Nuncio Wins in Takter Kentucky Futurity Sweep at Red Mile Grand Circuit Finale
By Frank and Ray Cotolo
(BC) denotes Breeders Crown eligible
On Oct. 5, the 122nd edition of the $435,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile was taken by Nuncio (BC-Andover Hall) over divisional leader, and stable-mate Father Patrick (BC-Cantab Hall). John Campbell drove Nuncio, the 9-5-second choice to Father Patrick, winning the Kentucky Futurity in 1:51.3 for trainer Jimmy Takter. Stall TZ, Inc. owns the colt.
The $224,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity was the co-feature on Oct. 5 and only seven sophomore filly trotters went straight to final, as did the colt version. Team Takter’s
Shake It Cerry (BC-Donato Hanover), the 1-5 favorite, trotted to a 1:52.2 victory. She’s owned by Solveig’s Racing Partners, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Ron Pierce.