Shartin N is unanimous top choice in poll

Shartin N is unanimous top choice in poll

September 3, 2019, by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Hightstown, NJ — Shartin N has been No. 1 in this season’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll for all 15 weeks of the voting, and this week it was unanimous. The 6-year-old female pacer received all 35 first-place votes following her world-record 1:48 win in a preliminary round of the Great Northeast Open Series for pacing mares at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday.

Two newcomers joined the top 10 this week: Yonkers Trot winner Gimpanzee at No. 9 and Maple Leaf Trot winner Guardian Angel AS at No. 10.

Following is how the remainder of this week’s top 10 fared: Lather Up, second in Canadian Pacing Derby; Bettor’s Wish, second in Messenger Stakes; Greenshoe, idle; Captain Crunch, third in Simcoe Stakes; Atlanta, second in Maple Leaf Trot; Forbidden Trade, second in Yonkers Trot; Real Cool Sam, idle.

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 15 – 9/3/2019

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 $768,011 302 2

3 Bettor’s Wish 3pc 12-8-4-0 $984,544 229 3

4 Greenshoe 3tc 8-6-2-0 $751,500 193 5

5 Captain Crunch 3pc 8-5-0-1 $666,837 182 4

6 Atlanta 4tm 10-6-3-0 $548,400 136 7

7 Forbidden Trade 3tc 10-6-3-1 $796,484 126 6

8 Real Cool Sam 2tg 7-7-0-0 $294,038 82 8

9 Gimpanzee 3tc 7-5-0-1 $554,638 75 —

10 Guardian Angel AS 5th 10-7-1-0 $619,434 73 —

ALSO: When Dovescry 29; Hypnotic AM 17; Crystal Fashion 15; Century Farroh 14; Tall Drink Hanover 13; Courtly Choice 11; Manchego, McWicked, Sister Sledge 10; Millies Possesion, Southwind Ozzi 9; Best In Show 5; Hannelore Hanover, Tall Dark Stranger 4; American Mercury, Green Manalishi S, Western Fame 3; Alicorn, Caviart Ally 2; Bllack Hole, Capt Midnight, Elver Hanover, Workin Ona Mystery 1.

 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

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