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Hightstown, NJ — Hambletonian Day had an impact on the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, as four winners from the afternoon vaulted into the harness racing top 10. Leading the group, at No. 6, was Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade. He was joined by Hambletonian Oaks winner When Dovescry (8th), Peter Haughton Memorial winner Real Cool Sam (9th) and James Doherty Memorial winner Hypnotic AM (10th). Shartin N, who became the fastest female pacer in history with her 1:46.4 win in the Lady Liberty, remained in the No. 1 position. Lather Up, who became the first pacer to break the 2:00 barrier at the distance of 1-1/8 miles by winning the Sam McKee Memorial in 1:59.2, moved from fourth to second. Atlanta, who was idle, dropped from second to third while Captain Crunch, who captured the Cane Pace, improved from sixth to fourth. Hambletonian runner-up Greenshoe completed the top five. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 11 – 8/6/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (32) 6pm 13-12-0-0 $742,927 347 1 2 Lather Up (3) 4ph 10-7-0-1 $518,448 312 4 3 Atlanta 4tm 7-6-1-0 $438,330 236 2 4 Captain Crunch 3pc 7-5-0-0 $651,402 234 6 5 Greenshoe 3tc 7-5-2-0 $586,500 171 3 6 Forbidden Trade 3tc 8-5-2-1 $631,356 135 — 7 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 8-5-3-0 $624,544 107 5 8 When Dovescry 3tf 5-2-2-1 $285,540 67 — 9 Real Cool Sam 2tg 5-5-0-0 $216,998 48 — 10 Hypnotic AM 2tf 4-4-0-0 $196,932 43 — ALSO: Manchego 39; Gimpanzee 38; Millies Possesion 27; Southwind Ozzi 26; Tall Drink Hanover 18; Crystal Fashion 17; Best In Show 10; Guardian Angel As, Hannelore Hanover 7; McWicked, This Is The Plan 5; Century Farroh, Green Manalishi S, JK First Lady, Western Fame 4; Stonebridge Soul 3; Caviart Ally, Workin Ona Mystery 2; Sister Sledge, Tall Dark Stranger, Tequila Monday 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Only two horses in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown top 10 were in action last week, which resulted in little movement at the top of the harness racing rankings. Gimpanzee, who won a division of the New York Sire Stakes to remain unbeaten in 12 career races, improved his position from eighth to seventh in the poll. Western Fame, who finished fifth in the Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial, dropped from the top 10. Millie’s Possesion, who was idle but is undefeated in seven starts, moved into the No. 10 spot. Shartin N remained No. 1, with 33 of 35 first-place votes. She was followed by Atlanta, Greenshoe, Lather Up, and Bettor’s Wish in the top five. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 9 – 7/23/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (33) 6pm 11-10-0-0 $605,765 347 1 2 Atlanta (1) 4tm 7-6-1-0 $438,330 288 2 3 Greenshoe (1) 3tc 5-4-1-0 $326,500 282 3 4 Lather Up 4ph 9-6-0-1 $411,405 241 4 5 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 7-5-2-0 $554,630 165 T5 6 Captain Crunch 3pc 6-4-0-0 $511,574 163 T5 7 Gimpanzee 3tc 3-3-0-0 $161,688 94 8 8 Hannelore Hanover 7tm 5-3-0-0 $79,282 79 7 9 Best In Show 3pc 9-3-3-2 $444,440 43 9 10 Millie’s Possesion  3tf 7-7-0-0 $170,517 35 — Also: Western Fame 33; McWicked 25; Stonebridge Soul 24; Evident Beauty 11; None Bettor A 9; Shake That House 8; Caviart Ally, Rich And Miserable, Six Pack 7; Green Manalishi S, Pilot Discretion 6; This Is The Plan, Warrawee Ubeaut 5; Bettor Joy N, Crystal Fashion, Tequila Monday 4; JK First Lady, Marseille, Sister Sledge, Workin Ona Mystery 