Muscle Hill - Southwind Serena
Tactical Landing, who is the little brother of the super trotter and the World Record mare Mission Brief, was sold at Tattersalls in Lexington as a 1-year-old for the incomparable $ 800,000.
Tactical Landing was big already as a young horse and yet showed enormous resources in training. In August as a 2-year-old Tactical Landing won a qualification on The Red Mile with 27 lengths of 1.12.0 and coach Robert A Stewart thought he found the key on his capable trotter.
"He is a big horse with very big action and it has simply taken some time for him to get everything in place," Stewart said after the qualification.
But Stewart did not get a proper order on Tactical Landing as a two-year-old and after only two starts, the horse went to Jimmy Takter.
Tactical Landing qualified in June as a 3-year old at Meadowlands at 1.10.7a and the week after at 1.10.3a / 1609 meters. In his racing debut on July 6 for Takter, Tactical Landing finished second at 1.09.1a / 1609 meters, but did not reach the leading Classichap who did the race of his life.
After that Tactical Landing won three straight wins, including a qualification race for the Hambletonian. In the Hambletonian finale he raced brilliant as third after a position outside the leader the whole race. He continued the season winning the Bluegrass Series ($121,000), a heat in Kentucky Futurity 1.08.6a/1609 meters, Breeders Crown ($500,000), and in the last race he won in the TVG Open ($ 350,000) against older horses.
At 14 starts (9-2-2) as a 3-year old, Tactical Landing earned $810,800.
Tactical Landing's mother Southwind Serena, 1.10.7a - $388.784, finished her 3-year-old career winning the Breeders Crown ($500,000) and has been absolutely outstanding as a broodmare.
Southwind Serenas five first offsprings;
2009 Commandant (by Donato Hanover)
2011 Exemplar (by Muscle Hill) * 1.10.4 - $415.028
2012 Mission Brief (by Muscle Hill) * 1.08.6a - $ 1.657.399, 27: 19-3-0
World record holder as 2-year-old with * 1.08.7a/1609 meters
2013 Earn Your Wings (by Credit Winner) 1.09.6a/$314.530
2015 Tactical Landing (by Muscle Hill) * 1.08.6a/$812.300
Southwind Serena is half-sister to The Ice Queen (by Conway Hall), the mother of Ice Attraction, f.14, (Muscle Hill), * 1.08.5a/ $691.166 and The Ice Duchess, f.16, (e. Muscle Hill), 1.10,0a/$472.415, 11: 5-3-0, winner of the John Doherty Memorial (former Merrie Annabelle) and Peaceful Way.
Height 168 cm.