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With Hall of Famer Takter By His Side, Antonacci Turns to Training

When Philip Antonacci begins his training career later this year, he won't be just any rookie. The 25-year-old who has worked for a number of top trainers has enlisted legendary Standardbred trainer Jimmy Takter to assist him in what Antonacci describes as a partnership between the two. Antonacci's family operates Lindy Farms, one of the most prominent breeding and racing operations in standardbred racing. Lindy has branched out in recent years and now operates a modest sized thoroughbred operation, which Philip, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, has helped manage. It...

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Who's Your Favorite Horse: with Chris Baker and Philip Antonacci

CHRIS BAKER, THREE CHIMNEYS Favorite: Sandpit (Brz) This is a difficult choice for me. I have had the good fortune in my professional career, both on the racetrack and in breeding farm management, to work with many outstanding racehorses and get to know them beyond the limited amount you learn from watching races or studying past performances. From A.P. Indy, Kotashaan (Fr), Phone Chatter, Siphon (Brz), Soul of the Matter, Afternoon Deelites and Gentlemen (Arg) in racing to Saint Liam, Quality Road, Raging Fever, Summer Colony, Gygistar, Gun Runner and...

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