Bulldog Hanover ranked No. 1 for the 19th consecutive week in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll.
After spending three weeks outside the Top 10, Allywag Hanover returned to the upper echelon of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, coming in at No. 10 in the Week 24 rankings released on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Last week, Allywag Hanover won the Potomac Pace at Rosecroft Raceway in 1:46.4, the fastest mile on a five-eighths track in history.
The only horse to make a move within the Top 10 was Matron Stakes three-year-old colt pace winner Pebble Beach, who went from sixth to fifth in a swap of places with Joviality S, who finished fifth in the Matron for three-year-old female trotters.
Bulldog Hanover remained unanimous at No. 1, followed by Bella Bellini, Test Of Faith and Jiggy Jog S.
Bythemissal, Sylvia Hanover and Special Way were also among the Top 10, holding their positions in seventh through ninth.
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 24 – Nov. 15, 2022
|Rank||Name (First Votes)||A/S/G||Record||Earnings (USD)||Points||Pvs|
|1||Bulldog Hanover (35)||4hp||15-13-1-0||$1,478,231||350||1|
|3||Test Of Faith||4mp||18-11-6-0||$800,356||245||3|
|4||Jiggy Jog S||3ft||13-8-3-0||$919,244||219||4|
ALSO: Ecurie D DK 30; Beach Glass 26; King Of The North 19; Niki Hill 17; Fashion Schooner 10; Confederate, Treacherous Dragon 8; Cool Papa Bell, Grace Hill, Oh Well 6; Atlanta 5; Twin B Joe Fresh, Warrawee Xenia 3; So Much More, Stockade Seelster, Tattoo Artist 2; Ammo, Bond 1.
(With files from USTA)