Race Summary

Burgomeister: Final Hambletonian At DuQuoin

Burgomeister, owned by the estate of Peter Haughton and handled by his father, Billy Haughton, dramatically captured the 55th edition of the Hambletonian.

With a field of 19 necessitating two divisions, the first event fea-tured a field of ten, and it was Final Score, handled by Bill Haughton's son Tom, who scored a 1:563 win over Devil Hanover and Noble Hustle.

In the next division, Bill Haughton drove Burgomeister to a win in 1:58 over Nevele Impulse and Thor Viking.

The Hambo crowd made Burgomeister the logical and sentimental favorite, and he didn't disappoint anyone, charging through the stretch to roll home a winner by almost three lengths.

Devil Hanover and Noble Hustle followed the winner in the 1:563 mile. It was an emotional and exciting win in this final Hambletonian at DuQuoin, and a wonderful remembrance to a young man who had tragically lost his life in an automobile accident only months before. Peter Haughton had become a prominent force in the sport while still in his twenties, and his father's Hambletonian win, with the colt he had owned and campaigned at two, was a fitting tribute.
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