Trixton wins Hambletonian at Meadowlands
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — Trixton won the Hambletonian on Saturday, beating off Nuncio by a half-length in the $1.2 million race for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at the New Meadowlands Racetrack.
Driven and trained by Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter, Trixton finished in 1:50.3 and paid $10.60, $5 and $7.60 for his seventh victory in nine starts this year.
Nuncio, driven by Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, held the lead as the horses turned for home, but Trixton stormed past down the stretch.
Nuncio returned $4.20 and $7.20, and Harper Blue Chip paid $37.60 to show.
It marked the first driving win in the Hambletonian for Takter, who trained two previous Hambletonian champions in 1997 and 2010.