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News Article About Mr. Muscleman Hall of Fame Induction on July 2, 2017

Standardbred (Trotter)
Bay Gelding
Foaled April 23, 2000 at Brittany Farms in Kentucky
By Muscles Yankee out of Meadowbrook Irene
Breeder: Brittany Farms
Owners: Adam Victor and Son Stable
Trainers: Mike Vanderkemp and Noel Daley


One of only two Standardbreds to make $1 million in two non-consecutive seasons
Retired as the richest active trotter
Lifetime Earnings: $3,582,823

Notable Wins

NJ Sire Stakes
The Harold Dancer
The Walnut Hall Cup
Canadian Trotting Classic
Kentucky Futurity
Transylvania Trot
The Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Trot
Maple Leaf Trot
American National Open Trot
A.J. Cutler Memorial
Titan Cup
Breeders Crown Open Trot
Maple Leaf Trotting Classic
Father Foley Stakes

Life in the Hall of Champions

Resident of the Hall of Champions since November 2009

Mr. Muscleman is the most laid back horse in the Hall of Champions. After his trotting career ended, he was shown under saddle for a few months. Muscles is still ridden occasionally today. He loves kids and is very personable.

Harness Racing: Trotting

Harness racing is a form of racing only open to Standardbreds (in North America). This form of racing involves horses pulling carts with drivers controlling them. Standardbreds perform either at the trot or at the pace when they race. Trotting is a gait in which the horse moves his or her legs in diagonal pairs (left front and right rear, right front and left rear). Trotting is slightly slower than pacing.