Oh boy: Karl gives Crawfords reason for more Hambo dreams

Trenton, NJ — Having a trotter among the favorites to win harness racing’s biggest race is nothing new for Crawford Farms. But the gender of its latest star is.

After co-owning the most recent two fillies to win the Hambletonian — Ramona Hill and Atlanta — the Crawfords now co-own Karl, the early pick to capture this year’s classic for 3-year-old trotters after going nearly undefeated last season and receiving the 2023 Dan Patch Award as best 2-year-old male trotter.

Karl, who like Ramona Hill was bred by Al and Michelle Crawford’s Crawford Farms, will be honored at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards banquet, presented by Caesars Entertainment, Sunday (Feb. 25) at Rosen Centre in Orlando. The colt’s other owners are Christina and Nancy Takter, Black Horse Racing, and Bender Sweden. Read More