Bulldog Hanover Continues To Lead Top 10 Poll

Breeders Crown champion Bulldog Hanover in the Mohawk winner's circle
Published: November 15, 2022 01:44 pm EST

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

RankName (First Votes)A/S/GRecordEarnings (USD)PointsPvs
1Bulldog Hanover (35)4hp15-13-1-0$1,478,2313501
2Bella Bellini4mt17-8-3-5$856,2402532
3Test Of Faith4mp18-11-6-0$800,3562453
4Jiggy Jog S3ft13-8-3-0$919,2442194
5Pebble Beach3cp16-9-6-1$1,324,5501986
6Joviality S3ft16-11-2-2$1,082,4051785
8Sylvia Hanover2fp9-8-1-0$670,8651098
9Special Way2ft9-7-1-0$692,775699
10Allywag Hanover5gp13-6-4-3$474,23332

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)