Hambletonian Stakes

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Hambletonian Stakes
Triple Crown race
Location Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, New Jersey,
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Inaugurated1926
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Website www.hambletonian.org/index.html
Race information
Distance1,609 meters (1 mile)
SurfaceDirt
Qualification3yo
Purse$1,000,000 (2015)

The Hambletonian Stakes is a major American harness race, named in honor of Hambletonian 10, a foundation sire of the Standardbred horse breed, also known as the "Father of the American Trotter." The Hambletonian is held annually for three-year-old trotting Standardbreds. It is the first event in the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters. The Hambletonian is run at Meadowlands Racetrack (New Jersey) on the first Saturday in August. [1]

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The Hambletonian first took place at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY in 1926. The race switched from Syracuse to Lexington, KY for the 1927 and 1929 races, however, because of rainouts. Starting in 1930, Good Time Park in Goshen, NY hosted the race until 1956 with the exception of 1943. That year, The Hambletonian was raced at Empire City Race Track, which became Yonkers Raceway in 1950, because of wartime gas rationing. The Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin, IL gained the rights to host the race in 1957 and held on to it until 1980. Since 1981, the race has been at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ

Records

Most wins by a driver
Most wins by a trainer

Ben White (1927, 1933, 1936, 1942, 1943)

Stanley Dancer (1965, 1968, 1972, 1975, 1983)

