July 2014
SMT WT FS
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
Reminders:
MEADOWLANDS
Live Racing Fridays & Saturdays
Post Time: 7:15 p.m.
Draw for Friday on Monday,9 a.m.
Draw for Saturday on Tuesday,9 a.m.
Condition Sheets issued Tuesday evenings
Qualifiers/Baby Races, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.

FREEHOLD
Freehold's live racing
will resume in August
Next Meet:Aug. 28 - Dec. 13




   

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.

Send this story to a friend  Share on Facebook

MEADOWLANDS TRACK OWNER EYES CASINO NEARBY

The Bergen Record's John Brennan's comprehensive discussion of the future of a casino in the Meadowlands ...

A PLAN FOR EXPANDING GAMING IN NJ

NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney provides his opinion on the future expansion of gaming in New Jersey in the Bergen Record ...

ARCHANGEL SETS WORLD RECORD 1:50 IN CASHMAN ELIM

Sebastian K won his sixth in seven starts but the spotlight was on Archangel who set a mile track world record with a 1:50 flat effort in the first of two elimination races for the John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Meadowlands ...


MC DERMOTT, LAUER & BOWN RECEIVE 2014 SBOANJ SCHOLARSHIPS

John McDermott, Jennifer Lauer and Maja Bown, selected as winners of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey Scholarships for 2014, received their plaques and checks ...

MISSION BRIEF SETS TRACK RECORD

Mission Brief, who sparkled in winning the New Jersey Sire Stakes Final two weeks ago, eclipsed her own track record with a 1:53.2 mile in the $20,000 Merrie Annabelle Elimination ...

CLOSING WEEK DRAWS [NOT ENTRIES] COMBINED ON TUESDAY

Deadlines for entries for closing weekend of the Meadowlands’ 2014 Championship Meet will remain unchanged but the draws for both Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 will be conducted on Tuesday ...



TIME TO ENJOY 'NITELIFE' AGAIN

New Jersey-sired I Luv The Nitelife is coming off the disabled list in a qualifier on Saturday morning ...

PERRETTI FARMS INVITES HARNESS RACING FANS TO VISIT ONE LAST TIME

Perretti Farms offers Hambletonian Week tours ...

MEADOWLANDS PACE SHOW RE-BROADCAST ON SATURDAY

CBS Sports Network will re-air the Meadowlands Pace telecast this Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ...




News Archives

RSS (what's this?)