Posted on November 21, 2020 at 6:59 p.m. ET
A parade of the sport’s brightest stars was presented on Saturday at The Meadowlands as the New Jersey Oval hosted this year’s TVG Series Finals and the Fall Finals Championships.
Trot Insider provided door-to-end coverage of the night’s main events.
Of the eight high-stakes races on the map, Dunn emerged victorious four times, leading Manchego (TVG Open Trot), Kissin In The Sand (TVG Mares Pace), Always A Miki (Governor’s Cup) and Bettor’s Wish (TVG Open Pace) ) towards victory lane.
Add to the fact that Dunn has won four Breeders Crown races and was the only driver in the sport with $ 10million in earnings this year on the night, he better make room for a second DOTY trophy.
Takter has scored three times on the card, as his interns – Manchego, Kissin In The Sand and Always A Miki – have all been managed by Dunn. She entered on Saturday with earnings of $ 7.3 million from just 397 departures.
In 2020, in addition to the aforementioned power-brimming trio, Takter also had the Tall Dark Stranger Horse of the Year winner – the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup champion – in his barn.
It is clear that Takter will be raising the USHWA Trainer of the Year gear.
Both trainer Ron Burke and driver Dave Miller have achieved incredible milestones, each surpassing the $ 250 million lifetime earnings mark. Burke hit that high figure when his Bakluva finished second in the Governor’s Cup Consolation, while Miller became a quarterback billionaire after scoring with Blue Diamond Eyes in the Three Diamonds. Burke is the all-time leading harness racing coach in terms of income, while Miller is second behind John Campbell, who ended his career with $ 299 million in his bank account.
The all-source handle on the 13-run card was $ 2,744,397.
Find below the recap of the evening’s key events:
The wish of the bettors comes out in a flame of glory
It was a resounding victory for Bettors Wish and driver Dexter Dunn in the $ 340,000 TVG Open, a fitting way to end the career of the multi-talented stimulator in Coach Chris Ryder’s team…. read more
Seven rights for Kissin in the sand
Much like his teammate Manchego did earlier on the map, Kissin In The Sand ended his racing career with an authoritative victory in the $ 150,000 TVG Mares final for the tandem of driver Dexter Dunn and coach Nancy Takter…. read more
Plunge Blue Chip is equivalent to TVG registration
Plunge Blue Chip, arguably one of the most consistent trotting mares on the planet this season, claimed their best win of the year with a powerful score in the TVG Mares $ 140,000 final for the ‘trainer / driver Ake Svanstedt…. read more
Manchego Brilliant In Swan Song
Fresh out of his Breeders Crown victory, Manchego is once again monstrous with a breathtaking comeback-like victory in the $ 320,000 final of the TVG Open Trot…. read more
‘Anoka’ Nabs Seventh-Right In Goldsmith Maid
Anoka Hanover won the $ 451,800 Goldsmith Maid prize for first year fillies trotting – sponsored by Hunterton Farms – on Saturday November 21 at the Meadowlands…. read more
Bee Forever flies in the valley victory
Bee Forever, with Victor Kirby at the reins, pulled off a surprise in the Valley Victory of $ 398,650 for first year foals and geldings trotting – sponsored by Kentuckiana Farms – confidently closing to win in 1:54 …. read more
Still a Miki Motors in the Governor’s Cup score
Breeders Crown champion Summa Cum Laude grew tired of quick fractions as pocket goalie Always A Miki claimed a 1: 50.2 win in the $ 371,900 Governor’s Cup sponsored by Walnridge Farm & Heritage Hill Farm …. read more
Blue Diamond Eyes Best In Three Diamonds
Blue Diamond Eyes quelled the flames of Burning Crown Breeders champion, Fire Start Hanover, and emerged victorious in the $ 323,600 Three Diamond Final, sponsored by Daniel Baer and South Mountain Stables…. read more
For full map results click on the following link: Saturday Results – Meadowlands Circuit
(with files from the Meadowlands)