Hambletonian-Festival augusti 2010                    
          3 åringar Worldclasstrotting.com          
  2 åringar        försök 31 juli          
  Peter Haughton
Purse: $460 000
     Hambletonian Purse: $1 000 000          
försök 30 juli       Hambletonian Oaks Purse: $500 000        
Merrie Annabelle
Purse: $345 000
      FINALER lördag 7 augusti                
  försök 29 juli                    
FINALER lördag 7 augusti          Äldre Breeders Crown FINAL         
          Nat Ray försök   FINAL lördag 7. august            
            Tidigare vinnare av Nat Ray Trot             
  Nat Ray Trot   -   The Meadowlands  lördag 7 augusti  
     Nat Ray Trot    
   Slave Dream nips Enough
Talk in Nat Ray

Jimmy Takters Thatsnotmyname vann Merrie Annabelle Stakes
  Reven d’Amour slutade trea i Nat Ray Trot        
RACE 8 - Meadowlands - NJ - August 7, 2022 
Conditions: NAT RAY Invitational   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $300,000     Class: Nat Ray     
Distance: 1 Mile  Planned Post Time: 1:55 PM 
Res. Häst spår Kusk Trän Tid Odds Far/Mor
1 Slave Dream 5 John Campbell Frank Oreilly 09,6 80 Pearsall Hanover - Hungarie
2 Enough Talk 6 Ron Pierce Peter Kleinhans 09,6 17 Enjoy Lavec - Fashion Setter
3 Reven d’Amour 9 Fredrik B Larsson Henrik Larsson 09,9 122 Revenue - Melody d’Amour
4 Looking Hanover 4 Yannick Gingras Edwin Gannon J:r 10,0 171 Muscles Yankee - Lady Bar
5 Lanson 1 Mike Lachance Don Swick 10,0 81 Self Possessed - M Stewart
  Big Boy Lloyd 7 Vakant Ken Rucker 10,1 143 Dream Vacation - Muscling In
  Abc Mercedes 8 Tim Tetrick Joe Putnam 10,1 161 Abc Garland - Mercedes Kosmos
  Southern Rocketop 10 David Miller Erv Miller 10,2 231 Psychic Spirit - Summer In The City
  In Focus 2 Daniel Dube Jimmy Takter 10,4 238 S J's Photo - Beverly Crusher
  Tac's Delight 3 Jody Jamieson Stephen Bossence 10,4g 447 Self Possessed - Falnos Babell

    Slave Dream nips Enough Talk in Nat Ray            

East Rutherford, NJ --- Slave Dream (John Campbell) carved out a path on the inside to get up in the final strides to win the $300,000 Nat Ray for older trotters on Saturday afternoon (August 7) at the Meadowlands by a neck in a time of 1:52.

USTA/Mark Hall photo
Slave Dream (John Campbell) got up in the final strides to win the $300,000 Nat Ray for older trotters by a neck in a time of 1:52.

Slave Dream is owned by Franco Cianci and Isidoro Russo, and is a Quebec-bred son of Pearsall Hanover. He’s trained by Frank O’Reilly.

Enough Talk (Ron Pierce) was the first to make the lead in :27.2, when Reven Damour (Fredrik Larsson) charged up past that mark to take over the top spot and led the field to the :55.2 half with Enough Talk behind him. Reven Damour was still leading at the 1:23.1 three-quarters with Lanson (Mike Lachance) outside of Reven Damour and Enough Talk and Looking Hanover (Yannick Gingras) trying to close.

But as that group was slugging it out in front in mid-stretch, Campbell was squeezing through on the rail for the win. Enough Talk was second and Reven Damour third.

Campbell said the win came despite a lackluster trip.

“It wasn’t very good, I couldn’t get him squared up,” said Campbell. “At the start he was off stride and he landed trotting and I ended up down at the rail. I really didn’t have any decisions to make because I was locked in the whole mile, just kept poking up the rail and fortunately it worked out. Halfway through the stretch I could get through and he responded very well, made up a lot of ground, trotted a great mile considering where he started from. He won a series here last spring (2009 Hiram Woodruff). Pierre Couture trained him and I think he swept the series, so I’d raced him before. He’s just a professional racehorse and goes about his business with a good frame of mind.”