2019 Hambletonian Day Recap

Published: August 3, 2019 11:01 am EDT

The 2019 Hambletonian Day card at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. N.J., is now complete and Trot Insider has all the happenings covered from the historic stakes-packed card.

Forbidden Trade Wins The 2019 Hambletonian
Canadian-based Forbidden Trade, driven by Elora, Ont.'s Bob McClure, trained by Campbellville, Ont.'s Luc Blais and owned by Determination of Montreal, Que., upset favoured Greenshoe en route to victory in the 94th edition of the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 3 at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J....read on

Captain Crunch Cashes In The Cane
One of the most anticipated battles of Saturday afternoon’s card at The Meadowlands was the $285,362 Cane Pace – a race that featured the high-profile duo of Captain Crunch and Bettors Wish.....read on

Shartin N Simply Sensational
Announcer Ken Warkentin exclaimed, "It doesn't get any better than that!" and you'd be hard pressed to argue. After doing virtually nothing wrong since arriving in North America, Shartin N is now the fastest female pacer in the history of harness racing with a jaw-dropping performance in the 2019 Lady Liberty Final on Hambletonian Day (August 3) at The Meadowlands....read on

Manchego Magnificent In Steele Memorial
The older trotting mare division has resembled a Merry Go Round this season with the likes of Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover doing special things on more than once occasion. Well, you can add Manchego to this mix now thanks to her Saturday afternoon score in the $186,000 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial at The Meadowlands....read on

When Dovescry Awesome In Hambletonian Oaks
It was a performance that even the late artist formerly known as Prince would have been impressed by as Team Allard watched When Dovescry turn in a sensational performance to Saturday’s $500,000 final of the Hambletonian Oaks at The Meadowlands.....read on

Crystal Fashion Captures Cashman
David Miller, Jim Campbell and Fashion Farms already enjoyed success on the 2019 Hambletonian Day card with Peter Haughton winner Real Cool Sam, and Crystal Fashion brought the connections back to the winner's circle at The Meadowlands with an impressive stretch rally to capture the $280,000 John Cashman Memorial against the sport's best older trotters....read on

Greenshoe Giant In Second Hambletonian Elimination
Absolute domination is the best way to describe Greenshoe’s performance in the second elimination of the Hambletonian, as the Marcus Melander trainee steamrolled over the seven foes he sparred with Saturday afternoon at The Meadowlands.....read on

Green Manalishi S Takes First Hambletonian Elim
Gimpanzee's undefeated streak ended at 12 at the hands of stablemate Green Manalishi S, who wore down temposetter Osterc to capture the first $70,000 2019 Hambletonian elimination on Saturday (August 3) at The Meadowlands....read on

Lather Up A Monster In McKee Memorial
The winning streak is now three-in-a-row and counting for the freakishly-fast Lather Up, who crushed the competition in Saturday’s $230,200 Sam McKee Memorial at The Meadowlands....read on

A Toast To Tall Drink Hanover
The three-year-old pacing filly division has been ultra-competitive thus far in 2019 and that's without hearing much from 2018 O'Brien Award winner Tall Drink Hanover....read on

Record Setting ‘Sam’ Scores In Haughton
Real Cool Sam took a 4-for-4 record into the $324,550 final of the Peter Haughton Memorial on Saturday afternoon at The Meadowlands, and he parlayed it into a fifth win in as many tries for driver David Miller and trainer Jim Campbell....read on

'Hypnotic' Performance In Doherty Memorial
A picture of perfection in four starts thus far, trotting filly Hypnotic AM dazzled in her biggest test to date: the $310,700 James Doherty Memorial on 2019 Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands....read on

Mission Complete For Mission Accepted
Mission Accepted gave trainer Ron Burke a sweep of the early daily double, popping pocket and holding off all challengers in the $60,000 Vincennes Preferred Trot on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands....read on

Backstreet Shadow Blows Them Away
Ontario Sires Stakes graduate Backstreet Shadow is really starting to blossom as an older horse, kicking off the 2019 Hambletonian Day card with an extremely impressive lifetime best mile in a $40,000 Four-Year-Old Open....read on

2019 Hambletonian Show - CBS Sports

Wagering on the Hambletonian Day card at the Meadowlands was up 14.6 percent over the 2018 program. Both cards saw 16 races, but this year’s total of $6,501,778 was approximately $800,000 more than the year before.

The $6.5 million in action was by far an industry 2019 best. Woodbine Mohawk Park saw $4.4 million in wagers on March 30 when the track had a huge Super High-Five carryover on a mandatory payout night. The only other $4 million-plus handle this year was at the Big M on Meadowlands Pace Night ($4,044,303).

Harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Oct. 11..

For results from the Hambletonian card, click the following link: Saturday Results - Meadowlands Racetrack.



I was there---great day for Canada and great day of racing. The stars:

Forbidden Trade
Shartin N
Lather Up
Captain Crunch
When Dovescry