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MILTON, ON - July 21, 2018 - Superstar harness racing trotting filly Atlanta will attempt to make history by tackling the boys and competing in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Trainer Rick Zeron made the official announcement on Saturday evening (July 21) regarding his decision to race his three-year-old filly Atlanta against the boys rather than against fillies in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks. A daughter of Chapter Seven, Atlanta has taken the racing world by storm and is currently undefeated in five starts this season. Zeron was not required to make a decision regarding which route Atlanta would take until this Tuesday (July 24), but noted he and his son, Scott, made their decision weeks ago. "Scott and I decided this about a month ago, but we just kind of kept it all to ourselves and mulled everything all over and did all the right do's and don'ts," said Zeron, who shared the news while preparing to race Saturday at Georgian Downs. "We came up with she's competitive enough to race against the boys." Atlanta was purchased for $60,000 as a yearling at the Harrisburg Sale in November of 2016. The Chapter Seven filly had a solid rookie season, winning four of 10 starts and earning $135,075, but was in the shadow of then-undefeated Manchego. Zeron wasn't shy about declaring high hopes for Atlanta's sophomore season during the winter training months at Sunshine Meadows in Florida. The filly immediately backed up her trainer's statements in her season debut. "We qualified her (April 28) and I told Scott to qualify her around 1:55 and he went 1:54 with her," said Zeron. "He got off the bike and said, 'She's serious.' " "10 days later we tried to get her in a three-year-old filly class at The Meadowlands and they didn't have one. They said 'There is a class, non-winners of $11,500 last five, but you'll be in against colts and a couple of aged trotters.' and I said 'Go ahead'. She sat seventh and Scott moved her at the head of the lane and she won her first start in 1:52." Atlanta's dazzling debut caught the attention of many and proved to Zeron exactly what he had thought for months about his filly. "That's when we knew that she was really special." In just her third start of the season, Atlanta established a Vernon Downs all-age track record of 1:50.3 in the Empire Breeders Classic. The victory vaulted the filly into superstar status and created a buzz among racing fans. Atlanta has since added two more victories to her career totals, which sit at nine wins and $313,309 earned. Her most recent victory occurred Thursday evening in a New York Sires Stakes event at Vernon. Zeron described the victory as a "training mile". The Hambletonian will require Atlanta to race multiple-heats on the same day, unlike the Hambletonian Oaks which has eliminations the week prior to the final. "I'm not that worried about it," said Zeron about racing heats. "She recovers about 12 or 14 minutes after each race." Zeron co-owns Atlanta with partners Crawford Farms, Holland Racing Stable, Howard Taylor and Brad Grant. He noted that his partners have provided full support. "All of my owners are on board with my decision to race her in the Hambletonian." Atlanta will become just the fifth filly since the year 2000 to race against the boys in the Hambletonian. The last filly to capture harness racing's most prestigious trotting event was Continentalvictory in 1996. Zeron's decision to race Atlanta in the sport's biggest trotting event adds tremendous hype to the 93rd Hambletonian and the veteran horseman expects to leave a lasting mark. "This will go down in history." by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications

Thirteen contestants remain eligible for the "Own A Horse - Hambletonian Edition" presented by Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and the Hambletonian Society. The contestant paired with the colt that wins the $1 Million Hambletonian takes home $5,000. The lucky thirteen all came out to the track on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night. They each received racing programs, $20 food voucher and a $100 betting voucher along with the chance to meet their horse in the back paddock. The "Owners" remaining eligible are as follows: Horse First Last Classichap Dawn Lanz Fashionwoodchopper Craig Goodstadt Fourth Dimension Deborah Schreyer Hat Trick Habit Patrick Conway Hill Street Frank Punturieri Met's Hall Gary Hoyt Patent Leather Chris Calabro Samo Different Day Kimberly Bolwell Shoshie Deo Jessica Boehm Six Pack David Kettles Tactical Landing Steven Kortman Wolfgang Tonia Peppers Zephyr Kronos Sandra Vicuna "Owner" of Fashionwoodchopper, Craig Goodstadt was ecstatic on Pace night, "It was a great promo and my kids had an amazing time." The $1 Million Hambletonian is on Saturday, August 4. Doors open 10 am with a 12 noon first post. Fans can find racing, wagering and event day details at http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/hambletonian/ From the Meadowlands Publicity Department

