MOMM retired to stud duty at Kentuckiana
November 04, 2011
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World champion trotter Manofmanymissions 3, 1:52.1 ($1,215,000) has been retired. The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Vanquish (by Garland Lobell) will begin his stallion career at Kentuckiana Farms in 2012. Kentuckiana, breeder of the colt, will serve as the syndicate manager.
Manofmanymissions, the fastest 2-year-old and second fastest 3-year-old son of the great Yankee Glide, retires from racing as the current 2-year-old world champion, having established his mark of 1:53.2f at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in winning 2010 Breeders Crown. In doing so, Manofmanymissions shattered the prior five-eighths mile mark by nearly two seconds. His 2-year-old season included 4 wins in 6 starts, and earnings of $432,900 with wins also in the Kindergarten and International Stallion Stakes at The Red Mile.
This year at age three Manofmanymissions accumulated 9 wins and earned $782,100, bringing his lifetime earnings to $1,215,000. During his 3-year-old campaign he took a lifetime mark of 1:52.1 with wins in the Dancer Memorial, a Hambletonian elimination, New Jersey Sire Stakes Final, Colonial Trot, Canadian Trotting Classic elimination, Kentucky Futurity (Heat and Race-off Final) and Breeders Crown elimination.
In what has been called an instant classic, Manofmanymissions showed a combination of speed and courage in the Kentucky Futurity after having been passed in the stretch by Dejarmbro in both the second heat and final, to fight back to win both races.
“The way he battled back after giving up the lead in the stretch in both the second heat and race-off showed what kind of horse he is and what he is made of," said trainer Erv Miller. "Throughout his career, Manofmanymissions maintained a great attitude and battled every time he went to the track. He is simply one of the toughest and most determined horses I have every trained.”
Manofmanymissions was a $215,000 yearling. “As a yearling, Manofmanymissions was simply spectacular," said Bob Brady, general manager of Kentuckiana. "He is the most royally bred and best made son of Yankee Glide that we have raised and sold. You could not ask for a better individual and more well bred stallion prospect.
"Manofmanymissions is the son of Yankee Glide that we have been looking for to carry on the legacy of his great father. It is extremely rare that everything comes together and you get the opportunity to be part of such a great-bred individual that also performed on the track at the highest level. Simply stated, Manofmanymissions is the best new trotting stallion prospect that Kentuckiana has taken to stud. We could not be more excited about the opportunity.”
Details relating to the syndicate will be made available by mid-November. (Kentuckiana Farms)