(H) Denotes Hambletonian Eligible.
At The Big M
Two definitive Hambletonian preps were on the program at the Meadowlands on July 13. For the colts it was the $294,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial and for the fillies it was the $265,500 Del Miller Memorial.
In The Stanley Dancer Memorial, the anticipated return of Smilin Eli (H-Muscles Yankee) was postponed when the colt became a judges’ scratch. This left a dozen eligibles and favoritism for Royalty For Life (H-RC Royalty), who did not let down the majority of bettors, winning in 1:52 ($4.80) with Brian Sears up.