Six Pack, Wolfgang, Atlanta Top Three Picks Round two for wagering on the 93rd Hambletonian winner opens at noon (EDT) Friday, July 20, and closes at 10 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, July 22. Bettors will get two more chances to pick the Hambletonian winner before the race is actually run Saturday, Aug. 4, at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Beginning at noon Friday wagering will open on the second of three pools. The first future pool attracted close to $10,000, and with several major preps in the books the front-runners for the $1 million Hambletonian have come into sharp focus. Two divisions of the $181,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands last Saturday yielded a world-record performance by Six Pack and a return to the races for the Goodtimes winner Wolfgang. Six Pack, owned by Ake Svanstedt Inc., Little E LLC, Stall Kalmar FF and Lars Berg was trained and driven to victory by Svanstedt in a world record for 3-year-olds male trotters of 1:50. The time shaved a fifth of a second off the old mark of 1:50.1 shared by Donato Hanover and Muscle Hill. The Dancer win also earned Six Pack the No. 1 spot on Meadowlands' announcer/analyst Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian, and an appearance at No. 9 on the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 Poll. Six Pack is 4-1 in the Hambletonian Future Pool No. 2. Wolfgang, the No. 2 horse in the Road to the Hambletonian rankings, won his Dancer division by 2-3/4 lengths over Classichap in a career-best 1:51.2. Zephyr Kronos finished third. Wolfgang is owned by Brixton Medical Inc., Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables and Fair Island Farm Inc., driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by four-time Hambletonian winner Jimmy Takter. A son of My MVP-Summer Savory, Wolfgang has won all three of his starts this season and earned $200,415. Wolfgang opens up in the Future Pool No. 2 at 5-1. A new edition to the Future Wager odds line is the filly Atlanta, who sports a perfect slate of five wins in five starts this year, after an easy 1:53.4 victory in a $61,300 division of the N.Y. Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs. The daughter of Chapter Seven-Hemi Blue Chip has racked up $178,234 this year for owners Rick Zeron Stable, Crawford Farms, Holland Racing Stable, Howard Taylor and Brad Grant. Atlanta debuts in the Future Pool at 8-1 Though fillies have their own division in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, several have started in the $1 million event for males in recent years, most recently world champion Mission Brief, who was second to Pinkman in 2015. The horses in each of the pools will be listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field will consist of the remaining horses eligible to the 93rd edition of America’s Trotting Classic, including fillies eligible to the Oaks. There are no supplements permitted to the Hambletonian or Oaks. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and internationally until Sunday, July 22, at 10 p.m. (EDT) when the pool will close. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2018 Hambletonian. The Hambletonian Future Wager will be set-up in the tote system as one separate event. The event code is MZH and the future wager pools will be placed as follows: * Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 2-July 20 Opens at noon (EDT)–July 22 Closes at 10 p.m. (EDT). * Race 3: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 3-Aug. 1 Opens at noon (EDT)–Aug. 3 Closes at 10 p.m. (EDT). Further details available at PlayMeadowlands.com and Hambletonian.com. 2018 Hambletonian Future Wagering – Pool No. 2       HD Horse Odds 1 Alarm Detector 20-1 2 Atlanta 8-1 3 Classichap 15-1 4 Crystal Fashion 8-1 5 Evaluate 15-1 6 Fourth Dimension 20-1 7 Met’s Hall 30-1 8 Six Pack 4-1 9 Southwind Chrome 10-1 10 Tactical Landing 8-1 11 Tae Kwon Deo 30-1 12 Wolfgang 5-1 13 You Know You Do 10-1 14 Zephyr Kronos 20-1 15 THE FIELD (All other horses eligible to Hambletonian and Oaks. Fillies can enter the Open division) 12-1 From the Meadowlands Publicity Office

After a world record performance on Saturday, Six Pack vaults to top spot in Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 9.   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg Unleashed a stunning world record 1:50 going first over from post eight in his Dancer division, NYSS star set a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC, Ake Svanstedt looks for back-to-back Hambos, “He’s a tough horse.  I had a lot of power coming into the last eight” -AS 2 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Goodtimes winner underwent a procedure, missed three weeks & dominated his Dancer division in a career best 1:51.2 to go three-for-three this season, leads the Takter Hambo battalion 3 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband 2017 Peter Haughton Memorial winner finished a solid second to Six Pack [1:50.2] in the Dancer off a second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight against older horses, strong Takter back up plan 4 Crystal Fashion Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Cantab Hall colt with three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in a career best 1:51.4, did not race last two weeks 5 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena O’Brien Award & Wm. Wellwood Memorial winner, Goodtimes elimination winner in 1:53.1, came up sick & third [1:53.2] in that Final, set a fast pace & finished third [1:50.4] in the Dancer 6 Classichap Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables Held off Tactical Landing in 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his first career win, rallied for second [1:51.4] behind Wolfgang in the Dancer, Smedshammer trainee ramping it up at the right time 7 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc  PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final, attacked first over & finished fourth in his Dancer division, his tenth career start 8 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc 2017 Dan Patch Award winner was second [1:52.4] in a track record NYSS @ Tioga Downs, had a knee boot issue in his Beal elimination, broke again in the Dancer & goes into regroup mode 9 Southwind Chrome Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable Sleeper for Marion Marauder connections, second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, third [1:51.2] to Classichap & Tactical Landing on July 6 in only sixth career start, did not race last two weeks 10 Tactical Landing Jimmy Takter, The Tactical Landing Stable $800,000 brother to Mission Brief has come a long way in a short time in Takter’s “boot camp”, gained confidence with an easy first win in 1:53.3 @ The Big M on July 13, only his fourth career start     .

This years Hambletonian is shaping up to be a particularly exciting one for many new people to the sport of harness racing. A big reason being that Lawmaker is a real possibility to be in the eliminations this year. Since his third place finish in the Beal memorial at the poconos, our flagship three year old is likely to be added to the august third card in East Rutherford.   Given this news, we have put together a bus trip for anyone looking to experience one of the biggest spectacles in horse racing. We have , transportation, accommodation, and a large group area and buffet on the roof of the meadowlands for Hambo day.   We are filling the bus quickly and only have 56 seats available. When we are sold out we will be finalizing the transportation portion of the trip.   The Stable's 2018 Hambo Trip looks like this:   Trip Package - $910 per couple - All figures are in CDN $ and include applicable tax.   Travel Dates:  Depart August 3 at 8:00 a.m. from Tomiko Training Centre (arrive 6:00 p.m.)  Return August 5 at 8:00 a.m. from Holiday Inn Meadowlands (arrive 6:00 p.m.) Included in this package: Round trip transportation from Tomiko Training Centre to the Holiday Inn Meadowlands on a coach bus equipped with WI-FI.   Hotel accommodations: One room per couple. Singles will be paired with another single of the same sex.   Admission to the Hambletonian and Race Day Program.   Private Viewing Area at The Meadowlands.   Food Ticket for Hambo Day, includes:             Choice of: cheeseburger, 2 hot dogs, or pulled pork; plus potato salad or coleslaw.             Choice of: 2 waters or 1 Bud or Bud Lite Draft Beer.   There is an option for couples to share a room with another couple for a package cost of $670 per couple.   If you have a family, please contact Justin to discuss accommodation options.   Please Note:  Vehicles can be left at Tomiko for the duration of the trip. The Stable and Tomiko Training Centre are not responsible for the security of your vehicle during this time.     All passengers must have a valid passport for crossing the border.     Please contact Justin if you are not taking the bus, but would like to be part of the on-scene group (hotel and race day activities).     If you expressed interest in our original survey about this trip a few months ago, please reconfirm your intentions to participate.   Contact Justin with any questions, or to book your spot: justin@thestable.ca or call (519) 400-5672   From TheStable.ca  

