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Art Rooney Pace winner Downbytheseaside is the No. 1-ranked harness racing horse in the first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll of the year. The 3-year-old male pacer, who is 3-for-3 this season, received 21 of 35 first-place votes and was the poll’s leader by 60 points over second-place Lady Shadow. Lady Shadow, a 6-year-old female pacer, won the Betsy Ross Mares Invitational last weekend for her second win in two starts this year. She received seven first-place votes. New Zealand-bred Molson Pace winner Bit Of A Legend was third in the poll, followed by Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational champ Crazy Wow and the season’s leading money-earner Somewhere In LA. A total of 54 horses received at least one point in the balloting. 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 1 – 5/30/2017 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Downbytheseaside (21) 3pc 3-3-0-0 $188,910 295 -- 2 Lady Shadow (7) 6pm 2-2-0-0 $125,000 235 -- 3 Bit Of A Legend N (1) 8ph 10-3-2-3 $193,170 167 -- 4 Crazy Wow 5th 4-1-3-0 $131,500 134 -- 5 Somewhere In LA (2) 6pg 17-7-4-2 $346,500 129 -- 6 Mossdale Conner N (1) 8pg 4-4-0-0 $126,000 109 -- 7 Resolve (1) 6th 1-1-0-0 $93,000 91 -- 8 Keystone Velocity 9ph 8-3-0-1 $323,000 82 -- 9 Ariana G (1) 3tf 1-1-0-0 $10,000 75 -- 10 Fear The Dragon 3pc 3-3-0-0 $47,907 72 -- Also: Hannelore Hanover (65); Missile J (63); Huntsville (52); Mackenzie A (37); What The Hill (29); Broadway Donna (28); Clear Vision (25); Rock N’ Roll World (23); Rockeyed Optimist (17); Highalator (15); Cousin Mary (13); Lord Cromwell (12); Medusa, Mel Mara, Red Hot Herbie (11); Soto, Western Fame (10); Christen Me N, Enterprise (8); Safe From Terror, Sintra, Tequila Monday (7); Hemi Seelster, Tight Lines (6); American Virgin, Caviart Wonder, Major Uptrend, Sortie (5); Bags To Riches, Sandbetweenurtoes (4); Caviart Luca, Freeze Out, Keystone I Wish, Treviso (3); Barn Girl, Charmed Life, Mach It So, Magic Presto, Master Clave (2); Belle’svictoryring, Donttellmeagain, Knocking Around, Mach It A Par, Odds On Amethyst (1). Huntsville received 1 first-place vote. North American statistics only.   by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ. - Five-year-old pacing stallion Always B Miki is harness racing’s No.1-ranked horse in this year’s final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. Always B Miki received 27 first-place votes in the final poll and was second on the remaining eight ballots. Four-year-old pacing gelding Wiggle It Jiggleit received the other eight first-place votes. Always B Miki and Wiggle It Jiggleit were the only horses to be ranked No. 1 during the season. 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. FINAL Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 27 – 11/22/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Always B Miki (27) 5ph 18-12-5-0 $1,487,292 342 1 2 Wiggle It Jiggleit (8) 4pg 24-15-7-2 $1,719,062 307 2 3 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 20-17-2-0 $1,119,111 264 3 4 Betting Line 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 191 4 5 Marion Marauder  3tc 15-10-3-0 $1,484,532 177 5 6 Lady Shadow 5pm 20-12-2-1 $851,981 122 6 7 Ariana G 2tf 11-9-1-0 $743,967 101 7 8 Walner 2tc 8-7-0-0 $484,037 93 8 9 Racing Hill 3pc 16-7-5-2 $1,594,366 81 9 10 Resolve 5th 13-5-4-1 $1,341,553 68 10 Also: Pure Country (40); Huntsville (35); Broadway Donna (34); Bar Hopping (17); Obrigado (16); Manhattan Beach, Southwind Frank (7); Downbytheseaside (6); Snowstorm Hanover (5); Krispy Apple (4); That’s The Ticket (3); Magic Presto (2); Bee A Magician, Someomensomewhere, The Real One (1). Always B Miki Retirement Ceremony at The Meadowlands Always B Miki World Record