Royalty For Life wins Hambletonian final

SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

Driver Brian Sears is turning the Hambletonian in a doubleheader of sorts. For the second time in five years, Sears swept the two biggest races for 3-year-old trotters, capturing the $1.2 million Hambletonian with Royalty For Life and the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks with Bee A Magician on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. “I thought I had an opportunity to have a really good day,” said Sears, who also accomplished the Hambo double in 2009 with Muscle Hill in the Hambletonian and Broadway Schooner in the Oaks. “”But it also could be a really bad day if you don’t have any luck. Things can just go wrong.”

– Associated Press

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