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Hightstown, NJ — McWicked rejoined the top 10 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll following his victory in the Dan Rooney Invitational Pace on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. The 8-year-old pacing stallion, who was the 2018 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, was ranked No. 9. His most recent previous appearance in the top 10 came in week 14 of the voting, when he was No. 10. Pacing mare Shartin N remained No. 1, followed by 3-year-old colt trotter Greenshoe and 3-year-old colt pacer Bettor’s Wish. 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 21 – 10/15/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (19) 6pm 16-14-1-0 $848,177 328 1 2 Greenshoe (14) 3tc 12-10-2-0 $1,164,550 318 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 15-11-4-0 $1,288,944 278 3 4 Real Cool Sam 2tg 9-9-0-0 $454,575 138 7 5 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 12-9-2-0 $804,435 132 5 6 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 120 4 7 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 15-10-2-3 $636,398 118 8 8 Tall Dark Stranger (1) 2pc 7-7-0-0 $411,265 99 9 9 McWicked 8ph 15-6-3-3 $981,466 97 -- 10 Atlanta 4tm 12-7-3-0 $658,400 88 6 ALSO:  Manchego 67*; Forbidden Trade 26; Captain Crunch, Gimpanzee 18; Elver Hanover 13; Alicorn, Hypnotic AM 10; Lyons Sentinel 9; Boadicea, When Dovescry 7; Century Farroh, Guardian Angel AS 5; Caviart Ally, Green Manalishi S 4; Rich And Miserable 3; Custom Cantab, Six Pack, Tall Drink Hanover 1. *Manchego did receive one first place vote by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

After an impressive victory in the Kentucky Futurity and a second place finish by harness racing poll leader Shartin N, Greenshoe has closed the gap in the Top Ten Poll. Shartin N is still #1 with 19 first place votes as Greenshoe moved closer with 14 first place votes and surprisingly, undefeated Tall Dark Stranger received one first place vote while remaining in 9th position. After the battle for the #1 position, the only changes in the Top Ten Poll comes at the end of the list where Warraee Ubeaut moved from 10th to 8th position and Manchego, after becoming the fastest female trotter of all time, is on the Top Ten Poll in 10th position. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 20 – 10/8/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (19) 6pm 16-14-1-0 $848,177 328 1 2 Greenshoe (14) 3tc 12-10-2-0 $1,164,550 317 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 15-11-4-0 $1,288,944 274 3 4 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 161 4 5 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 12-9-2-0 $804,435 136 5 6 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 128 6 7 Real Cool Sam 2tg 9-9-0-0 $454,575 125 7 8 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 15-10-2-3 $636,398 112 10 9 Tall Dark Stranger (1) 2pc 7-7-0-0 $411,265 92 9 10 Manchego (1) 4tm 13-5-0-0 $310,038 78 -- ALSO:  McWicked 30; Elver Hanover 21; Captain Crunch 17; Gimpanzee 16; Forbidden Trade 15; When Dovescry 12; Century Farroh 10; Caviart Ally, Six Pack 8; Alicorn, Hypnotic AM, Lyons Sentinel 7; Green Manalishi S, Guardian Angel AS 4; Capt Midnight, Rich And Miserable 3; Denali Seelster, Tall Drink Hanover 1.

