Breeders Crown trophies on display at the post position draw.
On Friday and Saturday night, Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville will host all twelve of the Breeders Crown championship races for all the divisions of trotters and pacers, with $6.7 million (US) in purses up for grabs. This marks the return of the event to Southern Ontario after a 3-year-absence, with 2019 being the last time it was at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Eliminations were held this weekend and post positions were drawn for the $600,000 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, the $600,000 Open Pace, and the $600,000 Open Trot at a special dinner event in the Gambrel Barn at nearby Country Heritage Park on Tuesday evening. Celebrating its 39th renewal, the Crown, sponsored by the Libfeld/Katz Breeding Partnership for the 4th straight year, again will be contested over 2 nights, with the four 2-year-old divisions running on Friday and the remaining divisions (four for 3-year-olds and four "opens" for older horses) run on Saturday.
Drawing the posts for the Breeders Crown Open Pace.
The 3-Year-Old Colt Pace will be the third meeting between Pepsi North America Cup winner Pebble Beach and Little Brown Jug winner Bythemissal. Each won his elimination so were guaranteed an inside post (1-5). Pebble Beach drew the 5 for driver Todd McCarthy. Trainer Noel Daley said, "This was the best he's been. He finished it off. Todd said he was like a different horse tonight. I don't know if it was the Lasix that made the difference but tonight, that was even better than he was earlier in the year. He was really sharp during the week here, literally kicking his shoes off in the paddock. So, I'm glad he just finished it off and showed that he's back to form." Bythessimal, who was supplemented to the Crown by trainer Ron Burke, drew the 2. Burke said, "When we were training him down, he did seem like he was better than pretty much anything in the barn, training down, so we knew he was pretty nice. But he has even surprised us. It seems like wherever we go, the more we ask of him, the more he does." Regular driver Chris Page gets the call on Saturday. Page added, "Who would've thought that from there [Little Brown Jug], I would be here talking to you for the Breeders Crown. To win the Jug, that was definitely the top of my bucket list, and this is up there near the top, so we've got to finish next week."
Some of the Breeders Crown trainers pose with the trophies.
The Breeders Crown kicks off with 4 races on Championship Friday starting with the 6th race, the $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Trot at 9:18PM (all times Eastern) and ending with the 9th race, the $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Pace at 10:48PM. Championship Saturday features 8 races starting with race 2, the $350,000 Open Mare Trot at 7:35PM and ending with race 9, the $600,000 Open Pace at 10:47PM. Each race will be contested at the standard 1 mile distance around 2 turns of the 7/8 mile stonedust oval. The full card can be seen live on FanDuel TV (formerly known as TVG) and RTN in the United States and HPItv in Canada, and for the first time in Crown history, all 12 Championship races will be televised in the USA on Fox Sports 2, from 9-11PM on Friday and 7:30-11:00PM Saturday. In addition, Woodbine streams its live races for free here.
You can view the full entries for the Friday card here and for the Saturday card here.
Race 7 -- BREEDERS CROWN - FINAL - 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS PACE. PURSE $675,000 U.S. Post time: 9:47 P.M. Saturday Oct. 29 Post Horse Driver Trainer Odds 1 Birthday D Miller R Burke 12-1 2 Bythemissal C Page R Burke 9-5 3 Dreamfair Arnie B T Cullen J Cullen 20-1 4 Captain Cowboy D Dunn A Svanstedt 20-1 5 Pebble Beach T Mccarthy N Daley 8-5 6 I Did It Myway A Mccarthy T Alagna 5-1 7 Fourever Boy D Dunn T Twaddle 10-1 8 Ponda Warrior S Zeron J Hochstetler 8-1 9 Greatest Ending Ma Macdonald I Moore 15-1 10 Mad Max Hanover Ti Tetrick J Leamon 15-1 AE1 Magical Arthur Trev Henry A Beaton 20-1 AE2 Frozen Hanover L Roy L Blais 20-1 Race 8 -- BREEDERS CROWN - FINAL - Open Trot. PURSE $600,000 U.S. Post time: 10:17 P.M. Saturday Oct. 29 Post Horse Driver Trainer Odds 1 Lindy The Great A Miller J Miller 15-1 2 Fashion Frenzie= L Roy R Moreau 5-1 3 Amigo Volo T Mccarthy R Norman 15-1 4 Logan Park= Ja Macdonald R Fellows 15-1 5 Ecurie D Dk D Dunn A Svanstedt 5-2 6 Jujubee A Mccarthy G Wright 7-2 7 Its Academic D Miller R Burke 10-1 8 Back Of The Neck Ti Tetrick A Svanstedt 9-2 9 Rattle My Cage Y Gingras A Svanstedt 15-1 10 Ambassador Hanover S Zeron A Svanstedt 12-1 11 Forbidden Trade B Mcclure L Blais 8-1 Race 9 -- BREEDERS CROWN - FINAL - OPEN PACE. PURSE $600,000 U.S. Post time: 10:47 P.M. Saturday Oct. 29 Post Horse Driver Trainer Odds 1 My Pal Joe B Sears A Chartrand 20-1 2 This Is The Plan Y Gingras R Burke 15-1 3 Allywag Hanover T Mccarthy B Pelling 7-2 4 Workin Ona Mystery D Miller R Burke 15-1 5 American Courage J Bongiorno T Alexander 20-1 6 Bulldog Hanover D Dunn J Darling 4-5 7 Tattoo Artist Ja Macdonald I Moore 8-1 8 Abuckabett Hanover Ti Tetrick T Alagna 12-1 9 Lous Pearlman Y Gingras R Burke 20-1 10 Warrawee Vital Trev Henry R Fellows 20-1 11 Poseidon Seelster B Mcclure D Lindsey 15-1
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