Resolve trots to 1:50.2 mark in Cashman Memorial
Aug. 6 2016 East Rutherford, NJ --- Resolve and driver/trainer Ake Svanstedt withstood a judge’s inquiry to win the $273,600 John Cashman Memorial for older trotters on Saturday (Aug. 6) at The Meadowlands in a time of 1:50.2.
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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.
Muscle Hill's dominate at Mohawk
Sept. 10 2016 - Mohawk Raceway
Canadian Trotting Classic Elim - 3 yo Colts
1 Marion Marauder
2 Winter Harbor
in the 2nd Elimination:
1 Bar Hopping
2 Southwind Frank
in the Maple Leaf Trot Elim.
Southwind General Debuts A Winner
Two-year-old pacing colt Southwind General was an impressive winner in his career debut on Wednesday evening (August 17) as he posted the fastest time out of the three $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions held at Grand River Raceway.
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Everybody wants a Muscle Hill in Swedish sale
Aug. 17 2016 - Sweden
Once again offspring of Muscle Hill were in high demand at the European yearling sales.
At the first Wenngarn Sale held at the historic Wenngarn Castle outside Stockholm on Tuesday (Aug. 16), six yearlings sired by Muscle Hill were sold for an average price of $96,600.
The sales topper, Ivory Boko, a colt by Muscle Hill and out of Frances Lavec, was sold for $165,000.
A total of 79 yearlings went through the ring and 76 of them were sold for an average of $41,945.
Dream Together sweeps Pure Ivory
Aug. 15 Campbellville, ON --- The combination of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Luc Blais has been red hot lately at Mohawk Racetrack and Monday night (Aug. 15) was no different, as they teamed up to capture the Pure Ivory Series final and Preferred Trot.
A field of seven 2-year-old trotting fillies competed in the $28,490 Pure Ivory Series finale. Blais trainee Dream Together entered the final off a pair of victories in the preliminary legs.
A daughter of Muscle Hill-Danae, Dream Together lived up to her 1-5 billing and went gate-to-wire for a 1:56.1 victory.
Stakes - four races, four Muscle Hill winners
Aug. 11 2016 - Nichols, N.Y. -- A pair of 2-year-old trotters from the Ron Burke stable proved victorious in their respective Arthur Tompkins Memorial divisions on a rainy Thursday (August 11) evening at Tioga Downs, both upending heavy harness racing favorites in the last yards.
It's the Muscle Hill's Again at Mohawk!
Sept. 17 2016 - Mohawk Raceway
Many of harness racing's top trotters converged at Mohawk Racetrack for Saturday's $2.6 million stakes night featuring the $687,000 Canadian Trotting Classic and $632,000 Maple Leaf Trot.
Bar Hopping (Muscle Hill) Scores 'Classic' Victory
Resolve (Muscle Hill) Prevails In Maple Leaf Trot
Ariana G (Muscle Hill) Perfect In Peaceful Way
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Oct. 15 2016 - Yonkers, NY - Resolve rolls to race record in International Trot triumph
Resolve and trainer-driver Åke Svanstadt, representing the US, staked out their spot on the lead early on and went a 1-1/4 miles with no serious challengers to win the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15) at Yonkers Raceway. The time of 2:23.4 was a stakes and North American race record for the distance on a half-mile track.
Leading Money Winning Sires in 2016
SWAN FOR ALL
SWAN FOR ALL
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.
Mike Lizzi photo
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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Farm Manager: Laura Young
29 Burd Rd. Pennington, NJ 08534
Gilbertsville, N.Y. 13825
Phone: (609) 737-9067 Fax: (609) 737-2481