Only two horses in the Top 10 were in action last week, leading to little movement in the Week 20 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll released Tuesday, Oct. 18 with Bulldog Hanover holding the top spot.
The lone change in position came courtesy of Ontario Sire Stakes champion Stockade Seelster, who moved from ninth to eighth in a swap of spots with idle Allywag Hanover. Bella Bellini, who finished fifth in the MGM Robert Miecuna Invitational Trot, remained fifth in the rankings.
Bulldog Hanover continued his reign at No. 1 for the 15th consecutive week. He was followed by Joviality S, Test Of Faith and Bythemissal.
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 20 – Oct. 18, 2022
|Rank||Name (First Votes)||A/S/G||Record||Earnings (USD)||Points||Pvs|
|1||Bulldog Hanover (35)||4hp||14-12-1-0||$1,182,581||350||1|
|3||Test Of Faith||4mp||16-10-5-0||$699,342||275||3|
|10||Twin B Joe Fresh||2fp||10-8-2-0||$598,162||45||10|
ALSO: Niki Hill 42; Jiggy Jog S 39; Rebuff 28; Sylvia Hanover 27; Cool Papa Bell 26; Atlanta 18; Cokstile NO 12; Righteous Resolve 11; Oh Well, Pebble Beach 10; Alrajah One IT, Galleria Hanover 8; When Dovescry 7; Confederate, Special Way, Tattoo Artist 5; Coldcreekqueso, I Did It Myway 2; None Bettor A, Sea Silk, Treacherous Dragon 1.