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19 Enter Hambletonian; Ariana G Stays in Oaks Filly division

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

  Nineteen 3-year-old trotters entered today for the $1,000,000 Hambletonian, to be raced Saturday, Aug. 5 at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.  

  

Though the connections of sophomore filly Ariana G had considered racing against the colts, they eventually opted to remain in the $500,000 distaff division of the Hambletonian.  

  

The following trotters, in alphabetical order, will draw into two $100,000 eliminations later today.  

HORSE 

TRAINER 

ACHILLE DUHARAS 

Takter, Jimmy 

BILL'S MAN 

Butenschoen, John 

DEVIOUS MAN 

Miller, Julie 

DOVER DAN 

Butenschoen, John 

ENTERPRISE 

Melander, Marcus 

GIVEITGASANDGO 

Butenschoen, John 

GUARDIAN ANGEL AS 

Lorentzon, Anette 

INTERNATIONAL MONI 

Antonacci, Frank 

JAKE 

Blais, Luc 

LONG TOM 

Melander, Marcus 

PERFECT SPIRIT 

Svanstedt, Ake 

SEVEN AND SEVEN 

Durand, Thomas 

SHAKE IT OFF LINDY 

Antonacci, Frank 

SORTIE 

Daley, Noel 

SOUTHWIND COBRA 

Burke, Ron 

SOUTHWIND WOODY 

Burke, Ron 

STEALTH HANOVER 

Del Cid, Francisco 

VICTOR GIO IT 

Takter, Jimmy 

WHAT THE HILL 

Burke, Ron 

  

After the elimination heats on Saturday, the top five finishers in each elim will advance to the final heat, with a post time of 5:11 [EDT]. Elimination winners draw for inside posts 1-5 and all other finalists will then be placed in an open draw. The winner of the final is the winner. 

The post positions and morning line odds will be drawn for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw today, Tuesday, August 1 beginning at 2:00 p.m. 

The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to “Like” the Facebook page or “subscribe” to the YouTube channel in order to view the stream. 

  

WFAN and SNY sports talk personality Marc Malusis will serve as the celebrity drawmaster. 

  

Post positions and morning line odds will also be revealed for the John Cashman Memorial and the Cane Pace during the broadcast. 

  

The $225,000 Sam McKee Memorial, $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and $1 million Hambletonian will be featured on a live 90-minute broadcast on CBS Sports Network from 4-5:30 p.m. [EDT] on Aug. 5.  

  

Hambletonian Day is closing day with a post time of 12:00 noon, and the zenith of the Championship Meet. Fans can follow the action at Hambletonian.com, meadowlandsracetrack.com and on Twitter at #Hambo17. 

  

For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com or www.hambletonian.com. 

 


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