hambletonian, Reynolds Memorial, 2nd Stanley Dancer Final. (Muscles Yankee)
CEDAR DOVE (M) 1:52.6 - $1,200,462. At 2, won Bluegrass Stks. At 3, won elim and Final Breeders Crown, 2 heats Kentucky Filly Futurity, elim Matron Stks, leg PASS, 2nd Final PASS, 3rd Final Matron Stks, Zweig Memorial Filly. Dan Patch 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year. (Pine Chip)
BEATGOESON HANOVER (M) 1:51.8F - $1,151,959. World Champion. At 2, won 2 legs and Final PASS. At 3, won elim and Final Elegantimage Stks, Zweig Memorial Filly, Duenna Inv, Reynolds Memorial, 2nd Matron Stks Final, Keystone Classic. At 4, won Muscle Hill, elim Breeders Crown, 2nd in Final Allerage Farm Trot. (Defiant Yankee)
ADRIAN CHIP 1:54.4 - $1,136,910. World Champion. At 2, won elim Matron Stks, 2nd Matron Stks Final, elim Breeders Crown, 3rd Breeders Crown Final. At 3, won elim Hambletonian, elim Yonkers Trot, 2nd Hambletonian Final, World Trotting Derby. (Pine Chip)

 

Dam Line

Berry Nice Muscles $31,906 by Muscles Yankee from Blackberry Hanover by Donerail

A $100,000 Yearling Sales purchase, Berry Nice Muscles was stakes placed as a 2-year-old, finishing runner-up in the New Jersey Sires Stakes. From just four foals she is the dam of:

CREATINE t3, 1:52.4; 4, 1:51.4 - $2,182.138. See record. (Andover Hall)
MISTER ANSON t3, 1:53.8 - $234,726. At 2, winner leg New York Sires Stakes; 2nd leg NYSS; 3rd leg NYSS. At 3, 3rd leg NYSS, cons. Zweig Memorial. (Conway Hall)
STRAWBERRY WINE t4, 1:56 - $101,887. At 3, 2nd in leg and Final Middlesex County Series.(Kadabra)

2nd dam:

Blackberry Hanover t2, 1:56.4 $209,314 by Donerail from Brittany's Dream

A precocious two-year-old Blackberry Hanover won an elim and Final of the Matron Stakes, as well as the Bluegrass and International Stallion Stakes at the Red Mile.

She is the dam of 3 North American bred foals, including:

HERE’S THE MAGIC t2, 1:59.2; 1:55.2 - $422,164. At 2, winner 2 elims Ontario Sires Stakes Gold; 2nd in 2 Finals Ontario Sires Stakes Gold; 3rd in Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final, 2 elim and Final ONSS Gold. (Kadabra)
BERRY NICE MUSCLES t2, 1:59.8pl $31,906. As above. (Muscles Yankee)



RaceRecord

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

2

 7

$63,020 

1:57.2 

3

17 

$804,139 

1:52.4F 


4

16  3 4 $463,133  1:51.4 

5

 12 $851,846  1:52.8 

TOTAL

 52

17 

10 

$2,182,138 

1:51.4 

 
Lightly raced as a 2-year-old Creatine was the winner of three races, rounding out  his freshman season with a stakes victory in a Bluegrass Stakes division at Lexington before being put aside.

Bigger and stronger upon his return as a 3-year-old in 2013, Creatine was one of the very best of his age group, in a crop that included the likes of Royalty For Life and Spider Blue Chip, winning eight of his 17 starts and finishing runner-up in a further five. His major victories included the $368,000 Kentucky Futurity Final, the $286,000 Carl Erskine Trot, a Hambletonian elimination, a Bluegrass Stakes division and the $200,000 Colonial Trot consolation. He was also second (by a neck) in the Breeders Crown Final, American National Stakes and Reynolds Memorial.


Unlike his fiercest rivals the previous season Creatine handled the step up to the free-for-all ranks as a 4-year-old, more than holding his own against a stellar line up of aged square-gaiters that included the likes of world record holder Sebastian K, Intimidate, Market Share, Bee A Magician, Maven, Modern Family, Commander Crowe, Wishing Stone etc...

