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Suikku’s influence is undeniable

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When talking about modern finnhorse pedigrees, Suikku is one of the names that pops up constantly. He was a good trotter of his time, fast, matured early, won big age-class races, made a successful career as a trotter with records 1.24,3a and 1.26,9 but was never crowned as a trotter king. Yet he managed to have a huge offspring of 1240 horses, one of the biggest ever, and his son Turo even beat that record with his 1249 foals offspring, so you could say these names are getting very common in modern finnhorse pedigrees.

Get to know the finnhorse -brochure wrote about Veijo Toivonen, who remembers Suikku well:

“Veijo Toivonen from Orimattila has made a remarkable career in collecting Finnhorse  information first as a reporter and as an active member of the trotting association, later on as a keeper of a stud station and publisher of the Horsebreeding book series.

‘Suikku, driven by Tuomo Mäkelä in the 1980’s  has probably been the most talented  Finnhorse stallion that has been a stud at  our place. It never won the king title, but it had bad luck. But the leading studs in the sire statistics, Turo and Hovi-Ari, are its descendants, as well as the super trotter Sipori  (1.19,4a) and three-time Trotting Queen I.P. Sukkula. The sire line of Suikku comes from the star of the 1920’s and 1930s, Murto.  Murto and its son Eri-Aaroni have been the most influential individuals in the Finnhorse  breed. Nowadays their names appear in the family trees of nearly every Finnhorse.”

See photos of Suikku at Sukuposti gallery

Vekku-Lento
555-74J Valio
tprt 156 cm s. 1971† FIN
26,7aly-28,2ly
sh
Vekkuli Jo 101 P
prt 157 cm s. 1964 FIN
25,7aly-29,0ly
sh
Vesseli 6440
29,7a-31,4 tprt s. 1956 FIN
Eri-Ote 5462 32,7 tprt s. 1947
Lissu 18673 vprt
Pelho 100053 Valio
29,6ake rt s. 1953 FIN
Mutri 5360 32,9 prt s. 1943
Ullo 16904 klrt s. 1945†
Mutrin-Lento Jt 57
prt 157 cm s. 1956 FIN
25,2aly-epav23,8
sh
Mutri 5360
32,9 prt s. 1943 FIN
Murti 3582 29,7 prt s. 1933
Pääsky (prt 156cm) prt s. 1934
Tuju 17405
39,9 klrt s. 1946 FIN
Loistu 4291 Valio 31,1a vrt s. 1940
Malta 10984 prt s. 1934†
Aritar
101057 Vj
prt 160 cm s. 1960† FIN
40,2
sh
Ari yh 1054
klrt 155 cm s. 1947 FIN
29,4-epav28,8
sh
Eri yh 664
27,8 tprt s. 1938 FIN
Eri-Aaroni 3423 Valio 27,8ke trt s. 1932†
Hölkki 2738-III
Samu 52643
35,4 s. 1939 FIN
Vihu 3402 30,6 trt s. 1932
Ata 52341 AA prt s. 1934†
Suhina 18767
trt 164 cm s. 1948† FIN
27,1
sh
Akapeetus yh 750
25,3 tprt s. 1942 FIN
Lohdutus yh 232 Valio 28,3 prt s. 1929†
Haukan-Muisto 10728 58,3 prt s. 1937
Askel 50273
42,5 prt s. 1935 FIN
Askeleen-Valssi 3103 39,8 trt s. 1928
Erakon-Vauhti 1536-V 47,0 rt s. 1921

Ten fastest descendants of Suikku:

Born g Name Reg.number Height Records Winnings Photos Dam
1996 FIN s Sipori 1738-96J 161 cm 19,4aly-23,2ly 195 407 EUR 10 kpl Eri-Marina 1910-76J Valio
1997 FIN s Yöjuttu 1586-97J 155 cm 22,2aly-24,2ly 47 368 EUR 10 kpl Aamu-Siru 1194-88J
1988 FIN s Suikun Ero 1367-88J 161 cm 22,2aly-25,6ke 97 271 EUR 10 kpl Eron-Veti 1609-80J Valio
1991 FIN s Valokuva 1742-91J 157 cm 22,5aly-23,1ly 136 407 EUR 12 kpl Kihin-Kuva 1836-85
1989 FIN s S. Sälli 2170-89J 157 cm 22,6aly-25,3ke 77 889 EUR 8 kpl Varvin Vappu 3020-84
1994 FIN s Suikun Ralli 2290-94J 159 cm 22,6ake-24,4ke 126 189 EUR 11 kpl Silkki 2145-84P
2004 FIN s Suivikas 2023-04J 160 cm 22,8aly-24,1ke 79 669 EUR
(30.9.2012)
11 kpl Vinokas 1661-98
1988 FIN s Poika-Vinkkeli 1556-88J 154 cm 23,0aly-23,1ly 70 016 EUR 5 kpl Nynny 1381-82J Valio
1988† FIN m I.P. Sukkula 1114-88J 162 cm 23,2aly-25,7ke 240 258 EUR 12 kpl Ilta-Posti 906-71J Valio
1991† FIN s Hovi-Ari 1759-91J Valio 161 cm 23,3aly-24,0ly 51 009 EUR 8 kpl Marilla 445-72J Valio

Ten richest descendants of Suikku (to date):

Born Maa G Name Reg.number Height Records Winnings Photos Dam
1988† FIN m I.P. Sukkula 1114-88J 162 cm 23,2aly-25,7ke 240 258 EUR 12 kpl Ilta-Posti 906-71J Valio
1996 FIN s Sipori 1738-96J 161 cm 19,4aly-23,2ly 195 407 EUR 10 kpl Eri-Marina 1910-76J Valio
1991 FIN s Valokuva 1742-91J 157 cm 22,5aly-23,1ly 136 407 EUR 12 kpl Kihin-Kuva 1836-85
1994 FIN s Suikun Ralli 2290-94J 159 cm 22,6ake-24,4ke 126 189 EUR 11 kpl Silkki 2145-84P
1992† FIN g Pilven Humu 1739-92 23,5aly-23,0ly 105 849 EUR 7 kpl Elotar 1985-78J
1984† FIN s Turo 2577-84J Valio 157 cm 23,8aly-25,1ly 98 137 EUR 13 kpl Marine 2184-76J Valio
1988 FIN s Suikun Ero 1367-88J 161 cm 22,2aly-25,6ke 97 271 EUR 10 kpl Eron-Veti 1609-80J Valio
2004 FIN s Suikun Rilla 2143-04J 163 cm 23,4ake-23,7ke 84 614 EUR
(30.9.2012)
19 kpl Nasatar 1538-95
2004 FIN s Suivikas 2023-04J 160 cm 22,8aly-24,1ke 79 669 EUR
(30.9.2012)
11 kpl Vinokas 1661-98
1989 FIN s S. Sälli 2170-89J 157 cm 22,6aly-25,3ke 77 889 EUR 8 kpl Varvin Vappu 3020-84

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Author: Viivi

I'm a Finnish horse enthusiast. This blog is my tribute for the national horse of Finland. I started in 2009. My aim is to provide information about this multipurpose horse breed in English, in all its variety -as a historical and cultural figure, modern sport horse, friend and a companion.

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