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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

SOUTHWIND farms NEWS

Marion Marauder was a 1:51.4 winner in the Hambletonian.

All The Time  in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks.

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.

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Southwind Farms is in the business of breeding, foaling and marketing standardbred horses.

Muscle Hill Yearlings Selling in Lexington and Harrisburg

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RESOLVE TO STAND  AT TARA HILLS STUD

World Champion RESOLVE 4,1:50.4 ($2,614,574) (Muscle Hill – Anikawiesahalee- Credit Winner),

the fastest and richest son of champion sire Muscle Hill in North America, will be retired to stud

at the conclusion of the racing season and stand at Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ontario, under the

management of Southwind Farms.

Owned by Hans Enggren of Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, who acquired  him in a private transaction

at the beginning of his three year old season, RESOLVE achieved international success under the

tutelage of trainer Ake Svanstadt.

His 18 victories include the International Trot at Yonkers in a World Record 2:23.4h, the Maple Leaf Trot

at Mohawk, The Cashman Memorial, Cutler Memorial (twice) TVG elim and Final at The Meadowlands.

He took his mark of 1:50.4 winning the Vincennes Trot also at The Meadowlands. He competed in the

Elitlopp twice, finishing second to Nuncio in 2016 and third to Timoko and Propulsion in 2017.

Bred in Ontario by Edward Wilson of Seagrave and Michael Pozefsky of Saratoga Springs, RESOLVE was

a $115,000 Harrisburg Yearling Sale graduate.

Frozen semen will be available in Sweden through PONESIA AB/Sievert Ingvarsson.

The stud fee for the 2018 breeding season will be $7500CD.  For inquiries please contact either

Tara Hills Stud or Southwind Farms.

 

Oct. 15 - London, Ontario - Mohawk Seelster tops second London session at $220,000

Mohawk Seelster fetched the highest price of the second session of the London Selected Yearling Sale as the inaugural two-day sale concluded in London, Ont. on Sunday (October 15).

 

Mohawk Seelster sold for $220,000 to Millar Farms of Stouffville, Ont. A son of Sportswriter - Macapelo Rose, Mohawk Seelster is a half-brother to speedy pacing mare Mayhem Seelster p, 2, 1:53s, 3, 1:51.3s -'16 ($392,395).

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Oct. 6 2017 - Southwind Bugz steals the show for $335,000 at Lexington Selected Sale

Hip No. 368, Southwind Bugz, a son of Muscle Hill-Missymae Bluestone, is now owned by Kenneth Jacobs. Consigned by Preferred Equine Inc. and raised by Southwind Farms, the bay colt entered the arena with a regal air as the bidding ensued around him.

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Oct. 5 2017 Beautiful Sin at $480,000 becomes new sales-topper at Lexington Selected Sale

Lexington, KY --- As only 20 more of her colleagues prepared to enter the ring for the second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Wednesday (Oct. 4), the majority of the crowd had already availed themselves of the exit while firmly gripping their catalogues. Those that remained were obviously paying attention to the price Beautiful Sin was demanding, but all conversation ceased once the toteboard hit $300,000.

From there on in, all the observers held their breath while waiting to discover the sum the daughter of Muscle Hill-Sina would command. The answer supplied was $480,000 and when the next hip number flashed on the screen, those in attendance collectively released their breath while clapping in honor of the new sales-topper.

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Oct. 4 2017 - Walner Retired, Being Syndicated

On Wednesday morning (October 4), while at her stable on the Red Mile backstretch, Toscano and Walner's owner, Ken Jacobs, confirmed the colt is officially retired from racing and that there was a deal "in principle" for Walner to stand at stud at Southwind Farm in New Jersey next year.
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August 28, 2017 - Muscle Hill Daughter in Australasian Breeders Crown Finals at Tabcorp Park Melton Race 9 YABBY DAM RACING BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 19 (3YO TROTTING FILLIES Dance Craze, A brilliantly bred Muscle Hill filly from the top racemare La Coocaracha,  was far too good for the opposition today at Tabcorp Park Melton in this breeders Crown division. A Yabby Dam Farm bred, trained and owned filly Dance Craze won the Yabby Dam Farm sponsored race with ease. Her record is 10 starts, seven wins for $94,260 in earnings to date.

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US-bred Propulsion sets 1:49.3 Swedish mark

Propulsion, a 6-year-old stallion by Muscle Hill-Danae, bred by Rikki Caldwell of Cane Run Farm and Bluestone Farms, set a Swedish record of 1:49.3 when he won the Hugo Aberg Memorial on Tuesday night at the five-eighths mile Jagersro track in Malmo, Sweden. Daniel Reden trains Propulsion for Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet.

