Bulldog Hanover was again the unanimous No. 1 choice while Beach Glass, who won a Progress Pace elimination in his first start after a six-week absence because of throat surgery, returned to the Top 10 of the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, coming in at No. 10 in the Week 25 rankings released on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The remaining nine positions remained unchanged this week. Bulldog Hanover was followed by Bella Bellini, Test Of Faith and Jiggy Jog S. Pebble Beach, who won the other Progress Pace elimination, rounded out the top five.
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 25 – Nov. 22, 2022
|Rank||Name (First Votes)||A/S/G||Record||Earnings (USD)||Points||Pvs|
|1||Bulldog Hanover (35)||4hp||15-13-1-0||$1,482,581||350||1|
|3||Test Of Faith||4mp||18-11-6-0||$801,304||246||3|
|4||Jiggy Jog S||3ft||13-8-3-0||$922,265||214||4|
ALSO: Allywag Hanover 36; Ecurie D DK 18; King Of The North, Niki Hill 16; Fashion Schooner 10; Treacherous Dragon 8; Cool Papa Bell, Grace Hill, Oh Well 6; Atlanta, So Much More 5; Ponda Warrior, Twin B Joe Fresh 3; Confederate, Stockade Seelster, Tattoo Artist 2; Ammo, Bond, It’s Academic 1.
(With files from USTA)