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Minor Movement In Racing's Top 10

Published: October 19, 2021 1:00 pm ET

Last Comment: October 19, 2021 3:11 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Little changed in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll as only two horses in last week’s Top 10 were in action.

Test Of Faith won the Courageous Lady for three-year-old female pacers with a track record-equalling performance at MGM Northfield Park and remained No. 3 in the rankings.

Hot Mess Express won the Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final for three-year-old female pacers and improved her position by one, rising from ninth to eighth.

There were no newcomers to the Top 10.

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.

The final poll will be November 30 following the completion of the Grand Circuit season.

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 22 – 10/19/2021

Rank Name (First Votes) A/S/G Record Earnings (USD) Points Pvs
1 Lyons Sentinel (24) 4mp 15-9-1-2 $601,183 327 1
2 Venerable (5) 2ft 8-8-0-0 $861,945 281 2
3 Test Of Faith (2) 3fp 14-12-2-0 $705,239 269 3
4 Allywag Hanover (3) 4gp 16-9-2-0 $685,950 238 4
5 Jujubee 3ct 16-13-2-0 $617,541 151 5
6 Niki Hill 2fp 6-6-0-0 $322,064 121 6
7 Atlanta 6mt 9-5-1-1 $318,949 109 7
8 Hot Mess Express 3fp 13-11-1-0 $578,134 95 9
9 Captain Corey (1) 3ct 7-5-1-0 $758,695 93 8
10 Manchego 6mt 9-6-0-1 $421,596 55 10

ALSO: Bella Bellini 39; Charlie May 28; King Of The North 20; Perfect Sting 19; Sea Silk 18; Prohibition Legal 11; When Dovescry 10; Beach Glass 9; Pebble Beach 8; Desperate Man 6; Lou’s Pearlman, Ocean Rock, Scarlett Hanover, Warrawee Vital 3; Ecurie D DK 2; Back Of The Neck, Dover In Motion, Rocknificent, Wallet 1.

(USTA)

October 19, 2021 - 3:11 pmHas the year's leading

Mike Mobley SAID...

Has the year's leading money-winning horse ever failed to win even divisional HOTY honours? In this case, the division is 3yopc, and that's the dilemma that Perfect Sting faces if he finishes 2nd or 3rd in The Breeders Crown.


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