breeding the best to the best

standardbred

At Willow Oak, our broodmares band is based on four selection criteria without exception. Our criteria are:

(1) Superior conformation - This means balanced, moderately framed, feminine looking, super correct legs and hoofs, flat boned, well balanced (for either trotter or pacer gait that have slightly different ideal phenotypes due to the varying bio-mechanic requirements of their gait) sharp athletic smooth appearance appropriately muscled for her gait.

(2) Smooth and efficient gait with demonstrated speed. Prior race performance is a solid selection criteria assuming the other three criteria are present. But race performance alone is not a reliable predictor of broodmare quality. (Our mares without race records have been trained and observed demonstrating excellent gait and speed regardless of track records.)

(3) Strong pedigree with productive maternal extended family containing one or more Grand Circuit Champion colts in last three generations.

(4) Intelligent, willful, brave temperament.

There is no sliding scale. Either the mare meets all four criteria or she does not reside at Willow Oak Ranch.

ALL OF THE BELOW LISTED MARES MEET THIS RIGOROUS STANDARD

Pacers RegNo Birth Year Sire Dam Breeding Booking
As Time Goes By 2P624 2016 Captaintreacherous Time N Again Betting Line Bettor's Delight
Band Of Angels 9K010 2012 Rock N Roll Heaven Time N Again Captaintreacherous Captain Crunch
Amantha Star ORP22 2017 Bettor's Delight Band Of Angels Sweet Lou
Bettor Think Twice 5H990 3 2010 Bettor's Delight Island Estate Downbytheseaside Stay Hungry
Betty D 8R320 2017 Dragon Again Bettor Think Twice Downbytheseaside
Canary Island 8H424 7 2010 Somebeachsomewhere Duck Duck Goose Artspeak Well Said
CPA 1CB09 2 2005 Real Desire Delinquent Account Captain Crunch Sweet Lou
Ideal Helen 2J621 2011 Western Ideal Armbro Nectarine Captaintreacherous Captaintreacherous
Kiss Me Onthebeach 6L475 2013 Somebeachsomewhere One Last Kiss Bettor's Delight Tall Dark Stranger
Perfect 2R524 2017 American Ideal Glowing Report Well Said
Queen To Me 1M993 2014 Bettor's Delight Arterra Stay Hungry Stay Hungry
World Apart 3M989 2014 Art Major Polar Opposition Sweet Lou Captaintreacherous

 

Trotters RegNo Birth Year Sire Dam Breeding Booking
Armbro Exquisite 3B375 8 2004 Conway Hall Agenda Hanover Greenshoe Greenshoe
Cardinale 6P272 2016 Cantab Hall Mississippi Beauty Muscle Hill Bar Hopping
Chocolate Hanover 9KM32 4 2012 Pilgrims Taj Chocolate Layered Cantab Hall Cantab Hall
Cloud Dancer 5N239 2015 Cantab Hall Southwind Allaire Bar Hopping Muscle Hill
Crazy Beautiful 2K706 6 2012 Credit Winner Viva Las Lindy Muscle Mass Muscle Mass
Exquisite Charm 3K754 4 2012 Yankee Glide Armbro Exquisite Muscle Mass Muscle Mass
Love My Muscles 1H282 4 2010 Muscles Yankee Armour Hall Father Patrick Father Patrick
Mississippi Beauty 3G529 5 2009 Yankee Glide Mississippi Breeze Father Patrick Bar Hopping
Moonlight In Miami 8J689 2011 Muscles Yankee Bedtime Song Cantab Hall Father Patrick
Southwind Allaire W9892 2000 Valley Victory Articulate Hanover Bar Hopping
Winkys Volo 7G818 3 2009 Conway Hall Winky's Trophy Cantab Hall Cantab Hall