Stud Muffin: Going The Distance

Stud Muffin and Heather Carlson at Hettinger Challenge Hunter Pace

Stud Muffin and Heather Carlson at Hettinger Challenge Hunter Pace

Published: Teresa Genaro's The Brooklyn Backstretch

by Teresa Genaro

In his six years on the racetrack, Stud Muffin showed a definite predilection for distance: the bulk of his 14 lifetime victories came at a mile and or more, with the gray guy coming from off the pace, often eking out a win, sometimes winning by a length or so. He seldom won by more than that, doing just as much, it seemed, as he needed to get to the winner’s circle.

But even his distance tendencies didn’t prepare him for what he faced last Saturday: a nine-mile hunter pace, across the fields of his new home, Akindale FarmREAD MORE...