Takter Trotters Take Dancers; Miller Claimed In Upset

Takter Trotters Take Dancers; Miller Claimed In Upset

By Frank and Ray Cotolo 

(H) denotes Hambletonian eligible 

New Jersey 
The $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial, the major Hambletonian prep for colt-and-gelding trotters, was swept by Jimmy Takter-trainees Pinkman (H-Explosive Matter) and The Bank (H-Donato Hanover) on Saturday, July 18 at The Meadowlands. 

Pinkman & Yannick Gingras

Pinkman & Yannick Gingras

The $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial, the major Hambletonian prep for colt-and-gelding trotters, was swept by Jimmy Takter-trainees Pinkman (H-Explosive Matter) and The Bank (H-Donato Hanover) on Saturday, July 18 at The Meadowlands. Pinkman bested Habitat (H-Conway Hall) and fellow Takter trotter Canepa Hanover (H-Muscles Yankee) in his $2.60 victory timed in 1:52.2. 

Pinkman bested Habitat (H-Conway Hall) and fellow Takter trotter Canepa Hanover (H-Muscles Yankee) in his $2.60 victory timed in 1:52.2. The Bank won in near gate-to-wire fashion, paying $22.80 to win in his 1:50:4 mile over Centurion ATM (H-SJ’s Caviar) and French Laundry (H-Muscles Yankee).

Mission Brief & Yannick Gingras

Mission Brief & Yannick Gingras

Off a perfect trip while favorites Mission Brief (H-Muscle Hill) and Livininthefastlane (H-Donato Hanover) battled for the top, Spirit To Win (H-Cantab Hall) pounced from the pylons and glided by the public choices to win the $187,000 Delvin Miller Memorial in 1:52, also on Saturday’s Meadowlands program. Sent off at 48-1, Spirit To Win paid $99.40 to win. 

New York Buffalo 
Raceway presented two divisions of the $118,200 New York Sires Stakes for colt trotters on Sunday, July 19. Favorites Wings Of Royalty (H-RC Royalty) and Workout Wonder (H-Conway Hall) won going wire-to-wire in 1:57.2 and 1:58.3, respectively. Wings Of Royalty returned $2.80 to win, while Workout Wonder paid $3.30.

Sweet Sixteen Enter $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks; Two Eliminations Needed

Sweet Sixteen Enter $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks; Two Eliminations Needed

Suit And Tie Wins In A Snappy 1:54.1

Suit And Tie Wins In A Snappy 1:54.1