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MEADOWLANDS
FALL HARNESS MEET
Nov. 14 - Dec. 27
Fridays & Saturdays
Qualifiers Saturdays,9:30 a.m.

REVISED DRAW SCHEDULE
Friday Cards drawn Tuesday, 9 a.m.
Saturday Cards drawn Wednesday, 9 a.m.
Thursday Cards,starting Jan.,drawn Saturday, 4 p.m.

HOLIDAY DRAW SCHEDULE
Dec. 26 drawn Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.
Dec. 27 drawn Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. [this was changed]

FREEHOLD
Aug. 28 - Dec. 13
Closed for Live Racing




   

TAKTER VOTED INTO HALL OF FAME

MANALAPAN, NJ – September 5, 2011 –Jimmy Takter, three times Trainer of the Year, can add another title – Hall of Famer.

His election to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame was announced on September 5, 2011 by the United States Harness Writers Association.

He will be honored at the USHWA’s Dan Patch Awards Banquet on Sunday, February 12 in Orlando, FL and will be inducted on July 1 during ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY.

Takter, 50, is the first three-time winner of the Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award, picking up the trophy in 1996, 2000 and 2010. During a 14-year span, he has trained 27 Dan Patch divisional champions, with three Horse of the Year titles and 11 O’Brien awards.


Jimmy Takter


His trainees included Moni Maker, the four-time Trotting Mare of the Year, three-time Trotter of the Year and two-time Horse of the Year. He also campaigned Horse of the Year Malabar Man, who received divisional honors at two and three. His divisional champions also featured Pampered Princess, Passionate Glide, Kadabra, Ken Warkentin, Armbro Prowess, Solveig, Pastor Stephen, See You at Peelers, Cabrini Hanover, Gleam and Lantern Kronos.

In 2010, he set a personal earnings record with more than $7.8 million. He won 21 races that year with purses of $100,000 or more with 13 different horses – seven trotters and six pacers. In 2009, he won Triple Crown races on both gaits -- Judge Joe in the Yonkers Trot and Vintage Master in the Cane Pace.

His stable has won at least $3 million in 10 of the last 11 years and 20 races worth at least $500,000.

He has dominated the Breeders Crown with earnings of $5.8 million in those races. Overall, Takter trainees have banked in excess of $58 million. His stable has exceeded 1,000 victories.

As a driver, Takter has more than 660 wins and $17.4 million in money won.

Takter’s native Sweden bestowed the coveted Gold Horse Award for his outstanding global accomplishments.

Takter and his wife, Christina, are American citizens now and proudly raised their children – and horses – on Millennium Farm in East Windsor, NJ.

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