Muscle Hill and Ready Cash the dominant sires in Europe

January 28, 2018

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by Thomas Hedlund

American and the French blood dominates the stallion ranks all over Europe. Muscle Hill took his first stallion “victory” in Sweden last year, but Ready Cash was close behind him and in France, the two-time Prix d’Amérique winner is pre-eminent.

The French blood is strong in harness racing all over Europe and Love You (born 1999) still makes his marks among the newcomers and tops the list in The Netherlands and Germany.

The breeding in France is a little bit different compared to other countries since the French book is closed for stallions born outside of the country. Ready Cash’s offsprings had an incredible year in 2017 and it seems it will be hard to dethrone him any time soon.

Swedish harness racing magazine Sulkysport recently presented facts about the stallions in Europe. Here are some of the numbers:

Sweden 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Muscle Hill (Muscles Yankee) – 230 – $4,845,248
2. Ready Cash (Indy de Vive) – 229 – $4,311,622
3. Scarlet Knight (Pine Chip) – 268 – $3,091,756
4. Love You (Coktail Jet) – 290 – $2,985,522
5. Orlando Vici (Quadrophenio) – 244 – $2,798,212
6. Raja Mirchi (Viking Kronos) – 172 – $2,746,107
7. Varenne (Waikiki Beach) – 92 – $2,384,068
8. From Above (Zoot Suit) – 218 – $2,126,889
9. Maharajah (Viking Kronos) – 157 – $2,078,410
10. Zola Boko (Goetmals Wood) – 193 – $2,041,904

Best Muscle Hill offspring in Sweden in 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

1. Propulsion (6) – $753,175
2. Villiam (3) – $527,238
3. Pasithea Face (5) – $367,345
4. Capitol Hill (3) – $202,710
5. Global Trustworthy (4) – $166,292

France 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Ready Cash (Indy de Vive) – 257 – $9,438,232
2. Love You (Coktail Jet) – 206 – $6,574,376
3. Prodigious (Goetmals Wood) – 205 – $6,377,500
4. Ganymede (Buvetier d’Aunou) – 154 – $4,194,432
5. Look de Star (Coktail Jet) – 125 – $3,988,553
6. Coktail Jet (Quouky Williams) – 155 – $3,869,414
7. Jag de Bellouet (Viking’s Way) – 155 – $3,714,195
8. Orlando Vici (Quadrophenio) – 129 – $3,353,569
9. Goetmals Wood (And Arifant) – 113 – $3,316,724
10. Quaker Jet (Love You) – 107 – $3,297,002

Best Ready Cash offspring in France 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Bold Eagle (6) – $1,497,167

Norway 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Look de Star (Coktail Jet) – 6 – $653,270
2. Quite Easy (Andover Hall) – 58 – $650,196
3. Thai Tanic (Viking Kronos) – 72 – $631,666

Best Look de Star offspring in Norway 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Lionel (7) – $626,515

Denmark 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Great Challenger (Conway Hall) – 154 – $770,309
2. Ens Snapshot (S.J.’s Photo) – 125 – $492,341
3. The Liquidator (Andover Hall) – 54 – $289,233

Best Great Challenger offspring in Denmark 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Bikini (4) – $108,627

Finland 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Quite Easy (Andover Hall) – 99 – $939,009
2. Diesel Don (Muscles Yankee) – 71 – $727,164
3. Love You (Coktail Jet) – 105 – $611,258

Best Quite Easy offspring in Finland 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Venice (8) – $262,377

Italy 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Varenne (Waikiki Beach) – $6,275,863
2. Ganymede (Buvetier d’Aunou) – $2,627,453
3. Love You (Coktail Jet) – $2,337,740

Best Varenne offspring in Italy 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Twister Bi (5) – $1,219,016

The Netherlands 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Love You (Coktail Jet) – $196,364
2. Ufo Kievitshof (Supergill) – $177,518
3. Virgill boko (Express Ride) – $124,261

Best Love You offspring in The Netherlands 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Hambo Transs R. (3) – $120,998

Germany 2017

Stallion (Sire) – Progeny Wins – Progeny Earnings

1. Love You (Coktail Jet) – $759,204
2. Abano As (Dylan Lobell) – $274,582
3. Gustav Diamant (S.J.’s Photo) – $250,074

Best Love You offspring in Germany 2017

Horse (age) – Earnings in Dollars

Classic Connection (3) – $119,773

How to watch today’s Prix d’Amerique live

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