Muscle Hill offspring in high demand at Swedish sale
At the Kolgjini Sale in Sweden Monday night (July 25), offspring of Muscle Hill were in high demand. The five most expensive yearlings sold at the sale were by him and the average price for the 10 Muscle Hill yearlings sold at the sale was $144,700.
The sales topper was a colt, Forfantone AM, out of the Cantab Hall mare Tamla Celeber, who sold for $311,000 to trainer Roger Walmann on behalf of his biggest owner, Lennart Aagren.
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Bar Hopping wins Zweig
Vernon, N.Y.-July 24 Bar Hopping, and Flowers N Songs proved victorious in their respective main events of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for harness racing 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.
Bar Hopping used an aggressive middle move to seize command in the $300,000 Zweig main event for colts and geldings, brushing from fifth and clearing just after a :57 half mile. The son of Muscle Hill would go on to face pressure from Hititoutofthepark (Corey Callahan) on the far turn, but edged clear upon straightening for home. Bar Hopping subsequently held sway of a late bid from pocket rival Milligan's School (Andy Miller) to prevail by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:53.1. Milligan's School narrowly held second from Love Matters (Brett Miller) and the leveled-off Hititoutofthepark, who shared third in a dead heat.
Tim Tetrick drove Bar Hopping, now a 3-time winner, for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, the Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld.
Huge Weekend in Australia for Sportswriter
July 23 - Australia - Saturday night proved a good one for Alabar's Sportswriter with feature harness racing wins at Tabcorp Park Menangle and Tabcorp Park Melton.
Sportswriter progeny won four races at the two venues, two wins at each, including a pair of Group 3s.
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Southwind Farms welcomes Googoo Gaagaa
July 21 - Pennington, NJ --- World champion Googoo Gaagaa 3,1:504f ($665,339), a son of Cam’s Rocket–Kora’s Trotter, has joined world champion Muscle Hill and Muscle Hill’s stakes winning son, EL Titan, at Southwind Farms, Pennington, N.J., for freezing semen for European and Southern Hemisphere export.
For the 2016 season the pacing-bred trotter stood at owner Richard Hans' farm in Maryland.
Muscle Hill stood in Pennsylvania at Marion Farms for the 2016 season and EL Titan stood at Tara Hills Stud in Ontario. Both stallions have returned to Southwind after their respective breeding seasons concluded.
Southwind Farms, along with Walnridge Equine Clinic, Cream Ridge, N.J., have been certified by the USDA for freezing semen for export. Southwind has been certified for more than 15 years and now welcomes outside stallions to our facility for freezing.
If you would like to visit the farm, stallions and yearlings are available for inspection during business hours. Farm tours are available for small and large groups. Please contact the farm at 609.737.9067 or e-mail Southwindfarms@aol.com.
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Southwind Frank returns to the winner's circle in Beal - July 2
Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Driver Yannick Gingras tucked his whip and breathed a sigh of relief at the wire as he and Southwind Frank won the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial in 1:52.4, part of Sun Stakes Saturday (July 2) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
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Resolve Wins Cutler Memorial - June 25
Displaying no ill effects after being away from the races for almost a month, Resolve (Muscle Hill) powered down the road to an easy one length win in the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final for trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night.
The winner's last start came in the May 29 Elitlopp at Solvalla (Sweden) when the 5-year-old son of Muscle Hill finished second to Nuncio.
"The horse was very good," said winning trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt. "He came back home (from Sweden) and it took him two weeks to get back to normal."
Propulsion wins Gr. I Norbottens Stora Pris
Propulsion (5m Muscle Hill-Danae-Andover Hall) held gamely for Orjan Kihlstrom, harness racing trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet to win the Gr. I UET Masters Series Norbottens Stora Prix at Boden.
The 2140 meter autostart test drew ten starters for the €190,629 purse.
The winner was US-bred by F.V. Caldwell of Lexington and Bluestone Farm. Propulsion now has a career slate of 15-2-4 in 30 starts for earnings of 3,404,296SEK.
Spartan Kronos - WOW! June 19 - Paris Vincennes
The Prix Tolosa (purse €56,000, 2100 meters autostart, 14 European starters) produced speed in the form of the easy winner and 3/5 favorite Spartan Kronos (5m Muscle Hill-Dame Kronos) with trainer Conrad Lugauer driving. The owner is Ecurie Th & J Weber-Berchtold from Germany. Time was a sharp 1.10.6kr (mile rate 1:53.60 over the 1.31 miles distance).