3; Boadicea, Jimmy Freight, Mr Vicktor, Treacherous Reign 2; Courtly Choice, Nine Ways, Southwind Ozzi 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Shartin N’s win in the Golden Girls helped the 6-year-old pacing mare regain a firm hold on the No. 1 spot in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll while Meadowlands Pace champion Best In Show jumped into the rankings at No. 9. Shartin N, who has won nine consecutive races since suffering her only setback this year from post eight at Yonkers in March, received 33 of 35 first-place votes and increased her advantage over No. 2 Atlanta from five points to 69. She leads the sport in earnings, with $605,765. Atlanta, who was third-placed-second in the Hambletonian Maturity remained second in the poll while Stanley Dancer Memorial division winner Greenshoe moved from fourth to third and William R. Haughton Memorial winner Lather Up went from sixth to fourth. Bettor’s Wish and Captain Crunch, who finished second and fourth, respectively, in the Meadowlands Pace, tied for fifth. Hannelore Hanover, who won a leg of the Miss Versatility Series, moved from 10th to seventh. Gimpanzee and Western Fame, who joined Best In Show to fill out the final three spots in the Top 10, were idle last week. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 8 – 7/16/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (33) 6pm 11-10-0-0 $605,765 347 1 2 Atlanta (1) 4tm 7-6-1-0 $438,330 278 2 3 Greenshoe (1) 3tc 5-4-1-0 $326,500 276 4 4 Lather Up 4ph 9-6-0-1 $411,405 253 6 T5 Captain Crunch 3pc 6-4-0-0 $511,574 168 3 T5 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 7-5-2-0 $554,630 168 5 7 Hannelore Hanover 7tm 5-3-0-0 $79,282 96 10 8 Gimpanzee 3tc 2-2-0-0 $131,788 61 8 9 Best In Show 3pc 9-3-3-2 $444,440 56 — 10 Western Fame 6ph 10-6-1-2 $526,300 49 7 Also: Millie’s Possesion 36; Stonebridge Soul 26; Evident Beauty 18; Pilot Discretion 13; None Bettor A 11; Warrawee Ubeaut 10; Caviart Ally, Six Pack, Workin Ona Mystery 6; Rich And Miserable 5; Courtly Choice, Tequila Monday, This Is The Plan 4; Bettor Joy N, Crystal Fashion, Green Manalishi S, JK First Lady 3; Guardian Angel As, McWicked, Mr Vicktor, Treacherous Reign, Shake That House 2; Jimmy Freight, Tall Drink Hanover 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ – There are no changes in the top four positions in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, but two newcomers join the Top 10. Hannelore Hanover, who won a leg of the Great Northeast Open Series for trotters, enters the rankings at No. 9 while Cleveland Trotting Classic winner Guardian Angel As, who triumphed with a world-record 1:52 mile, is No. 10. The top three horses in the poll — Shartin N, Atlanta, and Captain Crunch — did not race last week. Greenshoe, who was second by a head in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial, remains No. 4 but saw his two first-place votes from last week redistributed, one to Shartin N and the other to Captain Crunch. Rounding out the top five is Bettor’s Wish, who was idle. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 6 – 7/2/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (25) 6pm 9-8-0-0 $506,375 339 1 2 Atlanta (8) 4tm 5-5-0-0 $220,580 313 2 3 Captain Crunch (2) 3pc 4-3-0-0 $434,693 284 3 4 Greenshoe 3tc 4-3-1-0 $250,000 206 4 5 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 5-4-1-0 $367,500 144 6 6 Gimpanzee 3tc 2-2-0-0 $131,788 129 8 7 Western Fame 6ph 10-6-1-2 $526,300 113 5 8 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 6-4-1-1 $192,358 93 7 9 Hannelore Hanover 7tm 4-2-0-0 $59,282 51 -- 10 Guardian Angel As 5th 5-4-0-0 $185,534 49 -- Also: Pilot Discretion 35; Treacherous Reign 25; Highalator 20; Jimmy Freight 18; Stonebridge Soul 12; McWicked, This Is The Plan 11; Green Manalishi S, None Bettor A, Workin Ona Mystery 10; Caviart Ally 8; Century Farroh, Courtly Choice 6; Lather Up 5; Haveoneforme 4; Bettor Joy N, Evident Beauty, Tequila Monday 3; Mr Vicktor 2; Rich And Miserable, Six Pack 1. Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager U.S. Trotting Association

