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‘Emperor’ Swoops To Graduate Win

July 11, 2020:

Positioned second over behind a speed duel, driver Mark MacDonald sent Hurrikane Emperor after the lead into the stretch and blew clear to a 1:47 victory in the $250,000 Graduate Pace on Saturday (July 11) at the Meadowlands....read on

Gimpanzee Swinging Into The Spotlight

July 8, 2020:

“He was a great horse last year and he’s filled out and put on a lot more muscle this year. You can really see that he’s a year older. He never threw in a bad race last year, and so far this year, he’s been very good.”...read on

Gimpanzee Jolts To Graduate Win

June 28, 2020:

It wasn’t easy, but Gimpanzee came from well off the pace to win one of two $50,000 divisions of the Graduate Series’ second leg for trotting four-year-olds in a lifetime-best 1:50.2 on Saturday (June 27) at the Meadowlands....read on

Gimpanzee Victorious On Return

June 14, 2020:

Gimpanzee, in his four-year-old debut, took the $50,000 first division in the opening leg of the Graduate Series at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 14)....read on

Stakes Season Kicks Off Sunday

June 12, 2020:

Tioga Downs will host the first Grand Circuit stakes of the 2020 season when the first trotting leg of the Graduate Series comes to town on Sunday (June 14)....read on

Melander’s March Back To Racing

June 5, 2020:

"I’m more happy this time this year than I was last year...not that I was unhappy with him last year at this point, but it just feels like that he’s stepped up even more."...read on

Stars Shine At The Meadowlands

May 30, 2020:

The focus of the harness racing world was on East Rutherford, N.J. for the seasonal debuts of many highly-regarded horses during a star-studded Saturday session of qualifiers and a return to action at The Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

No Monkeying Around With Gimpanzee

February 14, 2020:

With his much-ballyhooed stablemate retired, 2019 Breeders Crown winner Gimpanzee is preparing for what could be a four-year-old campaign with international aspirations....read on

Melander Confident In Gimpanzee

November 21, 2019:

“I think he can step up and win [the TVG Open Trot final], otherwise I wouldn’t have put him in the race. I didn’t want to be in the race just to be in it. I believe [Gimpanzee] is capable to win the race, but it’s going to be tough.”...read on

Sophomores Star In Matron Finals

November 14, 2019:

Gimpanzee, When Dovescry, Tall Drink Hanover and Bettors Wish added another Grand Circuit title to their respective resumes with victories in the Matron Stakes for three-year-olds on Thursday at Dover Downs....read on

Trainers On Dancin Lou, Gimpanzee

November 12, 2019:

The Matron Stakes for three-year-old are now set, and trainer Marcus Melander has discussed Gimpanzee, while conditioner Tahnee Camilleri has commented on Dancin Lou heading into their respective tilts....read on

Update On The ‘Three Gs’

November 10, 2019:

Horses connected to Courant Inc. played a significant role in the three-year-old trotting colt division in 2019, as Greenshoe, Gimpanzee and Green Manalishi S loomed large in every stakes event they took part in. The stakes season is now all but done, and Courant has provided an update on what the Marcus Melander-trained trio will be up to from here on out....read on

Gimpanzee With A Breeders Crown Repeat

October 26, 2019:

On a night very similar to this in 2018, Gimpanzee had no concerns with the competition or the harsh conditions and captured the Breeders Crown for two-year-old colt trotters. However, he didn't have a stablemate by the name of Greenshoe standing in his way....read on

Greenshoe To Face Older Foes

October 25, 2019:

The connections of trotting star Greenshoe don't plan on pulling the shoes from the soon-to-stud son of Father Patrick after this weekend's Breeders Crown final at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Age Is Just A Number

October 24, 2019:

In August there were five active Hambletonian winners in training and racing throughout North America and in Europe, probably the first time that has occurred in the 94-year history of the race. It’s an astounding number when you consider the factors involved in just reaching the Hambletonian....read on


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