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Format: 2014-09-01
Tue Aug 19
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
Did you know there was a world record set on Saturday? Dancin Yankee broke the mark for fastest older horse on a half-mile track with a 1:48 4/5 clocking. What does that really mean? Well, it is relevant that he became the fastest ever at Saratoga, but the world record holds little weight in my book since he really isn’t the fastest older horse. Confused? Join the club.
Thu Aug 7
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
Each week from May through the end of November the sport puts out a Top 10 poll. This unscientific and opinionated survey asks 35 industry insiders to rank their top 10. Ultimately each horse is assigned a point value based on their rankings to produce the final results.
Sun Aug 3
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
Reflection can produce a great number of feelings. Looking back on Hambletonian Day 2014, we were all witness to a number of highs and lows. Here are some of my thoughts: Hambletonian - Takter
Thu Jul 31
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
Each year owners, trainers, drivers, fans, bettors, and basically anyone who remotely enjoys harness racing wait in anticipation for Hambletonian Day. The nearly all-stake 15-race showcase of Standardbreds is rapidly upon us. Here are some random observations, opinions, analysis and notes to ponder for the races.
Mon Jul 21
2014
Derick Giwner
Categories: Harness
We interrupt the regularly scheduled 89th edition of the Hambletonian to bring you a special edition of the Taktertonian. With by far the top three horses—Father Patrick, Trixton, and Nuncio—trainer Jimmy Takter has a legitimate chance of not only scaring away the competition when the entry box closes on July 29, but also finishing 1-2-3 in the $1.2 million event.