|July 29, 2016~$100,000 Grand Circuit Challenge Begins August 6th|
The 2016 Grand Circuit Challenge is a contest that offers a $100,000 grand prize to any contestant who can successfully pick the winner in each of the contest’s 18 races, as well as consolation prizes and weekly prizes. If no player selects all correct winners a $5,000 first prize will be awarded to the player with the most correct picks, and a VIP Race Experience will be awarded as a second prize.
The contest, which involves 10 different racetracks, will begin on Aug. 6, with the Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks and U.S. Pacing Championship from the Meadowlands and concludes at that same track with a Breeders Crown race on Oct. 29.
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July 27, 2016~NJ USHWA and Meadowlands to Honor Memory of Star Ledger's Ray Brienza
The memory of Ray Brienza, the dean of harness racing reporters in New Jersey, will be commemorated by the New Jersey chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association with the installation of a print of his Communicators Hall of Fame portrait on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in the press box at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
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July 25, 2016~20 Fillies Force Two Hambletonian Oaks Elims
Twenty fillies entered today for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian. The top five finishers in each elimination will advance to the final on August 6. Elimination winners draw for inside posts 1-5 and all other finalists will then be placed in an open draw. The winner of the final on August 6 is the Oaks winner, regardless of elimination finish on July 30. To see the draw and read the rest of the story, CLICK HERE
|July 21, 2016~NASCAR Driver Martin Truex, Jr. To Serve As Hambletonian Trophy Presenter |
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 21, 2016) - As the driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Martin Truex, Jr. knows all about horsepower. But on Saturday, August 6, the Daytona 500 runner-up will experience a new brand of horsepower when he serves as the celebrity trophy presenter at The 91st Hambletonian, America’s Trotting Classic, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. To read the rest of the story, CLICK HERE
July 21, 2016~The Hambletonian Invades Times Square
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 21, 2016) – The Hambletonian is taking on the bright lights of the big city.
Millions of New York City commuters and tourists have been exposed to harness racing thanks to a massive billboard in Times Square advertising The 91st Hambletonian taking place at the Meadowlands on Saturday, August 6.
The billboard is at 42nd Street and Broadway, across from the busiest subway station in New York City. It is estimated that approximately two million people will see the billboard leading up to Hambletonian Day. To read the rest of the story, CLICK HERE
July 20, 2016~Hambletonian Charity Casino Night Tickets Available Online
Goshen, NY – The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces tickets may now be purchased online for the Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament to be held Monday (August 1) at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. The charity event follows the Hambletonian Post Position Draw scheduled for 4:00 at the same location. To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
July 19, 2016~Mullinax Ford Named Official Truck Dealer of the 2016 Hambletonian and Breeders Crown
Mullinax Ford, developed by founder Ed Mullinax into one of the largest Ford dealer groups in the world, has been named the official truck dealer of the Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers 137 of harness racing’s most important events, including the $1 million Hambletonian and the $5.6 million Breeders Crown Championship Series. To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
July 16, 2016~Hannelore Hanover Dominant In Hambletonian Maturity
Hannelore Hanover and driver Yannick Gingras took the lead on the far turn and was much the best, capturing the $471,200 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles by 3 1/2 lengths on the Meadowlands Pace undercard Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Hannelore Hanover, the 4-5 post-time favorite and daughter of Swan For All, recorded her ninth victory in 10 starts this year and paid $3.80 to win.
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July 11, 2016~Eleven Trotters Enter $471,200 Hambletonian Maturity
The race The third edition of the modern day Hambletonian Maturity will go post ward Saturday, July 16 at The Meadowlands with a field of 11 four-year-old trotters competing for a purse of $471,200. Ten eligible trotters plus a $50,000 supplement by the connections of the latest Indiana-sired sensation, distaffer Hannelore Hanover, comprise the field of 11. To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
|July 6, 2016~Southwind Frank wins Earl Beal, Jr. Final |
Sent off the 1-5 favorite, Southwind Frank (H-Muscle Hill) rebounded off a loss in the Earl Beal Jr. Memorial elimination to win the $500,000 final in 1:52.4 over Trolley (H-Donato Hanover), To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
|June 27, 2016~Bar Hopping Defeats Southwind Frank In ‘Beal’ Elims |
Jimmy Takter-trainee Bar Hopping (H-Muscle Hill) handed Southwind Frank (H-Muscle Hill) his first loss on Saturday, June 25, winning the latter of two Earl Beal Jr. Memorial eliminations in 1:52.1 by a neck. To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
|June 11, 2016~Goodtimes, Breeders Classic Elims Contested; |
Sires Stakes Splits Ensue
June 11, 2016~Mohawk Racetrack gathered Hambletonian hopefuls for two eliminations of the Goodtimes Trot on Friday, June 10, while Vernon Downs collected “Oaks” eligibles for two eliminations of the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) on June 10.
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