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July 27, 2015~Mission Brief Takes on the Boys in the 90th Hambletonian

                                   Mission Brief with Yannick Gingras
When the field is drawn Monday morning for the Hambletonian Oaks, Mission Brief’s name won’t be among the entries. On Sunday night, trainer Ron Burke confirmed to The Meadowlands Racetrack that his star three year old filly will take on the boys in the 90th Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8th.   To read the rest of this story CLICK HERE
July 27, 2015~Pinkman, Mission Brief victorious in Zweig, both classic-bound
Vernon Downs contested its marquee races for sophomore trotters, the $370,000 Harry Zweig Memorial and its $185,000 filly counterpart, on a matinee card Sunday, July 27.   To read the rest of this story, CLICK HERE
July 27, 2015~Sweet Sixteen Enter $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks;
Two Eliminations Needed

Sixteen fillies entered today for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian.  Hambletonian week kicks off on Aug. 1 with two $35,000 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks Final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 8, at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.   To read more CLICK HERE
July 20, 2015~Takter trotters take Dancers; Miller claimed in upset
                                        Pinkman & Yannick Gingras
The $317,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial, the major Hambletonian prep for colt-and-gelding trotters, was swept by Jimmy Takter-trainees Pinkman (H-Explosive Matter) and The Bank (H-Donato Hanover) on Saturday, July 18 at The Meadowlands. Pinkman bested Habitat (H-Conway Hall) and fellow Takter trotter Canepa Hanover (H-Muscles Yankee) in his $2.60 victory timed in 1:52.2. To read the rest of this story CLICK HERE

July 18, 2015~JL Cruze wins Hambletonian Maturity
JLCruze Hambo Mat2015
                            JL Cruze & Hall of Famer John Campbell

JL Cruze stormed to victory with Hall of Famer John Campbell at the lines in the $443,300 Hambletonian Maturity on Saturday night (July 18) at the Meadowlands.

The trotter was clocked in a new world record clocking of 2:04.2 for the one and 1/8 mile test..Eric Ell trains the 4-year-old Crazed gelding for Kenny Wood, J Ditmar Jr., and SJ Laquinta.

"They were trotting out of there the last two weeks and I thought I'd have to use him hard, but once I got him out there he did the rest," said Campbell. "It's a tough group of horses and I knew Resolve would be a horse to watch."

Fractions were :26.1, :54.3, 1:23 1:50.1

July 17, 2015~Hambletonian Maturity Spotlight

   Il Sogno Dream
                            Il Sogno Dream & Aaron Merriman
The second edition of the modern day Hambletonian Maturity is the richest restricted race for four-year-olds, with a purse of $443,300. The inaugural Maturity drew a field of 14 including the defending Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life and the Oaks winner Bee A Magician.  The Maturity is raced over 1-1/8 miles. The six-horse field, in post order, is Father Patrick, Shake It Cerry, Resolve, Gural Hanover, Il Sogno Dream and JL Cruze. Of the six, four who competed in last year’s Hambletonian or Oaks and two were ineligible to the richest race for three-year-old trotters but have blossomed since that all-important stake payment deadline.  To read more, Click Here
July 14, 2015~Suit And Tie wins Reynolds;  Buffalo hosts sires stakes 

                          Suit And Tie wins in a snappy 1:54.1

The featured events on the Hambletonian Trail the week were two divisions of the $59,206 Reynolds filly trot and one division of the $62,406 Reynolds colt trot, all of which were held at the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 11.  To read the rest of this story CLICK HERE
We invite all Veterinarians & Technicians to register
now for three days of exciting events!
10th Annual Hambletonian CE Wet Labs   Wednesday, August 5th
Meadowlands Racetrack, E. Rutherford, New Jersey
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eight total CE credit hours available. $400 for one half-day session (4 CE credit hours) and $700 for two half-day sessions (8 CE credit hours total). Includes complimentary luncheon and transportation from our host hotel, the Hilton Meadowlands.
Participation is limited;
REGISTER HERE ASAP to lock in your place.

2015 Wet Labs Selections Click here to see full details in the Wet Labs Agenda
16th Annual Hambletonian CE Seminar
Thursday, August 6th & Friday, August 7th   7:00 am-6:00 pm
Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, E. Rutherford, New Jersey 
       A complimentary Continental Breakfast, hot Buffet Luncheon, and all Seminar materials are provided each day. There are 32 hours of CE to select from. Attendees will earn a total of 14 CE Credits for participating in this two-day Seminar program.   In response to the numerous requestes for more CE and timely topics we are pleased to expand this yesar's Seminar to two days. To facilitate this, there will be a registration fee of $395 for veterinarians and $225 for veterinary technicians.
REGISTER HERE and select 14 lectures (7 per day).
2015 Seminar Selection
Click here to see full details in the Seminar Agenda

Welcome Reception
Seminar participants are invited to join us for our all-new Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Area at the conclusion of the Thursday Seminar session. Stop by to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a drink (or two) and meet up with old and new friends! This event is complimentary for all participants. Please sign up to attend on the
Registration Form.

Host Hotel Reservations
The host hotel for the 2015 Hambletonian CE Meeting is the HILTON MEADOWLANDS HOTEL in East Rutherford, NJ, adjacent to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, just a few miles from midtown Manhattan. Please book your room early. Our special group rate is $159. To reserve by phone, call 1-800-HILTONS or 1-866-295-8986 and request the Hambletonian Group Booking Code: HAMB15. To book your room online, the link to our online reservations page is:

CE Seminar Dinner
Following completion of the CE Seminar & Trade Show on Friday, August 7th, all participants are invited to join us for an evening of world-class racing and a buffet dinner at the Meadowlands Racetrack Clubhouse on the open air, covered, West Deck Terrace overlooking the racetrack. There will be a charge of $65 per person to attend the Seminar Dinner. We provide free shuttle bus service to and from the Hilton Meadowlands and the Racetrack. Sign up on the Registration Form to attend the CE Seminar Dinner.

Register Now
To register, click here, and choose the Online Registration Form or download the Registration Form in PDF format (printable version). We encourage you to use our Online

Registration Form.
All registrations received after Friday, July 31st, will incur a $50 Late Registration Fee.
Directions to the Hambletonian CE Seminar at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel will be provided when we receive your completed Registration Form.
Click below for:

2015 Online Registration Form

2015 Registration Form PDF (printable version)

2015 CE Wet Labs Agenda          2015 CE Seminar Agenda

Questions? Contact:  
Gordon Sulcer, 973-240-7471,,
or Marie Hagerty, 908-654-3112,


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