Jimmy Takter got his start in the
harness racing business through his father Bo W. Takter, who is one
of the most successful trainers in Sweden. When Jimmy was 5 years
old he started helping his father around the barn. He began working
for his father when he was 16 years old. His first driving victory
came at age 18 at Jagersro in Malmo, Sweden. The horse was Air
Money, and he paid $88.00 to win. Takter’s first U.S. win came in
1983 at The Meadowlands with Baltic Speed in a New Jersey Sires
Stake. Takter credits his father for his success in the business. He
says, “I admire my father because he has taught me so much about
this business. I also admire Soren Nordin as I worked for him for
two years in the United States...he is such a great horseman.” Read
Jimmy Takter - I never moving home
MILLENIUM FARM, EAST
One might think that it is Southfork in the television series
In fact, it is Jimmy Takters training camp in New Jersey.
– I never move back to Sweden again, "says Jimmy pace and looks out
over his horse's paradise.
He is one of the really heavy
pieces of the harness sport's world.
After 20 successful years in the United States, Jimmy, with his wife
Christina, built their dream place.
At a round hike we are struck by that everything is built with
elegance, style and finesse.
The 40 horses big house is flourishing with spacious pens in the
The huge meadows are 24 in number, and each paddock has its own
small house on the corner as the horses can enter in.
Add a circular orbit in a thousand meters, jogging loop and a
wonderful environment, so understand that there is not much that is
missing. Read more here...