Hightstown, NJ — Bluegrass Stakes division winner Bettor’s Wish moved into the top three in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown harness racing poll, where Shartin N remained the unanimous No. 1 and Greenshoe, also a Bluegrass winner, stayed at No. 2. Lather Up, who was idle, swapped places with Bettor’s Wish and was fourth, followed by idle Southwind Ozzi. The next three spots were unchanged with idle Atlanta sixth, idle Real Cool Sam seventh and Bluegrass division runner-up Gimpanzee eighth. Tall Dark Stranger, idle, improved a notch to ninth and Warrawee Ubeaut moved into the top 10 despite also being idle as Bluegrass division runner-up Captain Crunch dropped out. 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 19 – 10/1/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1 2 Greenshoe 3tc 11-9-2-0 $939,550 286 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 14-10-4-0 $1,153,944 238 4 4 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 211 3 5 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 11-9-1-0 $736,935 165 5 6 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 161 6 7 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 103 7 8 Gimpanzee 3tc 9-6-1-1 $691,163 62 8 9 Tall Dark Stranger 2pc 6-6-0-0 $376,890 57 10 10 Warrawee Ubeaut 3pf 14-9-2-3 $528,398 43 — ALSO: Captain Crunch 39; Forbidden Trade 36; When Dovescry 32; Elver Hanover 23; Lyons Sentinel 17; Manchego 13; Hypnotic AM 12; Guardian Angel AS 10; Alicorn, Green Manalishi S, Tall Drink Hanover 9; Century Farroh 8; McWicked, Millies Possesion, Treacherous Reign 6; Capt Midnight, Caviart Ally, Rich And Miserable 3; Crystal Fashion 2; American History, Papi Rob Hanover, Yall Beneath Me 1. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Shartin N continues once again to be the unanimous choice of all 35 Top Ten Poll voters as the #1 Standardbred in North America. The big news this week is Southwind Ozzi, after winning the Little Brown Jug, moved from #10 up to #5 position and Lather Up has dropped down a notch to Greenshoe. And undefeated Tall Dark Stranger hit the poll in the #10 spot. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 18 – 9/24/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1 2 Greenshoe 3tc 10-8-2-0 $891,500 251 3 3 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 244 2 4 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 13-9-4-0 $1,109,544 218 4 5 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 11-9-1-0 $736,935 165 10 6 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 152 5 7 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 114 6 8 Gimpanzee 3tc 8-6-0-1 $667,138 69 7 9 Captain Crunch 3pc 9-5-0-1 $687,077 59 8 10 Tall Dark Stranger 2pc 6-6-0-0 $376,890 54 --   ALSO: Forbidden Trade 37; Warrawee Ubeaut 30; Century Farroh 23; Guardian Angel AS, Lyons Sentinel 21; Hypnotic AM 19; Tall Drink Hanover 14; McWicked 11; Millies Possesion 10; Green Manalishi S 9; Alicorn, Evident Beauty, When Dovescry 8; Caviart Ally 7; Capt Midnight 6; Elver Hanover 4; Crystal Fashion, Zero Tolerance 3; Manchego 2; Fox Valley Gemini, Papi Rob Hanover, Rich And Miserable, Sister Sledge, Wiggle It Jiggleit 1.  

Shartin N remains the unanimous queen of the Top Ten Poll for the third straight week. Greenshoe switched positions with Bettor's Wish (3 & 4) although both horses won identical KYSS divisions on Sunday. There were no newcomers to the Top Ten Poll this week. Forbidden Trade did drop down two positons from #7 to #9 after his loss in the Canadian Trotting Derby. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 17 – 9/17/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1 2 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 260 2 3 Greenshoe 3tc 10-8-2-0 $891,500 250 4 4 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 13-9-4-0 $1,109,544 239 3 5 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 191 5 6 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 122 6 7 Gimpanzee 3tc 8-6-0-1 $667,138 108 9 8 Captain Crunch 3pc 9-5-0-1 $687,077 62 8 9 Forbidden Trade 3tc 11-6-3-1 $819,172 59 7 10 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 9-7-1-0 $480,935 52 10 ALSO: Guardian Angel AS, McWicked 36; Hypnotic AM 32; Tall Drink Hanover 21; Millies Possesion 18; Green Manalishi S, Tall Dark Stranger 13; When Dovescry 12; Capt Midnight 11; Century Farroh 9; Alicorn 8; Best In Show, Crystal Fashion, Zero Tolerance 4; Manchego, Sister Sledge 2; American History, Courtly Choice, Elver Hanover, Evident Beauty, Hannelore Hanover, Lyons Sentinel, Rich And Miserable 1.

For the second straight week the world champion pacing mare, Shartin N, remains a unanimous #1 choice among the 35 voters. Captain Crunch dropped from #5 to #8 this week and Southwind Ozzi (who beat Captain Crunch) breaks into the Top Ten in 10th position. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 16 – 9/10/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1 2 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 271 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 12-8-4-0 $984,544 230 3 4 Greenshoe 3tc 9-7-2-0 $766,500 227 4 5 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 186 6 6 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 101 8 7 Forbidden Trade 3tc 10-6-3-1 $796,484 97 7 8 Captain Crunch 3pc 9-5-0-1 $687,077 86 5 9 Gimpanzee 3tc 7-5-0-1 $554,638 66 9 10 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 9-7-1-0 $480,935 51 -- ALSO: McWicked 45; When Dovescry 43; Guardian Angel AS 40; Hypnotic AM 27; Tall Drink Hanover 21; Millies Possesion 17; Tall Dark Stranger 13; Crystal Fashion 10; Century Farroh, Manchego 7; Alicorn 6; Capt Midnight, Sister Sledge 5; Hannelore Hanover 4; Green Manalishi S, Western Fame 3; Courtly Choice, Dancin Yankee, Elver Hanover, Rich And Miserable 1.