Allerage Farms by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Five-year-old pacing stallion Always B Miki finished his harness racing career in style with a 4-1/4 length win in the TVG Free For All Series championship for male pacers Saturday at the Meadowlands and extended his lead over idle Wiggle It Jiggleit for the top spot in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. No. 1 Always B Miki holds a 48-point advantage over No. 2 Wiggle It Jiggleit, an increase of 14 points from a week ago. Other TVG Series winners included No. 3-ranked Hannelore Hanover, who won among older female trotters, and No. 6 Lady Shadow, who moved up four places in the rankings off her triumph in the pacing mare division. Next week will be the final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll of the year. The 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 26 – 11/15/2016  Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Always B Miki (29) 5ph 18-12-5-0 $1,487,292 344 1 2 Wiggle It Jiggleit (6) 4pg 24-15-7-2 $1,719,062 296 2 3 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 20-17-2-0 $1,119,111 265 3 4 Betting Line 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 181 4 5 Marion Marauder  3tc 15-10-3-0 $1,484,532 163 5 6 Lady Shadow 5pm 20-12-2-1 $851,981 122 10 7 Ariana G 2tf 11-9-1-0 $743,967 96 6 8 Walner 2tc 8-7-0-0 $484,037 87 9 9 Racing Hill 3pc 16-7-5-2 $1,594,366 81 7 10 Resolve 5th 13-5-4-1 $1,341,553 79 8 Also: Pure Country (52); Huntsville (44); Broadway Donna (37); Obrigado (27); Bar Hopping (19); Caprice Hill (9); Southwind Frank (7); Dayson (6); Boston Red Rocks (5); Bee A Magician (3); Hemi Seelster, Someomensomewhere (1) by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications  

Freehold, NJ --- There were no changes to the order of the Top 10 in this week's harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, but leader Always B Miki added an additional first place vote and extended his lead over runner-up Wiggle It Jiggleit from 26 points to 34. The only horse in the Top 10 that raced this past week was 2-year-old male trotter Walner, who captured the Kindergarten Series final at Meadowlands Racetrack. He remains in the No. 9 spot in the poll. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 – 11/8/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Always B Miki (26) 5ph 17-11-5-0 $1,291,292 340 1 2 Wiggle It Jiggleit (9) 4pg 24-15-7-2 $1,719,062 306 2 3 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 19-16-2-0 $1,021,111 240 3 4 Betting Line 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 178 4 5 Marion Marauder  3tc 15-10-3-0 $1,484,532 176 5 6 Ariana G 2tf 11-9-1-0 $743,967 123 6 7 Racing Hill 3pc 15-7-5-2 $1,581,550 118 7 8 Resolve 5th 12-5-4-1 $1,310,513 116 8 9 Walner 2tc 8-7-0-0 $484,037 86 9 10 Lady Shadow 5pm 19-11-2-1 $755,981 77 10 Bar Hopping (42); Broadway Donna (39); Huntsville (32); Pure Country (14); Southwind Frank (12); Bee A Magician (9); Check Six (6); Someomensomewhere (4); Flanagan Memory (3); Intimidate (2); Krispy Apple, Obrigado (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Five-year-old male pacer Always B Miki ended Wiggle It Jiggleit’s 12-week hold on the No.1 harness racing spot in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll thanks to his three-quarter length victory over his rival in last weekend’s Breeders Crown Open Pace. Always B Miki previously led the poll for weeks seven through 12. Wiggle It Jiggleit dropped to No. 2. Hannelore Hanover moved from sixth to third in the rankings after her victory in the Breeders Crown Mare Trot. Also getting a boost from Breeders Crown triumphs were 2-year-old filly trot champion Ariana G, 3-year-old male pace winner Racing Hill, and 2-year-old male trot victor Walner, who joined the Top 10 at No. 9. