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        Pinkman wins the 90th Hambletonian Final
Hambo Win 2015 

August 8, 2015~Pinkman and driver Brian Sears took over the lead at the half-mile marker and went on to defeat Mission Brief and Yannick Gingras in a world record 1:51 clocking to win the $1 million Hambletonian final for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday (Aug. 8) at Meadowlands Racetrack.

Pinkman broke the world record of 1:51.2 he equaled earlier in the afternoon. Uncle Lasse (Donato Hanover) put up a :27.2 opening quarter and stable mate The Bank (Donato Hanover) edged to the outside and circled to control.

Pinkman was given marching orders entering the backstretch and cleared the lead heading to the half. Mission Brief (Muscle Hill) commenced her first-over bid through a :55.2 half. The two elimination winners and two favorites were nearly stride for stride at three-quarters in 1:23.2. Mission Brief was drifting in the stretch while Pinkman had the advantage at the inside, and he easily held the advantage over Mission Brief, Uncle Lasse and the Bank in 1:51.

Owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Herb Livermanand Joe Mc Clelland, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Brian Sears, Pinkman paid $5.60 to win. Trainer Jimmy Takter also became the first trainer to win the Hambletonian Oaks and the Hambletonian in back-to-back years.

2015 Hambletonian Final
PP  Trotter     Driver        Trainer

2.Pinkman,    Brian Sears, Jimmy Takter 
4 Mission Brief, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke,
7 Uncle Lasse,   David Miller, Jimmy Takter
THE BANK,     Johnny Takter,  Jimmy Takter
6 Jacksons Minion,   Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson
10 HABITAT      Matt Kakaley  Ron Burke
Aldebaran Eagle,  Corey Callahan, Jonas Czernyson
French Laundry,   Brett Miller, Jimmy Takter
Donatomite,     Trond Smedshammer, Trond Smedshammer
Wings Of Royalty,    Tim Tetrick, George Ducharm
   
Back to back world record performances for a gelding on a mile track
4th Hambletonian Victory for Jimmy Takter as a trainer
3rd Hambletonian victory for Brian Sears as a driver
3rd fastest Hambletonian ever
2nd year in a row Takter has won both the Oaks & the Hambletonian
:27.2    :55.2     1:23.2   1:51
 Wild Honey lo res
                                     Wild Honey with driver Yannick Gingras

$500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Final
PP    Horse                    Driver                       Trainer

2. Wild Honey, Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter
5. Rules Of The Road, Corey Callahan, Janice Connor
3. Bright Baby Blues, David Miller, Bob Stewart
7. Livininthefastlane, Andy Miller, Julie Miller
8. Sarcy, Johnny Takter, Jimmy Takter
4. Lady Winona, Brian Sears, Julie Miller
9. Smokinmombo, Aaron Merriman, Chris Beaver
6. Classical Annie, Aaron Merriman, Jim Arledge Jr. 
10. Speak To Me, Scott Zeron, Jimmy Takter
1. Lock Down Lindy, Tim Tetrick, Tony Alagna
:27  :56.1   1:25.1  1:52.2
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                       2015 Hambletonian Profiles
Click the names below to read all about the Hambletonian & Oaks horses!
$1.2 million Hambletonian-$100,000 1st elim.-Race 8~order of finish
HN-Post-Driver-Trainer-Line
10. Pinkman, Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, 8-5
2. THE BANK, Jimmy Takter, Jimmy Takter, 8-1
1. Donatomite, Trond Smedshammer, Trond Smedshammer, 15-1
4. HABITAT Brian Sears, Ron Burke, 6-1
7. Jacksons Minion, Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson, 30-1
3. WORKOUT WONDER, Daniel Dube, Ake Svanstedt, 12-1
6. Fashion Creditor, David Miller, Tom Fanning, 20-1
8. Centurion ATM, Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt, 9-2
5. TOTAL DARKNESS, Tim Tetrick, Jonas Czernyson, 20-1
9. Canepa Hanover, Jimmy Takter, Jimmy Takter, 3-1
:26.2  :54.3     1:23.2   1:51.2~World Record


$1.2 million Hambletonian-$100,000 2nd elim.-Race 9~order of finish
HN-Post-Driver-Trainer-Line
2. Mission Brief, Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, 3-5
4. Aldebaran Eagle, Corey Callahan, Jonas Czernyson, 80-1
6. French Laundry, Brett Miller, Jimmy Takter, 4-1
7. Uncle Lasse, Jimmy Takter, Jimmy Takter, 5-2
5. Wings Of Royalty, Tim Tetrick, George Ducharme, 12-1
8. Southwind Mozart, Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt, 20-1
9. Muscle Diamond, Tim Tetrick, Brett Bittle, 8-1
1. Billy Flynn, Tim Tetrick, Staffan Lind, 15-1
3. Cruzado Dela Noche, David Miller, Nancy Johansson, 20-1 
:26.3  :54.2   1:23   1:51.3

 

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