Hightstown, NJ — There is little change in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, with Ben Franklin Pace elimination winner Lather Up the only newcomer to the Top 10. The top four positions in the rankings — Shartin N, Atlanta, Captain Crunch, and Greenshoe — are unchanged. Western Fame, also a Franklin elimination winner, rounds out the top five after moving up from sixth in a swap of places with idle Bettor’s Wish. Warrawee Ubeaut, who won an elimination of the James M. Lynch Memorial, also improves her position by a spot, going from eighth to seventh. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 5 – 6/25/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (24) 6pm 9-8-0-0 $506,375 334 1 2 Atlanta (8) 4tm 5-5-0-0 $220,580 313 2 3 Captain Crunch (1) 3pc 4-3-0-0 $434,693 273 3 4 Greenshoe (2) 3tc 3-3-0-0 $125,000 227 4 5 Western Fame 6ph 9-6-1-1 $466,300 145 6 6 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 5-4-1-0 $367,500 131 5 7 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 5-4-1-0 $156,358 115 8 8 Gimpanzee 3tc 1-1-0-0 $104,372 80 9 9 Treacherous Reign 3pf 5-4-0-1 $208,775 58 7 10 Lather Up 4ph 6-4-0-1 $95,960 50 — Also: Pilot Discretion 40; Jimmy Freight 22; Hannelore Hanover 21; Workin Ona Mystery 19; Highalator 16; McWicked 15; None Bettor A 13; Bettor Joy N, Courtly Choice, Green Manalishi S 7; Proof, Rich And Miserable 6; Southwind Ozzi 4; Haveoneforme 3; Boadicea, Evident Beauty, Quincy Blue Chip, Tall Drink Hanover 2; Caviart Ally, Fiftydallarbill, Six Pack, Swansea, Will Take Charge 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — North America Cup winner Captain Crunch moves to No. 3 in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll while Fan Hanover winner Treacherous Reign and Goodtimes winner Pilot Discretion join the Top 10. Shartin N, who won the Roses Are Red Stakes, remains No. 1 and is followed by Armbro Flight winner Atlanta. Captain Crunch vaults from seventh to third with idle Greenshoe and North America Cup runner-up Bettor’s Wish completing the top five. Captain Crunch and Atlanta both won last week with Canadian record performances. Western Fame, who was idle, is sixth. Treacherous Reign appears at No. 7 in the rankings, one spot ahead of Fan Hanover runner-up Warrawee Ubeaut. Pilot Discretion is No. 10, one spot below idle Gimpanzee. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 4 – 6/18/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (28) 6pm 9-8-0-0 $506,375 340 1 2 Atlanta (4) 4tm 4-4-0-0 $195,580 308 2 3 Captain Crunch (1) 3pc 4-3-0-0 $434,693 282 7 4 Greenshoe (2) 3tc 2-2-0-0 $112,500 190 4 5 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 5-4-1-0 $367,500 160 3 6 Western Fame 6ph 8-5-1-1 $448,800 114 5 7 Treacherous Reign 3pf 4-4-0-0 $206,375 83 — 8 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 4-3-1-0 $146,358 75 9 9 Gimpanzee 3tc 1-1-0-0 $104,372 68 8 10 Pilot Discretion 3tc 4-4-0-0 $118,725 60 — Also: Hannelore Hanover 47; Jimmy Freight 42; Highalator 35; Workin Ona Mystery 24; McWicked 17; Lather Up 15; Courtly