Chris Gooden photo

July 19 - Washington, PA
Southwind Roulette avoids geese to capture PASS split

A filly and her driver may be asked to do many things to win a stake race, but finding a path through a flock of truculent geese typically isn’t among them. That was the case Friday at The Meadows, however, when Southwind Roulette and Yannick Gingras avoided the geese and captured a division of the Sand Tart, an $227,160 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers. the complete story


July 16 - Grand River Raceway- Coleman & Christoforou Sweep OSS

It was a banner night for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Chris Christoforou as they teamed up to sweep the trio of $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Wednesday (July 16) at Grand River Raceway.
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July 12 - Mohawk - Sportswriter Fillies Grab All The Gold

The spectacular run of the first crop of Sportswriter continued on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack as his daughters won all three $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies. Southwind Mischief kicked things off in race two, rallying off a third-over trip to prevail by half a length in 1:54, which was the fastest time any of the OSS Gold Series winners recorded.
Sportswriter is now the leading pacing sire in the Ontario Sire Stakes (as of July 12 2014)
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July 7 - Sportswriters Sweep Gold Divisions at Mohawk

Twenty-two rookies battled in the first OSS Gold Series event of the season during Monday’s 11-race card at Mohawk Racetrack, and sons of Sportswriter put on a clinic.
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Two Year Old Sire Statistics
as of 7/21/2014

154 82 33 28 $657,025
American Ideal
85 49 30 16 $232,090
Art Major
92 61 28 19 $240,539
Bettors Delight
115 65 26 14 $187,030
Well Said
100 57 23 20 $455,646
Western Terror 103 53 23 17 $295,336
Rockin Image
107 63 22 19 $239,009
Rocknroll Heaven
103 62 22 16 $176,308
124 56 19 12 $245,957
67 48 18 18 $302,737
Real Desire 75 39 18 16 $81,988
Feelin Friskie
54 38 18 9 $263,879
Dragon Again
85 46 17 15 $341,651

Leading Money Winning Sires in 2014 2-Year-Old Pacers

SPORTSWRITER 154 82 $657,025
WELL SAID 100 57 $455,646
DRAGON AGAIN 85 46 $341,651
WESTERN TERROR 103 53 $295,336
FEELIN FRISKIE 54 38 $263,879
WESTERN IDEAL 49 24 $250,295
ART MAJOR 92 61 $240,539
ROCKIN IMAGE 107 63 $239,009
AMERICAN IDEAL 85 49 $232,290
ROCKNROLL HANOVER 133 67 $188,341
BETTOR'S DELIGHT 115 65 $187,030
MCARDLE 37 22 $179,114
ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN 103 62 $176,308
YANKEE CRUISER 40 23 $136,335
ALWAYS A VIRGIN 51 27 $115,257
MACH THREE 108 31 $82,595
REAL DESIRE 75 39 $81,988
SPORTSMASTER 61 35 $75,161
Muscle HIll

Muscle HIll Off to Spectacular Start

Muscle Hill, Muscles Yankee's greatest son and the 2009 USA Horse of the Year, has made a spectacular start to his siring career.
In his first season he left 81 foals, and of these he had 56 to the races half-way through their three-year-old season, and 40 were winners with 33 in 2:00 and 10 in 1:55. the complete story

NEW for 2014
MUSCLE HILL will stand at
New Hope, PA

Under the Management of: SOUTHWIND FARMS
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Sporty Belle Jan. 16 - Australia
Sportswriter is now the leading sire of Two Year Olds in Australia.
As of 1/16/14 he has had 6 starters, with 12 starts, 4 winners
Totaling 6 wins and 6 placings.
Heading back to Tara Hills at the end of January and standing for $4,000 for the 2014 season.
His first North American crop will race in 2014 and the results in Australia serve as a preview of things to come.
Watch the video of Sporty Belle winning the 2 yoPace at Newcastle.

Dec. 16 - Australia
Sportswriter's first crop 2yo winner
a boost for WA Yearling Sale

When Sports Chaton led throughout to win at Leeton in New South Wales on Friday 13th it was anything but bad luck for the vendors of the seven yearlings by Sportswriter in the 2014 Gloucester Standardbreds WA Yearling Sale.
Sports Chaton is the first of the Sportswriters to win and he won comfortably by six metres in a time of 2:01.9 over the 1758 metres.

.... read the complete story here

HULAS Z TAM p,1:52.2h ($1,003,660) Surpassed the $1 million mark to become
The fifth millionaire bred by Southwind Farm and the second from her Hall of Fame

Southwind has a full sister to both Hulas Z Tam and Southwind Tempo, SOUTHWIND TANGO ( Bettor’s Delight – Tsunami Hanover) that we are retaining.

USTA/Ken Weingartner photo

Nov. 4 - Harrisburg

MUSCLE HILL COLT Canepa Hanover sells for $300,000

Canepa Hanover sold for $300,000 during Monday's session of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg.

The Muscle Hill-Cressida Hanover colt was purchased by Jimmy Takter. He is a half-brother to 2006 Horse of the Year Glidemaster.

