Ticker
  •  Better Lucky rolls late in the Shine Again!Posted 2 days ago
  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 5 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 6 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Finnegans Wake defeats Admiral Kitten by an eyelash in the Arlington 'Cap!Posted 11 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 13 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 14 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 15 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 15 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 18 days ago

Yakteen Honored to Attend Eclipse Awards

Points Offthebench wins 2013 SA Sprint Championship.
Photo: Benoit Photo
Tim Yakteen has put on his game face and soldiered on like the professional that he is ever since Points Offthebench was euthanized due to a training mishap eight days before he was scheduled to run as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 2.

Friday morning, with the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop at Clockers’ Corner, Yakteen was preparing to depart for Florida where Points Offthebench is a finalist for an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Sprinter of 2013. The Eclipse Award winners will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

“Bobby (former mentor Bob Baffert) got a ticket for me and I’m all squared away, so Millie and I are on our way,” said Yakteen, who was Baffert’s assistant for five years until going on his own in 2004. “Millie” is Tim’s wife, Millie Ball, host and analyst for HRTV.

Yakteen preferred to see the glass as half full. “It could be bittersweet under the circumstances,” the 49-year-old native of Nuremburg, Germany, said. “But it’s an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as some of these Hall of Famers like Baffert, (Jerry) Hollendorfer, (Charlie) Whittingham and (Ron) McAnally.

“The list is endless. This is what we’re in the game for.”

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories