Hambletonian-Festival 2013                  
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  2 åringar     försök lördag 27 juli          
  Peter Haughton
Purse: $280 500
    Hambletonian Purse: $1 500 000      
försök fredag 26 juli       Hambletonian Oaks Purse: $500 000    
Merrie Annabelle
Purse: $321 700
      FINALER lördag 3 augusti          
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  2 åriga h&v   1.609 m auto   Purse: $280 500 (140,250 - 70,125 - 36,660 - 22,440 - 14,025)
(auktions för korningar: Har= Harrisburg (The Black Book). Lex= Lexington.  Ken=Kentucky)
Sta Häst Kön Kusk Tränare Rek Intj Far Mor Morfar Auk,Pris
1  NUNCIO H2  John Campbell  Jim Oscarsson 12,1 11 250  ANDOVER HALL  NICOLE ISABELLE  LINDY LANE  Har 7 000
2  DERBY H2  Ray Schnittker  Ray Schnittker 14,1 9 788  DEWEYCHEATUMNHOWE  THIRD REEF  CONWAY HALL  Har 20 000
3  FATHER PATRICK H2  Yannick Gingras  Jimmy W Takter 12,1 28 125  CANTAB HALL  GALA DREAM  ENJOY LAVEC  Lex 105 000
4  SOUTHWIND SPIRIT H2  Brian Sears  Ron Burke 12,7 63 000  MUSCLE HILL  SPICE ON ICE  PINE CHIP  Lex 105 000
5  KAPOW HANOVER H2  Ron Pierce  Staffan Lind 13,7 23 352  EXPLOSIVE MATTER  KIMBERIDGE HANOVER  TOM RIDGE  Har 90 000
6  GREAT SOCIETY H2  Mike Lachance  Tony Alagna 15,0 4 725  MUSCLE HILL  NATASHAS KISS  BALANCED IMAGE  Lex 50 000
7  WELL BUILT H2  Ron Pierce  Chris Ryder - 11 375  MUSCLE HILL  WORKING GAL  SPEEDY CROWN  Lex 30 000
8  SONG IN MY HEART H2  David Miller  Linda Toscano 13,0 35 055  CANTAB HALL  SOMOLLI SONG  MUSCLES YANKEE  Lex 80 000
9  QUIKWIT H2  Tim Tetrick  Staffan Lind - 4 860  MUSCLE HILL  TWITTY  CONWAY HALL  Lex 100 000
10  DONATO'S WISH H2  George Brennan  Ray Schnittker 14,3 9 454  DONATO AHNOVER  AMERICAN WISH  AMERICAN WINNER  Lex 105 000
1. Father Patrick 11,0 (24)
2. Nuncio 12,2 (29)
3. Southwind Spirit 12,7 (75)
4. Donat's Wish 13,1 (911)
5. Quikwit 13,2 (508)
Opl: Kapow Hanover 13,2 (133), Derby 14,3 (198), Great Society 14,6 (139),
Song In My Heart 15,1g (139), Well Built 15,1g (281)

1st Father Patrick  (2, H   Cantab Hall - Gala Dream - Enjoy Lavec)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Father Patrick Stable - NJ
    Breeder(s):  Brittany Farms - KY 
2nd Nuncio  (2, H   Andover Hall - Nicole Isabelle - Lindy Lane)
    Registered Owner(s):  Stall Tz Inc - FL
    Breeder(s):  Russell Williams - PA 
3rd Southwind Spirit  (2, H   Muscle Hill - Spice On Ice - Pine Chip)
    Registered Owner(s):  Burke Racing Stable LLC - PA, Weaver Bruscemi LLC - PA, Stable 45 - FL
    Breeder(s):  Southwind Farm - NJ 

Father Patrick was an easy 1:54.1 winner in the Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters.
Father Patrick romps in Peter Haughton Memorial

What looked like a duel between Father Patrick and Nuncio as the two favorites made their way around the final turn became a romp for Father Patrick as he captured the $280,500 Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old male trotters in 1:54.1 on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

Father Patrick, the 7-5 favorite driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Jimmy Takter, moved to the lead on the backstretch and forced Nuncio to race on the outside until the field passed the half-mile mark in :55.1 and headed into the final turn.

Nuncio, the 9-5 second choice driven by John Campbell, held the top spot around the turn, but Father Patrick overtook his rival as they moved into the stretch and pulled away for a 10 length victory. Southwind Spirit was third.

The time was one-fifth of a second off Holiday Road’s stakes record.

“It was a fast half, but I thought it was a two-horse race and I got the jump getting the lead first,” Gingras said. “I figured I’d take some of John’s power away by taking it to him a little bit. Then my horse responded and he won very, very easily.”

Father Patrick is named after the Rev. Patrick McDonnell, the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Hightstown, N.J., not far from Takter’s farm in East Windsor.

“The stable is in my parish and I’ve become friends with Jim and (his wife) Christina,” the Rev. McDonnell said. “It feels good to be in this environment. I go by the stable every day and I see Patrick and I whisper a few words in his ear.

“I’m not saying (if it’s a blessing),” he added with a laugh, “I’m just saying I whisper a couple of words in his ear.”

Father Patrick, a son of Cantab Hall out of the mare Gala Dream, is a full brother to millionaire trotter Pastor Stephen. He is owned by the Father Patrick Stable. He has won three of four starts this season, with his lone setback coming by a head to Nuncio on July 12.