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2021-08-10

Bella Bellini came from mid-pack on the backstretch, advanced three-wide around the final turn, and stormed home to victory in 1:52.1 in Saturday’s (Aug. 7) $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, for 3-year-old female trotters, at The Meadowlands. Iteration finished second, 2-1/2 lengths behind, and Contested Hanover was third. Dexter Dunn drove Bella Bellini for trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman and bre... Full Story

2021-08-10

Captain Corey dictated the fractions under intense pressure and pulled clear in the lane to win Saturday's (Aug. 7) $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Captain Corey beat Spy Booth by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:51 despite trotting through a :26 opening quarter, the fastest opening fraction in the stakes’ 96-year history. It gave trainer-driver Åke Svanstedt his second win in the c... Full Story

2021-08-10

Hambletonian Day handle was up 13 percent over a year ago as a total of $6,487,839 was pushed through the windows on Saturday’s 16-race card at The Meadowlands. The $6.4 million established a 2021 best at The Big M, as did the per race average of $405,489. Wagering was steady throughout the course of the day as six races saw the $400,000 betting barrier busted. Not surprisingly, the top two ... Full Story