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Jimmy Takter

Full name: Jimmy W. Takter
Born: 09/29/1960
Birthplace: Mantorp, Sweden
Residence: East Windsor, NJ
Height: 5-foot-8
Colors: Black-White-Green
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Takter in the News
Takter seeks International Trot victory with Ariana G
Takter brothers win big stakes races on both sides of the pond
Takter lands with Tactical Landing in Bluegrass trot
Sunfire Blue Chip takes Quillen Memorial
The Ice Dutchess captures Peaceful Way final
Takter enjoying 'Project Lazarus'
Palone and Takter star in KYSS freshman trots
Thinkbig Dreambig wins $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial


Career

Takter picked up his third Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award in 2010, as voted upon by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, after setting career highs with 119 wins and $7.87 million…Takter’s 2-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers, a Breeders Crown champion, and 2-year-old colt trotter Pastor Stephen won Dan Patch Awards and Muscle Massive gave Takter his second Hambletonian title…In addition, On The Tab won the Yonkers Trot, Vintage Master won the Ben Franklin Pace, Thatsnotmyname won the Merrie Annabelle, and Rockin Image won the Progress Pace… Takter got his start in the harness racing business through his father Bo W. Takter, who is one of the most successful trainers in Sweden…His first driving victory came at age 18 at Jagersro in Malmo, Sweden, with Air Money, who paid $88 to win…Takter’s first U.S. win came in 1983 at the Meadowlands with Baltic Speed in the New Jersey Sire Stakes…Takter became one of the top trotting trainers on the Grand Circuit in the early 1990s, thanks to horses like Mr Lavec, divisional champion Gleam, and Kramer Boy…Climbed to the next plateau with Malabar Man and Moni Maker, who both achieved Horse of the Year honors…Moni Maker won back-to-back Horse of the Year crowns in 1998 and 1999, captured four straight divisional titles (1997-2000) and retired with career earnings of $5.58 million, making her (at the time) the richest Standardbred in history and the richest female racehorse of any breed…Was back in the spotlight in 2002 with the 3-year-old colt Kadabra, who was the sport’s Trotter of the Year…Other top horses in recent years were Passionate Glide, Pampered Princess, Lantern Kronos, and Costa Rica.
Personal

Favorite food is sushi and sashimi…first car was a Saab V4…has two black labs, Daisy and Dexter…favorite show is “24”…considers himself “extremely emotional”...with wife Christina has three daughters and a son…his daughter, Nancy, cared for world champions Tom Ridge and Passionate Glide.
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2018 653 146 (19) 126 84 .374 8,598,775 (2)
2017 674 150 (17) 116 88 .362 8,269,846 (2)
2016 731 163 (15) 130 93 .364 10,285,494 (2)
2015 783 183 (9) 148 103 .383 12,966,187 (2)
2014 729 193 (8) 123 83 .396 13,365,852 (2)
2013 606 138 (19) 90 81 .355 7,820,035 (2)
2012 506 128 82 59 .382 9,147,652 (2)
2011 433 86 70 48 .325 5,835,372 (5)
2010 540 119 107 67 .372 7,894,493 (2)
2009 444 96 64 70 .349 6,218,319 (3)
2008 396 73 77 62 .345 4,536,461 (7)
2007 380 57 64 44 .282 3,597,467 (9)
2006 405 93 72 58 .376 4,726,472 (3)
2005 368 75 57 52 .337 3,920,812 (5)
2004 331 82 51 31 .365 3,806,293 (5)
2003 343 58 47 48 .292 2,999,971 (5)
2002 346 69 51 48 .328 3,444,060 (4)
2001 374 71 65 57 .337 3,039,553 (10)
2000 292 55 44 47 .326 3,099,077 (6)
1999 159 23 28 11 .266 1,791,547 (12)
1998 40 6 5 6 .269 391,127
1997 38 10 4 4 .357 999,695
1996 31 8 6 8 .452 920,885
1995 41 12 8 5 .442 442,763
1994 20 2 2 2 .189 83,681
1993 164 34 25 24 .341 1,148,717 (11)
1992 105 19 18 16 .327 684,024
1991 40 8 4 7 .314 98,270
9972 2157 1684 1306 .000 130,132,900 (2)
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

2-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(96) Malabar Man
(04) Ken Warkentin
(10) Pastor Stephen

2-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT
(96) Armbro Prowess
(04) Solveig
(05) Passionate Glide
(06) Pampered Princess

2-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE
(10) See You At Peelers

3-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(97) Malabar Man
(02) Kadabra

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE
(05) Cabrini Hanover

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT
(94) Gleam
(06) Passionate Glide
(07) Pampered Princess
(08) Lantern Kronos

TROTTING MARE
(97) Moni Maker
(98) Moni Maker
(99) Moni Maker
(00) Moni Maker

TROTTER OF THE YEAR
(97) Malabar Man
(98) Moni Maker
(99) Moni Maker
(00) Moni Maker
(02) Kadabra

HORSE OF THE YEAR
(97) Malabar Man
(98) Moni Maker
(99) Moni Maker