After her world record mile at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, Shartin N has received all 35 votes in the Top Ten Poll. Going in 1:48, Shartin N posted her 14th win in just 15 starts this year. Also of note, both Gimpanzee (#9) and Guardian Angel AS (#10) made it to the Top Ten Poll of their impressive weekend victories. Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 15 – 9/3/2019 Rank Name (First Place Votes) Age/Gait/Sex Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1 2 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 302 2 3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 12-8-4-0 $984,544 229 3 4 Greenshoe 3tc 8-6-2-0 $751,500 193 5 5 Captain Crunch 3pc 8-5-0-1 $666,837 182 4 6 Atlanta 4tm 10-6-3-0 $548,400 136 7 7 Forbidden Trade 3tc 10-6-3-1 $796,484 126 6 8 Real Cool Sam 2tg 7-7-0-0 $294,038 82 8 9 Gimpanzee 3tc 7-5-0-1 $554,638 75 -- 10 Guardian Angel AS 5th 10-7-1-0 $619,434 73 -- ALSO: When Dovescry 29; Hypnotic AM 17; Crystal Fashion 15; Century Farroh 14; Tall Drink Hanover 13; Courtly Choice 11; Manchego, McWicked, Sister Sledge 10; Millies Possesion, Southwind Ozzi 9; Best In Show 5; Hannelore Hanover, Tall Dark Stranger 4; American Mercury, Green Manalishi S, Western Fame 3; Alicorn, Caviart Ally 2; Bllack Hole, Capt Midnight, Elver Hanover, Workin Ona Mystery 1.

Hightstown, NJ — McWicked, the 2018 Horse of the Year in the U.S. and Canada, returned to the harness racing top 10 in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll thanks to his win in the Roll With Joe Open Pace this past Sunday at Tioga Downs. The 8-year-old stallion landed in the No. 10 spot in this week’s rankings, his first appearance in the top 10 since week two, when he was ninth. Shartin N, who won the Artiscape at Tioga Downs on Sunday, remained entrenched at No. 1, the position she has held for all 13 weeks of the rankings. Lather Up (idle) was second, followed by Captain Crunch (idle), Bettor’s Wish (winner of a Kentucky Sire Stakes division) and Greenshoe (winner of the Zweig Memorial). Forbidden Trade (idle) was sixth. Completing the top 10 were Atlanta (idle), Real Cool Sam (winner of a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division), When Dovescry (who won a qualifier last week), and McWicked. 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 13 – 8/20/2019 Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs 1 Shartin N (30) 6pm 14-13-0-0 $811,427 345 1 2 Lather Up (5) 4ph 11-8-0-1 $677,448 318 2 3 Captain Crunch 3pc 7-5-0-0 $651,402 232 3 4 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 10-7-3-0 $839,544 211 5 5 Greenshoe 3tc 8-6-2-0 $751,500 193 6 6 Forbidden Trade 3tc 9-6-2-1 $671,484 152 7 7 Atlanta 4tm 8-6-1-0 $439,650 143 4 8 Real Cool Sam 2tg 6-6-0-0 $248,134 85 9 9 When Dovescry 3tf 5-2-2-1 $285,540 58 8 10 McWicked 8ph 9-3-2-3 $501,591 35 — ALSO: Hypnotic AM 24; Manchego, Tall Drink Hanover 16; Millies Possesion 15; Crystal Fashion 12; Southwind Ozzi 11; Green Manalishi S 8; Adriano Hanover, Century Farroh, Six Pack 7; Best In Show 6; Tall Dark Stranger 5; Hannelore Hanover, JK First Lady 4; Gimpanzee, Guardian Angel As 3; Capt Midnight, Hickfromfrenchlick, Rich And Miserable, Sister Sledge, Workin Ona Mystery 1. by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

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.  

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