08/08/2016 1:53PM

Harness: Oaks champion All The Time recovers from colic surgery

Nikki Sherman
There is a 50/50 chance All The Time will get to race again after suffering a bout with colic.

Hambletonian Oaks winner All The Time appears to be doing well as she recovers from emergency colic surgery, trainer Jimmy Takter said Monday morning.

All The Time displayed symptoms of colic early Sunday, roughly 14 hours after winning the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and was taken to Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, where intestinal surgery was performed. Takter said he was notified this morning that the 3-year-old female trotter was recovering nicely and normal intestinal function appeared to have resumed.

“We were very fortunate,” Takter said. “They did a fantastic job at Mid-Atlantic to do what they did. She is going to be there for four or five days so they can monitor her. But as of this morning everything was working well, so that is good.”

All The Time is owned by Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, who also bred the filly. She won Saturday’s $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks by 3-3/4 lengths over Caprice Hill in 1:52 1/5, giving Takter his third consecutive win in the Oaks and his sixth champion overall, tying Jan Johnson for the most in history.

A daughter of stallion Muscle Hill out of the stakes-winning mare Cantab It All, All The Time has won 11 of 19 career races and earned $827,616. In addition to the Hambletonian Oaks, her victories include the 2015 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters and the 2015 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship.

All The Time was the first foal out of Cantab It All. The second, Ariana G, is undefeated in four races and won Saturday’s Jim Doherty Memorial at the Meadowlands. She is a full sister to All The Time.

Takter was uncertain of All The Time’s future, saying it would take more than a month for the filly to recover from surgery.

“The chances that she is going to race again are 50-50 at best,” Takter said. “Maybe I can have her ready for the Breeders Crown (in late October) but she will let me know. I’m not going to do anything to jeopardize her health. She is such a unique horse and her family is great. We are grateful for what she has done.”

-Courtesy of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the U.S. Trotting Association. For more information, please visit www.ustrotting.com