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Southwind Gendry sets mark, Lou’s Pearlman stays unbeaten in Adios Day stakes
August 1, 2020
Saturday’s Adios Day card at The Meadows was rich with supporting stakes that included a pair of Grand Circuit events for freshmen and two Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters. Here are the highlights:
$59,088 Arden Downs — 2-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pacers
Last week, Southwind Gendry (Yannick Gingras) scored with a covered trip. In the Gov. David L. Lawrence, as this stake is known, he needed no help, powering to the point at the quarter and winning in a stake record 1:51.2. That knocked a tick from the mark set by Yankee Bounty in 2014.
Southwind Tyrion score in NJSS Finals
July 25, 2020
Southwind Tyrion both found their way to the winner's circle in a pair of $160,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals at The Meadowlands Friday night.
In the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, the Ake Svanstedt trained and driven Southwind Tyrion stayed perfect in two lifetime outings after scoring in a lifetime-best 1:54 coming from off the pace.
The son of Muscle Hill-Taylor Jean was pushed wide into the first turn and took back to mid-pack before emerging from the five-hole approaching the half, flushing cover from Mon Amour, who was looking for a three-race Sire Stakes sweep.
Major Betts’ 1:49.4 fastest in NYSS 3CP splits
June 28, 2020
Tioga Downs played host to three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for sophomore pacing colts and geldings at Tioga Downs on Sunday.
Major Betts (Dexter Dunn) rocketed past Splash Brother (Tyler Buter) to take the $38,233 first division.
Major Betts ($10.20) jumped out of the gate and went to the front and led to a first quarter in :26.1. The big favorite Splash Brother went first-over from third and took over the lead with a circuit to go. He led to the half in :53 with Major Betts following in the pocket. As they made the move down the backstretch it was Groovy Joe (Matt Kakaley) to make the first move going first-over from third. He couldn’t make any traction and actually fell back as Splash Brother hit three-quarters first in 1:21.
Southwind Avenger won the other Graduate division in 1:51.3
June 28, 2020
Southwind Avenger won the other Graduate division in 1:51.3 at odds of 22-1, one of four victories on the night for driver Andy McCarthy.
After a :27.3 first quarter McCarthy gunned the Richard "Nifty" Norman trainee to the point and led past a :56 half before yielding command to Soul Strong. Sitting in the pocket through three-quarters in 1:24, McCarthy readied his charge into the stretch as Soul Strong tired, lunging Southwind Avenger to the front in the final strides to score the upset. Winnerup skimmed the cones for second while Reign Of Honor split horses late for third.
Southwind Chrome wins Meadowlands feature
June 27, 2020
Southwind Chrome was sent on a mission by his driver Scott Zeron in the $22,500 feature Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. And he completed it in spectacular fashion.
The 5-year-old son of Chapter Seven-Counter Pointe won a second straight start in the Preferred for trotters, as the razor-sharp Jeff Cullipher trainee scored in 1:50.4 after going a less-than-ideal trip.
Propulsion Dazzles In 2020 Elitloppet
May 31, 2020
Spectators may not have been in attendance at Sweden's Solvalla race track on Sunday, May 31, but harness racing fans that watched the 2020 Elitloppet remotely from all over the world were provided with a treat.
Although he didn't win his elimination heat earlier in the day, the American-bred Propulsion had impressed while in defeat. He had raced three-wide throughout his elim and had gutted it out in the lane to advance to the final.
Southwind Chrome scores in Big M feature
December 7, 2019
East Rutherford, NJ — After going off stride just after the half a week ago as the 4-5 favorite on the way to a ninth-place finish, Southwind Chrome rebounded in a big way Friday night (Dec. 6), taking the featured $30,000 Preferred for trotters at The Meadowlands.
Muscle Hill Colt sells for record $1 million at Lexington Selected Sale
October 1, 2019
Lexington, KY — Damien, by Muscle Hill out of Danae, is a full brother to international $3 million-earner Propulsion as well as stakes-winner Dream Together. He is a half-brother to stakes-winner D’Orsay. He was purchased by Bengt Agerup’s Brixton Medical AB and will be trained by Daniel Reden, who also trains Propulsion for Brixton subsidiary Stall Zet. The colt was consigned by Cane Run Farm and bred by Fredericka Caldwell and Bluestone Farms.
Manchego, Jimmy Freight win at Dayton
September 28, 2019
Dayton, OH – Manchego not only won the $171,250 Dayton Trotting Derby over a talented field of older male trotters, the 4-year-old daughter of Muscle Hill obliterated the Hollywood Dayton Raceway track record and established a new world record for trotting mares on a five-eighths-mile oval on Friday (Sept. 27) night. The 1:50.1 clocking shaved a fifth of a second off the previous best by both Mission Brief and Emoticon Hanover.
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