Saturday, September 1, 2012
This week is the 87th anniversary of the first running of The Hambletonian Stakes. This is the Kentucky Derby for harness racing and in 1926 the first race was run on August 30th in Syracuse, New York.
The first winner was a horse named Guy McKinney.
Now the Hambletonian Stakes is run every year on the first Saturday in August at the Meadowlands race track in New Jersey.
This years winner, Market Share, was part of history as he was the first winner of this race trained by a woman, Linda Toscano.