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Sebastian K. vald till Årets Äldre travhäst i USA

2014-12-17

Igår offentliggjordes att Sebastian K. får priset som Årets Äldre Hingst 2014 av U.S. Harness Writers Association (Dan Patch Award). Sebastian K. vann motsvarigheten på Hästgalan i Sverige 2012.

Utöver 8 segrar och 2 andraplatser av de 13 starter Korean-sonen gjorde under 2014 är det främst de tre världsrekorden och framför allt hans absoluta världsrekord på 1.07,7 på tusenmetersbanan Pocono Downs 28 juni som vägde tungt i omröstningen. De tre största segrarna kom i John Cashman Jr. Memorial, Crawford Farms Open Trot och Arthur J. Cutler Memorial.

I kategorin ”Årets travare” kom Sebastian K. tvåa efter Jimmy Takters treåriga sto Shake It Cerry som gjort rent hus i årgångsloppen och vunnit 15 av sina 17 lopp.

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Alla vinnarna:

2-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER
PINKMAN (144 of 157 votes)
Explosive Matter – Margie Seelster – Angus Hall
Yearling Price: $77,000 under name Traffic Jam at Lexington Selected Sale.
Breeder: O Narutac Equine Nursery.
Owners: Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce McClelland, Herb Liverman.
Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Yannick Gingras, Sylvain Filion.
Races: 8-6-1-0. Purses: $566,960. Mark: 1:53.2 at Meadowlands.
Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $463,690 Valley Victory.

2-YEAR-OLD FEMALE TROTTER
MISSION BRIEF (150 votes)
Muscle Hill – Southwind Serena – Varenne
Yearling Price: $150,000 at Lexington Selected Sale.
Breeders: Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm, Andrea Lea Racing Stables Inc.
Owners: Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables, Weaver Bruscemi LLC.
Trainer: Ron Burke. Driver: Yannick Gingras.
Races: 13-9-0-0. Purses: $591,070. Mark: 1:50.3 at The Red Mile (world record).
Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $352,050 Merrie Annabelle.

3-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER
FATHER PATRICK (94 votes)
Cantab Hall – Gala Dream – Enjoy Lavec
Yearling Price: $105,000 under name Royal Press at Lexington Selected Sale.
Breeder: Brittany Farms.
Owner: Father Patrick Stable.
Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Yannick Gingras.
Races: 17-12-3-0. Purses: $1.69 million. Mark: 1:50.2 at Pocono Downs (world record).
Top wins: $613,800 Canadian Trotting Classic; $500,000 Breeders Crown; $500,000 Beal Memorial.

3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE TROTTER
SHAKE IT CERRY (156 votes)
Donato Hanover – Solveig – Yankee Glide
Yearling Price: Homebred.
Breeder: Solveig’s Breeders.
Owner: Solveig’s Racing Partners.
Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Ron Pierce.
Races: 17-15-0-1. Purses: $1.23 million. Mark: 1:51.2 at The Red Mile.
Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $368,100 Elegantimage; $224,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity.

OLDER MALE TROTTER
SEBASTIAN K. (141 votes)
Korean – Gabriella K – Probe
Yearling Price: Homebred.
Breeder: Knutsson Trotting AB.
Owner: Knutsson Trotting Inc.
Trainer: Ake Svanstedt. Driver: Ake Svanstedt.
Races: 13-8-2-0. Purses: $663,853. Mark: 1:49 at Pocono Downs (world record).
Top wins: $300,650 Cashman Memorial; $236,000 Crawford Farms Trot; $175,000 Cutler Memorial.

OLDER FEMALE TROTTER

CLASSIC MARTINE (91 votes)
Classic Photo – Drinking Days – Andover Hall
Yearling Price: None (sold privately at age 3).
Breeders: Todd Schadel, Christine Schadel.
Owners: Hauser Bros. Racing, Susan Oakes, Conrad Zurich, Edwin Gold.
Trainer: Chris Oakes. Driver: Tim Tetrick.
Races: 18-9-5-2. Purses: $438,912. Mark: 1:51.1 at Meadowlands.
Top wins: $244,720 Armbro Flight; $121,500 Miss Versatility.