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

September 17, 2019, by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Greenshoe and Gimpanzee saw their positions improve in the top 10 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, with Shartin N remaining the unanimous No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Shartin N, who was idle last week, has been ranked first all 17 weeks of the poll.

Greenshoe improved from fourth to third in this week’s rankings following his win in the Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old male trotters. Greenshoe swapped places with Bettor’s Wish, who won the Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old male pacers.

Gimpanzee moved from ninth to seventh in the poll after winning the New York Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old male trotters.

The only other horse in the top 10 in action last week was Forbidden Trade, who was third-placed-fifth in the Canadian Trotting Classic.

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

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.
It was Kiwis on Parade during a cool and windy Westchester evening as driver Dexter Dunn & trainer Chris Ryder made short work of Yonkers Raceway's $300,000 Art Rooney Pace 5/25/19

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

Peter Haughton Memorial on Hambletonian Day

Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) rolled home to capture the $500,000 Yonkers Trot in a track record 1:53.3. Trained by Marcus Melander, Gimpanzee made his bid for the lead prior to the :28 quarter-mile pole. The son of Chapter Seven-Steamy Windows grabbed the bit and ran off with this event
Captain Crunch delivered a stunning Canadian Record 1:47.2 performance to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Nancy Johansson, Captain Crunch and driver Scott Zeron blasted off the wings of the gate from post-eight and claimed the top spot through a :26 opening-quarter.
FORBIDDEN TRADE with Bob McClure out trots the heavy favorite Greenshoe in the deep deep stretch to capture the grandest prize in Harness Racing...the $1,000,000 Hambletonian trophy. Winning the second heat in 1:51, the Canadian-bred son of Kadabra is owned by Determination and trained by Luc Blais.
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.

2019 Breeders Crown Info Guide