Marcus Melander, Mattias Melander, and yes THE Stefan Melander (stalltz) were all at the Lexington Select Yearling Sale at Fasig-Tipton looking at literally EVERY trotter! All the Melander Stable does is churn out champion trotters!!
I found Tony wandering the Fasig-Tipton grounds with his crayons and sale book looking at yearlings, taking notes. What does the trainer of one of the biggest stables in North America look at when examining his prospects? Just ask!
Beth started Anvil and Lace Farm in 2015 with the goal of becoming the biggest farm EVER!!! Actually, she just wanted to work on the breeding side while using her skills to teach and mold yearlings into great horses!
The bidding wars started early at the sale and Nik Drennan came home with a whopper from Diamond Creek Farm! Tuscany (Hip #7) Sold for $275,000! Nik has high hopes for both a successful racing and broodmare career!
The most optimistic time of the year is right after you buy a yearling!! One of the most successful stables in horse racing, Stall Courant made their way to Lexington and the first horse the bought was from Diamond Creek Farm! September (Hip #39) a handsome Father Patrick colt.