Marion Marauder snags Goodtimes Final
CAMPBELLVILLE, June 18...Marion Marauder, driven by Scott Zeron, rallied off a perfect second-over trip to score the $268,000 Goodtimes final for harness racing three-year-old trotters on Saturday evening at Mohawk, part of the Pepsi North America Cup undercard.
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Southwind Frank in 1:52.1 in season debut
May 21 2016 - All systems appear to be go for early Hambletonian favorite Southwind Frank (pictured), who marched to an easy 2½-length win in his first start as a 3-year-old in a division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting colts and geldings Friday night at the Meadowlands.
€190,000 Finlandia AJO at Vermo
Favored Propulsion (5m Muscle Hill - Danae - Andover Hall won todays Finlandia AJO (Gr. I International UET Masters Series, purse €110,000, 10 starters) at Vermo (Helsinki Finland) for harness racing driver Orjan Kihlstrom, trainer Daniel Reden and owner Stall Zet.
The victory, at odds of 1.1/1 on the ATG network, set a new Vermo track record of 1.10.2kr (mile rate 1:52.95) over the 1609 meter (one mile) autostart course.
Princess Face became Queen of Aby
Full post of Queen Silvia's Cup for Björn Goop and Lutfi Kolgjini when Princess Face fulfilled favorite expectations.
"Ludde" and Björn Goop won the most that can be won, but before Saturday, none of them had been standing at the top of the podium after Queen Silvia Cup.
But now they have it both. Last year's Oaks runner-up Princess Face took the victory and the first prize of 928,830 kronor after having stayed away from the line in a tight finish.
"Scamp" was satisfied.
" It's incredible. I love this horse, we've had some problems with her, but I have always believed in the horse. She has a heart of gold and a dazzling technique; an accomplished horse, said Lutfi Kolgjini after the victory."
Princess Face and Goop slipped into the lead in the first turn and then took over from Treasure Kronos. 500 was clocked by 11.7. With 1350 still took Angel Rain kit and placed on death row. The yard was 12.3.
The tempo was kept remained high. From the last bend Angel Rain fell over at a gallop, and thus missed a prominent place. Untersteiner had piloted the front Bang Otrobanda on the inner track and invested now in full swing on the open stretch.
Otrobanda shot to dramatically and rapidly approached the Princess Face, but the well-bred daughter Muscle Hill defended themselves and held off by a small margin.
It was simply buckle up and go, summed Goop race victory interview.
Winning time stopped at 1.13,1a over 2140 meters. Princess Face took this his fourth victory in the 14th race. Otrobanda really positive as second, third prize went to Treasure Kronos.
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May 10 2016 - Yonkers Raceway - Crescent Fashion sets Yonkers added-distance track record
Crescent Fashion, driven by trainer Ake Svanstedt, set the 1-1/4-mile track record for older trotters when he won in 2:25.4. Crescent Fashion (co-owner/trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt) turned what appeared to be a mismatch on paper into an unfair fight on the track. As the 2-5 favorite, Crescent Fashion ($2.90) won Tuesday's (May 10) first “French” trot by 4-¾ lengths in 2:25.4.
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Southwind Frank: Top of the Heap
Southwind Frank arrived in the early morning hours of March 3, 2013, 14 days overdue, and weighing 124 lbs. Laura Young, general manager at Southwind Farms, noted that the eventual Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winner was a friendly foal, but did not stand out from the group at the New Jersey farm.
Jan. 25 2016 - Southwind Farms welcomed the first foal by E L Titan on Friday (Jan. 22).
Southwind Frost is from the stakes winning S J's Photo mare Freeze Frame.
The colt, named Southwind Frost, is from the stakes winning S J's Photo mare Freeze Frame 1:53f ($293,815) and is a brother to the fast performer Cupcake 3,1:53.4 ($126,535).
