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Gimpanzee Still Atop Poll

Published: July 28, 2020 1:20 pm ET

Last Comment: July 29, 2020 9:15 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

There were no newcomers to this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, with the top-four positions unchanged from last week.

Gimpanzee and Tall Dark Stranger, both idle, remained 'one-two,' followed by Spirit of Massachusetts world record setter Manchego and Spirit of Massachusetts runner up Atlanta.

Gimpanzee received 24 first-place votes, unchanged from last week, while Tall Dark Stranger saw his total drop from 10 to six. Manchego gained four first-place votes.


Gimpanzee, pictured victorious in the 2020 Hambletonian Maturity.

Papi Rob Hanover, who won his Adios elimination with a world-record effort but was found on Monday to be injured, moved from No. 10 to No. 5 in the rankings. Papi Rob Hanover, who received one first-place vote, will miss the remainder of 2020.

Clara Barton winner Shartin N also moved up from a week ago, as she has moved from eighth to sixth. Rounding out the top 10 are Dancin Lou, Hurrikane Emperor, Ramona Hill and Back Of The Neck.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine 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 3 – 7/28/2020

Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Gimpanzee (24) 4th 4-4-0-0 $401,200 330 1
2 Tall Dark Stranger (6) 3pc 3-3-0-0 $336,785 308 2
3 Manchego (4) 5tm 5-4-1-0 $218,975 285 3
4 Atlanta 5tm 4-2-2-0 $177,950 171 4
5 Papi Rob Hanover (1) 3pc 4-1-2-1 $173,205 166 10
6 Shartin N 7pm 4-3-1-0 $133,416 159 8
7 Dancin Lou 4ph 5-3-0-2 $254,661 100 5
8 Hurrikane Emperor 4ph 5-4-0-1 $165,625 98 6
9 Ramona Hill 3tf 2-1-0-1 $126,465 97 7
10 Back Of The Neck 3tc 3-2-1-0 $96,145 57 9

ALSO: Reflect With Me 45; Bet On Becky 20; Tattoo Artist 14; Ready For Moni 11; Hypnotic AM 10; Sister Sledge 9; Allywag Hanover 8; Captain Corey 6; American Courage, Charlie May 5; Backstreet Shadow, Party Girl Hill, Splash Brother 4; Action Uncle 3; Workin Ona Mystery 2; Kissin In The Sand, P L Notsonice, Sorella, Southwind Amazon 1.

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July 29, 2020 - 9:15 amIt's very unfortunate that on

Mike Mobley SAID...

It's very unfortunate that on the same day which Papi Rob Hanover received the first first-place vote of his career, it was announced that he most likely will never race again.


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