08/06/2016 4:32PM

Meadowlands: All The Time dominates in Hambletonian Oaks

Nikki Sherman
All The Time and Yannick Gingras drew away with ease.

The duo of trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras won their unprecedented third straight Hambletonian Oaks together as All The Time put forth a dominant effort to easily win the $500,000 event for 3-year-old trotting fillies in 1:52 1/5.  For Takter, it was his sixth Oaks victory, tying Jan Johnson for the most in history by a trainer.

All The Time was away sixth in the early going and she would watch as elimination winner Side Bet Hanover (Corey Callahan) and Caprice Hill (Tim Tetrick) raced together to the opening quarter in 28 1/5.  All The Time then improved a position as the filly she was following, the well-bet Windowshopper (Brian Sears), made a break.

Caprice Hill would reach the half in 55 4/5, and then on the far turn elimination winner Celebrity Eventsy (John Campbell) pulled the trigger first-over out of third.  That gave All The Time cover to follow to three-quarters in 1:24.

In the stretch Gingras angled All The Time to the outside of the leaders, and she would sprint right past them.  She would continue to open up from there, eventually winning by about four lengths.  Caprice Hill held second ahead of Celebrity Eventsy and Broadway Donna (Dave Miller) finished fourth.

"Actually I was hoping to follow Brian.  I thought his filly was one of the fillies to beat, but his made a little bobble in the backstretch," explained Gingras.  "She felt so strong she was able to catch the gap really quickly.  I was just hoping not to be first-up around the last turn, but I figured John would come, and when he did it made my job really easy."

Takter trains All The Time, a Muscle Hill filly, for owners/breeders Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz.  This was her 11th career victory, and she has now earned $827,616.  Sent off at 7-2, she returned $9.20 to win.

"She was really sharp today.  She had a good week," Takter added.  "We pulled the front shoes on her, which I think might have picked her up a little bit.  It was the first time she ever did that.  There were three horses in the race that I have tremendous respect for, and we were the lucky ones."

Takter, Gingras, Libfeld, and Katz also won the Jim Doherty Memorial earlier on the card with All The Time's 2-year-old full sister Ariana G.

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