Alrajah One to race and breed in 2023
by Chris Tully for Svanstedt Stables USA
Wrightstown, NJ – North America’s third leading money-winning trainer of 2022, Svanstedt Stables USA, announced that they will race and breed the multiple stakes winner Alrajah One IT 1:50.3f-’22 ($1,512,122) during the upcoming 2023 breeding season.
“Åke and I are excited that Mrs. Perna has entrusted us with the training, racing and now the breeding of their star trotter Alrajah One,” noted Sarah Svanstedt, speaking on behalf of Maria Perna of Scuderia My Horse Inc., the owner of the fresh stallion.
“Alrajah One will remain in training and race from our Legend Farm in Wrightstown (NJ) while being collected several times a week under the supervision of Dr. Richard Meirs at Walnridge Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey.”
The winner of over $1.5 million lifetime, Alrajah One was a dominant trotter in both the United States and Europe winning 16 of 21 lifetime starts. Trained by Åke Svanstedt while on his North American tour, he handily captured the $279,000 John Cashman Memorial at the Meadowlands on Hambletonian Day in 1:50.3. Following that decisive victory driver Dexter Dunn noted, “He’s got an incredible turn of foot.”
Two weeks prior Alrajah One broke the track record at Plainridge Park winning the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts in 1:50.3f, where perennial Driver of the Year Dunn stated, “Post nine is never easy, but he makes it look easy. He followed his cover through the turn and when he got clear he just cruised home.”
“He does all the hard work and makes my job easy,” Dunn concluded.
Upon arriving in the United States, Alrajah One turned heads with his debut performance, winning $147,000 Crawford Farms Trot in 1:50.4, while posting an impressive 25.3 final quarter and defeating Lovedbythemasses and stable mate Ecurie D.
Bred in Italy, the 7-year-old stallion is by top Swedish sire Maharajah from the Varenne mare Mariu, making him an excellent outcross to mares by the popular U.S. sire lines of Muscle Hill, Chapter Seven and Cantab Hall.
A multiple European Group 1 stakes-winning trotter, his notable overseas victories include the €847,000 Italian Trotting Derby in Rome, as well as the €407,000 Gran Premio d’Europa in Milan, €154,000 Gran Premio Freccia d’Europa in Naples, and the Gran Premio Continentale in Bologna.
Alrajah One will service a limited number of mares in 2023 and stands for an introductory fee of $7,500 (live foal), with his resultant foals eligible to the enhanced New Jersey Sire Stakes program. The horse has excellent fertility and has been busy at Select Breeders clinic providing a collection of frozen semen for shipment and insemination overseas.
For additional information and a breeding application contact Svanstedt Stables: Phone 609-723-0159 or Cell: 609-851-3382, or Email: [email protected].