2 August 2012 – With the new breeding season upon us, Eldarin Park has announced that outstanding trotter Down Under Muscles, a brilliant son of USA Hall Of Fame sire Muscles Yankee, will stand the 2012 season at their stud at Pyramid
Hill, north of Bendigo. Mary Helen Pearce will stand the impressive winner of 17 trotting races and $216,000 in stakes for just $1790 inc.GST with a Live Foal Guarantee. Eldarin Park Stud which also stands P Forty Seven and Wrath Of Pan is holding an Open Day to view the three stallions and the Stud facilities on Sunday 26 August with lunch and refreshments from 12 noon and a Stallion parade at 1:30pm. Visitors will go into a draw to win a Tabcorp Park Luxury Racing Package. Down Under Muscles was a favourite of driver Chris Alford who rates the trotter highly. "He had the greatest turn of speed. He'll put that blistering speed into his foals," Alford said. Down Under Muscles won the Kilmore Trotters Cup and the George Gath Gr. 3 Maryborough Trotters Cup in record time and was successful in heats and placed in the finals of the Tatlow Stakes (2yo), Australasian Breeders Crown 2yo, The Victorian Trotters Derby, Australasian Breeders Crown 3yo and the Australasian Breeders Crown 4yo. Down Under Muscles also finished a close second to Sundons Gift in the NSW Trotters Mile at Menangle in Australian Record time of 1:54.3.
Down Under Muscles has an outstanding maternal pedigree with his dam Fionas Flair a top racehorse and producer. The Cochrane Cup, Legends Of Trot and Kilmore Cup winner's other offspring include Australasia fastest ever trotter A Touch Of Flair which trotted 1:52.6 at the Meadowlands (USA) and won 34 races including the Victorian Trotters Derby, Son Of Flair the Australian 3yo Trotter of its year and Mighty Maori Gr1 winner of $248,000. As an incentive for breeders Eldarin Park Stud is offering a cash bonus of $5,000 to the breeder of the first Group 1 winner by Down Under Muscles. To contact the stud, phone (03) 5455 7325 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. - David Aldred Down Under Muscles Stallion Brochure