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In Harness: Tall Dark Stranger And Party Girl Hill Remain 1-2 In This Weeks Leader Poll
By KEN WEINGARTNER
 
Courtesy of USTA Media Relations)

Hightstown, NJ — Tall Dark Stranger and Party Girl Hill lost their respective Breeders Crown finals but remained 1-2 in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll. Tall Dark Stranger dropped three points despite gaining four first-place votes, increasing his total to 23. Party Girl Hill saw her points fall by 34 and first-place votes decline from 16 to four.

Breeders Crown champions Gimpanzee, Perfect Sting, and Kissin In The Sand all moved into the top five. Gimpanzee gained five first-place votes and 71 points while Perfect Sting picked up the remaining three first-place votes and upped his points by 64. Kissin In The Sand improved her points by 50.

Ramona Hill, who was idle, was sixth followed by Atlanta, Amigo Volo, Bettor’s Wish, and Manchego. Amigo Volo and Manchego, both Breeders Crown winners, are new to the top 10 this week.

Shartin N, who finished second to Kissin In The Sand last week, dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since arriving in North America. She had been ranked in 72 consecutive polls dating back to May 2018.

The Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll does not determine Horse of the Year. The members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association vote on all Dan Patch Award division winners plus Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year.

Rankings based on the votes of harness racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll: Week 17 – 11/3/2020
Rank Name (First Votes) A/G/S Record Earnings Points Pvs
1 Tall Dark Stranger (23) 3pc 13-11-1-0 $1,302,681 330 1
2 Party Girl Hill (4) 3pf 15-14-0-1 $803,120 295 2
3 Gimpanzee (5) 4th 11-8-1-1 $980,964 271 5
4 Perfect Sting (3) 2pc 10-10-0-0 $534,300 242 6
5 Kissin In The Sand 5pm 11-7-1-0 $419,984 194 7
6 Ramona Hill 3tf 9-6-1-1 $915,615 157 4
7 Atlanta 5tm 11-5-3-1 $669,014 133 3
8 Amigo Volo 3tg 14-8-1-2 $858,323 85 —
9 Bettor’s Wish 4ph 11-5-2-2 $497,232 62 8
10 Manchego 5tm 12-5-2-2 $439,451 50 —

ALSO: Shartin N 31; Test Of Faith 23; Century Farroh 14; Action Uncle, Peaky Sneaky, Sorella, Venerate 6; Fire Start Hanover 5; Charlie May, On A Streak, Ready For Moni 2; Cattlewash, Pemberton, Yall Beneath Me 1.


 
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