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 24 – 11/1/2016  Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Always B Miki (25) 5ph 17-11-5-0 $1,291,292 338 2 2 Wiggle It Jiggleit (10) 4pg 24-15-7-2 $1,719,062 312 1 3 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 19-16-2-0 $1,021,111 245 6 4 Betting Line 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 199 4 5 Marion Marauder  3tc 15-10-3-0 $1,484,532 167 3 6 Ariana G 2tf 11-9-1-0 $743,967 117 8 7 Racing Hill 3pc 15-7-5-2 $1,581,550 111 9 8 Resolve 5th 12-5-4-1 $1,310,513 108 5 9 Walner 2tc 7-6-0-0 $388,750 82 -- 10 Lady Shadow 5pm 19-11-2-1 $755,981 80 10     Broadway Donna (44); Huntsville (42); Bar Hopping (39); Pure Country (17); Bee A Magician (9); Flanagan Memory (8); Southwind Frank (4); Darlinonthebeach, Obrigado, Someomensomewhere (1).   Always B Miki - Breeders Crown     Always B Miki - world record     by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Heading into this weekend’s Breeders Crown harness racing extravaganza at the Meadowlands, there was little change in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. The top six positions were unchanged, with Wiggle It Jiggleit remaining at the head of the class. Pure Country made a move from No. 9 to seventh with her Breeders Crown elimination win and Lady Shadow joined the rankings at No. 10. Wiggle It Jiggleit, Betting Line, Resolve, and Hannelore Hanover did not race last week. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 23 – 10/25/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (25) 4pg 23-15-6-2 $1,624,337 327 1 2 Always B Miki (7) 5ph 16-10-5-0 $1,080,792 303 2 3 Marion Marauder (1) 3tc 14-10-3-0 $1,479,532 253 3 4 Betting Line (2) 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 234 4 5 Resolve 5th 11-5-3-1 $1,195,513 205 5 6 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 18-15-2-0 $896,111 175 6 7 Pure Country 3pf 19-9-4-3 $972,230 102 9 8 Ariana G 2tf 10-8-1-0 $443,967 65 8 9 Racing Hill 3pc 14-6-5-2 $1,331,550 62 7 10 Lady Shadow 5pm 18-10-2-1 $630,981 38 --   Also: Southwind Frank (26); Broadway Donna (22); Darlinonthebeach (18); L A Delight (13); All The Time (10); Downbytheseaside (9); Bee A Magician, Walner (8); Huntsville (7); Bar Hopping, Caprice Hill, Dancin Yankee (6); Flowers N Songs (5); Control The Moment, Devious Man, Newborn Sassy, Shamballa (3); Prairie Sweetheart (2); Beyond Delight, Flanagan Memory, Western Fame (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Yonkers International Trot winner Resolve made the biggest move in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. The harness racing 5-year-old stallion moved from eighth to fifth in the rankings thanks to his victory in last weekend’s $1 million invitational. Wiggle It Jiggleit solidified his hold on the No. 1 spot with his win in last weekend’s Yonkers Invitational Pace. The 4-year-old gelding upped his lead to 27 points over No. 2 Always B Miki, an increase of 14 points compared to the previous rankings. Always B Miki was idle. The only other horse in the Top 10 that was in action last week was 3-year-old male pacer Betting Line, who moved from No. 5 to No. 4 in the ratings following his Ontario Sire Stakes championship triumph. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 22 – 10/18/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (26) 4pg 23-15-6-2 $1,624,337 326 1 2 Always B Miki (6) 5ph 15-9-5-0 $1,068,292 299 2 3 Marion Marauder (1) 3tc 13-10-2-0 $1,473,282 261 3 4 Betting Line (2) 3pc 15-14-1-0 $1,467,386 243 5 5 Resolve 5th 11-5-3-1 $1,195,513 201 8 6 Hannelore Hanover 4tm 18-15-2-0 $896,111 170 4 7 Racing Hill 3pc 13-6-5-2 $1,329,550 96 6 8 Ariana G 2tf 9-8-0-0 $438,967 93 7 9 Pure Country 3pf 18-8-4-3 $959,730 72 9 10 Southwind Frank 3tc 12-6-5-0 $1,048,968 30 10   Also: Darlinonthebeach (21); Lady Shadow (19); L A Delight (15); Bee A Magician (12); Broadway Donna (8); Bar Hopping (7); Caprice Hill, Dancin Yankee, Flanagan Memory (6); Flowers N Songs (5); Huntsville, Walner (4); Control The Moment, Devious Man, Shamballa (3); All The Time, Downbytheseaside, Lakeisha Hall, Prairie Sweetheart (2); Beyond Delight, Idyllic Beach, Mass Production, Wild Wanda (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications  

