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Muscle Massive to stand stud at Hanover

November 05, 2010
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Hanover Shoe Farms has announced that 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive 2, 1:57; 3, 1:51 ($1,239,138) will enter the farm's stallion ranks beginning with the 2011 breeding season. The colt will be syndicated with Hanover purchasing an interest. His initial stud fee will be $10,000.
 
"Muscle Massive is a welcome addition to our stallion barn," said Hanover president and CEO Jim Simpson. "We have been looking for a quality son of Muscles Yankee for quite some time. Muscle Massive epitomizes the word quality. In addition to being a wonderful racehorse, Muscles Massive has all the qualities in abundance that you look for in a prospective stallion. He carries a pedigree second to none. He is a grand individual, possesses a flawless gait and was possessed with extraordinary high speed."
 
In addition to being by leading trotting sire Muscles Yankee, Muscles Massive is out of the stakes winning and stakes producing Pine Chip broodmare Graceful Touch 2,1.56.1($161,893), she in turn being one of only two foals out out of the incredibly fast Valley Victory mare Act Of Grace 2,1.55.3, 3,1.52.3($403,523). The other was her full brother, the stakes winner Cobol 2,2.00.3f, 3,1.54($417,457).
 
Muscle Massive is a full brother to the multiple stakes winner Muscle Mass 2,1.53,4($229,000) and a half brother to this year's Merrie Annabelle winner Thatsnotmyname 2,1.55-'10($335,250).
 
Muscle Massive was the highest-priced yearling in the 2008 class, bringing $425,000. He was purchased by and trained throughout his career by Jimmy Takter. He will arive at Hanover shortly after next week's Harrisburg sale. (Hanover Shoe Farms)
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