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  Habitat wires the field in Dexter Cup at Freehold
Habitat made life easy for driver Yannick Gingras in Saturday’s (May 2) $133,170 Dexter Cup, taking the lead after the first turn and cruising to a 3-3/4 length win over Divisionist in 1:56.4 at Freehold Raceway...read on
             
                 
   Dexter Cup - Final
 3 åriga h&v   1.609 m auto   Purse: $133 170 (66,585 - 33,292 - 15,980 - 10,653 - 6,658)
             
 
RACE 10 - Freehold Raceway - NJ - May 2, 2015 
Conditions: Dexter Cup - 3 Year Old Trot -Final   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $133,170     Class: Dexter-F     Distance: 1 Mile   Track Cond: FAST
   
 
Sta Häst Kön Kusk Tränare Rek Intj Far Mor
1  GABE THE BEAR DEAN v  Jordan Stratton  Ray Schnittker 13,7   110 394  LUCKY CHUCKY  MADAM HOOCH
2  HA TAYLOR h  Steve Smith  Ray Schnittker 16,7   13 299  CANTAB HALL  YANKEE DAKOTA
3  BAVARO h  George Brennan  Ray Schnittker 12,8   6 164  CREDIT WINNER  REPITITIONS
4  DIVISIONIST h  Charlie Norris  Charlie Norris 13,0   55 712  ANDOVER HALL  ONLY LONELY
5  APOSTLES CREED h  Brett Miller  Jimmy Takter 15,3   28 640  CREDIT WINNER  RELIGULOUS
6  HABITAT h  Yannick Gingras  Ron Burke 10,7   534 407  CONWAY HALL  HABIT'S BEST
7  SIXTEEN ENCORES h  David Miller  Rich Gillock 12,1   57 889  ENCORE ENCORE  SWEETSIXTEENKARETS
8  BROKEN RECORD h  Ray Schnittker  Ray Schnittker 13,3   68 657  MUSCLES YANKEE  MISS GARLAND
AE1  SWITCHBLADE HALL h  Ray Schnittker  Ray Schnittker 15,5   32 180  MUSCLES YANKEE  SHOOTING STARLET
   
  Resultat:    
  1. Habitat 1:56.4 (15)
2. Divisionist 1:57.3 (188)
3. Gabe The Bear Dean 1:57.4 (197)
4. Apostles Creed 1:58.0 (33)
5. Sixteen Encores 1:58.0 (170)
Opl: Ha Taylor 1:58.1 (450), Broken Record 1:58.2 (784), Bavaro 1:58.2 (198)
   
     
 
1st Habitat  (3, H   Conway Hall - Habit`s Best - Muscles Yankee)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Burke Racing Stable LLC - PA, Our Horse Cents Stables - NY, Weaver Bruscemi LLC - PA
    Breeder(s):  Fredericka Caldwell - KY 
2nd Divisionist  (3, H   Andover Hall - Only Lonely - Yankee Paco)
    Registered Owner(s):  Carrie Norris - PA, G And B Racing - PA, Acadia Farms Inc - OH
    Breeder(s):  Tom Crouch - FL 
3rd Gabe The Bear Dean  (3, G   Lucky Chucky - Madam Hooch - Credit Winner)
    Registered Owner(s):  Ray Schnittker - NY, Minix Stb - NY
    Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA 
   
       
       
 
USTA/Ken Weingartner photo
Habitat was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:56.4 in the Dexter Cup..
Habitat wires the field in Dexter Cup at Freehold
Habitat made life easy for driver Yannick Gingras in Saturday’s (May 2) $133,170 Dexter Cup, taking the lead after the first turn and cruising to a 3-3/4 length win over Divisionist in 1:56.4 at Freehold Raceway.

“I like it that way; perfect for me,” Gingras said about the uncontested trip. “I just had to worry about the first turn, but once he was through there I know there would be no catching him.”

The Dexter Cup, for 3-year-old trotters, is the first open stakes test on the road to the Hambletonian Stakes. The $1 million Hambletonian is Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands.

Last year, Habitat won seven of 13 races and earned $534,407 in purses -- a total that ranked third among all 2-year-old trotters, behind only divisional Dan Patch Award winners Mission Brief (female) and Pinkman (male). Habitat’s victories included the William Wellwood Memorial and Matron Stakes as well as divisions of the Tompkins-Geers, Champlain, and Bluegrass.

A son of Conway Hall-Habit’s Best, the colt is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing, Our Horse Cents Stables, and Weaver Bruscemi.

Habitat was making his seasonal debut in the Dexter Cup. He led the field through fractions of :28.2, :58.4, and 1:27.4 on his way to victory.

“On the backstretch, I could tell they were coming a little bit so I just opened him up a little so I wouldn’t have to rush him in the last turn,” Gingras said. “He was never in doubt.”

Gabe The Bear Dean finished third, followed by Apostles Creed, Sixteen Encores, Ha Taylor, Broken Record, and Bavaro. Apostles Creed, Divisionist, Habitat, and Sixteen Encores are eligible to the Hambletonian.

Habitat made one start on a half-mile track last year, going off stride in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Buffalo Raceway. This time, he completed his task without trouble.

“It was a waltz around, which is great for his first start,” said Burke’s assistant trainer Shannon Murphy. “He didn’t have to get stressed out at all and he did everything right. A half-mile track, he only raced once on it last year and he made a break and we were a little concerned, but once Yannick scored him down he gave me the thumbs up.

“He filled out (last year to this) and didn’t get really much bigger, but he’s matured mentally and we’re hoping for a big year with him.”

Earlier on the card, E L Love and Northern Obsession each won a $35,750 division of the Lady Suffolk Stakes for 3-year-old female trotters. E L Love, driven by trainer Riina Rekila, won by 2-3/4 lengths over Riley’s Dream in 1:58. Northern Obsession, driven by Eric Abbatiello for trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera, won by a half-length over Southwind Cartier in 2:01.
             
 
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