'Bulldog' Still No. 1 In Poll; Jiggy Jog Jumps Up After Canadian Record

Jack Darling and Bulldog Hanover
Published: October 25, 2022 02:44 pm EDT

Bulldog Hanover held firmly at No. 1 for the 16th consecutive week while Jiggy Jog S, who set a Canadian record in winning her Breeders Crown elimination this past weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park, made the biggest move in the Week 21 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll released Tuesday (Oct. 25), going from just outside the Top 10 to No. 6 in the rankings.

Sylvia Hanover, also a Breeders Crown elimination winner, was the only other horse to join the Top 10 this week, taking position No. 10 from idle Twin B Joe Fresh.

The top five spots in the poll were unchanged with Bulldog Hanover at No. 1 followed by Joviality S, Test Of Faith, Bythemissal and Bella Bellini.

Joviality S, Test Of Faith and Bythemissal were Breeders Crown elimination winners. Bulldog Hanover and Bella Bellini did not race because eliminations were unnecessary in their respective Breeders Crown events.

Fashion Schooner, who finished second to Jiggy Jog S, dropped from sixth to seventh. Completing the Top 10 were idle Beach Glass at No. 8 and Allywag Hanover at No 9.

Also dropping from the Top 10 was Stockade Seelster, who finished third in his Breeders Crown elimination.

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 21 – Oct. 25, 2022

RankName (First Votes)A/S/GRecordEarnings (USD)PointsPvs
1Bulldog Hanover (34)4hp14-12-1-0$1,182,5813491
2Joviality S3ft14-11-2-1$1,003,7962842
3Test Of Faith (1)4mp17-11-5-0$711,6612733
5Bella Bellini4mt16-7-3-5$683,7771395
6Jiggy Jog S3ft12-7-3-0$586,638110
7Fashion Schooner3ft12-8-3-1$678,096846
8Beach Glass3cp11-7-3-0$937,149807
9Allywag Hanover5gp11-5-4-2$349,292699
10Sylvia Hanover2fp8-7-1-0$375,21553

ALSO: Stockade Seelster 52; Niki Hill 28; Pebble Beach 26; Twin B Joe Fresh 22; Cool Papa Bell 18; Rebuff 17; Oh Well, Special Way 15; Confederate 14; Atlanta 11; Alrajah One IT 5; Gaines Hanover, When Dovescry 4; Charleston, Grace Hill, Handlelikeaporsche, I Did It Myway, King Of The North, Righteous Resolve 2; Instagram Model, Sea Silk, Treacherous Dragon 1.

(With files from USTA)