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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sebastian K - Another Monster Mile at The Meadowlands

Sebastian K - Another Monster Mile at The Meadowlands
The $50,000 TVG FFA trot, a Grand Circuit event, highlighted the Friday night card at The Meadowlands on a delightful summer evening and Sebastian K scored another dominating win in 1:50.3 leaving a very accomplished field in his wake.

Trainer / driver Ake Svanstedt sent his stable star away fast from post five and he had the front instantly, crossing over and asserting command.  Then an early challenge appeared to be coming from Archangel and Yannick Gingras, but Svanstedt pushed the pedal, forcing Archangel into the pocket.  Sebastian K hit the quarter in 27.3. Left alone on the lead, Svanstedt rated Sebastian K through a 56 flat half and 1:24.1 three panels.  It was at this time that Svanstedt began looking around for Market Share, who was grinding into it first over, but never got within 1 ½ lengths of Sebastian K.  As they straightened away in the lane, Svanstedt popped the plugs and Sebastian K displayed an electric turn of foot that left pocket sitting Archangel and Market Share in his wake, sprinting home in 26.2 to close the mile without so much as a “Come on boy” from Svanstedt.

Archangel drafted along in the pocket and held the place while Market Share tried to advance on the outside from the half to no avail and stayed on for third.

Sebastian K has made a very strong impression on fans of trotting here at The Meadowlands with his beauty and gait along with pacer-like speed. This was his third win in as many tries since landing on US soil for Knutsson Trotting, Inc of Vero Beach, FL.   His winning efforts of 1:50.1, 1:50.2 and 1:50.3 are the three fastest consecutive trotting miles in harness racing history.

The Saturday program features the finals of The Caramore, Cathedra Dot Com and Flower Child series.  In addition, the Camels and Ostriches will do battle in the third annual Cameltonian and Ostrich Races.  Post time for the live harness card is 7:15 P.M.  For more information, visit