Your 2018 Hambletonian is Atlanta! The lone filly took on the boys and won the $1,000,000 Final! Scott Zeron and Ernie Hendry shared their two different experiences they had all day leading up to the races!
Sending out 5 starters in the Hambletonian Open Trot and the Oaks, Jimmy Takter Stable has shifted into high gear! Per Engblom goes over Zephyr Kronos, You Know You Do, Wolfgang, and Manchego and tells you why each will win!!
Per Engblom has been right alongside Jimmy Takter running the stable which has produced 4 straight Hambletonian Oaks winners! They are looking for a 5th with Manchego while sending a fleet of horses featuring Wolfgang into the $1M Final!
This Saturday, Jim Campbell will be entering his 4 trotting colts into the Reynolds Stakes at The Meadowlands Racetrack. This is the final prep for Beal Champion Crystal Fashion before the Hambletonian coming up on August 4th!
Jim Campbell with 3 year old trotting star Crystal Fashion won the 2018 Earl Beal Final with a huge $500,000 purse! He's the 1995 Hambletonian Champion but his 30+ year training career may be the most impressive accomplishment!
Trond Smedshammer is a Hambletonain and Oaks Champion, and still is chasing the championship victory! This year, his best filly, Phaetosive, comes into the Oaks razor sharp with a lifetime best win in the Del Miller Memorial
A few years ago, Anthony MacDonald created The Stable with the plan to introduce as many people as possible to harness racing through fractional ownership. Now he's got a Hamnbletonian contender with Lawmaker who finished 3rd in the $500,000 Earl Beal Final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono!
Atlanta has bursted on the scene in 2018 setting all time track records wherever she goes! She currently is the fastest 3 year old trotter and trainer Rick Zeron will have to decide soon if she's entering the $1M Hambletonian on August 4th at the Meadowlands to take on the the best 3 year old trotters in the world!
Crystal Fashion wins the $500,000 Earl Beal Final at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for Jim Campbell and Tim Tetrick (Tetrick Racing) This is the largest purse prep race before the $1M Hambletonian on August 4th at the Meadowlands! Empire Breeders Classic Champion Six Pack was a tough 2nd for Ake Svanstedt (Svanstedt Stable USA)
John Brennan finished 2nd in the 2003 Hambletonian Final with Sugar Trader. At the top of the stretch Sugar Trade and driver Luc Ouellette had clear racetrack and with 100 yards to go in the race, they were in the lead! Amigo Hall and Mike Lachance passed them just at the wire, but it's a day John will never forget!
2017 was a breakout year for trainer Marcus Melander! His top 3 year olds were Long Tom and Enterprise, who were battling for top honors all year, and both were razor sharp headed into the Hambletonian eliminations
Fourth Dimension,the United States Harness Writers Association 2 year old Colt Trotter of the Year, and trainer Marcus Melander has their eyes set on the $1M Hambletonian Final this year! With one of the most elite training programs, the combo will certainly be tough to beat!
Six Pack and Plunge Blue Chip are the heavy hitters for the Svanstedt Stable USA in 2018! We talked to Ake, now it's time to talk to Sarah, the better half of the operation...and possibly the better driver!!
2017 Hambletonian Champ Ake Svanstedt (Svanstedt Stable USA)! He has a huge list of career accomplishments, including the fastest trotter ever Sebastian K. He's also a 2 time Elitloppet Champion, so why not make it 2 time Hambo Champ!?
We pulled John Campbell back for another interview, this time talking strictly about what he did better than anyone in history...winning Hambletonian Finals. Along the way though, he did lose some in heart breaking fashion, and those emotions still linger!
It's been almost a year since John Campbell took his position as the new President of the Hamvletonian Society. Lot's of learning, new innovations, and building upon the last 90+ years is the focus for John as he leads the way towards the 93rd edition of the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on August 4
Every Hambletonian has a story! TrotCast is going to tell the story of #Hambo18 featuring the ups, downs, victories, defeats, and what it takes to win the most presitigous race in Harness Racing... The $1,000,000 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on August 4
The 2017 Hambletonian Final at The Meadowlands Racetrack won by Perfect Spirit after the disqualification of What The Hill.
Erik Adielsson is one of the most accomplished drivers in Europe, winning many high level races! On vacation to watch this years Hambletonian, he joined Ryan Macedonio to discuss all things Harness Racing including his undefeated 3 Year Old Trotter Coin Purdu
Downbytheseaside has been one of the duo of horses, with Fear The Dragon, that have been at the top of the Harness Racing world Battling with Huntsville in every major race this year! On Hambo Day, the Cane Pace was the goal!
Nathalie is the caretaker for Long Tom, one of the best 3 Year Old Trotters this year, and possibly part of his success is his relationship with Bella, one of the many dogs at the Melander Stable....watch and enjoy!
Win or lose, caretakers like Kim Calenda and Elvis Garcia are shouldered with most of the day to day work, love, care, and pressure that comes with training a Hambletonian contender! Year after year Kim is responsible for Ron Burke's best trotters, so she gives Elvis some advice!
Handicapping Expert and DRF Harness columnist Jay Bergman! Apparently, he's only an expert on Harness Racing, although like any good handicapper, he'll give his opinion on some other subjects too!
Tim Tetrick ( Tetrick Racing ) joins Ryan Macedonio on TrotCast! Recorded just 12 hours before Linda Toscano made the announcement that Walner would not participate in #hambo17. A different Hambletonian Champion will be crowned and hopefully Walner will recover from his injury to battle later this year.
