No change at the top; Southwind Ozzi returns to this week’s poll

No change at the top; Southwind Ozzi returns to this week’s poll

September 10, 2019, by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Southwind Ozzi returned to the top 10 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll following his win in last week’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final. The 3-year-old pacing colt, who made his previous top-10 appearance in week 10, was the only newcomer in the top 10.

For the second consecutive week, Shartin N was the unanimous No. 1. The 6-year-old female pacer was idle last week.

Following is how the remainder of this week’s top 10 fared: Lather Up, scratched from Ewart Memorial; Bettor’s Wish, idle; Greenshoe, won Kentucky Sire Stakes division; Atlanta, won Hill Memorial; Real Cool Sam, won Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final; Forbidden Trade, idle; Captain Crunch, fourth in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final; Gimpanzee, idle.

Dropping out of the top 10: Guardian Angel AS, fourth in Hill Memorial.

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.

Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 16 – 9/10/2019

Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs

1 Shartin N (35) 6pm 15-14-0-0 $826,427 350 1

2 Lather Up 4ph 12-8-1-1 $768,011 271 2

3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 12-8-4-0 $984,544 230 3

4 Greenshoe 3tc 9-7-2-0 $766,500 227 4

5 Atlanta 4tm 11-7-3-0 $658,400 186 6

6 Real Cool Sam 2tg 8-8-0-0 $420,038 101 8

7 Forbidden Trade 3tc 10-6-3-1 $796,484 97 7

8 Captain Crunch 3pc 9-5-0-1 $687,077 86 5

9 Gimpanzee 3tc 7-5-0-1 $554,638 66 9

10 Southwind Ozzi 3pc 9-7-1-0 $480,935 51 —

Charity Challenge Breeding Auction Time

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Shartin N is unanimous top choice in poll

Shartin N is unanimous top choice in poll