08/01/2017 9:52AM

Hambletonian: Trotting classic lures 19 hopefuls

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Hambletonian Society
The Hambletonian trophy is up for grabs on August 5.

Nineteen 3-year-old trotters entered today for the $1,000,000 Hambletonian, to be raced Saturday, Aug. 5 at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.

Though the connections of sophomore filly Ariana G had considered racing against the colts, they eventually opted to remain in the $500,000 distaff division of the Hambletonian.

The following trotters, in alphabetical order, will draw into two $100,000 eliminations later today.

HORSE

TRAINER

ACHILLE DUHARAS

Takter, Jimmy

BILL'S MAN

Butenschoen, John

DEVIOUS MAN

Miller, Julie

DOVER DAN

Butenschoen, John

ENTERPRISE

Melander, Marcus

GIVEITGASANDGO

Butenschoen, John

GUARDIAN ANGEL AS

Lorentzon, Anette

INTERNATIONAL MONI

Antonacci, Frank

JAKE

Blais, Luc

LONG TOM

Melander, Marcus

PERFECT SPIRIT

Svanstedt, Ake

SEVEN AND SEVEN

Durand, Thomas

SHAKE IT OFF LINDY

Antonacci, Frank

SORTIE

Daley, Noel

SOUTHWIND COBRA

Burke, Ron

SOUTHWIND WOODY

Burke, Ron

STEALTH HANOVER

Del Cid, Francisco

VICTOR GIO IT

Takter, Jimmy

WHAT THE HILL

Burke, Ron

After the elimination heats on Saturday, the top five finishers in each elim will advance to the final heat, with a post time of 5:11 [EDT]. Elimination winners draw for inside posts 1-5 and all other finalists will then be placed in an open draw. The winner of the final is the winner.

The post positions and morning line odds will be drawn for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands during a live post position draw today, Tuesday, August 1 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page and YouTube channel. Fans should be sure to “Like” the Facebook page or “subscribe” to the YouTube channel in order to view the stream.

WFAN and SNY sports talk personality Marc Malusis will serve as the celebrity drawmaster.

Post positions and morning line odds will also be revealed for the John Cashman Memorial and the Cane Pace during the broadcast.

The $225,000 Sam McKee Memorial, $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and $1 million Hambletonian will be featured on a live 90-minute broadcast on CBS Sports Network from 4-5:30 p.m. [EDT] on Aug. 5.

Hambletonian Day is closing day with a post time of 12:00 noon, and the zenith of the Championship Meet. Fans can follow the action at Hambletonian.com, meadowlandsracetrack.com and on Twitter at #Hambo17.

For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com or www.hambletonian.com.

-release (Hambletonian Society)