Global Glide, who finished fourth in the 2006 Hambletonian, won the $150,000 Norbottens Greater Prize yesterday in a new track record of 1:56f mile rate for the 1 5/16 miles.
Driven by his trainer Ake Svanstedt, the son of Yankee Glide didn't get an easy trip as he was forced to make a three wide move in the middle of the race as the field broke in to two. In the stretch he managed to get a head in front of Scarlets Aino who had led by many lengths.
Global Glide now has three wins from seven starts in Sweden and his career earnings have increased to $675,000.
Svanstedt Ruling Overturned
In a stunning reversal the Swedish Appeal Commission has voided the 30 day suspension and $15,000 fine levied against Ake Svanstedt last month for moving his own mount in the $300,000 Queen Victoria Trophy to help a stablemate and afterwards admitting to the offense on live TV.
As a result of the reversal Stig H. Johansson has said that he will relinquish his seat on the Appeal Commission to express his outrage with the outcome.