Thanks to the bidders, buyers, breeders and stallion syndicates for making the inaugural Breeders Crown Charity Challenge a resounding success!

$205K raised for the Crown charities.

Special Thanx to Katz-Libfeld Partnership for this initiative.

Hambletonian Society Breeders Crown Top 10 Poll

Shartin N stands atop the mountain of the fastest female on the planet with a 1:46.4 mile on Hambletonian Day

October 22, 2019, by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Breeders Crown elimination winners Bettor’s Wish, Warrawee Ubeaut, and Manchego made gains in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll.

Bettor’s Wish did not change his position but gained two first-place votes. Warrawee Ubeaut moved from seventh to fourth and Manchego rejoined the Top 10.

Shartin N and Greenshoe, both idle last week, remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

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.

Heavy #Hambo19 favorite GREENSHOE never had an anxious moment in the second $70,000 elimination of the Hambletonian. The son of Father Patrick is trained by Melander Stable for Stall Courant, Hans Backe & Lars Granqvist and was driven to a 1:50.2 victory by Brian Sears. He was bred by Katz and Libfeld.
Betting favorite BETTOR'S WISH granted his backers their just desserts. The son of Bettors Delight drew away from his rivals to capture the second div of the 3yo pacing colts Breeders Crown elim. in 1:51.
WARRAWEE UBEAUT dominates the lone elim for 3yo pacing fillies, crushing her foes in 1:50.3. Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Yannick Gingras, the daughter of Sweet Lou wins her 7th in a row for owners Burke Racing, Collura, Silva, Purnel, Libby & Weaver Bruscemi. She was bred by Warrawee Farm.

Peter Haughton Memorial on Hambletonian Day

Five weeks after undergoing emergency surgery for hernia repair, Southwind Ozzi blazed to victory for Brian Sears in 1:48 in Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. It was the second-fastest mile in the 53-year history of the Adios, missing Bolt The Duer's 1:47.4 record (2012) by a tick.

Lather Up ties the world record of 1:46 for the fastest pacing mile ever

McWicked wins at The Red Mile

Atlanta trots the fastest mile in Meadowlands history in the Graduate FInal

World Champion MANCHEGO controlled the tempo and the field in taking the second div. of the Mare Trot Breeders Crown elimination in 1:52.3. The 4yo daughter of Muscle Hill was driven by Dexter Dunn for trainer Nancy Takter Johansson and owner Black Horse Racing.

2019 Breeders Crown Info Guide