Freehold, NJ ---Harness racing super stars Always B Miki and Marion Marauder each moved up two spots in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. Always B Miki, who paced the fastest mile in harness racing history with a 1:46 triumph in Sunday's Allerage Farms Open Pace at Red Mile moved from fourth place to second, while Marion Marauder, who won the Kentucky Futurity at Red Mile and became the ninth horse to capture the Trotting Triple Crown, moved from fifth place to third. Wiggle It Jiggleit continues to lead the poll with 316 points, 13 points better than Always B Miki and 49 points ahead of Marion Marauder. Pure County is the lone newcomer in this week’s rankings, checking in at No. 9. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 21 – 10/11/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (20) 4pg 22-14-6-2 $1,499,337 316 1 2 Always B Miki (10) 5ph 15-9-5-0 $1,068,292 303 4 3 Marion Marauder (1) 3tc 13-10-2-0 $1,473,282 267 5 4 Hannelore Hanover (1) 4tm 17-15-2-0 $896,111 243 2 5 Betting Line (3) 3pc 14-13-1-0 $1,372,386 236 3 6 Racing Hill 3pc 13-6-5-2 $1,329,550 95 7 7 Ariana G 2tf 9-8-0-0 $438,967 86 10 8 Resolve 5th 8-4-1-1 $538,740 68 8 9 Pure Country 3pf 18-8-4-3 $959,730 65 -- 10 Southwind Frank 3tc 12-6-5-0 $1,048,968 46 9 Also: Lady Shadow (38); Darlinonthebeach (34); Broadway Donna (25); Walner (15); L A Delight (10); Huntsville, Obrigado, Shamballa (8); Bar Hopping, Flanagan Memory (7); Prairie Sweetheart (6); Caprice Hill, Flowers N Songs (5); Downbytheseaside (4); All The Time, Control The Moment, Devious Man, Idyllic Beach, Western Fame (3); Freaky Feet Pete (2); Beyond Delight, Foiled Again, Wild Wanda (1). Ken Weingartner

Freehold, NJ --- Wiggle It Jiggleit added six first-place votes to his total from a week ago, now at 28, in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. The 4-year-old male pacer, who won last week’s Dayton Pacing Derby by a head over Always B Miki, continues to occupy the No. 1 spot in the rankings, increasing his advantage over No. 2 Hannelore Hanover to 65 points. Positions 2 through 4, where Hannelore Hanover, Betting Line, and Always B Miki reside, are separated by a total of 20 points. Marion Marauder is fifth, 46 points behind fourth-place Always B Miki. There are no newcomers in this week’s rankings. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 20 – 10/4/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (28) 4pg 22-14-6-2 $1,499,337 337 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (2) 4tm 17-15-2-0 $896,111 272 2 3 Betting Line (5) 3pc 14-13-1-0 $1,372,386 271 4 4 Always B Miki 5ph 14-8-5-0 $999,292 252 3 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 12-9-2-0 $1,257,782 206 5 6 Lady Shadow 5pm 16-9-2-1 $618,481 108 6 7 Racing Hill 3pc 12-5-5-2 $1,225,550 88 7 8 Resolve 5th 8-4-1-1 $538,740 80 8 9 Southwind Frank 3tc 11-6-4-0 $941,218 61 9 10 Ariana G 2tf 8-7-0-0 $407,092 50 10 Also: Bar Hopping (41); Pure Country (39); L A Delight (30); Obrigado (28); Darlinonthebeach (22); Control The Moment (7); Sutton (6); Idyllic Beach (4); Beyond Delight, Caprice Hill, Check Six, Western Fame (3); All The Time, Downbytheseaside, Freaky Feet Pete, Huntsville, Sandbetweenurtoes (2); Lakeisha Hall (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Five-year-old