Classichap Enters Top Ten in Road to the Hambletonian Week 8   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Goodtimes elimination & Final winner, off last three weeks, had a procedure to remove a testicle & lost 10 days of training, tuned up for the Dancer winning a Big M qualifier on July 7 in 1:53 2 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg Kicked off 2018 four-for-four, set a track record of 1:51.2 in the EBC Final, won his Earl Beal, Jr. elimination in 1:53.3, a solid second [1:51.4] from post nine in that Final, off last week, Dancer next 3 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc Last year’s Dan Patch Award winner was second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, looks to rebound in the Dancer after an apparent knee boot issue @ Pocono 4 Crystal Fashion Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Consistent Cantab Hall colt has three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, fresh off a two-hole trip upset in the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in 1:51.4, did not race last week 5 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final in only his ninth career start, off last week, look for him in the Dancer 6 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena O’Brien Award & Wm. Wellwood Memorial winner, won his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, came up sick & was third [1:53.2] in that Final, regrouped with a 1:53 qualifier @ Mohawk on July 6 7 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband P. Haughton winner & Wm. Wellwood runner up, PASS winner in 1:53.2 on May 26, second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight on June 29, off last week, bolsters the Takter battalion in the Dancer 8 Classichap Trond Smedshammer, Purple Haze Stables Chapter Seven colt fought off Tactical Landing in an eye-catching 1:51.1 on July 6 @ The Big M for his first career win, Smedshammer won the 2004 Hambo with Windsong’s Legacy 9 Southwind Chrome Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable Second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, third [1:51.2] to Classichap & Tactical Landing on July 6 in only sixth career start, progressing for Marion Marauder connections with a crucial test in the Dancer next 10 Samo Different Day Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners On the board in 11 of 13 as a 2YO, second by a head [1:52.4] with a final quarter of :27.2 in a Big M overnight on June 29, did not race last week & looks to continue ramping it up in the Dancer  

Wolfgang retains the top stop in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 7.  Crystal Fashion jumps up to fourth place after his upset win in the Beal Memorial. The first jewel of harness racing's Triple Crown is the Hambletonian.   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Won his Goodtimes elimination & Final in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1 to kick off 2018 two-for-two, off last two weeks, Dancer Memorial eliminations next, “I think he’ll be a big time factor in the Hambo” -YG 2 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg NYSS champion started off his season four-for-four, set a track record of 1:51.2 in the EBC Final, won his Earl Beal, Jr. elimination in 1:53.3, a solid second [1:51.4] from post nine in that Final 3 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc 2017 Dan Patch Award winner finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, broke [eighth] in his Beal elimination, “We think he got stuck in his knee boot” -MM 4 Crystal Fashion Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Grand Circuit winner at two has three wins & three seconds (two nose losses) in six starts this season, converted a perfect trip two-hole to upset the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in 1:51.4 5 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono in 1:53.3, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination, a strong fourth [1:52.2] in that Final in only his ninth career start 6 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena O’Brien Award & William Wellwood Memorial winner at two, took his Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.1, came up sick & finished third [1:53.2] in that Final, broke [seventh] in his Beal elimination 7 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband P. Haughton winner & Wm. Wellwood runner up, won PASS division in 1:53.2, rebounded off a break in the PA All-Stars @ Pocono Downs with a sizzling second [1:50.2] in a Big M overnight 8 Southwind Chrome Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable Finished a close second [1:51.2] in a track record EBC, cruised to break his maiden in his Big M debut in 1:54, late-blooming son of Chapter Seven for Marion Marauder connections off last week 9 Samo Different Day Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners Hit the board in 11 of 13 as a major stakes player at two, grinded gamely first over to finish second by a head [1:52.4] with a final quarter of :27.2 in a Big M overnight on June 29 10 Moosonee Tim Tetrick, Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm LTD Explosive Matter gelding has stepped up this season to win divisions of PASS [1:54] & Currier & Ives [1:53.4] @ The Meadows, finished a close second [1:52.1] in a Beal Consolation KEY PREP RACES Date Stakes Site Winner Trainer Driver 2nd Horse 3rd Horse Time 05/05 Dexter Cup Fhld Lindy’s Big Bang Nifty Norman Dave Miller DON Perlucky 1:56.1 05/11 NYSS VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Voss Volo CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 05/11 NYSS VD Helpisontheway Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick Clive Bigsby VIC’S WINNER 1:55 05/11 NYSS VD DON Julie Miller Andy Miller CLASSICHAP Seven Iron 1:54.3 05/18 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Deshawn Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:56.2 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Helpisontheway CLASSICHAP 1:52.1 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD Seven Iron Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick On The Ropes Voss Volo 1:54.2 05/19 PASS Mea What’s The Word Janice Conner Corey Callahan HILL STREET DAWSON SPRINGS 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea CAPTAIN MORGAN Staffan Lind Christian Lind EVALUATE Im Your Captain 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman FASHIONWOODCHOPPER GEMOLOGIST 1:54 05/19 PASS Mea Donatover Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer CRYSTAL FASHION MISSLE HILL 1:54.4 05/25 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 05/26 PASS PcD EVALUATE Marcus Melander Corey Callahan CAPTAIN MORGAN Make It A Double 1:51.4 05/26 PASS PcD YOU KNOW YOU DO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras MOOSONEE Scirocco Rob 1:53.2 05/26 PASS PcD Whats The Word Janice Connor Corey Callahan HILL STREET Donatover 1:53.2 05/28 E. Breeders Final VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt SOUTHWIND CHROME Clive Bigsby 1:51.2 06/01 NJSS Final M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman PATENT LEATHER RICH AND MISERABLE 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea CRYSTAL FASHION Jim Campbell Tim Tetrick Scirocco Rob MEADOWBRANCH RICKY 1:56.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras LAWMAKER Run Director 1:52.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh ALARM DETECTOR Benoit Baillargeon Trevor Henry Fiftydallarbill CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 06/16 Goodtimes Final Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras Stormont Ventnor ALARM DETECTOR 1:52.1 06/23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD Mission Accepted Jeff Conger Ryan Stahl PATENT LEATHER LAWMAKER 1:53.2 06/23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt EVALUATE FASHIONWOODCHOPPER 1:53.3 06.23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD MANCHEGO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras CRYSTAL FASHION Mississippi Storm 1:52.4 06/30 Earl Beal, Jr. Mem PcD CRYSTAL FASHION Jim Campbell Tim Tetrick SIX PACK LAWMAKER 1:51.4    

