Trainer Nifty Norman didn’t think he’d be in a spot like this. His Bella Bellini is the 3-1 morning-line favorite leaving from post position five for Saturday’s $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands. In fact, Norman’s pleasantly surprised Bella Bellini amounted to much of anything. As a 2-year-old, the daughter of Bar Hopping-Bella Dolce had zero victor... Full Story


HAMBLETONIAN DRAW  The field for the 96th edition of the $1,000,000 Hambletonian, an open event for 3-year-old trotters, that takes place Saturday, August 7 (post time, 6:12 p.m.) at The Meadowlands, with post position, horse (driver, trainer) and morning-line odds: 1. Delayed Hanover (Dexter Dunn, Ake Svanstedt), 7-2 2. Take All Comers (Dave Miller, Jim Campbell), 12-1 3. Spy Booth (Tim Tetr... Full Story


Ake Svanstedt trainees won both of Saturday’s (July 31) $50,000 Hambletonian Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old trotters at The Meadowlands Racetrack, with Delayed Hanover capturing the first division and Captain Corey taking the second.Svanstedt saw three of his four elimination starters advance to the $1 million Hambletonian final on Aug. 7 at the Big M, as Ambassador Hanover joined his winning ... Full Story