07/25/2017 10:27AM

Meadowlands: Hambletonian Oaks lures 18 fillies

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Derick Giwner
Ariana G is sure to be favored in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination.

Eighteen 3-year-olds entered today for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian.

Hambletonian Festival week kicks off on July 29 with two $40,438 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks Final on Hambletonian Day, Sat., Aug. 5, at The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.

The favorite in the field will be Dan Patch divisional champion Ariana G. The talented homebred daughter of 2009 Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill sports a record of three wins in four tries this year, with lifetime earnings just under $1 million, at $937,839. Ariana G comes from the royal broodmare band of Marvin Katz and AL Libfeld, and her full sister All The Time, won the 2016 Hambletonian Oaks for the same team of owner/breeders Katz-Libfeld and trainer Jimmy Takter.

$40,438 Oaks Elim for Sat., July 29 (race placement to be determined)

Post

Horse

Trainer

Named Driver

1

HILLARMBRO

Trond Smedshammer

Trond Smedshammer

2

MAGIC PRESTO

Richard Norman

Brian Sears

3

THAT’S ALL MONI

Jimmy Takter

Tim Tetrick

4

SOUTHWIND AVANTI

Anette Lorentzon

Tim Tetrick

5

OVERDRAFT VOLO

Julie Miller

Andy Miller

6

CAVIART WONDER

Noel Daley

Andrew McCarthy

7

FEED YOUR HEAD

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

8

BROADWAY IDOLE

Jim Campbell

Scott Zeron

9

EVELYN

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt


$40,438 Oaks Elim for Sat., July 29 (race placement to be determined)

Post

Horse

Trainer

Named Driver

1

GLITZEY GAL

Richard Norman

David Miller

2

ICE ATTRACTION

Ake Svanstedt

Ake Svanstedt

3

DREAM TOGETHER

Luc Blais

Dan Dube

4

ARIANA G

Jimmy Takter

Yannick Gingras

5

FINE TUNED LADY

John Butenschoen

Corey Callahan

6

DREAM BABY DREAM

Rod Allen

Rod Allen

7

TREVISO

Charlie Norris

Charlie Norris

8

COOL CATES

Noel Daley

Andrew McCarthy

9

SUNSHINE DELIGHT

Staffan Lind

Brett Miller

The top five finishers in each elim will advance to the final on Aug. 5. There is no Lasix or any race day medication permitted in the Hambletonian Oaks or Open. 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 on Aug. 5 is the Oaks winner, regardless of elimination finish on July 29.

Post positions for the $500,000 final will be drawn and morning lines assigned on Tuesday, Aug. 1, on a Facebook live post position draw at 2:00 p.m. on the Meadowlands Facebook page. The draw will also be streamed live on the Meadowlands web site.

-edited release (Hambletonian Society)