female pacer Lady Shadow was the week’s biggest mover in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, climbing from ninth to sixth in the harness racing rankings following her win in the Milton Stakes last weekend. Wiggle It Jiggleit, who was idle, remains No. 1. The next four spots also are unchanged, with Hannelore Hanover, Always B Miki, Betting Line, and Marion Marauder rounding out the top five. Hannelore Hanover won last week’s Centaur Trotting Classic while Always B Miki captured the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby and Betting Line won the Little Brown Jug. Marion Marauder did not race. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 19 – 9/27/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (22) 4pg 21-13-6-2 $1,424,337 324 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (1) 4tm 17-15-2-0 $896,111 281 2 3 Always B Miki (4) 5ph 13-8-4-0 $961,792 274 3 4 Betting Line (8) 3pc 14-13-1-0 $1,372,386 272 4 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 12-9-2-0 $1,257,782 208 5 6 Lady Shadow 5pm 16-9-2-1 $618,481 106 9 7 Racing Hill 3pc 12-5-5-2 $1,225,550 94 6 8 Resolve 5th 8-4-1-1 $538,740 81 8 9 Southwind Frank 3tc 11-6-4-0 $941,218 74 7 10 Ariana G 2tf 8-7-0-0 $407,092 43 10   Also: Pure Country (42); Bar Hopping (29); L A Delight (27); Control The Moment (13); Western Fame (10); Freaky Feet Pete (9); Caprice Hill, Darlinonthebeach (8); Homicide Hunter (5); Beyond Delight, Shamballa (4); All The Time, Blenheim, Downbytheseaside, Idyllic Beach (2); Arsenic (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- There is no movement in the top seven spots in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, but two newcomers join the harness racing rankings at No. 8 and No. 10. Five-year-old male trotter Resolve returns to the Top 10 thanks to his victory in the Maple Leaf Trot, where No. 2-ranked Hannelore Hanover finished second. Female trotter Ariana G becomes the first 2-year-old in this year’s Top 10 following her triumph in the Peaceful Way Stakes. The filly is undefeated in seven starts. Wiggle It Jiggleit, who won the Bobby Quillen Memorial on Monday, remains 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 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 18 – 9/20/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (23) 4pg 21-13-6-2 $1,424,337 326 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (1) 4tm 16-14-2-0 $786,111 275 2 3 Always B Miki (3) 5ph 12-7-4-0 $876,792 271 3 4 Betting Line (8) 3pc 12-11-1-0 $1,090,810 262 4 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 12-9-2-0 $1,257,782 208 5 6 Racing Hill 3pc 11-5-5-1 $1,211,702 124 6 7 Southwind Frank 3tc 11-6-4-0 $941,218 79 7 8 Resolve 5th 8-4-1-1 $538,740 76 -- 9 Lady Shadow 5pm 15-8-2-1 $500,301 74 9 10 Ariana G 2tf 7-7-0-0 $407,092 69 --   Also: Pure Country (61); Bar Hopping (27); Control The Moment (18); Caprice Hill (13); Darlinonthebeach (10); Shamballa (7); Homicide Hunter, Seven And Seven (5); Beyond Delight (4); Downbytheseaside, Freaky Feet Pete (3); All The Time, Obrigado (2); Check Six (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- The field is gaining on Wiggle It Jiggleit in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. Wiggle It Jiggleit -- who finished second to Always B Miki in a world-record-equaling mile in the Jim Ewart Memorial on Saturday -- remains No. 1, but his lead is only 16 points over No. 2 Hannelore Hanover. The two were separated by 64 points last week. Hannelore Hanover won her elimination for the Maple Leaf Trot last weekend, extending her win streak to nine. Always B Miki gained 72 points in the poll and vaults from fifth to third in the rankings following his 1:47 triumph at Eldorado Scioto Downs in the Ewart. Betting Line won the Simcoe Stakes last weekend, pushing his win streak to 11 races, and is No. 4 in the poll. Canadian Trotting Classic elimination winner Marion Marauder is fifth. The top five horses in the rankings are separated by 78 points. The gap from No. 5 Marion Marauder to No. 6 Racing Hill is 114 points. