Day At The Track

Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian

06:10 AM 01 Aug 2020 NZST
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Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 



Ready For Moni 

(Ready Cash)  

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Takter, John Fielding, Lindy Farms of Conn, Herb Liverman, Bud Hatfield  

KYSS champion now with Team Takter rallied to win his 3YO debut in a Dancer division in career best of 1:51.4, post eight in the second elimination, “On paper, it looks like we are in the easier of the two eliminations,” said Takter.  “I think the eight is a good spot.  I would have preferred one or two more starts, but all of our horses have a good foundation.” 



Back Of The Neck 

(Ready Cash) 

Scott Zeron, Ake Svanstedt, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Judith Taylor 

Won a Reynolds division @ Big M on July 11 in 1:52 with a thunderous :26.4 rally, romped in a Dancer division in a career best equaling 1:52, post one in the first elimination, “His best effort was on the front end in his first start,” said Zeron.  To have come home in :26.1 and get picked off at the last second, that was a great effort.  I avoided the front end going forward because I wanted to teach him to do other things.  Post one gives me options.”



Ramona Hill 

(Muscle Hill ) 

Andrew McCarthy, Tony Alagna, Brad Grant, Crawford Farms Racing, Robert Leblanc, In The Gym Partners  

Filly Dan Patch Award & Breeders Crown winner finished third [1:51] from post nine in her 3YO debut, unleashed a 1:50.3 career best from post ten in the Del Miller, post seven in the first elimination 



Third Shift 

(Chapter Seven) 

Ake Svanstedt, Mellby Gard, Inc., Ake Svanstedt  

Won a NYSS division @ Vernon Downs in 1:54.2, took an EBC division @ Vernon Downs in 1:52.4, aggressive runner up [1:52.2] from post seven in a Dancer division, post two in the first elimination  



Sister Sledge 

(Father Patrick) 

Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Burke Racing Stable, Jason Melillo, J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby, Weaver Bruscemi  

 Won her first two stakes as a 3YO @ The Meadows, second [1:52.4] in PASS @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, took a mark of 1:51.2 in a Tompkins Geers division, post two in the second elimination & goes off Lasix 



Amigo Volo  

(Father Patrick) 


Dexter Dunn, Nifty Norman, Pinske Stables, David J. Miller 

Breeders Crown champion romped in a PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs in 1:54, faded to fourth [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, rebounded winning a PASS division @ Pocono Downs in a career best of 1:52 on July 26, post three in the first elimination 



Rome Pays Off 

(Muscle Hill)  

Mattias Melander, Marcus Melander,  

S R F Stable 


2019 Breeders Crown runner up made it two-for-two this season with a solid score in the Tompkins Geers with a career best of 1:52.3 on July 25, post four in the second elimination 





Jimmy Takter, Per Engblom, Renee Spahr  

Broke in his first two 3YO starts, then Jimmy Takter took the lines for a 1:52.2 qualifier win, just missed in his 3YO debut in 1:51.2, third [1:52] in a Dancer division, post eight in the first elimination 



Big Oil 

(Father Patrick) 

Andy & Julie Miller, Jason, Doug & Ron Allen  

Wire-to-wire in 1:55 in his 3YO debut @ Harrah’s Philadelphia, won a PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs in 1:53.2, third [1:52.3] in a Dancer division, post four in the first elimination 



Jula Trix Treasure 


Ake Svanstedt, Jula Racing Inc. 

Won a NJSS division in 1:54, a close second [1:53.4] in that final, rallied for a new mark of 1:51.2 in the Reynolds, post three in the second elimination 


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