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Road to the Hambletonian Week 3

04:54 AM 06 Jun 2019 NZST
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Greenshoe remains on top of Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 3 after a 1:50.2 clocking in the New Jersey Sire Stakes Final.


The 2019 Hambletonian will take place Saturday, August 3, 2017





Driver, Trainer, Owner

Ken Warkentin’s Comments



(Father Patrick)


Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, Hans Backe, Lars Grandqvist, Morten Langli

Reeled off an impressive 1:51.2 3YO debut on May 17, made it back-to-back NJSS Finals on May 31 in an amazing 1:50.2, Sears said, “From two to three they did a rigging change, he’s also matured & now he’s perfect to drive.”



(Chapter Seven)

Brian Sears, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc, S R F Stable

Dan Patch Award winner remained undefeated 10-for-10 with an effortless 1:54 romp in the EBC @ Vernon Downs on May 27


Don’t Let’em

(Muscle Hill)


Yannick Gingras, Nancy Johansson, Brittany Farms, Christina Takter, John Fielding, Herb Liverman

Peter Haughton Memorial winner in a track record 1:51.4, won his third Big M qualifier in 1:54.4 on May 25, then scratched sick from an overnight on May 31, post 2 in a Big M overnight on June 7


Swandre The Giant

(Swan For All)


Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke, Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables, Howard Taylor

Won his 3YO debut & first start for Team Burke in career best 1:54 in Indiana Sires Stakes @ Hoosier Park on May 30 with Ricky Macomber, Jr. in the bike, post 3 in first elimination of Goodtimes


Reign Of Honor

(Father Patrick)


Dave Miller, Nifty Norman, De Volente Farms, Jennifer Dalton Stable, Tom Pontone, Kentuckiana Racing Stable

Kindergarten Classic winner at two, rallied to win a NJSS division in 1:54.2 on May 24 & closed from far back to finish second [1:51.3] in the NJSS Final on May 31


Green Manalishi S

(Muscle Hill)

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, Courant Inc

Wm. Wellwood & Bluegrass winner & Breeders Crown runner up broke in back-to-back qualifiers & did not race/qualify last week


Cantab Fashion

(Cantab Hall)

Tim Tetrick, Jim Campbell, Fashion Farms

Grand Circuit winner in 1:51.4 @ two, finished sixth [1:55.2] in his first qualifier on June 1 @ Big M & has some catching up to do


Kings County

(Muscle Hill)


Dave Miller, Domenico Cecere, Lindy Farms of Conn

1:52.3 Grand Circuit winner @ The Red Mile at two, set the pace & finished a second [1:55] to Don’t Let’em in his first qualifier at the Big M on May 25, post 9 in second elimination of Goodtimes


Super Schissel

(Uncle Peter)

Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, Al Libfeld, Perry Soderberg

Grand Circuit winning 2YO finished a strong third [1:52.1] in his 3YO debut in an overnight against older foes @ The Big M on May 31, post 10 in first elimination of Goodtimes



(Cantab Hall)


Yannick Gingras, Per Engblom, Christina Takter, Goran Falk

PASS champion won the Dexter Cup on May 4 in 1:57, took a PASS division on May 11 in 1:55.1 @ The Meadows, broke on the lead & finished fourth in a PASS division on June 2 @ Pocono


Rachel Ryan



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