Bulldog Hanover Unanimous Top Choice In Poll

Canadian Pacing Derby champion Bulldog Hanover and his connections in the winner's circle
Published: September 6, 2022 01:47 pm EDT

It’s unanimous. Bulldog Hanover is the top dog.

Bulldog Hanover, who won the Canadian Pacing Derby with a Canadian record-equalling 1:46.4 mile this past weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park, received all 35 first-place votes in the Week 14 Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll released Tuesday, Sept. 6. He is the first unanimous No. 1 since Shartin N in Week 19 of 2019.

Joviality S, the winner of a New York Sire Stakes leg last week, strengthened her hold on No. 2 in the rankings, adding 31 points to her total to open a 50-point gap over idle Beach Glass at No. 3. Beach Glass was fourth a week ago, but swapped positions with Test Of Faith, who finished second in a conditioned handicap at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Bella Bellini, who was idle, remained fifth. Bythemissal, who won a leg of the Ohio Sire Stakes, and Fashion Schooner, who was victorious in an open for three-year-old female trotters at The Meadowlands, both moved up a spot as injured Alrajah One IT dropped from sixth to eighth. Idle Pebble Beach stayed ninth.

Two-year-old male pacer Stockade Seelster, undefeated in six races after winning a leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes, joined the Top 10 at No. 10.

Jimmy Freight, who finished fourth in the Canadian Pacing Derby, dropped from the Top 10.

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 14 – Sept. 6, 2022

Rank Name (First Votes) A/S/G Record Earnings (USD) Points Pvs
1 Bulldog Hanover (35) 4hp 11-10-0-0 $924,331 350 1
2 Joviality S 3ft 10-8-1-1 $782,427 278 2
3 Beach Glass 3cp 9-6-3-0 $894,025 228 4
4 Test Of Faith 4mp 12-6-5-0 $441,867 223 3
5 Bella Bellini 4mt 12-6-2-4 $522,477 196 5
6 Bythemissal 3gp 10-8-2-0 $534,750 127 7
7 Fashion Schooner 3ft 9-6-2-1 $481,062 126 8
8 Alrajah One IT 6ht 3-3-0-0 $332,345 122 6
9 Pebble Beach 3cp 9-5-3-1 $576,400 56 9
10 Stockade Seelster 2cp 6-6-0-0 $222,468 38

ALSO: Rebuff 35; Jimmy Freight 27; Cool Papa Bell 18; Max Contract 13; Back Of The Neck 11; Kilmister 10; Charlie May 9; Allywag Hanover, Vivians Dream 8; Ecurie D DK, Warrawee Xenia 7; Beach Cowgirl 6; Captain Cowgirl, Tattoo Artist, Temporal Hanover 4; Monkey Queen 3; So Much More, Voukefalas 2; Atlanta, Rockyroad Hanover, Therealprincess 1.

(USTA)

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