Ken Warkentin’s Current Hambletonian Top 10 Rankings

2019 Hambletonian Contenders - Road To The Hambletonian by US Trotting

Nancy Johansson sends out 4 of the top horses on one of the signature stakes nights in harness racing, Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace night! #Hambo19 contenders The Ice Dutchess & Don't Let'Em prep for Hambletonian Day, Manchego can capture the $450,000 Hambletonian Maturity, and finally Captain Crunch headlines the main event!

Andrew Harris started his own stable a few years back and shortly after made his first career start in the Hambletonian with Waitlifter K & the entire experience leading up to the final couldn't have gone any better and was easy to relive....Plus he brags on and on and on and on and on and on and on some more about how he's a better trainer than his Obi-Wan Jedi Master Casie Coleman

Hambletonian Oaks contender When Dovescry is back in action in 2019! Her success in the 2018 Breeders Crown and Matron have steered Team Allard to a lighter opening schedule than most of her competition, hoping to peak on in the $500,000 Oaks Final on August 3!
The top 3 ranked horses heading into the 2019 Hambletonian are Greenshoe, Gimpanzee, and Green Manalishi S...all from Melander Stable. We've talked to Marcus before but this time we wanted to talk to the real muscle behind the care of these 3 great race horses, Mikaela & Nathalie!
Marseille and Ake Svanstedt are the only ones to beat #1 ranked 2019 Hambletonian favorite Greenshoe, and they did it in the biggest race of the year so far!

World Harness Racing 

This unique book is a labour of true love provided to you for your enjoyment, thanks to the people from each of the 17 cooperating countries, Retromedia Publishing’s team and the sponsors – all having one thing in common – a passion for horses racing in harness. 

World Harness Racing is a book dedicated to the harness racing industry worldwide – its great people and its wonderful horses. The book concept was conceived by the publisher to tie in with the 2017 World Trotting Conference and the fifth leg of the World Driving Championship, both held in Prince Edward Island, Canada in the summer of 2017. 

The harness racing governing bodies of Canada (Standardbred Canada),  United States (USTA), New Zealand, Australia, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain (partial), Italy, South Africa, United Kingdom (partial) and Russia have sent us photos, historical information and their selections for three driving legends/stars of harness racing of their respective countries. Each country has its own mini-chapter in the book. 

The book is 176 pages in length in a 6 x 9 inches book (15.24cm x 22.86cm)

Some of the legends : 

Joe O’Brien was born in Alberton, Prince Edward Island in 1917. He died in 1984. Canada’s top honours in harness racing, the O’Brien Awards, bear his name, and are synonymous with excellence. 

Stanley Dancer was the first North American driver to record $1 million in purse winnings over a single season in 1964.

 Stig H. Johansson, born in 1945, is known to be the most successful trainer/driver in Sweden since the mid-1970s.

 Mikhail Kozlov is a master-driver of the international class at the Moscow Hippodrome and has the best performance among all drivers in its 183-year history.

 Jean-Michel Bazire has captured 17 French champion driver titles since his first in 1997 and the 46-year-old has long been a member of France’s Trotting Hall of Fame.

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Ken Warkentin’s Road To The Hambletonian Weekly Rankings

In his career, Mike Lachance won 4 Hambletonians, putting him in very rare company of Ben White, Bill Haughton, and Stanley Dancer. He was a one of the most dominant drivers of his era...and he shared the same era as John Campbell, with whom he slugged it out for 30 years.
Just 2 days after tying the world record for the fastest mile EVER in harness racing history with Lather Up, trainer Clyde Francis & driver Montrell Teague are FORCED to compare their current superstar with former Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit!
Hambletonian Bench Racing w/ Marcus Miller & Ryan Macedonio