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Manchego and Yannick Gingras were 1:54.4 winners.
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Marion Marauder was a 1:51.4 winner in the Hambletonian.
All The Time in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks.
Internships Available at Southwind Farms
Southwind farms is now opening it's doors to students that would like to participate in our internship programs. We are a large scale, equine reproduction facility that can offer a lot of hands on experience in the reproduction and farm management fields. .... read more.
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Southwind Farms is in the business of breeding, foaling and marketing standardbred horses.
US-bred Propulsion sets 1:49.3 Swedish mark
Propulsion, a 6-year-old stallion by Muscle Hill-Danae, bred by Rikki Caldwell of Cane Run Farm and Bluestone Farms, set a Swedish record of 1:49.3 when he won the Hugo Aberg Memorial on Tuesday night at the five-eighths mile Jagersro track in Malmo, Sweden. Daniel Reden trains Propulsion for Bengt Agerup's Stall Zet.
Muscle Hill colt tops Swedish sale at $365,000
The annual yearling sale of horseman Lufti Kolgjini was held Monday night in Sweden and a colt by Muscle Hill set a new Swedish record when he was sold for 3 million Swedish krona. That is approximately $365,000.
The colt, named Nagamori Hill, is a half brother to the accomplished Lavec Kronos and Raja Mirchi. Lennart Agren's SRF Stable, known in the US for purchasing yearlings and racing such notables as Obrigado, bred the colt. The buyer was Anders Strom's Courant AB, also well known in the US for both buying yearlings and racing horses, among them Cruzado dela Noche and Tamla Celeber S.
Ariana G draws post 4 in one of two Oaks elims
Eighteen 3 year olds entered Tuesday for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian.
Hambletonian Festival week kicks off on July 29 with two $40,438 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 5, at the Meadowlands.
Favorite in the field will be Dan Patch divisional Champion Ariana G, who drew post 4 in her respective elimination. The talented homebred daughter of 2009 Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill sports a record of three wins in four tries this year, with lifetime earnings just under $1 million, at $937,839.
2YOFT Manchego snags another PASS
Muscle Hill sired three of the five winners in the $169,415 second round preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, including both repeat winners from the first prelim action at The Meadows.
The fastest of all the winners was a Muscle Hill-Secret Magic miss, Manchego, who pulled from the pocket to take the lead down the backstretch and then went on to be 3-1/2 lengths clear of her closest pursuer at the wire, stepping her back half in :56.3 to tie her mark of 1:54.4 taken at The Meadowlands
Marion Marauder captures Hambo Maturity - July 15
It was a big-time performance by the defending Trotter of the Year. Driven by Scott Zeron, 1-5 favorite Marion Marauder (Muscle Hill) chased down Cufflink Hanover by a head in 2:05.2 for the mile-and-an-eighth distance to capture the $458,750 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and in doing so, became the first horse in the fourth edition of the series to complete the Hambo-Hambo Maturity sweep.
Tactical Landing wins debut in baby race - July 15
Making his first public appearance a winning one this morning was Tactical Landing, the trotting colt who gained notice with a bid of $800,000 at the 2016 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale by his eponymous ownership group. Trainer Bob Stewart has brought the physically imposing Muscle Hill-Southwind Serena full brother to the great Mission Brief along purposefully with late season stakes the target and Hall of Famer Brian Sears handled him with care in his debut.
Ariana G, Overdraft Volvo take Miller divisions - July 15
Ariana G rebounded from her only loss of the season – a tough-trip third against colts in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial – with a typically powerful performance in winning the first of two $125,250 divisions of the Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands Saturday night (July 15).
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Vivacious Allie sets PASS mark; Sire Sweep for Muscle Hill Fillies
July 11 - The Meadows
A handful for Aaron Merriman for much of the mile, Vivacious Allie got her act together in the Lightning Lane and broke her maiden in a stakes-record 1:55 in Tuesday’s $167,016 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows.
The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Manchego, Front Circle and Special Hill taking the other splits. Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter teamed for a stakes double with Manchego and Special Hill. The four winning fillies provided a sire’s sweep for their dad, Muscle Hill.
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Sportswriter sons dominate in OSS opener
Toronto, ON --- Sons of Ontario sire Sportswriter put on a show at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening (July 7) in the first Gold Series event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. A total of 10 Sportswriter offspring went postward in two C$97,200 Gold Series divisions and it was Dancin Doug who emerged from the first battle with a Gold trophy.
Cobra looks to strike in Dexter
Ron Burke is unsure what to expect from Southwind Cobra. There is no question, the trainer says, the horse is talented. There remains question whether he will fulfill his potential. Southwind Cobra might give Burke and his fellow owners some indication on Saturday when he faces seven rivals in the $143,737 Dexter Cup for 3-year-old male trotters at Freehold Raceway.
Oct. 24 2016 Southwind Farms Drone Video #2
Videographer Aaron Re who does all of the Southwind Farms yearling videos has another stunning drone video of Southwind Farms from the skies. While videoing our yearlings for the Harrisburg Sale Aaron put together the 1 minute 30 seconds long video.
