October 26, 2015 by RAZERHORSE BLOG
Harness Racing Trainer Jimmy Takter has won numerous stakes races and enjoyed tremendous success, but says he considers this past Saturday the biggest of his career, when he set a record at Woodbine by winning six Breeders Crown races.
“I have to thank all my crew and my owners, without them we wouldn’t stand here. These horses are fantastic.”
Takter trains and/or races all his horses in Razer shoes and/or Propads.
Here’s a rundown of his Breeders Crown wins:
The undefeated Pure Country pushed her win streak into the double digits as she captured the $778,440 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace. Pure Country — now a ‘perfect 10’ — nearly doubled her bankroll with the victory. She has earned over $782,000 in purses during her debut year.
All The Time put an end to stablemate Haughty’s seven-race win streak as she was a dominant winner in the $778,440 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, and Takter picked up his second Breeders Crown victory of the night. Another Takter filly, Kathy Parker, posted a :26.4 stakes record tying first quarter as she sprinted to the lead early.
Wild Honey claimed her seventh win in 14 seasonal starts, with the $648,700 Three-Year-Old Filly Trot. Takter couldn’t be any happier with Wild Honey‘s season. “She won the Hambletonian [Oaks], the Breeders Crown and the [Kentucky] Filly Futurity. She’s, to me, the three-year-old trotting filly of the year.” Her lifetime bankroll now exceeds $1.6 million.
All eyes were on defending champion and 1-5 favourite Pinkman in the $648,700 Three-Year-Old Colt Trot, but it was another Jimmy Takter trainee that would steal the spotlight on this night. The Bank pulled off a 14-1 upset as he defeated Pinkman with a late stretch surge, scoring in 1:54.3.
Supplemental entry Creatine cruised wire-to-wire to win the $689,244 Open Trot and gave the powerful Jimmy Takter stable their fifth winner of the night. Following his European campaign and a third-place International Trot finish in his North American season’s debut at Yonkers Raceway two weeks ago, Creatine left from post six in the Breeders Crown and finished with a two-length victory. Johnny Takter (Jimmy’s brother) drove the five-year-old, who became harness racing’s newest double millionaire, for his brother Jimmy Takter.
The night was capped, perhaps fittingly, with the driving and training stars of the 2015 championship card teaming up for a Breeders Crown record as Always B Miki scored in the $518,960 Breeders Crown Final for Open Pacers. It was the third win in as many starts this year for Always B Miki, capturing the $400,000 Breeders Crown and pushing his lifetime bank account over $1 million. “He’s a very unique horse. I put him in the top horses to ever compete in this sport,” said Takter.