NZ $5,000 + GST
(AU $5,500 incl GST (frozen semen))
t3, 1:52.4f; 4, 1:51.4 $2,182,138 16hh
Andover Hall - Berry Nice Muscles by Muscles Yankee
- 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
- From his first North American crop, produced the US superstar Jujubee - the 2021 US Trotter of the Year/US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year who became the first 3yo trotting colt in history to record multiple sub 1:50 wins; as well as the stakes winning, Hambletonian finalist Take All Comers
- Down-under, he is the sire of 13 stakes horses to date from his first two crops, including Group 1 winners Shes Ruby Roo and More Wanted, NZ record holder Hot To Trot, Harness Million 2YO winner Southern Diamond and Northern Trotting Oaks winner and Trotting Derby runner-up Walkinonsunshine
- Runner-up on both the New Zealand 2YO and 3YO Trotting Sires Tables in 2022
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 of North America's most influential sires in recent times.
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)
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)
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)
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.
Creatine stands his fifth season at stud in NZ in 2023.
His oldest Southern Hemisphere foals are 4-year-olds in 2023. As at November 2023 he is the sire of 44 winners:
SHES RUBY ROO t3, 1:56.1 - $122,736. 6 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Breeders Crown 2YO Silver Trot. (Gr.3). At 3, won Victoria Trotters Oaks (Gr.1), Need For Speed Princess Final (Gr.2); 2nd Nutrien Equine Classic Final (L); 3rd Breeders Crown 3YO Trotting Fillies Final (Gr.1), Victoria Trotters Derby heat. (Downunder Muscles)
HOT TO TROT t3, 1:59; t4, 1:55.5 - $106,704. 8 wins to date. At 3, 2nd Hambletonian Classic (Gr.3); 3rd Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1). At 4, won Yamamoto Trotters Mile (Listed). NZ 2YO Record Holder over 2400m, Set NZ 3YO Record over 1980m. (Sundon)
MORE WANTED t, 2:01.4 - $75,420. 4 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); 3rd VHRC Caduceus Holmfield (Gr.2), VIC Trotters Derby Heat. (Muscle Hill)
LADY ADELIA (f) t, 1:59.3 - $70,860. 9 wins to date. At 3, 3rd Vicbred Super Series Silver Trot (Gr.3). At 4, 2nd Matriarch Trot (Gr.3). (Skyvalley)
WALKINONSUNSHINE (f) t3, 2:00.6 - $69,300. 4 wins to date. At 3, won Northern Trotting Oaks (Gr.3), Southern Trotting Oaks; 2nd Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1); 3rd Sires Stakes Classique (Gr.3). (Falcon Seelster)
SOUTHERN DIAMOND t2, 2:01.2 - $67,589. 2 wins to date. At 2, won NZB Standardbred Harness Million 2YO Trot (L); 2nd Ace Of Clubs (Gr.1). (Earl)
ITAINTNECESSARILYSO t, 2:03.3 - $66,401. 5 wins to date.(Sundon)
ITZFERGIETIME (f) t, 1:57.9 - $65,217. 7 wins to date. At 2, won 2x 2YO Trotters Foundation Heats; 4th Vicbred SS Trotting Fillies Final (Gr.1). At 3, 2nd 3YO Trotters Foundation Final (Gr.3). (Yankee Paco)
