One of the greatest trotters of all-time, Mack Lobell had a six-year international racing career in which he won 71 of 94 starts and retired as the fastest and richest American-bred stallion of all time.
He was campaigned by trainer Chuck Sylvester for Lou Guida’s stable in the U.S. In 1986 “Mack” was voted Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year after setting world records on mile and half-mile tracks and winning the Breeders Crown. At three, he won 13 of 16 starts, including the Hambletonian, Breeders Crown and Yonkers Trot, setting world records on all size tracks before being elected 1987 Horse of the Year. At four, Mack Lobell won 17 of 19 starts, including the Breeders Crown, International Trot and Sweden's Elitlopp. He was again voted Horse of the Year.
In 1988 Guida sold 75 percent of the horse to a group headed by John-Erik Magnusson. Mack then began a breeding and racing career in Europe in which he won 32 of 38 starts and set numerous records. At age six he became a two-time winner of the Elitlopp.
Mack Lobell amassed more than $3.9 million in purse earnings on two continents and was undoubtedly one of the all-time greats. He set a total of eight world records and was inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame in 1998.
Mack Lobell sired 444 sons and daughters in Sweden, including Mack Action As, a mare who earned the equivalent of $500,000. He was also an excellent broodmare sire, with credits including top international trotters like Commander Crowe, Malabar Circle As, Sanity, Jaded and Orechietti.
Mack Lobell was euthanized on February 22, 2016 at Menhammar Stud in Sweden due to illness. He was 32 years old.