'Bulldog' Still Leads Poll, 'Allywag' Joins Top 10

Published: October 11, 2022 12:56 pm EDT

Allywag Hanover, who upset No. 1- ranked Bulldog Hanover in the Allerage Open Pace with a world-record over the weekend, joined the Top 10 in the Week 19 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll released Tuesday, Oct. 11. The five-year-old landed at No. 8 in the rankings and was one of two newcomers to the upper echelon.

Twin B Joe Fresh, who won a division of the International Stallion Stakes last week, moved up to No. 10 in the poll. The two-year-old female pacer has finished no worse than second in all 10 starts this season, winning eight.

Otherwise, no horses changed positions in the Top 10. Bulldog Hanover remained No. 1 but saw Allerage Mare Pace winner Test Of Faith, ranked third, take away one of his first-place votes. Joviality S stayed at No. 2, five points ahead of Test Of Faith, after finishing second in the Kentucky Filly Futurity.

Cool Papa Bell, who was third in the Kentucky Futurity, and idle Sylvia Hanover dropped from the Top 10.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine U.S. 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 19 – Oct. 11, 2022

RankName (First Votes)A/S/GRecordEarnings (USD)PointsPvs
1Bulldog Hanover (34)4hp14-12-1-0$1,182,5813491
2Joviality S3ft13-10-2-1$991,4772792
3Test Of Faith (1)4mp16-10-5-0$699,3422743
5Bella Bellini4mt15-7-3-5$671,2771445
6Fashion Schooner3ft11-8-2-1$671,9371086
7Beach Glass3cp11-7-3-0$937,149927
8Allywag Hanover5gp11-5-4-2$349,29267
9Stockade Seelster2cp8-7-0-1$559,068539
10Twin B Joe Fresh2fp10-8-2-0$598,16251

ALSO: Jiggy Jog S, Niki Hill 48; Rebuff 40; Cool Papa Bell 38; Atlanta 37; Sylvia Hanover 27; Pebble Beach 18; Oh Well 11; Alrajah One IT 8; Confederate 6; Special Way 5; Jujubee 4; Voukefalas 3; I Did It Myway 2; Righteous Resolve, Treacherous Dragon 1.