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NEW JERSEY SIRE STAKES ANNOUNCES TRIXTON AND STRUT MY STUFF AS HORSES OF THE YEAR

TRENTON, NJ – December 9, 2014 -- Trixton, who trotted the fastest mile in New Jersey Sire Stakes history, has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes’ Premier Division Horse of the Year for 2014 while Strut My Stuff was named the Green Acres’ Horse of the Year.

The awards, which are voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, are based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including New Jersey Sire Stakes races and other major stakes for NJ-sired horses.

Trixton established the Sire Stakes record of 1:52.1 in winning the New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings in May at the Meadowlands. He was undefeated in New Jersey Sire Stakes competition, also winning a preliminary leg of the Premier Division. Jimmy Takter, who was the colt’s trainer, drove in both victories.


Trixton


After his New Jersey Sire Stakes campaign, Trixton went on to win the Good Times and Simcoe at Mohawk in addition to the Reynolds and the $1,006.125 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. The son of Muscle Hill won eight of 11 starts overall as a three-year-old, earning $893,370 overall this year for his owners Christina Takter and Brixton Medical AB. The colt was bred by Steve Stewart, Marti Ala-Seppala and John Bootsman.

Strut My Stuff was undefeated in three New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres series starts at Freehold, including the $25,000 championship final for two-year-old pacing fillies in that series where she established a new Green Acres record for her division. Additionally, the daughter of Western Ideal was victorious in the $59,000 filly division of the Lou Babic.

Trained by Ross Croghan for co-owners Let It Ride Stables of Boca Raton, FL and RBH Ventures of New York, Strut My Stuff finished the year with career earnings of $52,620.

--Courtesy of Christopher Castens for NJSS

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