Trixton To Stand Stud In N.J.

The 2014 Hambletonian champion Trixton has been retired and will stand stud at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, N. J. for the 2015 breeding season, it was jointly announced Friday by Hall of Fame trainer-driver Jimmy Takter and Mike Gulotta, majority owner of Deo Volente.

"I'm excited that this great colt will stand in New Jersey at such a great farm like Deo Volente,” said Takter as he reiterated his own personal ties to what is his home state from his showcase Millennium Farm and training center in East Windsor, N.J.

Gulotta stressed that "Trixton represents a significant new beginning for the New Jersey breeding industry in tune with Jeff Gural's enlightened stewardship at the New Meadowlands racetrack.” Gulotta also stressed that the entire climate for the New Jersey racing program is on the improve and that the program should be MORE THAN competitive with other state programs by the time Trixton's foals reach the racetrack.”

In two seasons of racing, Trixton earned $968,696, taking his mark of 1:50.3 defeating Nuncio in the Hambletonian despite racing the entire mile parked on the outside. In addition, Trixton won such stakes as the Goodtimes in 1:51.3, an all-time Canadian record for three-year-old colt trotters. He also won the Simpson in 1:51.2, the Reynolds in 1:51.4, and the Simcoe in 1:52.2.

Trixton is by Muscle Hill, considered the greatest trotting colt of the generation and in turn a son of Muscles Yankee responsible for consecutive Hambletonian winners Deweycheatumnhowe (2008), Muscle Hill (2009) and Muscle Massive (2010). Muscles Yankee in turn is the foremost son of foundation sire Valley Victory. Trixton is thus link number four in the leading sire line of this era.

Trixton's dam Emilie Cas El was a two-year-old trotting champion -- winning the 1994 O'Brien Award as Canada's Horse of the Year -- and is a full sister to three leading contemporary trotting sires in Andover Hall, Angus Hall and Conway Hall. The next dam is Amour Angus, arguably the leading trotting broodmare of this generation.

Thus, in the opinion of many, Trixton offers the apex pedigree in the trotting world today with speed, heart, looks and conformation to match.

Trixton will stand for a fee of $12,000 in 2015. Syndication term sheets will be available at Harrisburg, via Mike Gulotta and Bob Marks and can also be obtained by calling Deo Volente Farms at (908) 782-4848.

(with files from Deo Volente Farms)

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