Long Tom has been one of the most consistent Hambletonian contenders this year, including victories in the Stanley Dancer Memorial and NJ Sire Stakes beating his rival What The Hill both times
In 2016, one of the toughest racehorses all year was Bar Hopping. He seemingly hit his peak in the first elimination of the Hambletonian, but was unable to bring home the Championship in the 2nd heat
Julie Miller and Andy Miller have one of the best horses leading up to the Hambletonian on August 5th with Devious Man. Julie sits down with Ryan Macedonio and reflects on his two major stakes wins this year, and what it will take to win #hambo17
In this part, Julie Miller discusses with Ryan Macedonio how being a mom and nursing school has helped her become a better trainer, as well as working with her husband Andy Miller to make decisions for the stable!
The final part of the interview with Ryan Macedonio. 19 year old TJ joins to add his perspective on growing up with both mom and dad being at the top of harness racing!
One interview wasn't enough! Marion Marauder won the Hambletonian Maturity so Ryan Macedonio talked to both Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling! The entourage is growing and Marion will hopefully be around for years to come!
Marion Marauder has won every Hambletonian Race that you can win! Last year, the $1 Million 3 Year Old Stakes, and this year, at 4 Years Old, the Hambletonian Maturity!
Greg Peck joins Ryan Macedonio on TrotCast! In this part, Greg discusses the buildup of Muscle Hill, his 2 year old Year and the gameplan for Operation Hambletonian!
Greg Peck sits with Ryan Macedonio, in this segment, we talk about Muscle Hill's 3 Year Old Year leading up to the Hambletonian and all of the factors and decisions that had to be made!
"POCKET TRIP TO PAYDIRT!" Devious Man wins the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr Memorial with Andy Miller and Julie Miller! The biggest purse and possibly the biggest test for all #hambo17 contenders before the $1,000,000 Final on August 5th!
500,000 Earl Beal Champion Devious Man! All he does is win big races! First, the Empire Breeders Classic, now the Earl Beal....next step Hambletonian???
2nd Elim of the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr Memorial Trot won by Perfect Spirit, trained by Svanstedt Stable USA ( Sarah Svanstedt) and driven by Yannick Gingras.
Ariana G makes easy work in the 3rd Elim of the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr Memorial. Trained by Jimmy Takter Stable With Yannick Gingras driving, they went to the lead early, and no one could challenge them at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Ariana Grande
1st Elimination Race for the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr Memorail Trot. Long Tom, trained by Marcus Melander ( Melander Stable, Nathalie Norlander) and driven by Tim Tetrick Tetrick Racing took the lead early and won by multiple lengths at The Downs Mohegan Sun Pocono
New Hambletonian TrotCast with Ryan Macedonio featuring special guest Marcus Melander ( Melander Stable ) Marcus has two top Hambletonian contenders with Long Tom and Enterprise, both have won stakes races. Long Tom will be racing in the Earl Beal eliminations coming up at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday with Tim Tetrick Tetrick Racing driving!
Trysta Tetrick tells Ryan Macedonio some handicapping tips on the Hambletonian eligible horses her father, notably Tim Tetrick, drives.
The Marengo Legend....Corey Callahan explains to Ryan Macedonio....that is all!!!
As we get closer to Hambletonian day on August 5, the pressure is ramping up, and last year's Champion Scott Zeron looks to lean on his partner Megan Scran to keep things as smooth as possible, especially when Scott has another top contender, Goodtimes Stakes Winner International Moni!
Paul Kelley certainly knows top trotters, especially after traininn 2016 Older Trotter Of The Year Obrigado! He knows also how rare and special horses like Obrigado are. This year, he has Such An Angel, a Hambletonian contender, looking to improve each start, get into the big race on August 5th and continue his growth into.....possibly....another great like Obrigado!
A winner's circle celebration and quick interview with Andy Miller, owner and driver of 2017 Empire Breeders Champion Devious Man!
The $252,000 Empire Breeders Classic Final! Won by Devious Man - Andy Miller, Julie Miller TJ Miller - One of the best 2 years old in 2016 and has returned to elite form to be one of the top contenders vying to win the Hambletonian on August 5!
A look back on the 4 Hambletonian victories that Brian Sears and George Brennan have won and some other Hambo stories. 2009 with Muscle Hill, 2011 with Broad Bahn, 2013 with Royalty For Life, and 2015 with Pinkman #hambo17 #harnessracing #harnessracingfz
Ray Schnittker joins Ryan Macedonio to relive the 2008 Hambletonian as he drove Deweycheatumnhowe, the first ever undefeated horse to win the most prestigious race in Harness Racing!
Even though George already won the 2013 Hambletonian with Royalty For Life, he's back on the road this year with Muscles Jared, a handsome colt who finished 2nd in PA Sire Stakes action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, just getting beat by strong contender Rubio
Giveitgasandgo reasserts his dominance on the Road to the 2017 Hambletonian in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action as he wins in 1.52.4. This was his first win of the season after being nearly flawless in 2016!
John Butenschoen has a fleet of Hambletonian eligibles this year, 2 of which, Giveitgasandgo and Dover Dan were on display for PA Sire Stakes action. During the interview, Ryan Macedonio and Kate Forry simply suggested that he win the races that night, and both horses responded with a victory!