FAITH IN MANCHESTER (f) t2, 2:05.4 - $65,856. 5 wins to date.(Earl)
SIR EROS t3, 2:01.2 - $54,388. 5 wins to date. At 3, 3rd Vicbred Home Grown Classic Final (Gr.1). (Sundon)
ALBIZIA (f) t4, 1:55.9 - $49,426. 6 wins to date. At 4, 3rd The Great Square (Gr.1). (Monarchy)
VIRGINIA CLOWERS (f) t3, 1:58.1 - $44,408. 3 wins to date. At 3, won Need For Speed Consolation; 2nd NZ Sires Stakes Trotting Championship (Gr.2), Northern Trotting Oaks (Gr.3); 4th Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1). (Sundon)
TRUE STORY t4, 2:01.3 - $44,873. 4 wins to date. (Monarchy)
YOU NO ILL BE LATE t3, 2:00.9 - $43,042. 6 wins to date. At 3, won QBred 3YO Trotting Final; 2nd VIC Trotters Derby Heat. (Great Success)
IM A GYPSY QUEEN (f) t3, 1:58.6 - $42,718. 3 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Trot NSW 2YO Final (Gr.1). (Kyvalley Blur)
ESS KAY HOLLYWOOD t3, 2:00.9 - $41,390. 3 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Breeders Crown 2YO G&G Trotting Final (Gr.1). (Malhana Gindin)
CORMORAN STRIKE t4, 2:05 - $37,346. 3 wins to date. (Sundon)
WHATS WANTED t3, 2:04.9 - $36,163. 4 wins to date. (Grant Our Wishes)
MEADOW VALLEY STAR t, 2:00 - $32,645. 5 wins to date. At 2, 4th Vicbred SS 2YO Trotting C&G Final (Gr.1). (Wagon Apollo)
FENOMENAL t, 2:00.6 - $28,894. 3 wins to date.(Varenne)
NGAURUHOE t3, 2:04.9 - $27,979. 3 wins to date. (Love You)
HEIR APPARENT t, 2:01.2 $26,630. 3 wins to date.(Earl)
ELLATINE (f) t3, 2:05.4 - $26,506. 3 wins to date. (Earl)
MONARCH PRINCE t3, 2:02.9 - $25,771. 2 wins to date. (Monarchy)
FOCUS (f) t3, 2:04.1 - $25,645. 1 win to date. At 3, 2nd Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic 3YO Fillies Final (Gr.1). (Wagon Apollo)
MIGHTY LOGAN t4, 2:06.9 - $24,761. 3 wins to date. (Sierra Kosmos)
CREATE TIME t3, 2:05.6 - $24,750. 2 wins to date. (Majestic Son)
KOWHAI SUNSET t2, 2:02.7 - $24,564. 2 wins to date. At 2, 4th NZ 2YO Trotting Stakes (Gr.3). (Sundon)
THE RIVER BOY t3, 2:03.3 - $22,958. 2 wins to date. (Sundon)
HOLLY HIGHLANDER (f) t, 2:10 - $19,724. 2 wins to date. (Armbro Operative)
ITZ DIAMOND CREEK t3, 2:01.7 - $19,485. 3 wins to date. (Wind Cries Maori)
SWEET OLIVIA (f) t, 2:05.4 - $17,331. 2 wins to date. (Pegasus Spur)
JUSTINE JACCKA (f) t3, 2:06.4 $15,945. 1 win to date. (Majestic Son)
MAJOR CREATION t2, 2:02 - $13,845. 2 wins to date. At 2, won 2YO Trotters Foundation Heat; 3rd Foundation Final. (Bacardi Lindy)
HIGH INTENSITY (f) t3, 2:07.1 - $13,790. 2 wins to date. (Armbro Invasion)
ROCK ON JAZZt, 2:09.1 - $11,414. 1 win to date. (Sundon)
CEEPEEKAY (f) t, 2:09.8 - $10,950. 1 win to date. (Brylin Boyz)
BODY BUILDER t, 2:02.9 - $10,390. 1 win to date. (Pegasus Spur)
REGAL SIERRA (f) t2, 2:02.5 - $9,243. 1 win to date. (Sierra Kosmos)
KD CREATION (f) t3, 2:07.8 - $7,282. 1 win to date. (Armbro Invasion)
DESERT ASSASSIN t, 2:05.5 - $6,950. 1 win to date. (Pegasus Spur)
JOY JACCKA (f) t3, 2:06 - $6,043. 1 win to date. (Sundon)
AUSSIE MUSCLE t, 2:07.3 - $5,790. 1 win to date. (Yankee Paco)
ROYAL PARADISE t3, 2:07.5 - $5,755. 1 win to date. (Sundon)
