'Bulldog' Ahead Of The Pack, Beach Glass Rejoins Top 10

Bulldog Hanover and Jody Jamieson
Published: November 22, 2022 03:35 pm EST

Bulldog Hanover was again the unanimous No. 1 choice while Beach Glass, who won a Progress Pace elimination in his first start after a six-week absence because of throat surgery, returned to the Top 10 of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, coming in at No. 10 in the Week 25 rankings released on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The remaining nine positions remained unchanged this week. Bulldog Hanover was followed by Bella Bellini, Test Of Faith and Jiggy Jog S. Pebble Beach, who won the other Progress Pace elimination, rounded out the top five.

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 25 – Nov. 22, 2022

RankName (First Votes)A/S/GRecordEarnings (USD)PointsPvs
1Bulldog Hanover (35)4hp15-13-1-0$1,482,5813501
2Bella Bellini4mt18-8-4-5$866,3302512
3Test Of Faith4mp18-11-6-0$801,3042463
4Jiggy Jog S3ft13-8-3-0$922,2652144
5Pebble Beach3cp17-10-6-1$1,345,0712065
6Joviality S3ft16-11-2-2$1,083,2091776
8Sylvia Hanover2fp9-8-1-0$675,8641018
9Special Way2ft9-7-1-0$697,774679
10Beach Glass3cp12-8-3-0$954,64949

ALSO: Allywag Hanover 36; Ecurie D DK 18; King Of The North, Niki Hill 16; Fashion Schooner 10; Treacherous Dragon 8; Cool Papa Bell, Grace Hill, Oh Well 6; Atlanta, So Much More 5; Ponda Warrior, Twin B Joe Fresh 3; Confederate, Stockade Seelster, Tattoo Artist 2; Ammo, Bond, It’s Academic 1.

(With files from USTA)



I presume that this is the penultimate Top-10 Poll of 2022 - other than Sire Stakes, after this weekend, there will be no more stakes races in North America until next Spring.