Manofmanymissions retires to Kentuckiana

02:07 PM 04 Nov 2011 NZDT
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The owners of World Champion and millionaire Manofmanymissions (b.c. 2008), 3, 1:52.1, $1,215,000, by Yankee Glide out of Armbro Vanquish, by Garland Lobell, have announced that he has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Kentuckiana Farms in 2012.

Kentuckiana, breeder of Manofmanymissions, will serve as the syndicate manager.

Manofmanymissions, the fastest two-year-old and second fastest three-year-old son of the great Yankee Glide, retires from racing as the current two-year-old World Champion, having established his mark of 1:53.2f at Pocono Downs in winning 2010 Breeders Crown. In doing so, Manofmanymissions shattered the prior 5/8s mile mark by nearly two seconds.

At 2, Manofmanymissions won 4 of 6 starts and earned $432,900 with wins in the Kindergarten, International Stallion at The Red Mile and the Breeders Crown, defeating the likes of Broad Bahn, Pastor Stephen, Dejarmbro, Leader of the Gang, Swan in a Million, and Big Rigs to name of few.

At 3, Manofmanymissions accumulated 9 wins and earned $782,100, bringing his lifetime earnings to $1,215,000. During his 3-year-old campaign, Manofmanymissions established his lifetime mark of 1:52.1 with impressive wins in the Dancer Memorial, Hambletonian Elimination, NJSS Final, Colonial Trot, Canadian Trotting Classic Elimination, Kentucky Futurity (Heat and Race-off Final) and Breeders Crown Elimination.

In what has been labeled an “Instant Classic”, Manofmanymissions showed a combination of extraordinary speed and courage, after having been passed in the stretch by Dejarmbro in both the second heat and final, to fight back to win both races in the most memorable Kentucky Futurity in recent years. “The way he battled back after giving up the lead in the stretch in both the second heat and race-off showed what kind of horse he is and what he is made of. Throughout his career, Manofmanymissions maintained a great attitude and battled every time he went to the track. He is simply one of the toughest and most determined horses I have every trained.” says trainer Erv Miller.

Manofmanymissions was a spectacular $215,000 yearling and hails from what many believe is harness racings most prolific family. Manofmanymissions is a Yankee Glide son of the Garland Lobell mare Armbro Vanquish, 3, 1:55.4 ($321,522), a brilliant stakes winning daughter of the renowned broodmare Armbro Whirl. Armbro Vanquish is also the grand-dam of Manofmanymissions’ rival Dejarmbro.

The royal breeding of Manofmanymissions is prominent throughout his maternal line with a multitude of stakes winners in the first three generations. Specifically, the immediate family includes 5 $1M dollar winners, 13 $500,000 winners and 18 $250,000 winners including Manofmanymissions ($1,215,000), Dejarmbro ($1,129,885), Armbro Fling ($1,334,936), Falls for You ($1,311,152), Impeccable Image ($1,288,593), Pizza Dolce ($668,824), Southwind Allaire ($733,534), Ambro Flori ($571,711), Armbro Monarch ($670,734), Armbro Officer ($631,144) and Duke of York ($882,528) to name of few.

In addition to being one of the preeminent stakes winning families in harness racing, the maternal family of Manofmanymissions is regarded by many as the leading commercial family in harness racing, having produced 1 $300,000 yearling, 3 $200,000 yearlings, 27 $100,000 yearlings, and 71 $50,000 yearlings. “As a yearling, Manofmanymissions was simply spectacular. He is the most royally bred and best made son of Yankee Glide that we have raised and sold.

You could not ask for a better individual and more well bred stallion prospect. Manofmanymissions is the son of Yankee Glide that we have been looking for to carry on the legacy of his great father. It is extremely rare that everything comes together and you get the opportunity to be part of such a great-bred individual that also performed on the track at the highest level. Simply stated, Manofmanymissions is the best new trotting stallion prospect that Kentuckiana has taken to stud. We could not be more excited about the opportunity,” says Bob Brady, General Manager of Kentuckiana.

Details relating to the syndicate will be made available by mid-November.

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The lightly raced Manofmanymissions and driver Andy Miller nipped Pastor Stephen at the wire to take the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot in a World Record time of 1:53.2. The Yankee Glide-Armbro Vanquish colt is trained by Erv Miller for Mystical Marker Farms LLC, M Biasuzzi Stable and John Carver. Swan In A Million (David Miller) was third.

Ken JACKSON

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