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Melander On Gimpanzee, Stable Stars

February 8, 2021:

"They were two horses that are once-in-a-lifetime horses, and I got two of them in the same year."...read on

'Princess' Looking For Crown 'Spoils'

October 26, 2020:

When it comes to online purchases, Spoiled Princess looks like a royal buy. The three-year-old trotting filly is a nose from being undefeated in three races for trainer Nancy Takter since her father, Jimmy, acquired the horse last month via an online auction....read on

Tall Dark Stranger Delivers Again

September 20, 2020:

One week after an impressive win over a 'sloppy' surface at the Red Mile, Tall Dark Stranger returned to the heralded Kentucky oval on Sunday (Sept. 20) to headline the afternoon's Kentucky Sire Stakes finals, each of which carried a purse of $250,000....read on

Yonkers Hosts NYSS Finals

September 13, 2020:

The $1.8-million New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) finals convened at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 12) with 60 of the best state-bred Standardbreds clashing to determine year-end honours in eight $225,000 divisions. Although there were a couple of upsets during the evening, several favourites performed as expected and some put on impressive efforts....read on

2020 Hambletonian Day Card Drawn

August 5, 2020:

The stage is set for the biggest afternoon of the year on the harness racing calendar: Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Melander On His Hambo, Oaks Starters

August 4, 2020:

Marcus Melander will send morning line favourite Hypnotic AM to Saturday’s $600,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack and, for the second year in a row, three horses to the $1 million Hambletonian....read on

Ramona Hill, Ready For Moni Win Hambo Elims

August 1, 2020:

Meadowlands Racetrack contested a pair of $50,000 eliminations on Saturday (Aug. 1) for the 95th renewal of the Hambletonian, with the filly Ramona Hill prevailing in the first and Ready For Moni scoring in the second....read on

Hypnotic AM, Third Shift In 'EBC'

July 4, 2020:

Vernon Downs played host to a July fourth spectacular on Saturday (July 4). It featured three Empire Breeder Classic (EBC) for trotting sophomores, with Hypnotic AM winning the $207,250 final for fillies and Third Shift emerging best from the two splits for colts and geldings....read on

Speedy Stars Scorch The 'Big M'

June 12, 2020:

There have been a number of impressive miles already this season at The Meadowlands, and those efforts aren't just happening at night when purses are on the line. On Friday morning (June 12) the Grand Circuit-targeted sophomore trotting fillies were nearly as quick as their stakes-winning pacing counterparts....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

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

Trainers On Two-Year-Old Filly Trot

October 21, 2019:

While discussing his horse, Sister Sledge, trainer Ron Burke gave a simple but accurate assessment of Friday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown two-year-old filly trot final at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Records Fall In Night Of Champions

September 14, 2019:

The weather was perfect, the track was lightning fast and 3,500 excited fans filled the property to watch eight divisions of the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes finals during the Night of Champions at Batavia Downs on Saturday night....read on

Melander On Gimpanzee, Hypnotic AM

September 10, 2019:

Marcus Melander pupils Gimpanzee and Hypnotic AM will be looking to put their best hooves forward this Saturday night (Sept. 14) at Batavia Downs during the New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions, and Melander has discussed his pupils leading into the big stakes....read on


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