Johnny Takter and Orjan Kihlstrom! Two of the best drivers on the planet, made their way to Hambletonian Day! Johnny won the Jim Doherty Memorial and Orjan raced in the $1,000,000 Open Final
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!
Atlanta becomes the first filly in 22 years since the great Continental Victory in 1996 to win the $1,000,000 Hambletonian Open Final at the Meadowlands!
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
The Final Major Stakes Races before the $1M Hambletonian on August 4th at The Meadowlands Racetrack! The best 3 year old trotters battled and set 2 separate world records!!!
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!
The 3rd annual Tim Tetrick House Hambletonian interview. Last year's Hambletonian was an absolute rollercoaster of emotions, all within a 20 minute span!
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