Bulldog Hanover solidifies hold on No. 1 in Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll

Hightstown, NJ — Bulldog Hanover solidified his hold on No. 1 in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll thanks to his record-setting 1:45.4 mile to win the William R. Haughton Memorial at The Meadowlands this past Saturday. The 4-year-old male pacer received all but one first-place vote and was one point shy of a perfect 350 points.

Joviality S, who won a division of the Delvin Miller Memorial, and Dorothy Haughton Memorial champ Test Of Faith remained second and third, respectively. Hambletonian Maturity winner Bella Bellini moved up a spot to fourth and Meadowlands Pace winner Beach Glass vaulted from eighth to fifth.

Jimmy Freight, who was idle, slipped from fourth to sixth. He was followed by the idle Pebble Beach, Stanley Dancer Memorial division winner Rebuff, Mistletoe Shalee third-place finisher Treacherous Dragon, and Miller Memorial division winner Fashion Schooner.

Rebuff and Fashion Schooner were newcomers to the Top 10. Ecurie D DK and Alrajah One IT, who were both idle, dropped out.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll 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 7 – 7/19/2022

Rank Name (First Votes) A/S/G Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Bulldog Hanover (34) 4hp 8-7-0-0 $504,431 349 1
2 Joviality S 3ft 6-6-0-0 $359,477 293 2
3 Test Of Faith (1) 4mp 9-5-3-0 $345,587 281 3
4 Bella Bellini 4mt 9-5-2-2 $433,902 230 5
5 Beach Glass 3cp 5-3-2-0 $518,750 198 8
6 Jimmy Freight 7hp 18-11-1-3 $283,337 138 4
7 Pebble Beach 3cp 4-3-1-0 $441,900 130 6
8 Rebuff 3ct 2-2-0-0 $79,575 102
9 Treacherous Dragon 3fp 7-6-0-1 $278,281 45 7
10 Fashion Schooner 3ft 6-4-1-1 $206,062 33

ALSO: Rockyroad Hanover, When Dovescry 26; Alrajah One IT 22; Ecurie D DK 10; Funatthebeach N 9; Racine Bell 8; Linedrive Hanover 6; Atlanta 5; Allywag Hanover, Lovedbythemasses, Vivian’s Dream 3; Pleaseletmeknow 2; Little Rocket Man, Max Contract, Venerable 1.

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