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Melander Loaded With Trotting Talent

September 8, 2021:

Marcus Melander might not end up with a favourite in Saturday’s (Sept. 11) stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but the trainer still looks to be a factor in the night’s three Grand Circuit trots, sending out three horses in the William Wellwood Memorial and one in each the Goodtimes and Peaceful Way....read on

Can Zweig Fave Dance Back Into Spotlight?

August 26, 2021:

Dancinginthedark M will try to return to his winning ways on Saturday (August 28) when he meets eight foes in the $325,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for three-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs....read on

Hambletonian 2021: A Final Look

August 6, 2021:

Over the past dozen years, one Dan Patch Award-winning two-year-old male trotter has returned at three and won the Hambletonian. That was Pinkman in 2015....read on

Melander Duo Sweep Dancer Splits

July 17, 2021:

Trainer Marcus Melander again heads toward the Hambletonian with a strong contingent as displayed by pupils Dancinginthedark M and Sonofamistery in the two divisions of the $273,500 Stanley Dancer Memorial on Saturday (July 17) at The Meadowlands....read on

A Breakthrough Year For In Range?

May 14, 2021:

In Range was among the sport’s top two-year-old male trotters last year but was tantalizingly close to several signature victories that would have elevated his profile significantly. On Saturday, the Hambletonian eligible kicks off what his connections hope will be his breakthrough sophomore campaign....read on

Hypnotic AM Ready For Return

May 7, 2021:

Marcus Melander is enchanted with Hypnotic AM, and it is easy to understand why. Now ready to begin her four-year-old season, the trotting mare has earned $1.15 million in her 22-race career, winning 12 times and finishing off the board only once....read on

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

Gimpanzee Giant Again In Breeders Crown

October 31, 2020:

Only Mack Lobell managed to claim the Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot, Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and Open Trot in consecutive years. But then came Gimpanzee, who jetted into the history books with a 1:51.3 victory in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot on Saturday (Oct. 31) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park....read on

Breeders Crown Featured On 'The Extra Mile'

October 30, 2020:

Harness racing podcast The Extra Mile offers listeners an in-depth look at Saturday's (Oct. 31) Breeders Crown Pick-8 at Harrah's Hoosier Park....read on

Gimpanzee Rebounds In Caesars Trotting Classic

September 25, 2020:

Fresh off her Maple Leaf Trot triumph earlier this month, Atlanta looked like she was in the clear turning for home in the $150,000 Caesars Trotting Classic, but Gimpanzee hauled her down in deep stretch to take top honours and close out a fabulous Grand Circuit stakes night at Harrah's Hoosier Park....read on

Melander Scores Kindergarten Hat Trick

September 19, 2020:

Marcus Melander shined brightest at The Meadowlands Friday night, as his trainees scored three times among the 10 divisions for the first leg of the Kindergarten Classic for two-year-olds of both sexes and gait....read on

In Range Eyes PASS Title

September 4, 2020:

As trainer Marcus Melander prepared In Range for his rookie season, he was uncertain what he had in the two-year-old trotter. The colt was a good-looking $185,000 yearling buy from a successful family, but did not stand out among Melander’s other horses....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

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 Humbled By Accolade

January 9, 2020:

“I’m very humbled. It’s very exciting and a very big honour. It’s not that many years I’ve been a trainer, so it’s all been very fast. I have a lot of people to thank for that; the people that work for me, family, owners.”...read on


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