World champion Ecurie D retired to stud duty

Toledo, OH — Owners Marko Kreivi Stables Inc., Suleyman Yuksel Stables Inc. and Ake Svanstedt Inc. are pleased to announce that their two-time world champion Écurie D 1:49.1 ($1,516,807), a son of Infinitif-Too Soon-Muscles Yankee, has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Southwind Farms in New Jersey, commencing with the 2023 breeding season.

Blessed with superb size, striking conformation, a beautiful head and a powerful gait, Ecurie D is a product of the combination of the finest American and French blood the trotting sport has to offer.

Ecurie D began his racing career in Europe at age three by winning his first 11 starts which included establishing a new world record for 3-year-old trotters in a rated time of 1:12.2 over 1,640 meters and by winning the Grade 1 European Derby which was won the previous year by Face Time Bourbon.

At ages four and five, Ecurie D won numerous high dollar European graded stakes before his owners were strongly encouraged to bring him to the United States late in his 5-year-old season in 2021 in order to show off his incredible talent.

Ecurie D did just that by winning his only two starts in the United States that year, defeating the likes of Back Of The Neck, Ready For Moni, Forbidden Trade and It’s Academic in the $136,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot at The Red Mile and the $650,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at The Meadowlands.

In his final season, racing exclusively in North America in 2022 at age 6, Ecurie D opened his season in awesome fashion by trotting the fastest mile in harness racing history for an older stallion on a mile track, 1:49.1, in the $170,450 Arthur Cutler Memorial at The Meadowlands. The clocking also equaled Six Pack‘s time for the fastest mile by a colt/stallion on a mile track.

He finished off a stellar season, amassing $733,439 in earnings, by winning for the second straight year in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot, along with the $330,000 TVG Open Trot, both in dominant wire-to-wire fashion.

In 31 lifetime starts, Ecurie D won an amazing 20 times despite having to face the very best trotters in the world.

As impressive as his racing career was, Ecurie D’s bloodlines represent the absolute finest cross of American and French blood anywhere to be found in the world. His sire, Infinitif, is a son of Pine Chip. Infinitif’s mother, Island Dream, is also the mother of Clarabelle, and her immediate family has produced extreme 2-year-old speed in her noted son Cuatro de Julio 2,1:51.3; 4,1:51f ($879,061) and in Una Madonna 2,1:55.1f ($118,918). Clarabelle’s last two yearlings sold at Lexington for $200,000 and $360,000, respectively.

Eucurie D’s mother, Too Soon, hails from the immediate families of several of France’s greatest trotting stallions which include Dream With Me €1,327,831; Daquet Rapide €1,396,695; Arnaquer €1,034,583; Oyannax €1,877,690; and Indy de Vive €500,666, who is the sire of Ready Cash.

Ecurie D will now take his rightful place alongside three of the greatest trotting sires in the sport, Walner, Muscle Hill and Tactical Landing, at Southwind Farms in New Jersey for an introductory service fee of $10,000. He is currently being syndicated both in North America and in Europe where frozen semen will be available for European shareholders.

For more information on bookings or breedings, contact Mike Klau or Laura Young at Southwind Farms, 609.737.9067 or 917.930.2709 or at

For more information on the syndication and purchase of shares, contact R. Kevin Greenfield, Ecurie D Syndicate Manager, at 419.346.0609 or

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