The Hambletonian Future Wager closed on June 24 with a total of $6,991.00 bet in the pool of 15 interests. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and when the future wager pool opens next on July 20 and can be found in betting systems as Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 2 CODE MZH. Betting opens at noon [EDT] and closes on July 22 at 10:00 pm (EDT). The results of the recent Earl Beal eliminations at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono featured a bit of a surprise as both freshman divisional champs north and south of the border - O'Brien winner Alarm Detector and Dan Patch winner Fourth Dimension broke stride and did not make the $500,000 Final this Saturday. The undefeated filly Manchego won her elimination and can be bet as "The Field" in the Future Wager. A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers led by Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, whose Road to the Hambletonian annually tracks the leading candidates to the race, has selected a group of 14 trotters out of the 235 colts, fillies and geldings that remain eligible to start in the Hambletonian after the final February 15 payment. Though fillies have their own division in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, several have started in the $1 million event for males in recent years, most recently world champion Mission Brief, who was second to Pinkman in 2015. The connections of two fillies, Manchego and Atlanta, have not ruled out the richer division yet. The horses in each of the pools are listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field will consist of the remaining horses eligible to the 93rd edition of America's Trotting Classic, including all fillies eligible to the Oaks. There are no supplements permitted to the Hambletonian or Oaks. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2018 Hambletonian. The final Hambletonian Future Wager pool #3 will open Wednesday, Aug. 1 at noon (EDT) and closes on Hambletonian Eve, Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:00 pm (EDT). Further details available at PlayMeadowlands.com and Hambletonian.com Official Rules below! 2018 Hambletonian Future Wagering - Pool #1 as of 10:00p.m [EDT} Sunday June 24 HD - Horse - Morning Line Odds A description of the wager may be found here. Rules are available here. 1. ALARM DETECTOR 20-1 2. CAPTAIN MORGAN 28-1 3. EVALUATE 22-1 4. FOURTH DIMENSION 7-2 5. MET'S HALL 22-1 6. MOOSONEE 32-1 7. PATENT LEATHER 10-1 8. SAMO DIFFERENT DAY 55-1 9. SHOSHIE DEO 60-1 10. SIX PACK 5-1 11. SOUTHWIND CHROME 28-1 12. TAE KWON DEO 28-1 13. WOLFGANG 5-1 14. YOU KNOW YOU DO 34-1 15. FIELD (ALL OTHER ELIGIBLES) 5/2 (All other horses eligible to Hambletonian and Oaks. Fillies can enter the Open division) by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

