SOUTHWIND farms NEWS

Mission Brief to take on the boys in 90th Hambletonian

July 26
East Rutherford, NJ --- When the field is drawn Monday morning for the Hambletonian Oaks, Mission Brief’s name won’t be among the entries.  On Sunday night, trainer Ron Burke confirmed to The Meadowlands Racetrack that his star 3-year-old filly will take on the boys in the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8.

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Southwind Frank 1:53.4 NJSS Winner!!!

July 17

Gingras was back in the winner’s circle with Southwind Frank [$9.00] in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting colts and geldings, the seventh race.

 

The son of Muscle Hill, bred by Southwind Farms, trotted the mile in a stakes record 1:53.4, supplanting Hill I Am [Muscle Hill, who set the mark of 1:55.3 in 2013.

 

Southwind Frank controlled the tempo through fractions of 27.2, 56.4 and 1:26.2, covering the final quarter in 27.2 for a length and a half victory. Rallying for second was Bar Hopping [Muscle Hill] with Marion Marauder [Muscle Hill] third by a length and three-quarters.

 

“I wanted to cut the mile; I thought he was the horse to beat,” said Gingras. “I just wanted to have a clear path. My horse was a little bit shaky tonight, and I had to wait on him [to settle]. But I knew if I could keep him trotting, there was no one who would get near.”

 

Southwind Frank, trained by Ron Burke, won his opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes but broke stride last week. He has banked $60,000 with two wins in three starts for the partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Our Horse Cents Stables and J&T Silva Stables. He was a $100,000 Lexington Selected Sale purchase.
Southwind Farms will sell the full sister to Southwind Frank - Southwind Fiat at the Harrisburg Sale this October.

The Return Of The Titan

July 13

Fresh off a qualifying victory at Mohawk Racetrack on June 30, E L Titan is gearing up to return for his four-year-old campaign. He cruised to the finish with ease, closing in :27.4 to win by three lengths in 1:56.4 with trainer/driver Riina Rekila.

 

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Brooklyn Hill, $390k yearling, wins NJSS at Meadowlands

July 10

East Rutherford, NJ --- High-priced yearling buy Brooklyn Hill was a strong winner and pacer Boston Red Rocks remained unbeaten as 2-year-olds in six divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes were in the spotlight at the Meadowlands on Friday (July 10).

 

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Muscle Hill's Sons and Daughters Dominate

July 3

Manalapan, NJ --- Veteran driver John Campbell expertly guided a trio of first-time starters to victory in first round New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds on Friday night (July 3) at the Meadowlands. ack Vernon ($6.60), a Muscle Hill son of Vernon Blue Chip, trotted his mile in 1:57.2, finishing a half-length ahead of Dominion Beach (Muscle Hill). Southwind Flash (Muscle Hill), who won both of his 2-year-old races and was the betting favorite, was third by three-quarters of a length.
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Southwind Frank leads four Burke winners at Gaitway

June 12, 2015

Manalapan, NJ --- Training down, 2-year-old male trotter Southwind Frank didn’t act like much of a race horse. But ever since getting a taste of more speed, he’s come around.

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Takter compares Canepa Hanover to Trixton

June 18, 2015

During the winter, trainer Jimmy Takter said 3-year-old trotter Canepa Hanover could be "a Trixton kind of horse." As summer approaches, Canepa Hanover is doing his best to prove Takter correct.

 Canepa Hanover is the 2-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $233,000 Goodtimes Stakes for 3-year-old trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. Last week, the colt won his Goodtimes elimination by 11 1/2 lengths over Iron in 1:51.3. The time equaled Trixton's track record set in last year's Goodtimes final.
But the similarities don't end there.
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Burke Two-Year-Olds Win 7 in Qualifiers

June 9, Manalapan, NJ

Harness racing trainer Ron Burke was happy with all the 2-year-olds he sent out for qualifiers Monday morning at Gaitway Farms, and particularly pleased with Muscle Hill-sired trotters Silvia, Southwind Flash, and Southwind Frank.

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Muscle Hill Yearling Tops Elite Auction

May 29, Scandic Infra City, Upplands Väsby

Coys Rain (Muscle Hill - Savvy Yankee sold for 1 260 000 SEK ($154,000) to Reijo Liljendahl .

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SIRE STATISTICS 2014

Leading Money Winning Sires in 2014

2-Year-Old Trotters

SIRE STATISTICS 2014

Leading Money Winning Sires in 2014

2-Year-Old Pacers

MUSCLE HILL

SPORTSWRITER

Dave Landry photo

Sire Name Foals Starters Earnings
MUSCLE HILL 82 42 1,461,435
MUSCLE MASSIVE 85 56 1,439,696
DONATO HANOVER 102 60 1,412,382
CANTAB HALL 71 49 1,373,987
CONWAY HALL 75 55 1,278,495
EXPLOSIVE MATTER 81 47 1,081,641
KADABRA 103 55 835,753
CRAZED 70 41 756,373
LUCKY CHUCKY 84 47 697,597
ANDOVER HALL 99 56 690,883
MUSCLE MASS 90 51 638,742
CREDIT WINNER 59 36 572,997
CHIP CHIP HOORAY 53 47 553,030
RC ROYALTY 35 24 550,623
YANKEE GLIDE 72 42 537,741
NEELY DUNN 31 16 534,017
DEWEYCHEATUMNHOWE 79 42 526,379
MUSCLES YANKEE 51 32 476,055
SJ'S CAVIAR 72 30 470,918
HOLIDAY ROAD 81 44 428,769
Sire Name Foals Starters Earnings
SPORTSWRITER 154 99 1,888,599
BETTOR'S DELIGHT 115 82 1,733,245
ART MAJOR 92 73 1,643,479
WELL SAID 100 65 1,504,100
ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN 103 72 1,268,539
DRAGON AGAIN 85 50 1,250,261
SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE 67 53 1,076,536
WESTERN IDEAL 50 32 1,050,169
WESTERN TERROR 103 63 976,897
AMERICAN IDEAL 85 59 961,348
FEELIN FRISKIE 54 44 937,322
ROCKIN IMAGE 107 70 852,988
SPORTSMASTER 61 39 794,397
ROCKNROLL HANOVER 133 81 735,720
PANSPACIFICFLIGHT 124 63 527,149
MACH THREE 108 48 512,631
YANKEE CRUISER 40 25 492,464
MCARDLE 37 24 481,026
PONDER 30 14 475,361
THIRD STRAIGHT 15 9 404,620

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

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.

 

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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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Farm Manager: Laura Young

29 Burd Rd. Pennington, NJ  08534

Gilbertsville, N.Y.  13825

 

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