“l’m very greatful and pleased”





Canada’s O’Brien Awards were presented yesterday. Resolve was awarded
as the best older trotter of 2015 which is very fun and flattering.
Unfortunately we couldn’t be up there. Resolve made top performances
throughout the whole summer and fall. At Mohawk he won an elimination of Mapel
Leaf Trot and lost the final to Bee A Magician by a small marginal. He
was 2nd in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine and then he finished his season by
winning the elimination and final of the TVG Free For All series at the

At the moment Resolve is training and feels fine. I hope and believe that
he will make an equally good race season this year. They now offer a direct
airplane ride from the US to the Elitloppet in Sweden, which is a fantastic
contribution of this year’s sponsor, Bender. I have worked closely with the
Bender’s family for many years when I was trainer of Palema
Stable in Sweden. It’s a family that lives for the horses and the sport year round. We share many good memories,
especially the Elitloppet victories with Gidde Palema in 2004 and Torvald
Palema in 2009 (breeders). We’ll see in May if Resolve is in right shape
and can get on the plane to Sweden to attend this year’s Elitloppet.

Björn Noren has given me a notice that he will resign from his job at the
end of the month for family reasons. Björn has been a great help to me and
the stable. He has taught me the American system and has been my mentor in
many ways. I’m very grateful and pleased that we got to work 2 and 1/2
years together.



Bjorn Noren: I have decided that it’s time for me to move on. My wife
 Laura and our children are not that satisfied with the lifestyle here in
 Usa, so we have decided to relocate us closer to our families in Sweden and
 Finland. We want to give our children safe environment to grow and
 scandinavian lifestyle. At the moment I don’t have any particular job
 waiting for me over there but I hope something interesting will come up. It
 may be in Sweden or Finland, depending on which will suit best for our
family. My time with Ake Svanstedt has been very fun and I have learnt a lot. The
world record at Pocono Downs with Sebastian K is a memory I will never
 forget. Ake is one of the best horse trainers in the world and will have
 many great years ahead of him in the United States. I wish the whole team
 best of luck!