Wolfgang remains on top of Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week Six.  Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Dominated his Goodtimes elimination & final in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1 to go two-for-two this season, took last week off & Stanley Dancer Memorial eliminations next 2 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg Freshman NYSS champion fresh off a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final @ Vernon Downs, cruised in his Earl Beal, Jr. elimination in 1:53.3 to go four-for-four this season 3 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc 2017 Dan Patch Award winner set the pace & finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs, then broke & finished eighth in his Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial elimination 4 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono on June 12 in 1:53.3, second to Six Pack in his Beal elimination only his eighth career start 5 Southwind Chrome Scott Zeron, Paula Wellwood, Dreamville Stable Lightly-raced son of Chapter Seven broke his maiden with ease in his Big M debut in 1:54 on June 22, same connections who won the 2016 Hambo with Marion Marauder come bursting on the scene 6 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena O’Brien Award winner set a Canadian record of 1:52.4 in William Wellwood Memorial at two, Goodtimes elimination winner & third [1:53.2] in Final, broke & finished seventh in his Beal elimination 7 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband P. Haughton winner & Wm. Wellwood runner up, won PASS division in 1:53.2, broke [ninth] as the heavy favorite in PA All-Stars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17 & did not race last week 8 Patent Leather Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Second [1:54] in a Currier & Ives division, won a PA All-Stars division in 1:52.3, second [1:53.3] in a Beal elimination 9 Crystal Fashion Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Grand Circuit stakes winner at two, took a Currier & Ives division in 1:56.3, nosed out in a PA All-Stars division in 1:52.2 & second [1:52.4] by a nose to Manchego in his Beal elimination 10 Met’s Hall Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc. Grand Circuit winner @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, fifth [1:55.3] in first qualifier behind Fourth Dimension on June 2, second [1:53.2] in Big M qualifier on June 23   KEY PREP RACES Date Stakes Site Winner Trainer Driver 2nd Horse 3rd Horse Time 05/05 Dexter Cup Fhld Lindy’s Big Bang Nifty Norman Dave Miller DON Perlucky 1:56.1 05/11 NYSS VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Voss Volo CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 05/11 NYSS VD Helpisontheway Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick Clive Bigsby VIC’S WINNER 1:55 05/11 NYSS VD DON Julie Miller Andy Miller CLASSICHAP Seven Iron 1:54.3 05/18 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Deshawn Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:56.2 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Helpisontheway CLASSICHAP 1:52.1 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD Seven Iron Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick On The Ropes Voss Volo 1:54.2 05/19 PASS Mea What’s The Word Janice Conner Corey Callahan HILL STREET DAWSON SPRINGS 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea CAPTAIN MORGAN Staffan Lind Christian Lind EVALUATE Im Your Captain 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman FASHIONWOODCHOPPER GEMOLOGIST 1:54 05/19 PASS Mea Donatover Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer CRYSTAL FASHION MISSLE HILL 1:54.4 05/25 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 05/26 PASS PcD EVALUATE Marcus Melander Corey Callahan CAPTAIN MORGAN Make It A Double 1:51.4 05/26 PASS PcD YOU KNOW YOU DO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras MOOSONEE Scirocco Rob 1:53.2 05/26 PASS PcD Whats The Word Janice Connor Corey Callahan HILL STREET Donatover 1:53.2 05/28 E. Breeders Final VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt SOUTHWIND CHROME Clive Bigsby 1:51.2 06/01 NJSS Final M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman PATENT LEATHER RICH AND MISERABLE 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea CRYSTAL FASHION Jim Campbell Tim Tetrick Scirocco Rob MEADOWBRANCH RICKY 1:56.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras LAWMAKER Run Director 1:52.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh ALARM DETECTOR Benoit Baillargeon Trevor Henry Fiftydallarbill CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 06/16 Goodtimes Final Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras Stormont Ventnor ALARM DETECTOR 1:52.1 06/23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD Mission Accepted Jeff Conger Ryan Stahl PATENT LEATHER LAWMAKER 1:53.2 06/23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt EVALUATE FASHIONWOODCHOPPER 1:53.3 06.23 E. Beal, Jr. Elim PcD MANCHEGO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras CRYSTAL FASHION Mississippi Storm 1:52.4  

The Hambletonian Future Wager Pool #1 will close at 10pm this evening, Sunday, June 24.   Here are the odds as of 11pm on Saturday, June 23.   The pool (Win only) was at $4,413 at that time.   A description of the wager may be found here.   Rules and a program page with the listed horses is available here.   1. ALARM DETECTOR 22-1   2. CAPTAIN MORGAN 30-1   3. EVALUATE 30-1   4. FOURTH DIMENSION 7-2   5. MET'S HALL 23-1   6. MOOSONEE 30-1   7. PATENT LEATHER 13-1   8. SAMO DIFFERNT DAY 60-1   9. SHOSHIE DEO 80-1   10. SIX PACK 6-1   11. SOUTHWIND CHROME 25-1   12. TAE KWON DEO 40-1   13. WOLFGANG 4-1   14. YOU KNOW YOU DO 40-1   15. FIELD (ALL OTHER ELIGIBLES) 2-1   by Nick Salvi, for the Meadowlands  

Wolfgang vaults to number one in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 5.   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Opened up his 3YO season dominating the Goodtimes in 1:52.2 & 1:52.1, Takter said, “This is a special horse.  He was really big & immature last year, but got better & better.  I don’t think we’ve seen a limit in him yet.”  Stanley Dancer Memorial is next. 2 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc Dan Patch Award winner with a mark of 1:52.4 won his second qualifier @ the Big M in 1:53.3, set the pace & finished second [1:52.4] in a track record 1:52.2 NYSS @ Tioga Downs on June 15 3 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena O’Brien Award winner who set a Canadian record of 1:52.4 in William Wellwood Memorial won his 3YO debut in a Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.3, a roughed up third [1:53.2] in Final 4 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg 2YO NYSS champion @ made it three-for-three in 2018 @ Vernon Downs, 1:53.1, 1:52.1 and a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final on May 28, did not race last two weeks 5 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband Peter Haughton Memorial winner in 1:54.2 & Wm. Wellwood runner up, won three Big M qualifiers, broke & finished ninth as the heavy favorite in PA All-Stars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17 6 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc PASS winner in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26 in only his sixth career start, won a N/W 4 @ Pocono on June 12 in 1:53.3 7 Moosonee Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm Ltd. Won a PASS division in 1:54 @ The Meadows, second to You Know You Do @ Pocono Downs on May 26, won a Currier & Ives division in career best 1:53.4 on June 6, did not race last week 8 Patent Leather Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms LLC Son of Broadway Hall was second [1:54] to Moosonee on June 6, won a PA All-Stars division in 1:52.3 on June 17, Jim Campbell was also second by a nose with Crystal Fashion in 1:52.2 9 Met’s Hall Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc. Grand Circuit winner @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, first qualifier was a fifth [1:55.3] behind Fourth Dimension on June 2, did not race/qualify last two weeks 10 Samo Different Day Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners Second in the Peter Haughton, third in Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second Matron Final, fourth [1:54.1] in his 3YO debut, fourth [1:53.1] in PA All-Stars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17   KEY PREP RACES Date Stakes Site Winner Trainer Driver 2nd Horse 3rd Horse Time 05/05 Dexter Cup Fhld Lindy’s Big Bang Nifty Norman Dave Miller DON Perlucky 1:56.1 05/11 NYSS VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Voss Volo CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 05/11 NYSS VD Helpisontheway Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick Clive Bigsby VIC’S WINNER 1:55 05/11 NYSS VD DON Julie Miller Andy Miller CLASSICHAP Seven Iron 1:54.3 05/18 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Deshawn Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:56.2 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Helpisontheway CLASSICHAP 1:52.1 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD Seven Iron Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick On The Ropes Voss Volo 1:54.2 05/19 PASS Mea What’s The Word Janice Conner Corey Callahan HILL STREET DAWSON SPRINGS 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea CAPTAIN MORGAN Staffan Lind Christian Lind EVALUATE Im Your Captain 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman FASHIONWOODCHOPPER GEMOLOGIST 1:54 05/19 PASS Mea Donatover Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer CRYSTAL FASHION MISSLE HILL 1:54.4 05/25 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 05/26 PASS PcD EVALUATE Marcus Melander Corey Callahan CAPTAIN MORGAN Make It A Double 1:51.4 05/26 PASS PcD YOU KNOW YOU DO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras MOOSONEE Scirocco Rob 1:53.2 05/26 PASS PcD Whats The Word Janice Connor Corey Callahan HILL STREET Donatover 1:53.2 05/28 E. Breeders Final VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt SOUTHWIND CHROME Clive Bigsby 1:51.2 06/01 NJSS Final M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman PATENT LEATHER RICH AND MISERABLE 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea CRYSTAL FASHION Jim Campbell Tim Tetrick Scirocco Rob MEADOWBRANCH RICKY 1:56.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras LAWMAKER Run Director 1:52.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh ALARM DETECTOR Benoit Baillargeon Trevor Henry Fiftydallarbill CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 06/16 Goodtimes Final Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras Stormont Ventnor ALARM DETECTOR 1:52.1            

