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$400,000 Hambletonian Maturity attracts 25

01:35 PM 20 Mar 2015 NZDT
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The second edition of the $400,000 (est.) Hambletonian Maturity Stake attracted 25 eligibles, including Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, the filly Shake It Cerry and Dan Patch sophomore trotting colt of the year, Father Patrick. Both are trained by Jimmy Takter.

The Maturity moves to Saturday, July 18, a night worth $2.6 million, anchored by the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, will take place at the New Meadowlands Racetrack in Rutherford, NJ.

Created by the Hambletonian Society and the Meadowlands as a racing opportunity solely for 4-year-olds previously eligible to the Hambletonian and Oaks, the inaugural event drew a field of 14 that included the 2013 Oaks winner and Dan Patch Horse of the Year, Bee A Magician and the Hambletonian champion, Royalty For Life. The first edition was won by Your So Vain and Ake Svanstadt.

The Maturity was created in 2011 when the Hambletonian Society saw an opportunity to provide an additional stake event for four-year-olds returning to the races. A total of 25 horses: 14 stallions, nine geldings, and two mares made the February 15 payment. Six of the 11 starters in last year's Hambletonian remained eligible to the Maturity: Datsyuk, Don Dorado, Father Patrick, Harper Blue Chip, Il Sogno Dream, and Resolve.

Shake It Cerry will be joined by Celebrity Artemis as the only two eligible females.

Also paid into the Maturity are top NY Sires Stakes performer Gural Hanover, Indiana star Rose Run Parker, and EL Titan who defeated Father Patrick in the Carl Erskine Trot. Those two stallions will both race and breed this year.

Like the Hambletonian and Oaks, the Maturity racing conditions prohibit the use of Lasix, the only race day medication permitted in New Jersey and entrants are subject to out of competition testing. The distance of a mile and eighth provides a fairer shot for the possibility of 16 starters in the race.

All starters in the race will receive money, with the winner receiving 50% of the purse. One percent of the total purse will be paid to the owners of those finalists finishing 6 through last. The remainder of the purse for the Maturity will be divided 50-24 -16-10% for the horses finishing second through fifth.

Owned & Serviced by The Hambletonian Society, Inc; Hosted by The New Meadowlands Racetrack

4-Year-Old Open Trot in 2015 - $400,000 Est., Saturday, July 18, at The New Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ

Entrance fee of $8,000 is due with the declaration

Owner(s)

Horse

Gender

Sire

Dam

Trainer

Celebrity Farms

CELEBRITY ARTEMIS

M

Andover Hall

Celebrity Feeling

Sam Stathis

PG Van Camp Stb.

DAMFOOLRMILLIONAIR

G

Muscles Yankee

Village Beauty

Brad Maxwell

Leonard Buckner & Charlie Norris

DATSYUK

G

Explosive Matter

Pink Ribbons

Charlie Norris

Reima Kuisla Stable

DD'S HITMAN

H

Donato Hanover

Deedee's Destiny

Ake Svanstedt

Kelly Walker Stable

DON DORADO

G

Donato Hanover

Quintessential K

Bob Baggitt Jr.

EMP Invest OY

E L TITAN

H

Muscle Hill

Courtney Hall

Riina Rekila

Celebrity Farms

ELDORADO OF GOLD S

G

Celebrity Secret

Trace Of Gold

Sam Stathis

John Grasso Stable

EXPRESSIVE ACTION

H

Conway Hall

Yetta's Angel

John Grasso

Father Patrick Stable

FATHER PATRICK

H

Cantab Hall

Gala Dream

Jimmy Takter

Burke Racing, Weaver-Bruscemi, Little E LLC & Panhellenic Stable

GURAL HANOVER

G

Crazed

Givemearing

Ron Burke

Landmark 6 Racing, David MacDonald, David K Reid & George Judson

HARPER BLUE CHIP

H

Majestic Son

Winning Jonlin

Mark Steacy

Roy Dobbins

HILL I AM

H

Muscle Hill

I'm A Checkmate

Dennis Laterza

Bill Manes, Dan Manes, Leonard Christopher &  Rand Christopher

IL SOGNO DREAM

H

Cantab Hall

Le Reve

Christopher Beaver

Chris Ryder

MADEWELL HANOVER

G

Yankee Glide

Mayday Hanover

Chris Ryder

Robert J. Key

MISTER B'S WAY

H

Conway Hall

Winning Missbrenda

Rich Gillock

Lindy Farms of Conn, Barbato & Rudolph

MR LINDY

H

Cantab Hall

Lindy'sleadinglady

Frank M. Antonacci

F. Bellino & Sons LLC

MUSCLE NETWORK

H

Muscle Hill

India Hall

Ake Svanstadt

Diamond Creek Racing

ODDS ON AMETHYST

G

Muscle Hill

Mystical Sunshine

JimmyTakter

Brittany Farms, Katz, Libfeld & Goldband, Sbrocco & Little E LLC

PROPULSION

H

Muscle Hill

Danae

Tony Alagna

Hans Enggren

RESOLVE

H

Muscle Hill

Anikawiesahalee

Ake Svanstadt

Burke Racing, Weaver-Bruscemi & W. Haas

ROSE RUN PARKER

G

Jailhouse Jesse

Centergy

Ron Burke

Solveig’s Racing Partners

SHAKE IT CERRY

M

Donato Hanover

Solveig

Jimmy Takter

Robert J. Key

SKATES N PLATES

H

Revenue S

Pleasure Skate

Jim Arledge Jr.

Joseph Smith

SUMATRA

G

Muscles Yankee

Lola Seelster

Tom Fanning

Nick Salenetri

TWO HIP DIP

H

Glidemaster

Mayflower Volo

Nick Salenetri

23 Trotting Horses/Geldings, 2 Mares                

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