Sept. 18 - Southwind Spirit sets Balmoral mark in Am-Nat

Despite a track that had been drenched by heavy rains during the late afternoon hours, Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Stable 45's Southwind Spirit had no problem negotiating his way over the sloppy going Wednesday night as the $105,000 yearling purchase etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books knocking off nine other 2-year-old trotting colts by 11 ¼ lengths in 1:54.1 while taking the $69,000 American National. The previous mark of 1:54.3 had been set in 2008 by Swan For All.

..... read the complete story here


Sept. 15 - Harrah's Philadelphia

In the $260,000 final for the two-year-old filly pacers, Southwind Silence, opened up in the stretch, for a 1:52.1 victory.

..... read the complete story here.


Sept. 12 - The Red Mile Southwind Spirit in 1:54.4 !

Southwind Spirit (pictured) finished up the speed parade at The Red Mile on Thursday night as the 2-year-old colt by Muscle Hill won by 9 1/4 lengths in 1:54.4.
.... read the complete story here.


Barry Skolnick

Barry Skolnick CEO

As President of CAMBR Company, Inc. (formerly Solgar Vitamin& Herb Company), Barry has been involved with the family business since 1979, spearheading a subsidiary CAMBR Realty - investing, acquiring and developing in residential, commercial and industrial real estate and now a privately-held family office, investing in a variety of diverse investment opportunities.
Barry is a Trustee of the CAMBR Charitable Foundation.  He has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta.  He is currently single with two grown sons.
He enjoys racing and is a founding member of the Monticello Motor Club.  He enjoys all sports and actively participates in tennis, yoga and working out in the gym.
Read the recent Hoof Beats article on Barry here

Connie and Allen Skolnick

Connie & Allen Skolnick

Everyone at Southwind mourns the passing of our founders, Connie & Allen Skolnick, who passed away on March 28th and April 24th, respectively.   The farm will operate under the guidance of their son, Barry, who will take over as CEO.  We will continue to maintain the highest levels of management and integrity that were established by Connie and Allen.   Barry Skolnick and Michael Klau, Syndicate Manager can be reached at our New York corporate Headquarters at 516-599-2442.



Sportswriter's first crop takes off

2009 USA 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year, Sportswriter’s first crop of yearlings are currently on offer at the Australian Pacing Gold yearling sales and are being snapped up by astute trainers and owners.

.... click here to read the complete story



Internships Available at Southwind Farms

Southwind farms is now opening it's doors to students that would like to participate in our internship programs.  We are a large scale, equine reproduction facility that can offer a lot of hands on experience in the reproduction and farm management fields.  .... read more.

Laura Young, her husband Chris Pazdan, and son C.J. - Mark Hall Photo

August 25 2010 Farm Manager Laura Young is profiled in Hoof Beats Way of Life, written by Nicole Kraft.

Read the complete story here


Aug. 8 2009
Southwind Farms owner, and Muscle Hill co-owner Allen Skolnick raises the Hambletonian trophy with Southwind Farm manager Laura Young.

Aug. 8 2009 - wins Hambletonian
With an absolutely dominant world record 1:50.1 performance in today’s $1,520,333 Hambletonian Final, Muscle Hill made the dreams of many come true.

The win, his fifth in a row this year and 13th of 14 lifetime, puts Muscle Hill’s ’09 earnings at $1,015,241. Lifetime he now has $1.8 million banked for owners Jerry Silva, the TLP Stable, Southwind Farm and Muscle Hill Racing.

“It’s something we’ve waited for a long, long time and something that we’ll cherish for a long time. I can’t give enough credit to the whole team that made this possible. It’s been quite a ride all season long, the horse has been perfect,” said co-owner Allen Skolnick of Southwind.

Southwind Lynx
p,3,1:48.3 ($1,449,360)
Real Artist-Luxury Class

Became the first horse to win two $1,000,000 races in one year when he captured the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers and the Meadowlands Pace. Seasonal earnings of $1,356,150 and was tied as the fastest three year old of the season with his 1:48.3 mark.
Southwind Tempo
p,3,1:49.3f 5,1:48.3f($2,000,131)
Bettor's Delight-Tsunami Hanover

Won 16 of 21 starts during her sophomore campaign, including a World Record 1:49.3f performance, capturing the Lynch Memoridal at Pocono. Other stakes wins include The Lady Catskill, Tarport Hap, and eliminations of the Breeder's Crown and Misletoe Shalee.
Southwind Tempo has been voted the Dan Patch 3-year-old pacing filly of the year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Southwind Serena
3,1:55.2 ($388,784)
Varenne-Spice On Ice

Became Southwind Farms second Breeders Crown champion when she upset the Three Year Old Filly Trot field in 1:55.2 at the Meadowlands, increasing her seasonal earnings to $377,384.

August 2006
Feature article in The Harness Edge
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Farm Manager: Laura Young
29 Burd Rd. Pennington, NJ  08534
Gilbertsville, N.Y.  13825

  Phone: (609) 737-9067  Fax: (609) 737-2481