Choice 13; Bettor Joy N 7; Evident Beauty, Rich And Miserable 6; Haveoneforme, Rodeo Rock 5; Always A Prince, None Bettor A, Sunny Dee, Swansea 4; Southwind Ozzi, Weslynn Dancer 2; Blazing Bobby Sox, Guardian Angel As, Queen Of The Pride 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — After trotting the fastest mile in Canadian history over the weekend, Hannelore Hanover rockets from zero to 117 in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. The 7-year-old mare is the top newcomer in the rankings, going from pointless to No. 6 following her 1:50.3 win in her Armbro Flight elimination Friday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Other newcomers are No. 9 Warrawee Ubeaut and No. 10 Workin Ona Mystery. Warrawee Ubeaut won her Fan Hanover Stakes elimination while Workin Ona Mystery captured his North America Cup elim. Both 3-year-olds are undefeated in three races. Shartin N, who won the prep race for this weekend’s Roses Are Red Stakes, remains No. 1 while Atlanta, who won the other Armbro Flight elimination with a then Canadian-record-equaling 1:51 clocking, stays No. 2. Bettor’s Wish, who won his elimination for the North America Cup, goes from sixth to No. 3. Greenshoe and Western Fame, who were both idle last week, complete the top five. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, which runs weekly through November, does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 3 – 6/11/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (30) 6pm 8-7-0-0 $382,625 344 1 2 Atlanta (2) 4tm 3-3-0-0 $99,580 266 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 4-4-0-0 $198,750 198 6 4 Greenshoe (2) 3tc 2-2-0-0 $112,500 192 5 5 Western Fame 6ph 8-5-1-1 $448,800 153 3 6 Hannelore Hanover 7tm 2-1-0-0 $12,950 117 — 7 Captain Crunch 3pc 3-2-0-0 $59,693 116 4 8 Gimpanzee 3tc 1-1-0-0 $104,372 91 7 9 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 3-3-0-0 $69,745 72 — 10 Workin Ona Mystery 3pc 3-3-0-0 $77,167 69 — Also: McWicked 59; Courtly Choice 54; Lather Up 43; Highalator 32; Done Well 14; Caviart Ally 13; None Bettor A 12; Bettor Joy N, Evident Beauty 11; Crystal Fashion 7; Pilot Discretion 5; Only Take Cash, Quincy Blue Chip, Southwind Ozzi 4; Always A Prince, Ideal Jimmy, Sunny Dee, Swandre The Giant, Tall Drink Hanover 3; Guardian Angel As, Queen Of The Pride, Six Pack, Swansea, Treacherous Reign, The Downtown Bus, The Wall 2; De Los Cielos Deo, Keystone Abbey, Rich And Miserable, Rodeo Rock, Will Take Charge 1. McWicked received 1 first-place vote. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — McWicked topped the final harness racing Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown poll for 2018. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote this month on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 28 – 12/4/2018 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 McWicked (27) 7ph 19-12-3-2 $1,575,364 341 1 2 Shartin N (8) 5pm 24-19-1-0 $1,053,236 321 2 3 Atlanta 3tf 14-8-5-1 $1,017,278 234 3 4 Woodside Charm 2tf 7-7-0-0 $521,658 222 4 5 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 15-10-5-0 $845,495 177 5 6 Gimpanzee 2tc 9-9-0-0 $591,358 146 6 7 Tactical Landing 3tc 14-9-2-2 $810,800 135 7 8 Six Pack 3tc 15-11-2-1 $1,159,648 86 8 9 Dorsoduro Hanover 3pg 22-10-6-2 $1,284,562 73 9 10 Courtly Choice    3pc 16-10-1-0 $910,603 59 10 Also: Captain Crunch 32; Homicide Hunter 27; Jimmy Freight 22; Emoticon Hanover 14; Manchego 11; Warrawee Ubeaut 10; Marion Marauder 5; Crystal Fashion 4; Plunge Blue Chip, Prescient Beauty 2; Lather Up, Pure Country 1.  

