'Bulldog' Remains The Undisputed Poll Leader

Bulldog Hanover winning at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: November 8, 2022 01:00 pm EST

Bulldog Hanover remained No. 1 for the 18th consecutive week in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll.

Bulldog Hanover topped the Week 23 poll released Tuesday, Nov. 8 and was followed by Bella Bellini, Test Of Faith, Jiggy Jog S, Joviality S and Pebble Beach.

Bythemissal was the only horse in the Top 10 to compete last week, winning the Monument Circle at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, and gained one spot The three-year-old male pacer moved from No. 8 to No. 7, swapping places with Sylvia Hanover.

Special Way and Ecurie D DK completed the order.

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 23 – Nov. 8, 2022

RankName (First Votes)A/S/GRecordEarnings (USD)PointsPvs
1Bulldog Hanover (35)4hp15-13-1-0$1,478,2313501
2Bella Bellini4mt17-8-3-5$856,2402452
3Test Of Faith4mp18-11-6-0$800,3562293
4Jiggy Jog S3ft13-8-3-0$919,2442164
5Joviality S3ft15-11-2-2$1,075,6401955
6Pebble Beach3cp15-8-6-1$1,245,4501706
8Sylvia Hanover2fp9-8-1-0$670,8651107
9Special Way2ft9-7-1-0$692,775749
10Ecurie D DK6ht6-2-2-1$569,0393510

ALSO: Beach Glass 33; King Of The North 31; Treacherous Dragon 20; Fashion Schooner, Grace Hill 12; Niki Hill 11; Twin B Joe Fresh 10; Confederate 8; Cool Papa Bell, Oh Well 6; Atlanta 5; Allywag Hanover, Gaines Hanover 4; Rebuff 3; Sea Silk, Stockade Seelster 2; Ammo, Charleston, M-M’s Dream 1.

(With files from USTA)



Even though they were both staked to the race, #7 Bythemissal and Beach Glass won't be facing #6 Pebble Beach in The Matron on Thursday night at Dover Downs. This makes me wonder if Bythemissal's 2022 racing season is over and if Beach Glass's racing career is over.