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 17 – 9/13/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (15) 4pg 20-12-6-2 $1,349,337 312 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (8) 4tm 15-14-1-0 $678,039 296 2 3 Always B Miki (5) 5ph 12-7-4-0 $876,792 269 5 4 Betting Line (7) 3pc 12-11-1-0 $1,090,810 262 3 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 11-9-1-0 $1,140,305 234 4 6 Racing Hill 3pc 11-5-5-1 $1,211,702 120 7 7 Southwind Frank 3tc 10-6-4-0 $917,723 116 6 8 Pure Country 3pf 14-7-3-2 $859,752 81 8 9 Lady Shadow 5pm 14-7-2-1 $487,001 55 10 10 Control The Moment 3pc 9-4-1-2 $737,463 42 9 Ariana G (37); Caprice Hill (21); Resolve (17); Darlinonthebeach, Homicide Hunter (11); Check Six (8); All The Time, Freaky Feet Pete (5); Beyond Delight, Obrigado (4); Call Me Queen Be, Idyllic Beach, Luck Be Withyou (3); Bar Hopping, What The Hill (2); All Bets Off, Huntsville (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Four-year-old male pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit strengthened his hold on the No. 1 spot in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, adding eight first-place votes to his total thanks to his victory in the Canadian Pacing Derby last Saturday at Mohawk. Other winners last week in the Top 10 were No. 3 Betting Line (Ontario Sire Stakes Gold), No. 4 Marion Marauder (Yonkers Trot), No. 7 Racing Hill (Messenger Stakes), and No. 8 Pure Country (Simcoe Stakes). The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 16 – 9/6/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (26) 4pg 19-12-5-2 $1,293,087 337 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (4) 4tm 14-13-1-0 $662,639 273 2 3 Betting Line (5) 3pc 11-10-1-0 $1,012,255 268 3 4 Marion Marauder 3tc 10-8-1-0 $1,124,905 244 5 5 Always B Miki 5ph 11-6-4-0 $764,292 197 4 6 Southwind Frank 3tc 9-6-3-0 $910,023 141 6 7 Racing Hill 3pc 11-5-5-1 $1,211,702 139 8 8 Pure Country 3pf 13-7-2-2 $796,752 91 10 9 Control The Moment 3pc 9-4-1-2 $737,463 82 7 10 Lady Shadow 5pm 13-6-2-1 $475,451 58 9 Also: Ariana G (22); Darlinonthebeach (17); Obrigado (13); Caprice Hill (11); Resolve (8); Beyond Delight (6); All The Time, Idyllic Beach (5); Freaky Feet Pete (3); Funknwaffles, Sintra (2), What The Hill (1). Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Four-year-old female trotter Hannelore Hanover, who extended her win streak to eight with a harness racing track-record in last Friday’s Muscle Hill at Vernon Downs, moves to No. 2 in this week’s Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown poll. The mare is the only horse to make a gain in the rankings. Wiggle It Jiggle, who was idle, remains in the No. 1 position following a quiet week. Marion Marauder, who won the Yonkers Trot elimination last Saturday, and Lady Shadow, who finished second to Solar Sister in Sunday’s Artiscape, joined Hannelore Hanover as the only Top 10 horses in action last week. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 15 – 8/30/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (18) 4pg 18-11-5-2 $1,055,927 321 1 2 Hannelore Hanover (7) 4tm 14-13-1-0 $662,639 282 4 3 Betting Line (10) 3pc 10-9-1-0 $971,830 268 2 4 Always B Miki 5ph 10-6-3-0 $657,570 229 3 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 9-7-1-0 $874,905 215 5 6 Southwind Frank 3tc 9-6-3-0 $910,023 157 6 7 Control The Moment 3pc 9-4-1-2 $737,463 105 7 8 Racing Hill 3pc 10-4-5-1 $961,702 91 8 9 Lady Shadow 5pm 13-6-2-1 $475,451 68 9 10 Pure Country 3pf 12-6-2-2 $713,706 49 10   Also: Obrigado (32); Darlinonthebeach (23); Ariana G (15); Resolve (13); All The Time (11); Rockin Ron (10); Solar Sister (9); Caprice Hill (7); Lookslikeachpndale (5); Luck Be Withyou (3); Bar Hopping, Funknwaffles, L A Delight, Newborn Sassy (2); Freaky Feet Pete, Huntsville, Muscle Hustle, What The Hill (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications 

