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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

Honours For Courant, Melander, Dunn

December 30, 2019:

The partnership of Courant Inc., which encompasses principal owner Anders Ström and individual partners on several horses, teamed exceptionally well with trainer Marcus Melander during 2019. They, along with driver Dexter Dunn, were voted Owner, Trainer and Driver of the Year by the United States Harness Writers Association....read on

Dead Heat For Proximity Award

December 30, 2019:

There was a 'dead heat for win' in the voting for the most prestigious award for which the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) are the sole arbiters: the Stan Bergstein/Proximity Award. The joint winners are New York horseman Joe Faraldo and the Ontario owning and breeding partnership of Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz....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

Melander's G-Force To Battle In Lexington

October 4, 2019:

"We made a lot of money with those three horses. We were lucky because they were in different sire stakes (programs) and we could separate them a little bit. I think we were smart to separate them like that and I think it was good for the horses, as well. It’s good for their head to not race against each other. I think we did the right thing with all of them."...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

Green Manalishi S Takes First Hambo Elim

August 3, 2019:

Gimpanzee's undefeated streak ended at 12 at the hands of stablemate Green Manalishi S, who wore down temposetter Osterc to capture the first $70,000 2019 Hambletonian elimination on Saturday (August 3) at The Meadowlands....read on

Undefeated Gimpanzee Heads To Yonkers

June 24, 2019:

Champion trotter Gimpanzee will bring his undefeated record to Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday evening (June 25) in a division of the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings....read on

Melander Rookies Impress Saturday

June 15, 2019:

The North America Cup day edition of Breakfast With The Babies at The Meadowlands came an hour early at 9:00 a.m .on a beautiful, windless Saturday morning with the temperature at 70 degrees and the track fast....read on

Gimpanzee A Perfect 10

May 27, 2019:

Courant Inc. and the SRF Stable's Gimpanzee ($2.10) extended his unblemished career tally to 10 wins in as many starts with a facile 1:54 win in his seasonal debut, the $215,200 Empire Breeders Classic for three-year-old New York-sired trotting colts and geldings on Monday (May 27) at Vernon Downs....read on

Sophomores In Philly Spotlight

April 24, 2019:

Sophomore pacing males with stakes ambitions were in the spotlight on Wednesday (April 24) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, with Just Plain Loco and Love Me Some Lou capturing the co-featured $16,000 conditioned events....read on

“It’s Not Really Just My Award”

January 15, 2019:

“If I didn’t have all these people working with me, I wouldn’t do any good… And then you need to have owners that support you… I’m lucky to have owners that support me a hundred per cent.”...read on

Melander Wins USHWA Rising Star

December 28, 2018:

Marcus Melander, “to the manor born” in terms of personal harness racing pedigree, went out in 2018 and made great accomplishments with a small but talented collection of trotters, including two dominant two-year-old colts, and in the process earned the Rising Star Award in voting conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)....read on


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