By Ken WeingartnerAward winners On A Streak and Venerate lead a group of 82 colts and geldings eligible to August's Hambletonian Stakes, harness racing's premier race for 3-year-old trotters, at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J.The Hambletonian Oaks, the event's filly-restricted companion race, attracted 90 eligibles, with award recipients Anoka Hanover and Donna Soprano at the to... Full Story


Trainer Marcus Melander unveiled a contender for the Aug. 7 Hambletonian Oaks at The Meadowlands Friday night (April 16), as his Imhatra AM S worked out a perfect pocket trip with Brian Sears doing the driving on the way to winning her 3-year-old debut in 1:56.3. Owned by Courant Inc., the daughter of 2009 Hambletonian champion Muscle Hill (who was handled by Sears) is out of the dam Tamla Ce... Full Story


Ken Warkentin’s $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks Winter Book  Anoka Hanover – won the $451,800 Goldsmith Maid for freshman trotting fillies. Todd McCarthy drove the Noel Daley-trained filly to victory in 1:53.2. The Kindergarten Classic champion scored her seventh-straight win of the season and her 10th win in 14 starts. Noel Daley co-owns the daughter of Donato Hanover—Aunt Mel along with LA Expr... Full Story