Stakes record

Hambletonian Stakes winners

Year
Winner
Driver
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
2021Captain CoreyAke SvanstedtAke SvanstedtSRF Stable, Knutsson Trotting, Midnight Sun Partners, & Ake Svanstedt1:51 0/0$1,000,000
2020Ramona HillAndy McCarthyTony AlagnaBrad Grant, Crawford Farms, Robert Leblanc & In The Gym Partners1:50 1/5$1,000,000
2019Forbidden TradeBob McClureLuc BlaisSerge Godin & Distinction Capital1:51 0/5$1,000,000
2018AtlantaScott ZeronRick ZeronRick Zeron, Crawford Fms, Holland1:50 4/5$1,000,000
2017 Perfect Spirit Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt Srf Stable,Delray Beach,FL1:50 3/5$1,000,000
2016 Marion Marauder Scott Zeron Paula Wellwood Jean Wellwood, Devin Keeler1:51 4/5$1,000,000
2015Pinkman Brian Sears Jimmy Takter Christina Takter, John & Jim Fielding, Joyce McClelland, Herb Liverman1:51 0/5$1,000,000
2014TrixtonJimmy TakterJimmy TakterBrixton Medical Ab (Bengt Agerup) & Christina Takter1:50 3/5$1,006,125
2013Royalty For LifeBrian SearsGeorge DucharmeAl Ross, Chip Campbell, Jr., Paul Fountaine1:52 1/5$1,000,000
2012Market Share Tim Tetrick Linda Toscano Richard S. Gutnick, T L P Stable, William J. Augustine1:52 1/5$1,500,000
2011Broad Bahn George Brennan Noel DaleyFam Alber Horse Racing LLC (Leif Alber)1:53 0/0$1,500,000
2010Muscle Massive Ronald Pierce Jimmy TakterBrixton Medical Ab (Bengt Agerup), Order By Stable (Stefan Balazsi), et al.1:51 0/0$1,500,000
2009 Muscle Hill Brian Sears Gregory B. Peck TLP Stable, Jerry Silva, Southwind Farm, Muscle Hill Racing LLC1:50 1/5$1,520,333
2008 Deweycheatumnhowe Ray Schnittker Ray SchnittkerSchnittker, Iannazzo, Gewertz, Baldassare & Deweycheatumnhowe Stable1:52 0/0$1,500,000
2007 Donato Hanover Ronald PierceSteve Elliott(Lessees) Steve Arnold, David Scharf, Golden Touch Stables1:53 2/5$1,500,000
2006 Glidemaster John Campbell Blair Burgess Robert Burgess, Karin-Olsson Burgess, Marsha Cohen, Brittany Farms 1:51 1/5$1,500,000
2005Vivid PhotoRoger HammerRoger HammerRoger Hammer, Todd Schadel1:52 3/5$1,500,000
2004 Windsong's Legacy Trond Smedshammer Trond SmedshammerAnn Brannvoll, Ted Gewertz, Patricia Spinelli1:54 1/5$1,000,000
2003Amigo Hall Michel Lachance Blair BurgessWalnut Hall Limited (Alan J. Leavitt), Robert Burgess, Karin Olsson-Burgess1:54 0/0$1,000,000
2002Chip Chip HoorayEric Ledford Charles Sylvester C. Sylvester, M. Prakas, Wingedfoot Farms, N. Goldman1:53 3/5$1,000,000
2001Scarlet KnightStefan MelanderStefan MelanderStefan Melander1:53 4/5$1,000,000
2000Yankee Paco Trevor Ritchie Douglas McIntoshHarry Ivey & Dr. Tom Ivey1:53 2/5$1,000,000
1999Self PossessedMichel Lachance Ron Gurfein Self Possessed Stable (D. Scharf, J. Silva, L. Domiano, G. Segal)1:51 3/5$1,000,000
1998 Muscles Yankee John CampbellCharles SylvesterPerretti Farms Inc, Irving G. Liverman & David French1:52 2/5$1,000,000
1997 Malabar Man Malvern C. BurroughsJimmy TakterMalvern C. Burroughs1:55 0/0$1,000,000
1996 Continentalvictory Michel LachanceRon GurfeinContinentalvictory Stable1:52 1/5$1,200,000
1995TagliabueJohn CampbellJim CampbellArlene & Jules J. Siegel1:54 4/5$1,200,000
1994Victory DreamMichel LachanceRon GurfeinFA Stable (Frank Antonacci) & Victory Dream Stable (Alan J. Leavitt, et al.)1:54 1/5$1,200,000
1993American WinnerRonald PierceMilton SmithRobert Key, John Glesmann1:53 1/5$1,200,000
1992Alf Palema Mickey McNichol Per Eriksson Karl-Erik Bender, Per Eriksson1:56 2/5$1,288,000
1991 Giant Victory Jack Moiseyev Per ErikssonJacqueline & Theodore Gewertz, Robins Racing Stable1:54 4/5$1,238,000
1990HarmoniousJohn CampbellOsvaldo FormiaLindy Racing Stable, Sal Garofalo1:54 1/5$1,346,000
1989Park Avenue Joe (DH) Ron Waples Charles SylvesterPark Avenue Stable2:00 2/5$1,131,000
1989Probe (DH)William FahyOsvaldo FormiaLindy Farms2:00 2/5
1988Armbro GoalJohn CampbellJan JohnsonJames R. Plate, Paul H. Ryan, Michael V. Caggiano1:54 3/5$1,156,800
1987 Mack Lobell John CampbellCharles SylvesterOne More Time Stable (Louis P. Guida, et al.) & Fair Winds Farm (E. Mullen)1:53 3/5$1,046,300
1986Nuclear Kosmos Ulf Thoresen Per HenriksenLilla Henriksen, Geo. & Gary Hoffman, Stephen Sullivan1:55 2/5$1,172,082
1985 Prakas Bill O'Donnell Per ErikssonHans G. Enggren, Iain L. Mackenzie, Carl J. Vizzi1:54 3/5$1,272,000
1984Historic FreightBen WebsterSamuel "Skip" LewisABC Stables, Inc.1:56 2/5$1,219,000
1983Duenna Stanley Dancer Stanley Dancer Clearview Stable 1:57 2/5$1,000,000
1982 Speed Bowl Tommy Haughton Billy HaughtonPony Stable (B. Haughton, D. Miller, P. Soldner, F. Miller, M. Hempt, B. Brown)1:56 4/5$875,750
1981Shiaway St. Pat Ray Remmen Ray RemmenShiawassee Farm, Inc.2:01 1/5$838,000
1980Burgomeister Billy Haughton Billy HaughtonPeter Haughton1:56 3/5$293,570
1979Legend Hanover George Sholty Ray TrippMessenger Stable (Raymond Galt)1:56 1/5$300,000
