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Atlanta burns the boys in the Hambletonian

  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018
  • Mike Farrell
Manchego gets a kiss from Yannick Gingras after winning the Hambletonian Oaks in a race record 1.50.

Manchego gets a kiss from Yannick Gingras after winning the Hambletonian Oaks in a race record 1.50.

For the first time in 22 years, the $1 million trotting event has a female champion. Rick Zeron, an admitted crier, had reason to well up last Saturday after the 93rd Hambletonian. Not only had the veteran horseman won the trotting classic in his first try, but his son Scott was in the sulky to make it a family affair, and the high point of a 43-year career. And he got the job done with a filly, the very determined Atlanta (Chapter Seven- Hemi Blue Chip). “This is a dream come tru…
 

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