2021 Week 1 Road to the Hambletonian

Posted by Rachel Ryan on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:18 PM
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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.  







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





Driver, Trainer, Owner 

Ken Warkentin’s Comments 



(Love You ) 

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





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



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 



(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 


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 


Cuatro De Julio 


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 


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 


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  


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 


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 


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