As for Haughton, his stable earned a total of $52,450 in the Cane, which left him just a few big victories shy of becoming the first harness horseman to amass $20 million. Haughton said he would probably enter five horses in next month's Little Brown Jug, the Triple Crown's second jewel, but conceded that Sholty's horse deserved to be the favorite.
"I was impressed that Boyden Hanover could park outside for half a mile like that and still win," Haughton said. "Before, I didn't think he was a strong finisher, but he sure changed my mind." Even Boyden Hanover's No. 1 detractor was sounding like a believer.