Standard breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741

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2018 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS

October 12 - December 1

Fridays & Saturdays

7:15pm Post Time

December 6 - December 29

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

7:15pm Post Time

 

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August 24 - December 29

Fridays & Saturdays

Thursday December 27

Special Thursday Race Day

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TAKTER AND GINGRAS GET ONE FOR THE THUMB
 
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-- Meadowlands Media Relations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- August 4, 2018 -- Driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter combined to win a fifth straight Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands with Manchego in 1:50. It was a length back to Phaetosive, while Plunge Blue Chip finished third.

The daughter of Muscle Hill sprinted directly to the lead, and after hitting the quarter in :27.2, was permitted to rate the second panel, trotting to the half in :55.4.

Pocket-sitting 9-2 third choice Plunge Blue Chip and driver Ake Svanstedt were unwilling to let Manchego march around the track at a pedestrian clip and popped out of the pocket to engage the leader at the five-eighths.

After making their way around the far turn, the sprint was on.

Manchego had the edge at the head of the stretch. Plunge Blue Chip was in hot pursuit, along with even-money favorite Phaetosive, who won the week before in her elimination in impressive fashion.

But after trotting her final quarter in :26.3, there would be no catching Manchego, who lowered her previous lifetime-best by one-and-one-fifth seconds.

The daughter of Muscle Hill, who paid $4.40 as the 6-5 second choice, upped her lifetime record to 17 wins in 19 starts, good for earnings of $1,236,170 for her owners Black Horse Racing, John Fielding and Herb Liverman.

Takter extended his record for Hambo Oaks wins to eight.

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