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           The Road to the 2014 Hambletonian Begins Here!  
July 22, 2104~Shake It Cerry headlines Hambletonian Oaks
Shake It Cerry 
                  Shake It Cerry in action at The Meadowlands                Lisa photo
Defending Dan Patch winner Shake It Cerry heads up 11 distaffers entered in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. The race will go straight to the final to be raced on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 2, at The New Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. Hambletonian week begins on Saturday, July 26th with a prep race for the Hambletonian Oaks and U.S. Pacing Championship and eliminations of the John Cashman Memorial, and Lady Liberty. To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE

 
July 21, 2014~Final preps taken by Takter
Nuncio & groom Helen Engblom
                               Nuncio with caretaker Helene Engblom
With the Hambletonian only two weeks away, the $64,414 Reynolds Memorial Trot served as many colts’ final preps for the first Saturday in August. The Reynolds was held as two divisions, contested at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, July 19, and a non-wagering division was held for the fillies.  Nuncio (H-Andover Hall), a member of the “Takter Trotting Trio,” coasted to victory with a near-gate-to-wire effort in 1:51.4 for driver John Campbell.  To read the rest of this story, Click Here

 
July 14, 2014~Takter’s armada dominant in prep stakes
Trainer Jimmy Takter, known for his talent with trotters, swept the $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial and $213,500 Del Miller Memorial on Saturday, July 12, installing his pupils as the favorites in the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks, respectively. 
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                                 Father Patrick & driver Yannick Gingras
Frosh-champion Father Patrick (H-Cantab Hall) proved best over stable-mate Trixton (H-Muscle Hill) in the biggest match-up in this year’s “Trail.”
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                    Shake It Cerry & Ron Pierce
In the second meeting of Shake It Cerry (H-Donato Hanover) and Designed To Be (H-Donato Hanover), Shake It Cerry proved supreme in a wire-to-wire 1:53 mile.  To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
 
July 8, 2014~Favorites prevail in PA All Stars
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosted a trio of divisions for the $90,000 Pennsylvania All Stars on Saturday, July 5, featuring sophmore colts.  Outburst,  Madewell Hanover, and Il Sogno Dream were all victorious.  To read more, CLICK HERE 
 
July 1, 2014~Father Patrick leads Takter troup in World Record Mile 
   
                     Father Patrick & driver Yannick Gingras
Dan Patch-winner Father Patrick (H-Cantab Hall) crushed his disciples at Pocono Downs in a world record of 1:50.2f in the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial on Saturday, June 28. Trainer Jimmy Takter’s other trotter, Nuncio (H-Andover Hall), completed the exacta after grinding a first-over trip. Owned by the Father Patrick Stables and driven by Yannick Gingras, he paid $3.00 to win.  To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
 

 

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