Hambletonian Day 2017 Complete

Published: August 5, 2017 11:00 am EDT

The 2017 Hambletonian Day card at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. N.J. is in the books with a number of impressive efforts and upsets making headlines along with a dramatic and historic finish in the main event.

Attendance for the Hambletonian Day card was 18,356 with all-source wagering totaling $5,788,870.

Perfect Spirit Wins The 2017 Hambletonian

As the result of a placing, Perfect Spirit was victorious in the 92nd edition of the Hambletonian on Saturday (August 5) at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J.....read on

Ariana G Outstanding In Hambo Oaks

On a day where Jimmy Takter and Yannick Gingras can do little wrong, the dynamic duo teamed up to win the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks with the crackerjack trotting filly, Ariana G.....read on

Pure Country Valiant In Lady Liberty

Winless in six straight starts for the first time in her award-winning career, Pure Country finally clicked for her first win as an older competitor in the $200,400 Lady Liberty TVG Free-For-All for older pacing mares.....read on

Check Six Upsets To Win McKee

Check Six picked a great time to break through for his first win against older competition, converting a second over trip into a win in the $224,400 Sam McKee Memorial TVG Free-For-All for older pacing horses.....read on

Enterprise Delivers, Hambletonian Final Set

Enterprise atoned for his loss in the Goodtimes final with a solid and confident mile in the second $100,000 Hambletonian elimination.....read on

International Moni By A Whisker

There was lots of drama in the first elimination heat of the Hambletonian, including a very tight photo finish picture that was required to identify the winner....read on

Huntsville Unflappable In Cane

Huntsville captured the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, the 2017 Cane Pace as part of the Hambletonian Day card with a SportsCentre-worthy effort.....read on

Resolve Romps In Cashman Memorial

Twelve of the sport’s top older trotters lined up behind the gate for this year’s $303,050 John Cashman Memorial, and Resolve turned in a ferocious performance to win the 1-1/8 mile event for trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt.....read on

Manchego Impressive In Doherty

The parade of winners for trainer Jimmy Takter continued in the $330,800 Jim Doherty Memorial for two-year-old trotting fillies with undefeated Manchego extending her win streak to five.....read on

You Know You Do Huge In Haughton

It was a hefty price tag -- $350,000, in fact -- to take home You Know You Do from last year’s Harrisburg Yearling Sale, but it looks as though it was money well spent.....read on

Pasithea Face Best In Steele

Swedish-bred Pasithea Face was making just her second stateside start in the $176,250 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial TVG Free-For-All for trotting mares, but expect to see more of this talented mare on North American soil....read on

Blazin Britches Blows Them Away

Brian Brown has been high on pacing filly Blazin Britches for quite some time now, and in her big stage debut she did not disappoint...read on

Open Trot, Minor Stakes Contested

Gural Hanover kicked off the Hambletonian Day 2017 card with an impressive win in the $25,000 Open. Matt Kakaley guided the six-year-old to the lead after being parked through a :27.1 opening quarter and then confidently trotted through fractions of :55 and 1:23.4 before sprinting home in :27.2 to trip the timer in 1:52.1. A quartet of horses completed the top five another length and a half back, with Centurion ATM (Tim Tetrick) nosing out pocket sitter Skates N Plates (Brian Sears) and Cufflink Hanover (Corey Callahan) for place honours.

With his third straight victory, Gural Hanover (Crazed - Givemearing) now boasts 21 lifetime tallies and earnings in excess of $900,000 for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Little E LLC and The Panhellenic Stable Corporation of Pennsylvania and New York.

Two AM wore down Yes Mickey in the stretch to capture the $50,000 Townsend Ackerman by two-and-a half lengths, the tenth race on Saturday at the Meadowlands.

At odds of 7-1, Two AM, driven by Tyler Buter, caught 3-5 Yes Mickey (Ake Svanstedt) at the top of the stretch in 1:52.2, paying his backers handsomely at $17.20, $5.80, and $3.80, his third straight win and fourth in his last five starts.

Fly On (Andy Miller) finished third, paying $3.40 to show.
Two AM, a three-year-old gelding by Muscles Massive, is trained by Todd Buter.

Ake Svanstedt followed his win in the Hambletonian with a come-from-behind triumph with Ice Attraction in a $30,000 division of the Duenna Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, the 14th race on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

She won by a nose in 1:53.1, with Glitzey Gal second and Broadway Concert third.

Ice Attraction, a daughter of Muscle Hill-The Ice Queen, is owned by Ake Svanstedt Inc., Douglas Sipple, Mal & Janet Burroughs LLC and Little E LLC. She has won two of nine races this year and five of 18 lifetime. She pushed her career earnings to $162,602.

Ice Attraction, sent off at 9-1, paid $21.40, $9.40 and $3.80. Glitzey Gal paid $4.00 and $2.60. Broadway Concert paid $5.60.

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