The 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands will feature a bet that takes horseplayers back to the future - a Hambletonian Future wager. Beginning at noon (EDT) on Friday, June 22, wagering will open on the first of three pools for the $1 million Hambletonian race conducted Saturday, August 4 at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and internationally until Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m. (EDT) when the first Future pool will close. A team of harness racing analysts and handicappers led by Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, whose Road to the Hambletonian annually tracks the leading candidates to the race, will select a group of 14 trotters out of the 235 colts, fillies and geldings that remain eligible to start in the Hambletonian after the final February 15 payment. Though fillies have their own division in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, several have started in the $1 million event for males in recent years, most recently world champion Mission Brief, who was second to Pinkman in 2015. The connections of two fillies, Manchego and Atlanta, have not ruled out the richer division yet. The horses in each of the pools will be listed in alphabetical order. The mutuel field will consist of the remaining horses eligible to the 93rd edition of America's Trotting Classic, including all fillies eligible to the Oaks. There are no supplements permitted to the Hambletonian or Oaks. The minimum future wager is $1.00 and all future wagers are win wagering only. The winner of each pool will be determined by the official first-place finisher in the 2018 Hambletonian. The second future pool will open Friday, July 20 and close Sunday, July 22. The third and final future wager pool will open Wednesday, August 1, when the entries and elimination heats will be sorted, and close on Friday, August 3, Hambletonian eve. The Hambletonian Future Wager will be set-up in the tote system as one separate event. The event code is MZH and the future wager pools will be placed as follows: * Race 1: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 1 June 22 Opens at noon (EDT) - June 24 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) * Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 2 July 20 Opens at noon (EDT) - July 22 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) * Race 3: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool 3 Aug. 1 Opens at noon (EDT) - Aug. 3 Closes at 10:00 pm (EDT) Past performance lines for the Hambletonian eligible horses will be available free of charge on the Meadowlands website playmeadowlands.com. All rules and updates can be found there and on www.Hambletonian.com. by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands resumes live racing on Friday with a nine race card beginning at 7:15 pm.   The overnight mix is highlighted by a few Hambletonian eligibles sprinkled over the program, including a very interesting Jimmy Takter pupil. Takter has a barn load of Hambo horses including a few intriguing prospects that have kept a very low profile, Zephyr Kronos among those.   By International classic winning sire Ready Cash, Orange Kronos raced but twice at age 2 but Takter and company recognized the talent enough to put the colt away early and count on time to season him.   The early returns would lean toward that being time well spent, though Zephyr Kronos still requires careful handling and has been driven by the trainer in all starts this season, the speed is evident. He has exhibited a wicked turn of foot on several occasions with sub 27 second final quarters a regular occurrence on his past performance lines.   The pair will leave from post two in a short field of six in the second race where he'll find a pair of potential Hambo rivals in Dawson Springs and U Need Stones.   With the Hambletonian now just seven weeks hence, Takter will have to ask the hard questions soon to determine whether Zephyr Kronos is indeed worthy of owners Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz, Perry Soderberg and Jimmy's wife Christina's patience and investment.   The last race Jackpot Hi-5 carryover pool is now in excess of $250,000. You can find free past performances for that and the Pick 4 on the web.   by Nick Saliv, for the Meadowlands  

