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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

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

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


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