His oldest North American progeny are 5-year-old's in 2023. To date he is the sire of 87 winners from 125 to race, of over $7,317,000, including:
JUJUBEE t3, 1:49.6 $1,243,833. 18 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. At 4, won Allerage Farms Open Trot, 3rd TVG Open Trot, Dayton Trotting Derby. Aged, 3rd Charlie Hill Memorial. 2021 US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year, 2021 US Trotter of the Year. (Cantab Hall)
TAKE ALL COMERS t2, 1:52.6; t, 1:50.8f $780,733. 16 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. At 4, 2nd Graduate Series Final. Aged, 2nd Caesars Trot Classic. (Cantab Hall)
GRAND REVIVAL t3, 1:53.2f - $253,957. At 3, won Ohio Sires Stakes Scarlet Championship. (Yankee Glide)
ASTEROID t, 1:53.8 - $245,885. 13 wins. (Yankee Glide)
MARTYSMAGICMOMENT (f) t4, 1:52.8 - $230,140. 9 wins to date. At 2, won div OHSS, OHSS Consolation; 2nd div OHSS; 3rd OHSS Final. (BJs Mac)
ITSTIMETOGOHOME t, 1:53.8 - $202,330. 16 wins to date. Aged, won div New Holland Trotting Series. (Lucky Chucky)
BIDENURTIME t3, 1:54.2f - $176,820. 9 wins to date. At 3, won OHSS Grey Championship. (Lucky Chucky)
ROYAL PRECEDENT t2, 1:56.2F - $170,738. 5 wins to date. At 2, won 3 legs Ohio Sires Stakes Series; 2nd leg OHSS; 3rd Ohio Breeders Championship.(Cantab Hall)
HEARTOFGOLD DEVIE(f) t, 1:55.4 - $162,901. 10 wins to date.(Yankee Glide)
BODY ARMOR t3, 1:52.8f - $156,646 - 13 wins to date. At 2, 2nd div OHSS. (Muscle Mass)
PRINCE OF SUSSEX t3, 1:58f - $150,955. 15 wins to date. At 2, won Florida Breeders Stakes 2YO Trotting C&G; 2nd OHSS Consolation. (Self Possessed)
HUNG OVER t2, 1:56.4f - $145,433. 5 wins to date. At 2, won OHSS Grey Championship, Ohio Breeders Championship. (Yankee Glide)
MOTTO t3, 1:55f - $141,616. 7 wins to date. (Yankee Glide)
PURPLE AURA (f) t3, 1:55.8f - $136,797. 10 wins to date. At 2, won OHSS Consolation; 2nd div OHSS.(Dejarmbro)
CREATIVE VENTURE t, 1:56h - $132,445. 7 wins to date. At 2, won div Kentucky Commonwealth Series. (Yankee Glide)
CREATINE STAR t3, 1:56.6f - $115,147. 6 wins to date. At 2, 2nd The Next Generation. (Malabar Man)
PARISO (f) t3, 1:54.8f - $107,706. 13 wins to date. (Windsongs Legacy)
RIPPLE OF HOPE t, 1:54.6f - $100,720. 18 wins to date. (Broadway Hall)
WHO MADE WHO (f) t4, 1:55.4f - $95,023. 11 wins to date. (SJs Caviar)
MOMENTS CREATED (f) t3, 1:56.6h - $90,088. 5 wins to date. At 2, won div OHSS; 3rd The Next Generation. (Wonder Dancer)
CROWN CREATION (f) t2, 1:58.6f - $85,000. 18 wins to date. At 2, won Ohio Fair Championship. (And Away We Go)
HIGH INTENSITY t, 1:55 - $80,554. 11 wins to date. (Angus Hall)
ARGYLE(f) t, 1:53.8 - $80,143. 4 wins. At 2, 2nd div Kentucky Commonwealth Series. At 3, won div PASS; 3rd div KY Championship Series. (Kadabra)
VINTAGE t3, 1:55.4 - $78,865. 4 win to date. At 3, won Buckeye Stallion Series Championship. (Kadabra)
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, 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.