The 2015 Hambletonian Trail
(H) denotes Hambletonian eligible
The featured events on the Hambletonian Trail the week were two divisions of the $59,206 Reynolds filly trot and one division of the $62,406 Reynolds colt trot, all of which were held at the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 11.
Model Behavior coasted around the mile oval as the 3-5 favorite to win the premier split of the Reynolds filly trot in 1:53.2, while Magic Marker (H-Andover Hall) flew from off the pace to catch pacesetter Rules Of The Road (H-Muscle Hill) and win the second division in 1:52.2 at odds of 4-1.
With morning-line favorite Muscle Diamond (H-Muscle Hill) scratching due to sickness and post-time favorite Cruzado Dela Noche (H-Muscle Massive) breaking at the start, Suit And Tie (H-Andover Hall) dramatically commandeered the front and progressed to a 1:54.1 score over Colbert (H-Cantab Hall) and Total Darkness (H-Muscles Yankee). In a mild upset, Suit And Tie returned $12.40 to win.
During Buffalo Raceway’s Sunday, July 12 matinee, two divisions of $121,500 New York Sires Stakes for filly trotters were contested. Barn Doll won as the 1-9 favorite in the first episode, catching pacesetter Waiting Room (H-Credit Winner) in 1:59. Jewels In Hock claimed the second split in wire-to-wire fashion at 2-5 over pocket-rider Lady Winona (H-Credit Winner) in a 2:00.1 performance.