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Donato Hanover wins $1.5M Hambletonian

Updated: August 4, 2007, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As the leaders came off the final turn and approached the stretch, the much-anticipated battle of the sexes was playing out in the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Saturday.

The talented filly Pampered Princess dug her hooves into the Meadowlands' surface and surged past Donato Hanover to take the lead in trotting's most prestigious race.

For a few thrilling seconds, it looked like girl power would again dominate the horse racing world.

The feeling didn't ...

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