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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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BULLET BOB . . . IN FRONT!

Fox Hollow Farm’s Bullet Bob ($21.40) dug deep to withstand a barrage of late pressure and prevail over a powerful odds-on entry of Dream Out Loud N and In the Arsenal in Saturday (December 3) night’s featured $17,500 top-level pacing event at The Meadowlands ...

BONGIORNO SWEEPS FRIDAY FEATURES

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NOMINATE FOR 2016 CARETAKER OF THE YEAR

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Caretaker of the Year ...


MEADOWLANDS 2017 LIVE RACING SCHEDULE

The Meadowlands is announcing that a total of 91 live harness racing dates have been approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission for the 2017 season ...

MR HASANI N UPSETS IN SATURDAY BIG M FEATURE

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INITTOWINAFORTUNE BOUNCES BACK IN BIG M DISTAFF

Inittowinafortune ($5.00) seized command early and never looked back in Friday (November 25) evening’s top distaff pace at The Meadowlands, using a powerful :54.2 back half to evade her eight rivals in the $17,500 feature by 2-3/4 lengths ...


MUSCLE HILL TO STAND IN NEW JERSEY IN 2017

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PACING MARES TOP FRIDAY MEADOWLANDS FEATURE

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EQUINE SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS THE 2017 "SPIRIT OF THE HORSE" AWARD

The Equine Science Center is proud to present this year's "Spirit of the Horse" award to Jeanne Vuyosevich to recognize her tireless effort over several decades to never give up on ANY horse ...




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