Freehold, NJ --- Three-year-old male pacer Betting Line, who won the Battle of the Brandywine with a world-record performance last Saturday, surges four spots to the No. 2 position in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society / Breeders Crown poll. Wiggle It Jiggleit, the runner-up to Rockin Ron in the Prix d’Ete, remains No. 1. Also gaining ground is 3-year-old male trotter Southwind Frank, who moves from eighth to sixth following his win in the Colonial. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 14 – 8/23/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (18) 4pg 18-11-5-2 $1,055,927 318 1 2 Betting Line (10) 3pc 10-9-1-0 $971,830 277 6 3 Always B Miki (1) 5ph 10-6-3-0 $657,570 254 2 4 Hannelore Hanover (5) 4tm 13-12-1-0 $580,189 250 3 5 Marion Marauder 3tc 8-6-1-0 $854,905 184 4 6 Southwind Frank 3tc 9-6-3-0 $910,023 167 8 7 Control The Moment 3pc 9-4-1-2 $737,463 114 5 8 Racing Hill 3pc 10-4-5-1 $961,702 97 7 9 Lady Shadow 5pm 12-6-1-1 $425,451 70 10 10 Pure Country 3pf 12-6-2-2 $713,706 46 9 Also: Darlinonthebeach (38); Resolve (24); Ariana G (16); All The Time (14); Rockin Ron (12); Shamballa (10); Homicide Hunter (9); Mel Mara (7); State Treasurer (6); Dr J Hanover, Fear The Dragon (3); Bar Hopping, Devil Child (2); Caprice Hill, Freaky Feet Pete (1). Resolve received 1 first-place vote. by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ --- Four-year-old male pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit, who won last Friday’s Dan Patch Stakes, returns to the No. 1 spot in this week’s harness racing Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, unseating 5-year-old rival Always B Miki, who finished second in the Dan Patch. Hannelore Hanover, a 4-year-old female trotter who won last week’s fourth round of the Miss Versatility Series, remains third and is followed by 3-year-old male trotter Marion Marauder and 3-year-old male pacer Control The Moment, who were both idle. Betting Line moves from eighth to sixth thanks to the 3-year-old male pacer’s win in the Carl Milstein Memorial Invitational last Saturday. Pure Country, a 3-year-old female pacer who finished second in the Milstein, is up one spot to No. 9 in the rankings. There are no newcomers in this week’s Top 10. The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The U.S. Harness Writers Association votes in December on all 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 13 – 8/16/2016 Rank Name (First Place Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Wiggle It Jiggleit (26) 4pg 17-11-4-2 $1,016,927 329 2 2 Always B Miki (4) 5ph 10-6-3-0 $657,570 282 1 3 Hannelore Hanover (1) 4tm 13-12-1-0 $580,189 264 3 4 Marion Marauder (1) 3tc 7-6-0-0 $729,905 220 4 5 Control The Moment (1) 3pc 8-4-1-1 $677,463 172 5 6 Betting Line (1) 3pc 9-8-1-0 $721,830 164 8 7 Racing Hill 3pc 9-4-4-1 $836,702 111 6 8 Southwind Frank 3tc 8-5-3-0 $660,023 102 7 9 Pure Country 3pf 11-6-2-2 $685,706 83 10 10 Lady Shadow (1) 5pm 12-6-1-1 $425,451 79 9   Also: Resolve (29); All The Time (17); Ariana G (14); Freaky Feet Pete, Shamballa (12); Bar Hopping (7); Obrigado (6); Celebrity Eventsy, Darlinonthebeach (5); What The Hill (4); Sports Column (3); Fear The Dragon, Manhattan Beach (2); Magnum J (1). by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

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