Hambletonian

Hambletonian Winner Atlanta Makes History, Sells Online For $1.55 Million

The 2018 Hambletonian-winning Standardbred filly Atlanta was placed in an online auction on Feb. 12 at OnGait.com, and made history on Friday by bringing in a final bid of $1.55 million. Now a 4-year-old, Atlanta became the highest-priced Standardbred to be sold at auction in North America. According to harnesslink.com, the filly’s ownership group decided to list […]

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Atlanta Trots To Hambletonian Triumph Over Her Male Rivals

Rick Zeron, an admitted crier, had reason to well up Saturday after the 93rd Hambletonian. Not only had the veteran horseman won the trotting classic in his first try. His son Scott was in the sulky to make it a family affair, and the high point of a 43-year-old career. And he got the job done with a […]

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Pool 1 Of Hambletonian Future Wager Closes With 15 Betting Interests

The Hambletonian Future Wager closed on June 24 with a total of $6,991.00 bet in the pool of 15 interests. Wagering will be available at racetrack and online sites throughout North America and when the future wager pool opens next on July 20 and can be found in betting systems as Race 2: Hambletonian Future Wager Pool […]

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Hambletonian Day All-Sources Handle Jumps 4.5 Percent

All-sources handle on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands increased by 4.5 percent versus 2016 including a double-digit increase in separate-pool wagering from Europe and Australia. Total handle on the 16-race program was $7,287,712 up from the $6.9 million wagered in 2016 on a similar 16-race card. Field size was nearly identical to last year (9.7 […]

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TheStable.ca: ‘Equal Parts Social Network, Investment, Family Farm And Sport Of Kings’

There’s only one thing every racehorse owner has in common: they started as a fan. As thousands assemble for the 92nd Hambletonian, the Meadowlands is eager to show interested fans that the path to ownership isn’t restricted to the wealthy. “One of the great barriers to ownership is the perception that it’s for the rich,” said […]

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Hall Of Fame Driver Campbell Closes Career With Wins In Final Two Races At Meadowlands

It only seemed fitting that John Campbell, the greatest driver in harness racing history, would end his Hall of Fame career with a win. But since he’s John Campbell, he did one better and won the final two races. Campbell lowered the curtain on his career by winning with Muscle High and Muscle Diamond in […]

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Pinkman Gives Takter Another Hambletonian Win; Filly Mission Brief Second

Pinkman won the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, giving trainer Jimmy Takter a fourth training victory in world-famous trotting classic. Takter continued his domination of Hambletonian Day at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. He swept both the $1 million Hambletonian and the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks for a second straight year. In 2014, it was Trixton in the […]

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Hall of Fame Trainer Jimmy Takter Wins Hambletonian With Trixton

It was a banner Hambletonian Day for Team Takter. Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter finished 1-2 in the $1 million Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters as Trixton beat Nuncio by a half length on Saturday at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Making the victory even sweeter, it was Takter’s first winning Hambletonian drive. And it didn’t […]

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Marketing expert: New Jersey put on good show with Haskell, Hambletonian

Veteran marketing expert Joe Favorito writes that the Haskell and the Hambletonian showed glimpses of New Jersey’s glorious racing past and what it could be again.  Between the network television coverage of both events and the excellent on-track attendance, there were certainly opportunities to draw in new fans.  He suggests, with a few enhancements – […]

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Hambletonian will restrict eligibility to encourage longer racing careers

At its annual meeting last week, The Hambletonian Society made what could be a significant change to future runnings of The Hambletonian, harness racing’s premiere event.  The initiative, which begins with the 2018 race, is designed to keep harness racing stars on the track, according to The Hambletonian Society’s Moira Fanning: “Foals by stallions that […]

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