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Muscle Hill colt tops Swedish sale at $365,000

The annual yearling sale of horseman Lufti Kolgjini was held Monday night in Sweden and a colt by Muscle Hill set a new Swedish record when he was sold for 3 million Swedish krona. That is approximately $365,000.

 

The colt, named Nagamori Hill, is a half brother to the accomplished Lavec Kronos and Raja Mirchi. Lennart Agren's SRF Stable, known in the US for purchasing yearlings and racing such notables as Obrigado, bred the colt. The buyer was Anders Strom's Courant AB, also well known in the US for both buying yearlings and racing horses, among them Cruzado dela Noche and Tamla Celeber S.

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Vivacious Allie sets PASS mark; Sire Sweep for Muscle Hill Fillies

July 11 - The Meadows
A handful for Aaron Merriman for much of the mile, Vivacious Allie got her act together in the Lightning Lane and broke her maiden in a stakes-record 1:55 in Tuesday’s $167,016 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows.

The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Manchego, Front Circle and Special Hill taking the other splits. Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter teamed for a stakes double with Manchego and Special Hill. The four winning fillies provided a sire’s sweep for their dad, Muscle Hill.
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Oct. 24 2016 Southwind Farms Drone Video #2

Videographer Aaron Re who does all of the Southwind Farms yearling videos has another stunning drone video of Southwind Farms from the skies. While videoing our yearlings for the Harrisburg Sale Aaron put together the 1 minute 30 seconds long video.

....click here to view

Muscle Hill yearling sells for $800,000

Hip  70 Tuesday’s opening session of the Lexington Select Yearling Sale saw harness racing bloodstock agent Martinez Equine put up a final bid of $800,000 for a Muscle Hill colt out of the Varenne mare Southwind Serena. It was lot 70 in the Lexington Selected Sale and his name is Tactical Landing.

The colt was sold by Hunterton Sales Agency.

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Muscle Hill's Dominate Trotting Statistics

 

  • 2016  Leading Money Winning Sires in 2016  All Age Trotters
  • 2016  Leading Sires Average Earnings per foal 3-year-Old Trotters
  • 2016  Leading Money Winning Sires in 2016   2-Year-Old Trotters

 

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Muscle Hill wins BIG at the Big M

Champion trotting sire Muscle Hill had a red-letter day on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands last Saturday.

The winner of the Hambo in 2009, Muscle Hill sired the winners of seven big trotting classics including the $1-million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks.

Muscle Hill produced the winners of both $70,000 Hambo eliminations in Marion Marauder (1:51.6) and Bar Hopping (1:51.8) with Marion Marauder returning to win the Final in 1:51.8 beating Southwind Frank (by Muscle Hill) by a nose.

Marion Marauder, who is out of a Donerail mare, is now the richest trotter in North America this year with $729,905. He is the second Hambo winner sired by Muscle Hill, the other being Trixton who took out the 2014 edition.

All The Time, last year’s Breeders Crown champion, added the Hambletonian Oaks to her list of major race successes, scoring in 1:52.2.

Muscle Hill sired the winners of both two-year-old classics on the Hambo undercard.

What The Hill (ex Angus Hall mare) captured the $294,450 Peter Haughton Memorial in 1:54.8, while Ariana G won the $306,500 Jim Doherty Memorial in a season’s record 1:53.2. Ariana G, out of a mare by Cantab Hall, is the richest two-year-old trotter in America with a $215,587 bankroll.

To cap off a brilliant day Resolve, a five-year-old entire son of Muscle Hill, hoisted a season’s record 1:50.4 in winning the $273,600 John Cashman Memorial. The performance follows his close second in the prestigious Elitlopp in Sweden two starts earlier.

Muscle Hill is now the leading sire of trotters in every age group this year – all age, two and three-year-old. He is $700,000 ahead of his nearesty rival on the All Aged list.

 

Barry Skolnick CEO

As President of  BLS Asset Managment (formerly Solgar Vitamin & Herb company), Barry has been involved with the family business since 1979, spearheading a subsidiary in Real Estate- 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 Trustee of the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust.  He has a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oneonta.  He is currently single with two grown sons.  Barry also enjoys racing and is a founding member of the Monticello Motor Club.  He enjoys sports and actively participates in tennis, yoga and working out at the gym.

Read the recent Hoof Beats article on Barry .....click here

August 25 2010

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

 

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Aug. 8 2009

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muscle Hill - 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.

August 2006   Feature article in The Harness Edge

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