1978 Speedy Somolli Howard Beissinger Howard BeissingerAnn Beissinger, Barbara Mumma, Alan J. Leavitt, William Rosenberg1:55 0/0$241,280
1977 Green Speed Billy Haughton Billy HaughtonBeverly Lloyds1:55 3/5$284,310
1976 Steve Lobell Billy HaughtonBilly HaughtonMill Island Stable (Richard Herman & Murray Siegel)1:56 2/5$263,524
1975Bonefish Stanley Dancer Stanley DancerStanley F. & Rachel L. Dancer & A. M. Cuddy Stable1:59 0/0$232,192
1974Christopher T.Billy HaughtonBilly HaughtonJohn L. Thro1:58 3/5$160,150
1973Flirth Ralph N. Baldwin Ralph N. BaldwinArden Homestead Stable (E. Roland Harriman & Elbridge T. Gerry, Sr.)1:57 1/5$144,710
1972 Super Bowl Stanley DancerStanley DancerRachel L. Dancer, Rose Hild Breeding Farm1:56 2/5$119,090
1971 Speedy Crown Howard BeissingerHoward BeissingerCrown Stable, Inc. (Frank & Thomas Antonacci)1:57 2/5$129,770
1970Timothy T.John F. Simpson, Jr. John F. Simpson, Sr. John F. Simpson, Sr.1:58 2/5$143,630
1969 Lindy's Pride Howard BeissingerHoward BeissingerLindy Farm, Inc.1:57 3/5$124,910
1968 Nevele Pride Stanley DancerStanley DancerNevele Acres, Louis Resnick1:59 2/5$116,190
1967Speedy Streak Del Cameron Frank Ervin Clarence F. Gaines, John R. Gaines, Kenneth D. Owen 2:00 0/0$122,650
1966 Kerry Way Frank Ervin Frank Ervin Gainesway Farm 1:58 4/5$122,540
1965 Egyptian Candor Del CameronStanley DancerRachel L. Dancer2:03 4/5$122,245
1964 Ayres John F. Simpson, Sr.John F. Simpson, Sr. Charlotte Sheppard 1:56 4/5$115,281
1963 Speedy Scott Ralph N. BaldwinRalph N. Baldwin Castleton Farm 1:57 3/5$115,549
1962 A. C.'s Viking Sanders Russell Sanders RussellMr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Petersen1:59 3/5$116,612
1961Harlan Dean Jimmy Arthur Delvin Miller Max C. Hempt, Delvin Miller, Ray Cleveland1:58 2/5$131,573
1960Blaze Hanover Joe O'Brien Joe O'BrienS. A. Camp Farms1:59 3/5$147,481
1959Diller HanoverFrank ErvinRalph N. BaldwinHall Stables (Howard M. Hall)2:01 1/5$125,283
1958 Emily's Pride Flave Nipe Fred Egan Castleton Farm & Walnut Hall Farm 1:59 4/5$106,719
1957Hickory SmokeJohn F. Simpson, Sr.John F. Simpson, Sr. Lawrence B. Sheppard & Archie Mudge2:00 1/5$111,126
1956The IntruderNed BowerNed BowerAllwood Stable2:01 2/5$100,603
1955 Scott Frost Joe O'BrienJoe O'BrienS. A. Camp Farms2:00 3/5$86,863
1954Newport DreamDel CameronDel CameronOctave Blake2:02 4/5$106,830
1953 Helicopter Harry M. Harvey Delvin Miller Armstrong Bros. 2:01 3/5$117,117
1952Sharp NoteBion ShivelyBion ShivelyClyde W. Clark2:02 3/5$87,637
1951MainlinerGuy CrippenGuy CrippenRalph H. Kroening2:02 3/5$95,263
1950Lusty Song Delvin Miller Fay FitzpatrickHayes Fair Acres2:02 0/0$75,209
1949Miss TillyFred EganFred Egan Charles W. Phellis 2:01 2/5$69,791
1948Demon HanoverHarrison R. HoytHarrison R. HoytMr. & Mrs. Harrison R. Hoyt2:02 0/0$59,941
1947 Hoot Mon Scepter F. Palin Scepter F. PalinCastleton Farm2:00 0/0$46,267
1946Chestertown Thomas S. Berry Harry P. Whitney Walter E. Smith2:02 1/2$50,995
1945 Titan Hanover Harry E. Pownall, Sr. Harry E. Pownall, Sr.Arden Homestead Stable (E. R. Harriman & E. T. Gerry, Sr.)2:04 0/0$50,196
1944Yankee Maid Henry Thomas Henry ThomasArch L. Derby2:04 0/0$33,577
1943 Volo Song Benjamin White Benjamin WhiteWilliam H. Strang, Jr.2:02 1/2$42,298
1942The AmbassadorBenjamin WhiteBenjamin WhiteWilliam H. Strang, Jr.2:04 0/0$38,954
1941Bill GallonLee SmithLee SmithR. Horace Johnston2:05 0/0$38,729
1940Spencer ScottFred EganFred EganCharles W. Phellis2:02 0/0$43,658
1939Peter Astra Hugh M. "Doc" Parshall Hugh M. "Doc" ParshallDr. Lowry M. Guilinger2:04 1/4$40,502
1938Mc LinHenry ThomasHenry Thomas Hanover Shoe Farms 2:02 1/4$37,962
1937Shirley HanoverHenry ThomasHenry ThomasHanover Shoe Farms2:01 1/2$37,912
1936 Rosalind Benjamin WhiteBenjamin WhiteGib White2:01 3/4$35,643
1935 Greyhound Scepter F. PalinScepter F. PalinEdward J. Baker2:02 1/4$33,321
1934Lord JimHugh M. "Doc" ParshallHugh M. "Doc" ParshallEarl L. Mefford2:02 3/4$25,845
1933Mary ReynoldsBenjamin WhiteBenjamin White William N. Reynolds 2:03 3/4$40,459
1932The MarchionessWilliam CatonWilliam CatonMrs. Ralph Keeler2:01 1/4$49,489
1931Calumet ButlerRichard D. McMahonRichard D. McMahon Calumet Farm 2:03 1/4$50,921
1930 Hanover's Bertha Tom BerryTom BerryHanover Shoe Farms2:03 0/0$56,859
1929 Walter Dear Walter CoxWalter CoxWilliam H. Cane2:02 3/4$60,309
1928SpencerWilliam H. LeeseWilliam H. LeeseDavid M. Look2:02 1/2$66,226
1927 Iosola's Worthy Marvin ChildsBenjamin WhiteE. J. Merkle2:03 3/4$54,694
1926 Guy McKinney Nathaniel D. Ray Nathaniel D. RayHenry B. Rea2:04 3/4$73,451

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References

  1. "The Hambletonian (and Hambletonian Oaks Filly Division)". hambletonian.org. Retrieved 2009-04-15.