That season as a 4-year-old, Creatine put up a huge performance to defeat the world's fastest ever trotter Sebastian K in the Allerage Farms Trot in a career best mark of 1:51.4 despite starting out wide from barrier eight, won the American National Open in track record time, was runner-up in the $238,000 Centaur Trotting Classic and a Maple Leaf Trot elim and finished third to European superstar Commander Crowe in the Breeders Crown Open Final, as well as recording third placings in the TVG FFA Final and the Dayton Trotting Derby. He finished the season as the fourth richest older trotter behind only Sebastian K, Intimidate and Market Share.

Racing predominantly in Europe as a 5-year-old Creatine won at the highest level and defeated some of Europe's best horses, taking out the Group 1 Hugo Abergs Memorial in Sweden and the Group 1 St Michel Ajo in Finland. He was also second in the prestigious Group 1 UET Trotting Masters.

Returning to the US for the $1,000,000 Invitational Trot Creatine was a brave third to the European invaders Papagayo E and recent Elitlopp winner Timoko before capping off his racing career with a deserved and dominant win in the Breeders Crown Final, after again drawing out wide.



 

Progeny

Creatine stands his fourth season at stud in NZ in 2021/22

His oldest Southern Hemisphere foals are 3-year-olds in 2022. To date he is the sire of:

MORE WANTED t3, 2:01.5 - $55,800. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd AUS Breeders Crown heat; 3rd AUS Breeders Crown Final (Gr.1). At 3, won Australasian Premier Trotting Sale 3YO C&G Final (Gr.1) (Muscle Hill)
HOT TO TROT 
t3, 1:59 - $38,900. 3 wins to date. At 3, 3rd Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1). NZ 2YO Record Holder over 2400m, NZ 3YO Record Holder over 1980m. (Sundon)
ITZFERGIETIME 
(f) t2, 2:00.9 - $31,705. 2 wins to date. At 2, won 2x 2YO Trotters Foundation Heats; 4th Vicbred SS Trotting Fillies Final (Gr.1). (Yankee Paco)
MEADOW VALLEY STAR t2, 2:01.9 - $20,875. 3 wins to date. At 2, 4th Vicbred SS 2YO Trotting C&G Final (Gr.1). (Wagon Apollo)
FAITH IN MANCHESTER
 
(f) t2, 2:05.4 - $19,211. 2 wins to date. Harness Jewels 2YO Finalist. (Earl)
SIR EROS 
t2, 2:04.4 - $17,888. 2 wins to date. At 3, 3rd Vicbred Home Grown Classic Final (Gr.1).(Sundon)
YOU NO ILL BE LATE 
t3, 2:03.5 - $14,905. 4 wins from 5 starts to date. (Great Success)
KOWHAI SUNSET
  t2, 2:02.7 - $12,042. 1 win to date. At 2, 4th NZ 2YO Trotting Stakes (Gr.3). Harness Jewels 2YO Finalist. (Sundon)
Im A Gypsy Queen (f) $10,704. At 2, 3rd Trot NSW 2YO Final (Gr.1). (Kyvalley Blur)
MAJOR CREATION t2, 2:02 - $9,550. 1 win to date. At 2, won 2YO Trotters Foundation Heat; 3rd Foundation Final. (Bacardi Lindy)
ITAINTNECESSARILYSO t3. 2:05.8 - $9,252. 1 win to date. (Sundon)
REGAL SIERRA (f) t2, 2:02.5 - $8,700. 1 win to date. (Sierra Kosmos)
HEIR APPARENT
t3, 2:04.2 $7,980. 1 win to date. (Earl)
ITZ DIAMOND CREEK
t3, 2:01.7 - $6,955. 1 win to date. (Wind Cries Maori)
ESS KAY HOLLYWOOD t2, 2:03.5 - $5,040. 1 win to date. (Malhana Gindin)
Ngauruhoe $3,675. 3 placings from 3 starts to date. (Love You)
Fenomenal $1,900. Placed at 2. (Varenne)
Aussie Muscle
 $1,800. Placed at 2. (Yankee Paco)
Monarch Prince
$950. Placed from 1 2yo start to date. (Monarchy)


His oldest North American progeny are 3-year-old's in 2021. To date he is the sire of 46 winners of over $2,900,000, including:

