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Thursday Thoughts: Adios Day and Hambo Oaks Elims on Saturday

by Al Cimaglia

July 26, 2018

This is a fun time of the year for harness racing enthusiasts. Next Saturday, August 4 is approaching and that's Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. Before getting ahead of ourselves this weekend is also loaded with top quality racing.

On Saturday the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids rolls at approximately 4:00 PM EST at The Meadows in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The $400,000 Adios Final figures to be a hotly contested event. The elimination winners Hitman Hill and American History earned the right to pick their own post positions. Hitman Hill with Brett Miller in the bike won the draw to select first and will be leaving from post position #3. American History with Yanick Gingras between the pipes will be leaving from post position #4.
$400,000 Adios Final on Saturday, July 28
1  -Summer Travel - Andrew Harris/David Miller
2 - GD Western Joe - Ron Burke/Dave Palone
3 - Hitman Hill - Chris Oakes/Brett Miller
4 - American History - Tony Alagna/Yannick Gingras
5 - Dorsoduro Hanover - Ron Burke/Matt Kakaley
6 - Done Well - Brian Brown/Tim Tetrick
7 - Wes Delight - Mark Harder/Corey Callahan
8 - Thinkbig Dreambig - Jimmy Takter/Jordan Stratton
9 - Babes Dig Me - Tony Alagna/David Miller

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At the Meadowlands on Saturday evening seventeen 3-year-old trotting fillies will be competing to qualify for the Hambletonian Oaks Final. There will be two $50,000 eliminations with the the top five finsihers in each race qualifying for the $500,000 Oaks Final next Saturday. The top two headliners are Dan Patch award winner Manchego who has lost only twice in 17 races. The only filly to beat Manchego is Plunge Blue Chip as she heads up the field in the other elimination.

$50,000 Oaks Elim for Saturday, July 28

1 - Blonde Magic - Thomas Durand/Thomas Durand
2 - Lima Novelty - Linda Toscano/Scott Zeron
3 - Winbak Noelle - Lucas Wallin/Andrew McCarthy
4 - Perfect Summer K - Andrew Harris/Louis Roy
5 - Phaetosive - Trond Smedshammer/Trond Smedshammer
6 - Live Laugh Love - R. Nifty Norman/David Miller
7 - Nixie Volo - John Butenschoen/Corey Callahan
8 - Plunge Blue Chip - Ake Svanstedt/Ake Svanstedt

$50,000 Oaks Elim for Saturday, July 28

1 - What A Knockout - Marcus Melander/David Miller
2 - Bill’s Lady - John Butenschoen/Corey Callahan
3 - Lily Stride - Mark Harder/Tim Tetrick
4 - Hey Blondie - Chuck Sylvester/Andrew McCarthy
5 - Fly Fly Selena - Dustin Jones/Brett Miler
6 - Courtney Hanover - Rick Zeron/Scott Zeron
7 - Manchego - Jimmy Takter/Yannick Gingras
8 - Piranha Fury - R. Nifty Norman/Tim Tetrick
9 - Seviyorum - Julie Miller/Andy Miller