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!!
Any branding, advertising, and marketing you see for Diamond Creek Farm, Caroline is behind it! From the look and feel of their sales area, open house, and commercials and logos for their stallions.
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.
Opening Night is in the books at Lexington for Diamond Creek Farm and Adam Bowden. How did it go? Let's ask him!!
Alex won his his 1st championship! At 16 years old, he won the MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup, while going 1-1 at Barber MotorSports Parkin the final event of the year. Alex can't move up in class until he's 18, so he has to defend the #1 plate for 2 more seasons!
Football is back! Herlings....enough said! How did Disney almost trick Ryan into proposing??
Justin Cooper is easily one of the brightest stars with the most potential in motocross! He completed his first season for Star Racing Yamaha and will certainly be gunning for his first Supercross Championship in January!
Colt Martin went 1-1-1 to take his 1st Loretta Lynn Championship! He's one bad little dude on a Cobra and will certainly be a name you'll remember for years to come!
Coty Schock had a career year in 2018, scoring his first pro national points at Budds Creek, and then joined the Team Traders Racing for the Ironman National for the last round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series!
Travis Schneider made his first appearance at Loretta Lynn Amateur National Championship a success as he finished 2nd overall! He didn't seemed too stressed, but his parents were losing their minds!!! =)
Mitchell Falk made his Pro Motocross debut at Budd's Creek and Derek Drake took home 2 Loretta titles! So a pretty good month for these guys racing for Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GoPro KTM!!
The good news about Colt Nichols is that he's healthy and ready for Supercross, especially after a fantastic 2nd in Moto 2 at Pro Motocross Ironman Raceway...the bad news for all of Colt's female, and some male fans, is that he's in a fully committed and happy relationship!
Has anyone had a better 2018 than Aaron Plessinger?? I didn't think I could possibly love AP anymore, but then we did the interview! Dude is awesome in front of the camera, behind it, and hard not to find anyone who he doesn't treat with respect
Ryan was at Ironman Raceway and it was muddy AF! The final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series is in the books, Chad Reed gives the fans a huge pop, Chase Sexton is one click away, Marvin politely says FU as friendly as possible, and ICYMI AP is awesome!
The Legend Killer Aiden Tijero! He took down Ryan Villopoto earlier this year and with our peer pressure, he's now challenging EVERY former Motocross and Supercross Champion to a 125 2-Stroke race!! He's also like to challenge Villopoto to a rematch at Red Bull Straight Rhythm!
Ryder D took home his 5th and 6th Loretta Lynn MX Championship! He's only 13 years old, but Eli Tomac only has a few years left before he takes over!
We universally decided that Aaron Plessinger is our favorite rider and represents us most! We celebrate AP's 250 Lucas Oil Pro Motocrosss Championship, plus the rest of the happenings at round 11 at Budds Creek