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CRYSTAL FASHION TAKES FIRST HAMBLETONIAN HEAT IN 1:50 1/5

Saturday, August 4, 2018

 

Atlanta blazed the fractions but it was Crystal Fashion who got up at the wire to win the eighth race, the first of two $100,000 Hambletonian Elimination heats on Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands Racetrack. 

Crystal Fashion, driven by Tim Tetrick and trained by Jim Campbell, crossed the wire in 1:50 1/5, for a neck victory over the filly, Atlanta, with 5 ½ lengths back to Met’s Hall in third.  The time equaled the stakes and track record for a 3-year-old trotting gelding. 

Evaluate and Hat Trick Habit finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to advance to the $1 million Hambletonian Final. 

“I liked my chances to make the final,” said Tetrick.  “I tipped him to chase the mare down.  My horse made up a lot of ground [from sixth] to catch that mare.” 

Crystal Fashion paid $10.00, $4.20, $3.00.  Atlanta, sent off at 8-5, returned $3.60, $3.00.  Met’s Hall, 40-1, paid $9.60 to show.   

The winner, a son of Cantab Hall, was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms and races in the name of Fashion Farms LLC of New Hope, PA. 

 

 


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