Muscle Hill yearling sells for $800,000
Hip 70 Tuesday’s opening session of the Lexington Select Yearling Sale saw harness racing bloodstock agent Martinez Equine put up a final bid of $800,000 for a Muscle Hill colt out of the Varenne mare Southwind Serena. It was lot 70 in the Lexington Selected Sale and his name is Tactical Landing.
The colt was sold by Hunterton Sales Agency.
Muscle Hill's Dominate Trotting Statistics
Muscle Hill wins BIG at the Big M
Champion trotting sire Muscle Hill had a red-letter day on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands last Saturday.
The winner of the Hambo in 2009, Muscle Hill sired the winners of seven big trotting classics including the $1-million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks.
Muscle Hill produced the winners of both $70,000 Hambo eliminations in Marion Marauder (1:51.6) and Bar Hopping (1:51.8) with Marion Marauder returning to win the Final in 1:51.8 beating Southwind Frank (by Muscle Hill) by a nose.
Marion Marauder, who is out of a Donerail mare, is now the richest trotter in North America this year with $729,905. He is the second Hambo winner sired by Muscle Hill, the other being Trixton who took out the 2014 edition.
All The Time, last year’s Breeders Crown champion, added the Hambletonian Oaks to her list of major race successes, scoring in 1:52.2.
Muscle Hill sired the winners of both two-year-old classics on the Hambo undercard.
What The Hill (ex Angus Hall mare) captured the $294,450 Peter Haughton Memorial in 1:54.8, while Ariana G won the $306,500 Jim Doherty Memorial in a season’s record 1:53.2. Ariana G, out of a mare by Cantab Hall, is the richest two-year-old trotter in America with a $215,587 bankroll.
To cap off a brilliant day Resolve, a five-year-old entire son of Muscle Hill, hoisted a season’s record 1:50.4 in winning the $273,600 John Cashman Memorial. The performance follows his close second in the prestigious Elitlopp in Sweden two starts earlier.
Berlin Germany Yearling Sales Topper is a Muscle Hill
At the Derby sale in Berlin Saturday evening the highest price was $110,000 paid for Il Capo dei Capi, sired by Muscle Hill. The dam is an Italian mare, Revolution Bi, sired by Varenne, and this is her first foal.
Il Capo dei Capi was bought by the Austrian stable, Stall Antonhoff, who bought a total of four yearlings, which combined cost $170,000.
Sports Column wins Battle of Waterloo
Elora, ON---Confidently handled by driver Chris Christoforou, Sports Column delivered on his pari-mutuel promise with a front-end effort in the $159,500 Battle of Waterloo for Ontario-sired 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings to close out Grand River Raceway's Industry Day celebrations on Monday (Aug. 1).
Blake MacIntosh shares ownership of the Sportswriter-Lady Leslie colt with Joe and Joann Thomson's Pennsylvania-based Hutt Racing Stable, and Daniel Plouffe of Bromont, Que.
Muscle Hill offspring in high demand at Swedish sale
At the Kolgjini Sale in Sweden Monday night (July 25), offspring of Muscle Hill were in high demand. The five most expensive yearlings sold at the sale were by him and the average price for the 10 Muscle Hill yearlings sold at the sale was $144,700.
The sales topper was a colt, Forfantone AM, out of the Cantab Hall mare Tamla Celeber, who sold for $311,000 to trainer Roger Walmann on behalf of his biggest owner, Lennart Aagren.
Barry Skolnick CEO
As President of BLS Asset Managment (formerly Solgar Vitamin & Herb company), Barry has been involved with the family business since 1979, spearheading a subsidiary in Real Estate- investing, acquiring and developing in residential, commercial and industrial real estate and now a privately-held family office, investing in a variety of diverse investment opportunities.
Barry is Trustee of the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust. He has a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oneonta. He is currently single with two grown sons. Barry also enjoys racing and is a founding member of the Monticello Motor Club. He enjoys sports and actively participates in tennis, yoga and working out at the gym.
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August 25 2010
Farm Manager Laura Young is profiled in Hoof Beats Way of Life, written by Nicole Kraft.
Aug. 8 2009
Southwind Farms owner, and Muscle Hill co-owner Allen Skolnick raises the Hambletonian trophy with Southwind Farm manager Laura Young.
Muscle Hill - wins Hambletonian
With an absolutely dominant world record 1:50.1 performance in today’s $1,520,333 Hambletonian Final, Muscle Hill made the dreams of many come true.
The win, his fifth in a row this year and 13th of 14 lifetime, puts Muscle Hill’s ’09 earnings at $1,015,241. Lifetime he now has $1.8 million banked for owners Jerry Silva, the TLP Stable, Southwind Farm and Muscle Hill Racing.
“It’s something we’ve waited for a long, long time and something that we’ll cherish for a long time. I can’t give enough credit to the whole team that made this possible. It’s been quite a ride all season long, the horse has been perfect,” said co-owner Allen Skolnick of Southwind.
August 2006 Feature article in The Harness Edge
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