Day At The Track

Nash edges Waterstone to take week's crown

04:50 AM 06 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge, Harness Racing
Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge

(November 5, 2017) - As the Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge enters the deep stretch, Rusty Nash and Gordon Waterstone each had four winners on Saturday night's (11/4) eight race slate with races at Hoosier Park and the Meadowlands. However, with Nash having two second place finishers to Waterstone's one, Nash edged out Waterstone to take top harness racing honors for the week by $3.00. Steve Horoky took the show spot for the week.

With four contest dates remaining, Nash remains in the top spot for the fourth straight week with 1,46.20 points. Just 76.7 points behind, Waterstone has moved into second place with 1,369.50 points while Anne Stepien drops one peg into third with 1,336.82 points. Not out of contention are Sally Hinckley (1,313.48 pts.), Megan Maccario (1,310.90 pts.), and Dennis O'Hara (1,295.85 pts.); all within 150 points of the leader.

 

Standings thru Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Leg #75

 

 

 

Pos

 

Handicapper

 

Total Points Earned

 

Legs Won

 

Points Back

 

Last Week

 

Streak

 

1st

 

Rusty Nash

 

1,446.20

 

7

 

 

 

1st

 

4

 

2nd

 

Gordon Waterstone

 

1,369.50

 

10

 

76.70

 

3rd

 

 

 

3rd

 

Anne Stepien

 

1,335.82

 

9

 

110.38

 

2nd

 

 

 

4th

 

Sally Hinckley

 

1,313.48

 

9

 

132.72

 

5th

 

 

 

5th

 

Megan Maccario

 

1,310.90

 

9

 

135.30

 

4th

 

 

 

6th

 

Dennis O’Hara

 

1,295.85

 

10

 

150.35

 

7th

 

 

 

7th

 

Matt Rose

 

1,278.88

 

10

 

167.32

 

6th

 

 

 

8th

 

Steve Horoky

 

1,244.83

 

5

 

201.37

 

8th

 

 

 

9th

 

Russ Adams

 

1,200.54

 

8

 

245.66

 

9th

 

 

 

10th

 

Ray Garnett

 

1,081.61

 

6

 

364.59

 

10th

 

 

 

11th

 

Bryan Owen

 

1,043.90

 

9

 

402.30

 

11th

 

 

 

12th

 

Jay Hochstetler

 

924.50

 

4

 

521.70

 

12th

 

 

 

13th

 

Michael Carter

 

880.03

 

3

 

566.17

 

13th

 

 

 

14th

 

Ray Cotolo

 

834.33

 

5

 

611.87

 

14th

 

 

 

15th

 

Terry Wilson

 

809.47

 

5

 

636.73

 

15th

 

 

 

16th

 

Rich Mattei

 

644.30

 

2

 

801.90

 

16th

 

 

 
 

Next Up: This week freshmen trotters and pacers of both sexes head to Dover Downs for the Matron stakes on November 9

The following week, the contest returns to Dover Downs as sophomores compete in the Matron stakes on November 16.  November 25 is the final Saturday night of the handicapping challenge with the Final Four and TVG series finals being contested at the Meadowlands.  On November 30, the contest concludes with the Progress Stakes at Dover Downs.  

The 2017 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge is sponsored by Adam Friedland, DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, The Hambletonian Society, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Ontario Harness Horse Association, Red Shores Charlottetown/Summerside, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, Wellbourne Farms, and WEG Entertainment.  The contest is administered by HANA Harness, the harness racing division of HANA, the Horseplayers Association of North America.  Fans may follow the challenge by visiting the contest site at http;//hanaharnesscontest.blogspot.com

Allan Schott

HANA Harness Racing Coordinator

allan@hanaweb.org

Check out the HANA Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge

 

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