Aug. 6, 2011, 12:50 PM
TV coverage of today's Hambletonian is on NBC - 3-4 pm, ET.
Aug. 10, 2011, 04:50 PM
A rather interesting rule to preclude, in trotting's premiere event, offspring of young sires ...
USTA Aug 10, 2011 "Restricting eligibility of 4-year-old stallions' offspring to 2018 Hambletonian approved" (http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=44077&z=63)
It was also agreed that the racing conditions of Hambletonian No. 93, to be raced in 2018, would include the initiative to keep harness racing stars on the racetrack.
Foals by stallions that were 4-year-olds or younger at the time of their conception will be ineligible to the Hambletonian, with the exception of foals by those sires which were retired for reasons of unsoundness or another serious medical condition which prevented racing competitively as a 4-year-old.