Monday, July 31, 2023

The press conference and post-position draws for both the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Hogan Equine, 329 Trenton Lakewood Road, Cream Ridge, NJ.

All are welcome to attend.

The press conference will begin at 2 p.m. with Meadowlands’ track announcer Ken Warkentin serving as host. The post draws for both the $1-million Hambo and $500,000 Oaks will take place at 3 p.m. with Big M TV’s Jessica Otten interviewing some of the pertinent players.

For those who can’t attend but want to watch all of the festivities, they can do so by going to The Meadowlands’ Facebook page or The Big M’s YouTube channel.

THE QUALIFIERS: Here are the alphabetical lists of the horses who have qualified for spots in the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks finals:

$1-million Hambletonian: Celebrity Bambino, French Wine, Ghostly Casper, Oh Well, Osceola, Point Of Perfect, Southwind Coors, Tactical Approach, Up Your Deo, Winner’s Bet. AE1: Tuscan Prince. AE2: Little Expensive.

$500,000 Hambletonian Oaks: Bond, Heart On Fire, Heaven Hanover, Instagram Model, Kayleigh S, Mambacita, Railee Something, Righteous Resolve, Secret Volo, Walner Payton. AE1: Gigi Hanover. AE2: Pure Hope S.