Best Card Ever For Jimmy Takter

Published: October 27, 2015 08:40 am EDT

On Saturday night, Jimmy Takter was asked if his stable's six-win performance in the Breeders Crown was his career highlight, and he answered in the affirmative. A look at the numbers show that his night was not only the biggest of his career, but the biggest single card for any participant in harness racing history.

Here's a breakdown of the horses Takter had racing on Saturday in the 2015 Breeders Crown Finals.

His total purses of $2.69 million more than doubled the previous single-card earnings mark for a trainer he set earlier this year with his $1.32 million earned on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands.

To put the magnitude of these numbers into perspective, in one night Takter's horses made $200,000 less than Richard Moreau's Canadian-based stable has banked to that date ($2.89 million) in all of 2015. Going into Saturday's card, Moreau was leading the nation's trainers in earnings.

Most Money Earned By A Trainer On One Card

  1. Jimmy Takter, October 24, 2015, Woodbine Racetrack (Breeders Crown night) - $2,694,439

  2. Jimmy Takter, August 8, 2015, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,328,707

  3. Ron Burke, October 24, 2015, Woodbine Racetrack (Breeders Crown night) - $1,288,749

  4. Jimmy Takter, August 2, 2014, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,191,598

  5. Jimmy Takter, August 7, 2010, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,120,631

While David Miller's five Breeders Crown victories set a new standard for wins in the championship series, his total earnings on the night didn't establish a new standard for drivers in the Breeders Crown or harness racing in general.

Brian Sears' 2009 Hambletonian Day stands as the single biggest day for driver earnings with purses exceeding $1.55 million, followed by Tim Tetrick's $1.52 million banked through his 2012 Breeders Crown haul. Bolstered by his five Breeders Crown wins on Saturday night, David Miller comes in third with more than $1.4 million earned.

Most Money Earned By A Driver On One Card

  1. Brian Sears, August 8, 2009, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,555,674

  2. Tim Tetrick, October 27, 2012, Woodbine Racetrack (Breeders Crown night) - $1,522,304

  3. David Miller, October 24, 2015, Woodbine Racetrack (Breeders Crown night) - $1,406,859

  4. George Brennan, August 6, 2011, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,264,389

  5. Tim Tetrick, August 4, 2012, Meadowlands Racetrack (Hambletonian Day) - $1,259,239



Awesome performance by both trainer and driver. 5 different drivers for Takter and 4 different trainers for Miller.

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