Hightstown, NJ — No. 1-ranked McWicked and No. 2-ranked Shartin N took care of harness racing business last weekend at The Meadowlands by winning their respective TVG Series championships. As a result, the two horses remained in the top two positions in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. McWicked, a 7-year-old male pacer, wrapped up a season that saw him become the oldest horse since 1975 to lead the sport in earnings for the year. Shartin N, a 5-year-old female pacer, capped a campaign that saw her become the first pacing mare ever to reach $1 million in a season. Also winning last weekend was 3-year-old Tactical Landing, who moved from No. 10 to No. 7 in the poll after capturing the TVG Series championship for male trotters. Tactical Landing defeated 3-year-old Six Pack, who finished second and remained No. 8 in the rankings, and seven older horses. The only other horse in the Top 10 in action last week was Dorsoduro Hanover, who finished second by a neck to Jimmy Freight in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination. The final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll will be released Dec. 4. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 27 – 11/27/2018 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 McWicked (27) 7ph 19-12-3-2 $1,575,364 341 1 2 Shartin N (8) 5pm 24-19-1-0 $1,053,236 321 2 3 Atlanta 3tf 14-8-5-1 $1,017,278 236 3 4 Woodside Charm 2tf 7-7-0-0 $521,658 221 4 5 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 15-10-5-0 $845,495 178 5 6 Gimpanzee 2tc 9-9-0-0 $591,358 145 6 7 Tactical Landing 3tc 14-9-2-2 $810,800 131 10 8 Six Pack 3tc 15-11-2-1 $1,159,648 86 8 9 Dorsoduro Hanover 3pg 21-10-6-1 $1,253,362 69 7 10 Courtly Choice    3pc 16-10-1-0 $910,603 63 9 Also: Captain Crunch 30; Homicide Hunter 27; Jimmy Freight 22; Emoticon Hanover 14; Manchego, Warrawee Ubeaut 11; Marion Marauder 5; Crystal Fashion, Met’s Hall 4; Plunge Blue Chip, Prescient Beauty 2; Lather Up, Pure Country 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

For the second straight week there are no changes in the Top Ten Poll. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 26 – 11/20/2018 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 McWicked (27) 7ph 18-11-3-2 $1,403,864 341 1 2 Shartin N (6) 5pm 23-18-1-0 $968,361 309 2 3 Atlanta 3tf 14-8-5-1 $1,017,278 249 3 4 Woodside Charm (2) 2tf 7-7-0-0 $521,658 222 4 5 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 15-10-5-0 $845,495 191 5 6 Gimpanzee 2tc 9-9-0-0 $591,358 141 6 7 Dorsoduro Hanover 3pg 20-10-5-1 $1,244,612 96 7 8 Six Pack 3tc 14-11-1-1 $1,075,648 80 8 9 Courtly Choice    3pc 16-10-1-0 $910,603 68 9 10 Tactical Landing 3tc 13-8-2-2 $642,800 59 10 Also: Homicide Hunter 53; Warrawee Ubeaut 39; Manchego 18; Jimmy Freight 14; Marion Marauder 12; Crystal Fashion 9; Lather Up 8; Captain Crunch 5; Emoticon Hanover, Met’s Hall 4; Plunge Blue Chip 2; Pure Country 1.    

