MANALAPAN, NJ - September 4, 2014 - Southwind Cartier reached the winner's circle for the first time in her young career in the $35,000 Marion Dancer Trot on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.
The Daughter ofhad the lead at every call and won by a half-length over Rules of the Road [ ], and it was two lengths to Showy Starlet [ ] in third.
The three-filly race was contested as a non-wagering event prior to the betting card.
Southwind Cartier, driven and trained by DR Ackerman, toured the Freehold course in 2:04.2.
She now has a win, a second and a third in eight starts, lifting her bankroll over the $30,000 mark for theStables of Aberdeen, NC.
The Marion Dancer for New Jersey-sired two-year-old trotting fillies is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.
Also on the non-wagering card was the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes - Green Acres for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
The outcome was never in doubt as Broken Record  scored a 27 1/2 -length victory in 2:00.1
Firestop and Cruizinwithmuscles, both also by, finished second and third, respectively.
Broken Record, driven byand trained by , picked up his third win along with a second and three thirds from eight starts this year and lifted his earnings to $47,013 for Schnittker and co-owner Ted Gewertz of New York City.
by Carol Hodes, for SBOANJ