JUJUBEE t3, 1:49.6 $961,857. 16 wins to date. At 3, won Breeders Crown, Kentucky Futurity, PASS Championship, Muscle Hill Stakes, Phil Langley Memorial, 2x div Pennsylvania Sires Stakes; 2nd elim Breeders Crown, div PASS. 2021 US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year, 2021 US Trotter of the Year. (Cantab Hall)
TAKE ALL COMERS 
t2, 1:52.6 $365,419. 3 wins to date. At 2, won div Bluegrass Stakes, 2nd 2x divs Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, div Keystone Classic; 3rd PASS div, elim Breeders Crown; 4th Final Breeders Crown. At 3, won div PASS; 2nd div Reynolds Stks; 3rd Earl Beal Jr. Memorial, div PASS, Phil Langley Memorial; 5th Hambletonian Final. (Cantab Hall)
PURPLE AURA 
(f) t2, 1:56.4f - $92,079. 6 wins to date. At 2, won OHSS Consolation; 2nd div OHSS. (Dejarmbro)
PRINCE OF SUSSEX
 t2, 2:00f - $90,789. 7 wins to date. At 2, won Florida Breeders Stakes 2YO Trotting C&G; 2nd OHSS Consolation.  (Self Possessed)
MARTYSMAGICMOMENT
 
(f) t2, 1:58.6 - $87,920. At 2, won div OHSS; 2nd div OHSS; 3rd OHSS Final. (BJs Mac)
ARGYLE
 
(f) t, 1:53.8 - $80,143. 4 wins to date. At 2, 2nd div Kentucky Commonwealth Series. At 3, won div PASS; 3rd div KY Championship Series. (Kadabra)
HEARTOFGOLD DEVIE
(f) t3, 1:55.6 - $68,736. 4 wins to date. (Yankee Glide)
ALPINE
 
(f) t2, 1:56.8; t3, 1:55.6f $60,889. 3 wins to date. At 2, won 2x divisions PA Stallion Series. At 3, 2nd div Lady Suffolk, div The Stallion Series; 3rd div TSS. (Kadabra)
VINYASA (f) t3, 1:54.6 - $59,990. 5 wins to date. (Muscles Yankee)
Creatine Star
 $58,900. At 2, 2nd The Next Generation. (Malabar Man)
ITSTIMETOGOHOME
t3, 1:55 - $58,870. 7 wins to date. (Lucky Chucky)
MOMENTS CREATED
 
(f) t2, 1:57 - $57,000. 3 wins to date. At 2, won div OHSS; 3rd The Next Generation. (Wonder Dancer)
ACCESS t2, 1:55.6 - $56,600. At 2, won 2x div KY Commonwealth Series, div OSS; 3rd OHSS Consolation. (Dream Vacation)
CROWN CREATION (f) t2, 1:58.6f - $54,784. At 2, won Ohio Fair Championship. (And Away We Go)
WHO MADE WHO (f) t4, 1:56.2 - $51, 582. 8 wins to date. (SJs Caviar)
RIPPLE OF HOPE
t3, 1:57.2 - $50,390. 11 wins to date. (Broadway Hall)
CREATIVE VENTURE
 t3, 1:56.2 $50,024. 4 wins to date. At 2, won div Kentucky Commonwealth Series. (Yankee Glide)

HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

Creatine's sire Andover Hall has a very successful record in North America with Pine Chip and Arndon sire line mares, meaning that Creatine should likewise be a terrific cross for Sundon and Dream Vacation mares down-under.

Andover Hall has also been phenomenally successful over the years with mares by the Valley Victory sire line - with this cross producing seven of his eleven millionaires to date. Creatine is an example of this himself being out of a Muscles Yankee mare - so mares by the Valley Victory sire line, outside of Muscles Yankee and his sire sons, are another good choice.

Suitable Valley Victory line mares include daughters of the likes of Self Possessed, Great Success, Lindy Lane and Yankee Gilde.

With Andover Hall having very much an outcross pedigree he has also crossed well with mares by S J's Photo over the years - so mares by him and his sire sons Bacardi Lindy and Pegasus Spur are another good choice.

Balanced Image line mares (mares by the likes Monarchy and Earl) should also suit.