Somebeachsomewhere finds himself sitting atop the Hambletonian/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll for the fourth consecutive week, but he does so minus a few of the first-place votes.
Badlands Nitro, fresh off his win in Saturday's Art Rooney Memorial at Yonkers Raceway, picked up a pair of first-place votes and jumped into the second spot in the overall rankings of this week's list.
Buck I St Pat dropped a spot in the standings, but she still managed to garner five first-place votes. Deweycheatumnhowe, who finds himself rated seventh in the standings, picked up a pair of first-place votes.
The top ten performers in Week 9 of the poll are listed below along with their total points based on voting. The number of first place votes for certain horses are noted in brackets.
2008 Hambletonian/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll
1. Somebeachsomewhere (26) - 331 pts
2. Badlands Nitro (2) - 245 pts
3. Buck I St Pat (5) - 226 pts
4. Artistic Fella – 188 pts
5. Mr Feelgood – 182 pts
6. Deweycheatumnhowe (2) – 172 pts
7. Southwind Tempo – 112 pts
8. Mister Big – 110 pts
9. Lantern Kronos – 64 pts
10. Special Report – 56 pts