Hightstown, NJ — None of the horses in the harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll’s Top 10 were in action last week. Seven-year-old pacing stallion McWicked, the year’s richest horse with $1.39 million in purses, continues in the top spot and had 26 first-place votes. Shartin N is in second place and picked up seven first-place votes. They remaining two first-place votes went to Woodside Charm, who ranks fourth overall behind Atlanta. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 25 – 11/13/2018 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 McWicked (26) 7ph 17-10-3-2 $1,393,864 340 1 2 Shartin N (7) 5pm 23-18-1-0 $968,361 306 2 3 Atlanta 3tf 14-8-5-1 $1,017,278 246 3 4 Woodside Charm (2) 2tf 7-7-0-0 $521,658 214 4i 5 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 15-10-5-0 $845,495 183 5 6 Gimpanzee 2tc 9-9-0-0 $591,358 141 6 7 Dorsoduro Hanover 3pg 19-10-5-1 $1,229,112 95 7 8 Six Pack 3tc 13-10-1-1 $970,573 80 8 9 Courtly Choice    3pc 16-10-1-0 $910,603 68 9 10 Tactical Landing 3tc 13-8-2-2 $642,800 67 10 Also: Homicide Hunter 59; Warrawee Ubeaut 39; Manchego 18; Jimmy Freight, Marion Marauder 12; Lather Up 11; Captain Crunch, Crystal Fashion, Emoticon Hanover 7; Met’s Hall 6; Plunge Blue Chip 3; Caviart Ally 2; Foiled Again, Lily Stride 1. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 24 – 11/6/2018 There was no movement at all in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Poll. Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 McWicked (26) 7phc 17-10-3-2 $1,393,864 340 1 2 Shartin N (7) 5pm 23-18-1-0 $968,361 306 2 3 Atlanta 3tf 14-8-5-1 $1,017,278 245 3 4 Woodside Charm (2) 2tf 7-7-0-0 $521,658 214 4 5 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 15-10-5-0 $845,495 183 5 6 Gimpanzee 2tc 9-9-0-0 $591,358 138 6 7 Dorsoduro Hanover 3pg 19-10-5-1 $1,229,112 98 7 8 Six Pack 3tc 13-10-1-1 $970,573 80 8 9 Courtly Choice    3pc 16-10-1-0 $910,603 70 9 10 Tactical Landing 3tc 13-8-2-2 $642,800 68 10 Also: Homicide Hunter 58; Warrawee Ubeaut 40; Manchego 18; Jimmy Freight, Lather Up, Marion Marauder 12; Captain Crunch, Crystal Fashion, Emoticon Hanover 7; Met’s Hall 6; Plunge Blue Chip 3; Lily Stride 1.  

There were no big changes in the Top Ten Poll this past week. But coming up this weekend will be the eliminations for the Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. HambletonianoSociety/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 21 – 10/16/2018 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Atlanta (20) 3tf 12-7-4-1 $889,778 312 1 2 McWicked (8) 7ph 16-9-3-2 $1,178,864 297 2 3 Shartin N (1) 5pm 21-16-1-0 $820,861  246 3 4 Courtly Choice (3)   3pc 15-10-1-0 $910,603 209 4 5 Kissin In The Sand (2)  3pf 14-10-4-0 $730,495 193 5 6 Manchego (1) 3tf 12-7-3-1 $655,994 174 6 7 Six Pack 3tc 12-9-1-1 $958,073 131 8 8 Marion Marauder 5th 11-6-4-0 $594,680 108 7 9 Crystal Fashion 3tg 15-9-4-1 $1,027,867 48 9 10 Stay Hungry 3pc 14-6-1-4 $759,967 43 10 Also: Homicide Hunter 29; Lather Up 26; Ariana G 24; Warrawee Ubeaut 11; Phaetosive 10; Jimmy Freight 9; Lazarus N 8; Plunge Blue Chip, Workin Ona Mystery 7; Green Manalishi S 6; Dorsoduro Hanover, Ice Attraction 5; Bit Of A Legend N 4; Met’s Hall, Stag Party 3; Hannelore Hanover 2; Cantab Fashion, Cruzado Dela Noche, Lionel, Will Take Charge, Woodside Charm 1. p 

Atlanta, after losing to Manchego, is still #1 in the Top Ten Poll with 17 first place votes but Manchego is closing in fast as she received 13 first place votes and is now #2. Ariana G was not in the top ten last week, then she beat the best and is back on the board in position #8. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 14 – 8/28/2018 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Atlanta (17) 3tf 8-6-2-0 $729,074 320 1 2 Manchego (13) 3tf 9-6-2-0 $501,402 287 4 3 Shartin N (3) 5pm 18-14-1-0 $759,111 260 3 4 Hannelore Hanover 6tm 9-6-0-3 $285,267 210 2 5 Courtly Choice 3pc 11-8-0-0 $612,018 148 5 6 Marion Marauder 5th 8-5-3-0 $331,894 131 9 7 McWicked 7ph 10-6-2-1 $654,864 122 6 8 Ariana G (1) 4tm 8-4-0-0 $370,952 101 -- 9 Lazarus N (1) 6ph 1-1-0-0 $156,500 94 7 10 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 9-6-3-0 $443,881 73 10 Also: Lather Up (69); Youaremycandygirl (35); Jimmy Freight (22); Will Take Charge (8); Met’s Hall (7); Captain Ahab, Don’t Let’em, Filibuster Hanover (6); Wolfgang (5); Six Pack (4); Crystal Fashion, Swandre The Giant (3); Beckhams Z Tam, De Los Cielos Deo, Dorsoduro Hanover, Phaetosive, Stag Party (1).  

