There were only 11 three-year-old fillies entered in the Hambletonian Oaks and thus there will be no elimination races this Saturday at the Meadowlands.
All 11 fillies will go in the final on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 2 and they will race for a purse estimated at $500,000.
Headlining the field is the Jimmy Talkter’s Stable one-two punch of Shake It Cerry, the 2013 Dan Patch award winning two-year-old filly trotter of the year along with stable mate Lifetime Pursuit.
Here are the fillies that were entered.
Cee Bee Yes (Julie Miller-Marcus Miller)
Cooler Schooner (Jim Campbell-Dave Miller)
Designed To Be (Julie Miller-Brian Sears)
Harley Momma (Jim Raymer-Howard Parker)
Heavens Door (Åke Svanstedt-Åke Svanstedt)
Lifetime Pursuit (Jimmy Takter-Yannick Gingras)
Nitro Nittany (Jim Raymer-Howard Parker)
Shake It Cerry (Jimmy Takter-Ron Pierce)
Take The Money (Julie Miller-Dave Palone)
Tweet Me (Don Swick-Brett Miller)
Vanity Matters (Jonas Czernyson-Scott Zeron)
Post positions will be drawn and morning lines assigned on Tuesday, July 29 at the Hambletonian Press conference and Post Position draw, at 4:00 p.m. in Victory Sports Bar at The Meadowlands.
The $300,650 John Cashman Jr. Memorial, $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and $1 million Hambletonian will be featured on a live 90-minute broadcast on CBS Sports Network from 4-5:30 p.m. [EDT] on Aug. 2.
Hambletonian Day is closing day, and the zenith of the Championship Meet. Fans can follow the next two action-filled weekends at meadowlandsracetrack.com and on Twitter at #Hambo14.
by Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com