Dial Or Nodial, a 3-year-old pacing colt owned by Arlene and Jules Siegel of New Hope, is the 6-5 favorite to win the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello SBOA New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands tonight.
The colt, trained by Jim Campbell and driven by Brian Sears, has post one in the 10-horse field. He won his elimination race for the classic on June 6 by three-quarters of a length, in 1:50.2. The week before, he turned in his career best time in winning the final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes in 1:50.1.
Another Bucks County-connected horse racing at the Meadowlands earlier tonight is the early-season favorite to win the Hambletonian, Muscle Hill. That 3-year-old trotting colt is trained by Newton's Greg Peck and is the 2-5 favorite in the $200,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes final. He was last year's Dan Patch winner as top 2-year-old trotter and comes into the race with nine wins in 10 lifetime starts and $844,751 in earnings.