World champion Sebastian K, the fastest trotter in harness racing history, made his 2015 debut in Saturday’s qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack and trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt said the 9-year-old trotter felt good after having the start of his campaign delayed because of ulcers. In fact, the returning Dan Patch Award-winning divisional champion might have felt a little too good. “He was too good; I drove too fast,” Svanstedt said after Sebastian K won his qualifier in 1:53.4 with a final quarter-mile in :26.4 in a light rain. “I was hoping to go in (1):55 or (1):56, but he feels so
The largest Trotting Magazine in Sweden, Travronden, will issue a free DVD to every subscriber in their issue 22nd May. The documentary is about the fastest trotter ever, Sebastian K, and his way to his all time World Record of 1.49.0/1 mile set in 28 juni 2014 at Pocono Downs i USA. The documentary is in Swedish but a 25 minutes English version will be made shortly. The documentary has been produced by Mastroc Mediaproduktion, who specializes on Sports Documentaries.
Sebastian K. satte nytt världsrekord alla kategorier i fjol somras. Svensk Travsport har tidigare omräknat hans amerikanska segertid till 1.07,8, men ändrar nu till den korrekta kilometertiden 1.07,7. Varför är den rätta kilometertiden 1.07,7? Svensk Travsports sportchef Petter Johansson förklarar: – Sebastian K. sprang sin engelska mile (1 609 meter) på en minut och 49 sekunder blankt med autostart. Omräknat till kilometertid blir detta 1.07,7439 vilket normalt avrundas till 1.07,7 enligt den avrundningsmetod alla UET-länder kommit överens om. Så varför avrundade vi då i somras till 1.07,8 istället? – Det var en manuell korrigering som gjordes för just detta lopp
Artikel i Travnet: Sebastian K. förbereds för vad som ser ut att kunna bli hästens sista tävlingssäsong. Men någon start i det återuppståndna VM-loppet är det tveksamt om det blir. Sebastian K. tog Nordamerika med storm i fjol, radade upp storsegrarna och slog till med ett nytt absolut världsrekord. Den snabbfotade svensken förbereds nu för en comeback längre fram i vår. Den nu nioårige hingsten kommer då inleda sin sannolikt sista säsong på banan. Förra året gjorde ”Sebbe” 13 starter i USA vilket resulterade i 8 segrar och två andrapris. Emellertid avslutade hästen med fyra lopp utan seger och i
Sebastian K was the landslide winner of Racing Moment of the Year for setting the new world record trotting mark of 1:49 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on June 28. He took 34 percent of the ballots which more than doubled his nearest competitor for support. Sebastian K shipped in from Europe early in 2014 and immediately caught the eye of the racing faithful when he won three consecutive starts in 1:50 and change at the Meadowlands. But it was the fourth start at Pocono Downs that will forever be remembered. That night in the $100,000 Sun Invitational, driver
Trained and driven by Ake Svanstedt, White Bliss got away fifth before being shuffled to sixth as the field reached the mid-way point of the $12,000 event for horses that were non-winners of a race. He was fifth at the three-quarter pole before advancing to fourth at the top of the stretch. After chasing fractions of just :27.3, :57.1 and 1:24.4 the youngster, who was sent off at odds of 4-1, fired home in :28.1 to finish third – a mere length behind the eventual winner. Harness Link Harness Racing.com Standardbred Canada
The “barefoot wonder” did it again as Sebastian K. was able to lead from start to finish and set a harness racing track record for older horses with his 1:53 triumph at Vernon Downs Friday in the $236,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot. Leaving like he was shot out of a rocket, trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt has Sebastian K. on the lead just moments after leaving the starting gate. Also leaving and securing the two-hold trip behind him was Archangel and driver Yannick Gingras as they sped to the opening quarter mile in an easy :28.1. Then in typical fashion, Svanstedt backed
Sebastian K won the John Cashman Jr Memorial convincingly equaling the world record time 1:50.0 on a mile track at Meadowlands. This was the 2nd fastest time ever for Sebastian K, having set the all time world record time 1:49.0 at Pocono Downs in June 28th. Among previously winners of the race marks last year winner Sevruga (2013), Chapter Seven (2012), Revenue (2004), Victory Tilly (2002), Moni Maker (1997, 1998 och 2000), SJ’s Photo (1995), Pine Chip (1994), Mack Lobell (1988) and Sugarcane Hannover (1987). Centurion ATM won Peter Haugton Memorial on Equal World Record time, 1:53.2 (1:10.5/1609m) on a