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MEADOWLANDS - Post Time 7:15pm
March 17 - August 5, 2017
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September 8 - September 16, 2017
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November 17 - December 2, 2017
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December 7 - December 30, 2017
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FREEHOLD - Post Time 12:30pm
March 31 - May 6, 2017
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September 1 - December 9, 2017
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Special Race Day Monday September 4, 2017

December 28 - December 30, 2017
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TAKTER TAKES TWO & BOSTON RED ROCKS REMAINS UNBEATEN IN NJSS ACTION

MANALAPAN, NJ – July 10, 2015 – A pair of Jimmy Takter trained and driven trotters reached the winner’s circle and the pacer Boston Red Rocks remained unbeaten as two-year-olds in six divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes were in the spotlight at the Meadowlands on Friday, July 10, 2015.

Silvia [$4.60] rallied in the final eighth of the mile to post her first career win in her second start, a $20,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting fillies, the first race.


Silvia


The daughter of Muscle Hill- My Favorite Chip, driven by Matt Kakaley and trained by Ron Burke, trotted the mile in 1:56.2, finishing a half-length ahead of Everything N More [Muscle Hill] and two and a half lengths up on Energy Bar [Muscles Yankee] in third.

A $100,000 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale purchase, Silvia races in the name of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver-Bruscemi, J&T Silva Stables and Joe DiScala Jr. She was bred by Steve Stewart and Junior Yutzy.

Brooklyn Hill [$2.20] delivered like a 1-9 favorite, coasting by the pacesetter Southwind Flash [Muscle Hill] for a two and a quarter length victory in the second race, a $20,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for trotting colts and geldings. Sigmund [Muscles Yankee] was third by four and a half lengths.

David Miller guided Brooklyn Hill to the 1:56.4 clocking. He tipped the trotter out at the top of the stretch and hand drove him to victory.


Brooklyn Hill


The Muscle Hill - Brooklyn colt, trained by Jonas Czernyson, had finished second by a head in his first start in the opening round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes. Bred by the Order By Stable, he was a $390,000 Harrisburg Sale purchase for the SRF Stable of Boca Raton, FL.

All The Time [$5.00] had the lead at every call and expanded that advantage with driver-trainer Jimmy Takter at the controls. The Muscle Hill-Cantab It All filly won the third race, the second $20,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes division for trotting fillies.


All The Time


All The Time finished a length and three-quarters ahead of Silent Blessings [Muscles Yankee], and it was two and three-quarters to Dream Child [Muscle Hill] in third.

Bred and owned by Marvin Katz and Al J. Libfeld, she now has a win in two starts.

Boston Red Rocks [$2.60] was tested a bit early and pressured on the turn for home and into the stretch but in the end, drew away like a 1-5 shot in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes division for pacing colts and geldings, the fourth race.


Boston Red Rocks


Unbeaten in two starts, Boston Red Rocks, a son of Rocknroll Hanover – McGibson, paced the mile in 1:52.2, with Hall of Famer John Campbell driving the Steve Elliott-trainee.

Katies Rocker, who made the last turn challenge, was three and a half lengths back in second at the wire. Winning Linc was third by seven lengths. Both are also sons of Rocknroll Hanover.

Bred by Andray Farm, Boston Red Rocks was a $50,000 Harrisburg Sale purchase by Floridians Peter Blood and Rick Berks.

Jimmy Takter was back in the winner’s circle as the driver-trainer of Bar Hopping [$7.80], who passed 1-5 favorite Southwind Frank in the stretch and held off the challenge of Marion Marauder in the final strides of the sixth race, the $20,000 second New Jersey Sire Stakes division for trotting colts and geldings.


Bar Hopping


Bar Hopping, a son of Muscle Hill – Cocktail Hour, trotted the mile in 1:56.3, finishing a neck ahead of Marion Marauder [Muscle Hill]. It was a length back to Waitlifter K [Muscles Yankee] in third.

Southwind Frank broke stride in the final sixteenth, finished fourth across the wire but was placed sixth for failing to lose ground.

Bred by Douglass Hutchins, Bar Hopping was a $190,000 Harrisburg acquisition by Christina Takter, Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz and Al J. Libfeld. The colt now has a win and a third in his two starts.

Blue Moon Stride [$8.40], driven by Andrew McCarthy and trained by Mark Harder, fired to the front and scored a gate-to-wire victory in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for pacing fillies, the 11th race.


Blue Moon Stride


The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover – Classic Star paced the mile in 1:53.1, improving her record to a win and a second in two starts.

It was a length back to Show Time Hill [Rocknroll Hanover] in second while 2-5 favorite Rock My Girl [Rocknroll Hanover], who won the opening leg last week, was third by two and a half lengths.

Bred by Perretti Farms, Blue Moon Stride races for Australians Emilio and Maria Rosali

A quartet of $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals for two-year-olds takes place next Friday night at the Meadowlands.

--All photos courtesy of Lisa Photo Inc.

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SONS OF CHAPTER SEVEN CAPTURE DEXTER CUP ELIMINATIONS

Signaling Grand Circuit action is truly imminent, a pair of $24,000 Dexter Cup eliminations were contested on Saturday (April 29) afternoon at Freehold Raceway and two sons of Chapter Seven, Another Chapter and Lord Cromwell, served notice they are prepared for their sophomore seasons as each triumphed in his respective contest ...

LONGSHOTS RULE TO TRIGGER $61,958 LATE PICK FOUR CARRYOVER

Longshots stole the show during the Late Pick Four on Friday at the Meadowlands, triggering a massive $61,958 carryover into Saturday's program. Friday's Late Pick Four attracted a total pool of $97,193, the second largest pool of the year ...

TOP PACERS AT THE MEADOWLANDS ON SATURDAY

Several more stakes stars of last season will make their return to the races on Saturday night at The Meadowlands ...


MEADOWLANDS TO ADD DAVE BROWER AND GABE PREWITT TO BROADCAST TEAM

The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the Championship Meet begins on May 5 ...

EI EI O READY FOR DEXTER CUP ELIMINATION

Brian Burton has no idea what to expect in the weeks ahead, but he is looking forward to finding out ...

BIG WEEKEND AT THE BIG M

The Meadowlands has an intriguing and eventful weekend on the horizon, hosting eleven races on both Friday and Saturday evenings with stakes types beginning to populate the card and the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Challenge final on Saturday ...


ELITE GROUP OF PACING MARES SET TO BATTLE

Mention this year’s group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement ...

MEADOWLANDS TO RENAME US PACING CHAMPIONSHIP IN HONOR OF SAM MCKEE

The US Pacing Championship, long one of the signature events on Hambletonian Day, will be renamed The Sam McKee Memorial beginning this August in honor of the track’s Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54 ...

ANDY MILLER SWEEPS FEATURES DURING FOUR-WIN NIGHT

The Meadowlands winner’s circle was painted orange on Saturday night as Andy Miller swept the co-featured upper level paces en route to a four-win night during the 11-race program ...




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