Hambletonian Harness Racing Classic

Hambletonian Harness Racing Classic

First Saturday in August
Harness racing's most prestigious race for three-year-old trotters, the Hambletonian is a test of both speed and stamina. Currently held at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the race dates back to 1926. It is always held on the first Saturday in August and is preceded by a week of other races with purses in the $500,000 range. The purse for the one-mile Hambletonian race is $1.2 million, and the winner usually goes on to take a divisional title.
CONTACTS:
The Hambletonian Society
109 S. Main St., Ste.18
Cranbury, NJ 08512
609-371-2211; fax: 609-371-8890
www.hambletonian.org