Venerate Tops Ken Warkentin's Road to the Hambletonian Week 1


  

Team Orange Crush tops Ken Warkentin’s first 2021 Road to the Hambletonian with Mohawk Million winner Venerate.  Ake Svanstedt has a strong team of contenders, four of which make the week one list.   

  

  

Rank 

Horse 

Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 

1 

Venerate 

(Love You ) 

Andy Miller, Julie Miller, Pinske Stables, Andy Miller Stable 

Dan Patch Award winner of $772,914, won the Mohawk Million from post ten, took a mark of 1:51.4 in the KYSS Final, Team Orange Crush on board in three of last five Hambos, entered to qualify @ The Big M on May 29

 

2 

In Range 

(Bar Hopping) 

Tim Tetrick, Marcus Melander, AMG Stable Inc., Kenneth Kjellgren, Tomas Hans Asell, Rick T. Wahlstedt  

Second in the PASS Final & Breeders Crown, Melander was second, third & fifth last year, and had three finalists in 2019, took a mark of 1:52.3 in his 3YO debut in PASS with the Market Share Man in the bike, not in to go this week

 

3 

On A Streak 

(Cantab Hall) 

Bob McClure, Luc Blais, Determination 

An O’Brien Award winner of $740,947 for the 2019 Hambo upsetters, Breeders Crown upsetter at 9-1 in 1:52.4 & 15-1 in the William Wellwood Memorial, third (1:55.2) in his 2021 debut @ Phl, not racing this week 

4 

Lindysmusclemania 

(Muscle Hill) 

Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt, Stall Droad, Inc.  

One of four Svanstedt trainees in the Top Ten, graduate of the Kindergarten Series won his lone qualifier @ The Big M in 1:53.2, then unleashed an impressive 1:51.4 NJSS division with a :26.4, post two in NJSS Final on May 28 

5 

Mon Amour 

(Muscle Hill)  

Yannick Gingras, Ake Svanstedt, Al Libfeld, Marvin & Lynn Katz & Sam Goldband  

Another from 2017 Hambo winner Team Svanstedt, second (1:53.2) in his NJSS 3YO debut, then cruised to a new mark of 1:52 reunited with Yannick Gingras, has the rail in the NJSS Final on May 28 

6 

Cuatro De Julio 

(Trixton)  

Lucas Wallin, Marie Ortolan Bar, D Farm LLC  

Won nine of 14 starts at two, including divisions of KYSS in 1:51.4 & ISS 1:51.3, dominated his 3YO debut in a 1:53.1 NJSS division, then finished second (1:52.3) with a late misstep, drew post seven in the NJSS Final on May 28 

7 

Captain Corey 

(Googoo Gaagaa) 

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Knutsson Trotting Inc, Midnight Sun Partners Inc., Ake Svanstedt Inc 

This Svanstedt trainee won his first five career starts, including the PASS Final in 1:53.3, also won a Reynolds division @ The Big M in 1:54.4, won his first 3YO qualifier in 1:54.1, not in to go this week 

8 

Southwind Tyrion 

(Muscle Hill)  

Ake Svanstedt, S R F Stable, Ake Svanstedt Inc, Knutsson Trotting Inc., Brittany Farms & Riverview  

Part of the Svanstedt battalion, won five of seven, 1:51.1 winner in ISS, also won the NJSS Final & Garden State Stake, second in the Wm. Wellwood Mem., back in full training & qualifying on June 12  

9 

Anoka Hanover 

(Donato Hanover) 

Todd McCarthy, Noel Daley, Caviart Farms, Crawford Farms Racing, L A Express Stable LLC, Noel Daley 

Fillies have won two of the last three Hambos, Dan Patch Award winner made it eight in a row with an easy sophomore debut in a track record equaling 1:52.3 PASS division @ Phl on May 21 

10 

Really fast 

(Muscle Hill) 

Yannick Gingras, Nancy Takter, Brixton Medical, Inc., Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld  

Unraced at two, romped in his first two career starts @ The Big M, then stepped up to the NJSS level & finished second (1:52.2) to Lindysmusclemania, post five in the NJSS Final on May 28, stablemate Locatelli has post four 

  

KEY PREP RACES 

Hambletonian Eligibles in Caps 

Date 

Stakes 

Site

Winner 

Driver 

Trainer 

2nd Horse 

3rd Horse 

Time

May 1 

Dexter Cup  

Fhld 

Incommunicado 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

Sunny Crockett 

Fifty Ways 

1:56.3 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

Lucas Wallin 

Marie Ortolan Bar 

MON AMOUR 

LOCATELLI 

1:53.1 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

LINDYSMUSCLEMANIA 

Dexter Dunn 

Ake Svanstedt 

REALLY FAST 

BEE FOREVER 

1:51.4 

May 14 

NJSS 

M 

Narzario 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

KILDARE KING 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:53 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

Whiskey Blue 

Dan Charlino 

Ron Burke 

Capstone 

Mister Boinga 

1:53.4 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

IN RANGE 

Tim Tetrick 

Marcus Melander 

Jujubee 

Lepanto 

1:52.3 

May 15 

PASS 

Mea 

JOHAN PALEMA 

Ake Svanstedt 

Ake Svanstedt 

ARNOLD N DICKY  

TAKE ALL COMERS 

1:53.2 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

LOCATELLI 

Yannick Gingras 

Nancy Takter 

SONOFAMISTERY 

CRICKET FASHION 

1:52.4 

May 21 

NJSS 

M 

MON AMOUR 

Yannick Gingras 

Ake Svanstedt 

CUATRO DE JULIO 

KILDARE KING 

1:52 

May 28 

NJSS Final 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 4 

NYSS 

V 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 18 

EBC 

TD 

  

  

  

  

  

  

June 23 

PASS 

Phl 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 10 

Reynolds 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 13 

NYSS 

YR 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 17 

Dancer 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 23 

PASS 

Mea 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 24 

Tompkins-Geers 

M 

  

  

  

  

  

  

July 31 

Hambo Eliminations 

M