Dec. 22 - Dan Patch Award winning trotters announced
Harrisburg, PA --- Muscle Hill prodgeny, Southwind Frank and Mission Brief, added to their respective Dan Patch Award totals Tuesday when divisional honors for trotters were announced by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Dec. 11 - Southwind Farms named 2015 NJ Breeder of the Year
Manalapan, NJ---Southwind Farms in Pennington has been selected as the New Jersey Breeder of the Year for 2015, it was announced by the Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey on December 11, 2015.
Oct. 24 - Southwind Frank is an easy winner in Breeders Crown
Woodbine - Southwind Frank made it look easy for driver Yannick Gingras, clearing to the lead by the quarter pole and never looking back to capture the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Saturday (Oct. 24) at Woodbine Racetrack.
Watch All The Time in the Breeders Crown
Oct. 24 - All The Time cruises in Crown 2-year-old filly trot
Woodbine - The Jimmy Takter-trained All The Time (Muscle Hill) brushed to the lead after a quick quarter set by stablemate Kathy Parker, advancing to a 1:56.2 victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot on Saturday (Oct. 24) at Woodbine Racetrack.
Oct. 8 - Southwind Frank powers to world record in Stallion Stakes
Lexington, KY---The $264,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested in five divisions on the Thursday (Oct. 8) program at The Red Mile. Southwind Frank, a son of Muscle Hill out of Flawless Lindy by Cantab Hall, who broke the world record of 1:53.2 set by Centurion Atm in 2014. In a robust closing effort, Southwind Frank trotted to the wire in 1:52.2 by open lengths over Lagerfeld and Mavens Way.
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Muscle Diamond winning the Colonial Consolation
Muscle Hill Offspring dominate !
Muscle Hill had a great weekend of racing results starting with Mission Brief’s romp in the $174,000
Moni Maker Stakes at The Meadows in 1:52.3f.
On Saturday at Pocono Downs, Muscle Diamond won the $100K Colonial Consolation in 1:53.2 and
EL Titan beat Resolve in the $100,000 Sebastian K Invitational in 1:51.2. Aldebaran Eagle was second
in the $200K Colonial Consolation. In Sweden, Princess Face (Muscle Hill –Hepburn Broline-Pine Chip)
won the group 1 E-3 Filly Final (approx $110,000) in a new Swedish record of 1:11.1 for 1640m.
On Sunday at Tioga, there were five divisions of the Reynolds Stakes and Muscle Hill swept all five
Divisions. Hollywood Hill took the first filly division in 1:56.4, defeating 2 other Muscle Hill fillies Everything N
More and Southwind Pearl. The first colt division went to Metatron in 1:57. Silvia took the second filly
Division in 1:56.3. Southwind Frank, the Peter Haughton winner, defeated 2 other Muscle Hill colts, Brooklyn
Hill and Jack Vernon in the second colt division in 1:54.2. All The Time completed the sweep by taking the final
Filly division in 1:55.4.
Southwind Frank dominates in Peter Haughton
Favored Southwind Frank and Yannick Gingras dominated the $349,850 Peter Haughton Memorial for freshman colt trotters Saturday, August 8 at the Meadowlands. Taking control before the half, the son of Muscle Hill was unchallenged in the stretch on his way to a 1:53.1 score for trainer Ron Burke. Brooklyn Hill trotted second with Earn And Burn finishing third.
The New Jersey Sire Stakes champion found a spot along the rail in fourth early as Earn And Burn fired from post 10 to mix it up early with Dominion Beach. After a :27.2 first panel, Gingras moved Southwind Frank from fourth to brush to the front and reach the half in :56.2. On the engine, the favorite was challenged on the outside briefly by Milligan’s School. However, turning for home, Southwind Frank would not be touched as he easily reached the wire first to earn his fourth win in five attempts.
Bred by Southwind Farm, the freshman is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Our Horse Cents Stables and J&T Silva Stables. The first foal from Cantab Hall mare Flawless Lindy, Southwind Frank was a $100,000 Lexington yearling purchase. With the win, the colt has earned close to $250,000 this season.
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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.
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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.
August 25 2010
Farm Manager Laura Young is profiled in Hoof Beats Way of Life, written by Nicole Kraft.
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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Southwind Farms is in the business of breeding, foaling and marketing standardbred horses.
Farm Manager: Laura Young
29 Burd Rd. Pennington, NJ 08534
Gilbertsville, N.Y. 13825
Phone: (609) 737-9067 Fax: (609) 737-2481