There is some movement in Week 4 of Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian.  Wolfgang moved into the second spot off his dominate Goodtimes performance.   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc Dan Patch Award winner with a mark of 1:52.4, fifth [1:55] in a Big M qualifier May 19 on sloppy track, rallied in :27 to win a Big M qualifier in 1:53.3 on June 2, did not race/qualify last week 2 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Matron Stake upsetter & Valley Victory runner up, won his second qualifier in 1:54 on May 19, dominated his Goodtimes elimination in career best 1:52.2, post four in Final 3 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena Set a Canadian record of 1:52.4 in William Wellwood Memorial, O’Brien Award winner took two Mohawk qualifiers, then won his 3YO debut in a Goodtimes elimination in 1:53.3, post three in Final 4 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband Peter Haughton Memorial winner in 1:54.2, second in the Wm. Wellwood, won three Big M qualifiers in 1:54.1, 1:55.3 on sloppy track & 1:53.2, second [1:54] in a fourth qualifier on June 9, post eight in PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17 5 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg NYSS champion @ made it three-for-three in 2018 @ Vernon Downs, 1:53.1, 1:52.1 and a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final on May 28, did not race last week 6 Met’s Hall Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc. Grand Circuit winner @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, first qualifier was a fifth [1:55.3] behind Fourth Dimension on June 2, did not race/qualify last week 7 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc Son of Andover Hall rallied to win PASS division in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26 in only his sixth career start, drew the rail in a N/W 4 @ Pocono on June 12 & won in 1:53.3 8 Samo Different Day Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners Second in the Peter Haughton, third in Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second in the Matron Final, second [1:53.4] in a qualifier on May 26, fourth [1:54.1] in his 3YO debut @ Big M on June 8, post four in PA Allstars division @ Pocono Downs on June 17 9 Moosonee Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm Ltd. Kicked off his 3YO season winning a PASS division in 1:54 @ The Meadows, second to You Know You Do @ Pocono Downs on May 26, won a Currier & Ives division in career best 1:53.4 on June 6 10 Captain Morgan Christian Lind, Staffan Lind, Lind Racing Stable, Bender Sweden Inc, Roy Holth, KemppiSuojalampi Stable Cantab Hall colt won his first two starts this season, including a PASS division in 1:54.1 in the slop @ The Meadows, then was second [1:52] to Evaluate on May 26, did not race last two weeks KEY PREP RACES Date Stakes Site Winner Trainer Driver 2nd Horse 3rd Horse Time 05/05 Dexter Cup Fhld Lindy’s Big Bang Nifty Norman Dave Miller DON Perlucky 1:56.1 05/11 NYSS VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Voss Volo CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 05/11 NYSS VD Helpisontheway Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick Clive Bigsby VIC’S WINNER 1:55 05/11 NYSS VD DON Julie Miller Andy Miller CLASSICHAP Seven Iron 1:54.3 05/18 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Deshawn Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:56.2 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Helpisontheway CLASSICHAP 1:52.1 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD Seven Iron Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick On The Ropes Voss Volo 1:54.2 05/19 PASS Mea What’s The Word Janice Conner Corey Callahan HILL STREET DAWSON SPRINGS 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea CAPTAIN MORGAN Staffan Lind Christian Lind EVALUATE Im Your Captain 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman FASHIONWOODCHOPPER GEMOLOGIST 1:54 05/19 PASS Mea Donatover Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer CRYSTAL FASHION MISSLE HILL 1:54.4 05/25 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 05/26 PASS PcD EVALUATE Marcus Melander Corey Callahan CAPTAIN MORGAN Make It A Double 1:51.4 05/26 PASS PcD YOU KNOW YOU DO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras MOOSONEE Scirocco Rob 1:53.2 05/26 PASS PcD Whats The Word Janice Connor Corey Callahan HILL STREET Donatover 1:53.2 05/28 E. Breeders Final VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt SOUTHWIND CHROME Clive Bigsby 1:51.2 06/01 NJSS Final M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman PATENT LEATHER RICH AND MISERABLE 1:53.4 06/06 Currier & Ives Mea CRYSTAL FASHION Jim Campbell Tim Tetrick Scirocco Rob MEADOWBRANCH RICKY 1:56.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh WOLFGANG Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras LAWMAKER Run Director 1:52.2 06/08 Goodtimes Elim Moh ALARM DETECTOR Benoit Baillargeon Trevor Henry Fiftydallarbill CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1  

No changes in Ken Warkentin’s Road to the Hambletonian Week 3 top ten list. ank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc Won Dan Patch Award & Valley Victory in 1:53.3, owns a mark of 1:52.4, fifth [1:55] in a Big M qualifier May 19 on sloppy track, rallied in :27 to win a Big M qualifier in 1:53.3 on June 2 2 Met’s Hall Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc. 1:52.4 Grand Circuit winner @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, Team Orange Crush on board in last two Hambos, first qualifier was a fifth [1:55.3] behind Fourth Dimension on June 2 3 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena Chapter Seven colt set a Canadian record of 1:52.4 in William Wellwood Memorial, won two Mohawk qualifiers on May 14 [1:57.4] & May 21 [1:55.4], did not qualify/race last two weeks 4 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband Peter Haughton Memorial winner in 1:54.2, second in the Wm. Wellwood, has won three Big M qualifiers in 1:54.1, 1:55.3 on sloppy track & 1:53.2 on May 26, did not race last week 5 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg NYSS champion @ two kicked off his 3YO season with three straight wins @ Vernon Downs, 1:53.1, 1:52.1 and a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final on May 28, did not race last week 6 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc Son of Andover Hall & stablemate to Fourth Dimension rallied to win PASS division in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26 in only his sixth career start, did not race last week 7 Captain Morgan Christian Lind, Staffan Lind, Lind Racing Stable, Bender Sweden Inc, Roy Holth, KemppiSuojalampi Stable Cantab Hall colt won his first two starts this season, including a PASS division in 1:54.1 in the slop @ The Meadows, then was second [1:52] to Evaluate on May 26, did not race last week 8 Samo Different Day Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners Second in the Peter Haughton, third in Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second in the Matron Final, second [1:53.4] in a qualifier on May 26, did not qualify/race week 9 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Upset stablemate Samo Different Day to win Matron Stake in 1:55.3 & second in the Valley Victory Final, won his second qualifier in 1:54 on May 19 & did not qualify/race last two weeks 10 Moosonee Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm Ltd. Explosive Matter gelding kicked off his 3YO season winning a PASS division in 1:54 @ The Meadows, then finished second to You Know You Do @ Pocono Downs on May 26, did not race last week, post four in first division of Currier & Ives @ The Meadows on June 6     KEY PREP RACES Date Stakes Site Winner Trainer Driver 2nd Horse 3rd Horse Time 05/05 Dexter Cup Fhld Lindy’s Big Bang Nifty Norman Dave Miller DON Perlucky 1:56.1 05/11 NYSS VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Voss Volo CRUISING IN STYLE 1:53.1 05/11 NYSS VD Helpisontheway Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick Clive Bigsby VIC’S WINNER 1:55 05/11 NYSS VD DON Julie Miller Andy Miller CLASSICHAP Seven Iron 1:54.3 05/18 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Deshawn Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:56.2 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt Helpisontheway CLASSICHAP 1:52.1 05/18 E. Breeders Elim VD Seven Iron Linda Toscano Tim Tetrick On The Ropes Voss Volo 1:54.2 05/19 PASS Mea What’s The Word Janice Conner Corey Callahan HILL STREET DAWSON SPRINGS 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea CAPTAIN MORGAN Staffan Lind Christian Lind EVALUATE Im Your Captain 1:54.1 05/19 PASS Mea MOOSONEE Chris Beaver Aaron Merriman FASHIONWOODCHOPPER GEMOLOGIST 1:54 05/19 PASS Mea Donatover Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer CRYSTAL FASHION MISSLE HILL 1:54.4 05/25 NJSS M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4 05/26 PASS PcD EVALUATE Marcus Melander Corey Callahan CAPTAIN MORGAN Make It A Double 1:51.4 05/26 PASS PcD YOU KNOW YOU DO Jimmy Takter Yannick Gingras MOOSONEE Scirocco Rob 1:53.2 05/26 PASS PcD Whats The Word Janice Connor Corey Callahan HILL STREET Donatover 1:53.2 05/28 E. Breeders Final VD SIX PACK Ake Svanstedt Ake Svanstedt SOUTHWIND CHROME Clive Bigsby 1:51.2 06/01 NJSS Final M SHOSHIE DEO Dewayne Minor George Brennan U NEED STONES Brutal Storm 1:53.4  