Hightstown, NJ --- There were no newcomers in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, but some shifting of positions. Empire Breeders Classic winner Courtly Choice moved from No. 8 to No. 5 in the rankings while Lather Up, who won a division of the Ohio Sire Stakes, improved from 10th to eighth. Artiscape winner Shartin N did not move in the poll, but did close the gap on No. 2 Hannelore Hanover to one point. Atlanta, who was idle, remained No. 1. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year. Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Atlanta (31) 3tf 7-6-1-0 $703,234 346 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (2) 6tm 8-6-0-2 $281,571 259 2 3 Shartin N (1) 5pm 18-14-1-0 $759,111 258 3 4 Manchego 3tf 8-5-2-0 $449,722 200 4 5 Courtly Choice 3pc 11-8-0-0 $612,018 153 8 6 McWicked 7ph 10-6-2-1 $654,864 144 5 7 Lazarus N (1) 6ph 1-1-0-0 $156,500 107 6 8 Lather Up 3pc 11-9-0-0 $527,365 85 10 9 Marion Marauder 5th 7-4-3-0 $316,494 80 7 10 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 8-5-3-0 $403,822 71 9 Also: Youaremycandygirl (69); Ariana G (59); Crystal Fashion (14); Stay Hungry (11); Dorsoduro Hanover (9); Met’s Hall, Will Take Charge, Wolfgang (7); Captain Ahab, Filibuster Hanover (6); De Los Cielos Deo, Don’t Let’em, Six Pack (4); Beckhams Z Tam, Swandre The Giant (3); Risk N, Thinkbig Dreambig (2); Melodies Major, Phaetosive, Plunge Blue Chip, The Ice Dutchess, Write Me A Song (1). by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 12 – 8/14/2018 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Atlanta (31) 3tf 7-6-1-0 $703,234 345 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (2) 6tm 8-6-0-2 $281,571 269 2 3 Shartin N (1) 5pm 17-13-1-0 $681,831 241 4 4 Manchego 3tf 7-5-1-0 $362,222 223 3 5 McWicked 7ph 10-6-2-1 $654,864 150 5 6 Lazarus N (1) 6ph 1-1-0-0 $156,500 116 -- 7 Marion Marauder 5th 7-4-3-0 $316,494 98 8 8 Courtly Choice 3pc 10-7-0-0 $481,445 94 9 9 Kissin In The Sand 3pf 8-5-3-0 $403,822 89 10 10 Lather Up 3pc 10-8-0-0 $502,365 68 6 Also: Ariana G (64); Youaremycandygirl (42); Crystal Fashion (18); Stay Hungry (16); Dream Together, Six Pack (9); Dorsoduro Hanover (8); Will Take Charge, Wolfgang (7); Bit Of A Legend N, Captain Ahab, Don’t Let’em, Filibuster Hanover, Jimmy Freight (6); Sonnet Grace (4); Melodies Major, Phaetosive, Plunge Blue Chip (3); Caviart Ally, Risk N, Thinkbig Dreambig (2); De Los Cielos Deo, Fox Valley Gemini, Western Joe (1).

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