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Remembering Mack Lobell

Published: February 29, 2016 9:19 am ET

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"As a racehorse, he was ahead of his time athletically and gaited. Everything about him, we would see in the future."

After news broke this past week that Mack Lobell passed away at the age of 32, driver John Campbell spoke with Bob 'Hollywood' Heyden about the legendary trotter during Friday night's In The Sulky segment at The Meadowlands.

"It was certainly sad to hear he was gone, but I knew he had a great retirement and a great life," said Campbell. "He looked so good there in 2014 when I saw him in Sweden so I was happy in that regard, that I got to see him and that he had such a great life in his later years."

Campbell discussed his relationship with the Mack Lobell's trainer Chuck Sylvester, the first time he drove the trotter in the 1986 Peter Haughton and later defeating him in the 1989 Breeders Crown aboard Delray Lobell. Campbell and Heyden also recalled many of Mack Lobell's racing highlights, including winning the 1987 Hambletonian, posting the biggest winning margin in Breeders Crown history, beating the best trotters in the world in the 1988 Elitlopp, and breaking Nevele Pride's record that stood for 19 years.


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