East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands is offering two series to be raced during the month of June that are closing today.   The Caramore (Pace) and Flower Child (Trot) each have the following condition: All ages NW of $20,000 in 2018 who have started 8 or more times at Freehold Raceway in 2018.   There will be 2 legs for $8,000 each and the final is $20,000 added.   Call Pete Koch in the racing office at 201-842-5130 TODAY to nominate. The fee is $50.   The nomination form is here.   ROAD TO THE HAMBLETONIAN Week Two The 2018 Hambletonian will take place Saturday, August 4, 2017 Fourth Dimension remains in top spot in Week 2 of Road to the Hambletonian.  After strong showings in the Empire Breeders Classic and PASS Divisions, Six Pack, Evaluate, Captain Morgan and Moosonee move into the Top Ten Rankings.   Rank Horse Driver, Trainer, Owner Ken Warkentin’s Comments 1 Fourth Dimension Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant, Inc Capped Dan Patch Award winning season dominating Valley Victory in 1:53.3, fifth [1:55] in a Big M qualifier May 19 on sloppy track, did not qualify nor race last week 2 Met’s Hall Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Stroy, Inc. Andy Miller Stable, Inc. Son of Cantab Hall took a mark of 1:52.4 @ Red Mile & runner up in Breeders Crown, Team Orange Crush on board in last two Hambos, has not qualified yet 3 Alarm Detector Trevor Henry, Benoit Baillargeon, Thomas & Elizabeth Rankin, Claude Hamel & Santo Vena Chapter Seven colt destroyed them in William Wellwood Memorial in Canadian record 1:52.4, won two Mohawk qualifiers on May 14 [1:57.4] & May 21 [1:55.4], did not qualify last week 4 You Know You Do Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Howard Taylor, Order By Stable, Bud Hatfield, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband Muscle Hill colt romped in the Peter Haughton Memorial in 1:54.2, second in the Wm. Wellwood, has won three Big M qualifiers in 1:54.1, 1:55.3 on sloppy track & 1:53.2 on May 26 5 Six Pack Ake Svanstedt, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Little E, Stall Kalmar FF, Lars Berg Muscle Mass colt a NYSS champion @ two has kicked off his 3YO season with three straight wins @ Vernon Downs, 1:53.1, 1:52.1 and a track record 1:51.2 in the EBC Final on May 28 6 Evaluate Corey Callahan, Marcus Melander, Stall TZ Inc Lightly raced son of Andover Hall rallied to win PASS division in 1:51.4 @ Pocono Downs on May 26 in only his sixth career start 7 Captain Morgan Christian Lind, Staffan Lind, Lind Racing Stable, Bender Sweden Inc, Roy Holth, KemppiSuojalampi Stable Son of Cantab Hall won his first two starts this season, including a PASS division in 1:54.1 in the slop @ The Meadows, then finished second [1:52] to Evaluate @ Pocono Downs on May 26 8 Samo Different Day Jimmy Takter, Christina Takter, Samo Partners On the board in 11 of 13, second in the Peter Haughton, third in Breeders Crown & Valley Victory, second in the Matron Final, second [1:53.4] in a qualifier on May 26 9 Wolfgang Yannick Gingras, Jimmy Takter, Brixton Medical, Goran Falk, Hatfield Stables, Fair Island Farm, Inc. Upset stablemate Samo Different Day to win Matron Stake in 1:55.3 & second in the Valley Victory Final, fourth [1:54.3] in first qualifier, won his second qualifier in 1:54 & did not qualify/race last week 10 Moosonee Christopher Beaver, Winterbeary Farm Ltd. Son of Explosive Matter kicked off his 3YO season winning a PASS division in 1:54 @ The Meadows, then finished second to You Know You Do @ Pocono Downs on May 26   From the Meadowlands Publicity Office  

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