July 20, 2015 by RAZERHORSE BLOG
This past weekend at the Meadowlands, The Bank (trained by Jimmy Takter) won the $159,750 second Stanley Dancer Memorial race by a length in a time of 1:50.4. The Bank is eligible to race in the Aug. 8th Hambletonian, as were all the starters with the exception of one.
The Bank (Donato Hanover-Lantern Kronos) is owned by Christina Takter and Goran Falk. He was a winner for the fourth time in 17 lifetime starts, with $275,701 in purse earnings.
He had Razer shoes behind and was barefoot up front and is the fastest 3-year-old trotting colt in the country this year.
“I’m especially really happy because the horse is owned by a very good friend of mine in Sweden, Goran Falk, he’s sitting and watching this,” said Takter. “We had so much fun with (this colt’s mother) Lantern Kronos. I drove most of her races as a 3-year-old. This is a nice colt and it took a little while for him to start winning. This was a hard race, hard opening and he still held on very well.
Takter said after the race that he’s considering racing at least some of his Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks horses in the Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs on July 26.
Article & Photo Credit: United States Trotting Association