Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 3:54 PM

Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Trot


>32nd edition – 18 winners have sealed division honors, including seven of the last eight

>last year’s winner, Mission Brief set a stakes record of 1:51.4 – Yannick Gingras also won this in 2012 with To Dream On

>2013 winner Shake It Cerry, fourth foal out of Solveig 2004 2YO Filly Champion, who finished second as the beaten favorite to Flirtin Miss in the 2004 edition – her siblings Solvato & Dontyouforgetit were also Breeders Crown finalists

>Shake It Cerry was Jimmy Takter’s record sixth win in this division, he won the previous year with To Dream On & Ron Pierce has won this three of the last five years

>In 2012, 6-5 favorite Bee A Magician finished third in this event

>John Campbell became the sport’s first quarter billion dollar man when Snow White won this in 2007 at the Meadowlands, Campbell is a five-time winner of this division & leads the Crown series with 47 wins

>2010 winner Martiniontherocks (Ron Pierce) paid $63.60 at Pocono Downs

>Dream Of Joy (Jim Meittinis) pulled the biggest upset in 2002 at Woodbine paying $71.30

>Dave Miller has won this twice with Forever Starlet & Poof She’s Gone



Breeders Crown 2YO Colt & Gelding Trot

>32nd edition – Stakes Record is 1:53.2 set by CR Commando (Carl Allen) at Colonial Downs in 1998- equaled last year by Pinkman, one of a record tying four Breeders Crowns in 2014 for Yannick Gingras

>Father Patrick capped his Dan Patch Award winning season romping in 1:54 at Pocono Downs in 2013 – his ninth straight win – his sire Cantab Hall made it three in a row in this division - his brother Pastor Stephen was second by a head in the 2010 edition

>Wheelin N Dealin (Sylvain Filion) held off Royalty For Life (Tim Tetrick) in 2012 at Woodbine in 1:56, capping an undefeated nine-for-nine Dan Patch Award winning season

>Seven of the nine winners of this event between 2006 & 2014 went on to be the Hambletonian favorite, and four of them won, three consecutively, Donato Hanover, Deweychetumnhowe & Muscle Hill

>Duke Of York (Paul MacDonell) was this division’s biggest upsetter paying $71.30 in 2001 at Woodbine

>John Campbell is a four-time winner in this division, his last came in 2002 with Broadway Hall

>Jimmy Takter has five wins in this event, Malabar Man, Ken Warkentin, Uncle Peter, Father Patrick and Pinkman (Takter finished first, third & fifth with five starters in 2014)

>Donato Hanover, Muscle Hill & Father Patrick all parlayed a Peter Haughton Memorial win into a Crown trophy – Southwind Frank will try to become the fourth


Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace


>32nd edition – 17 winners have sealed division honors, including six of the last seven

>In 2014, JK She’salady capped an undefeated 12-for-12 Horse of the Year season with a stakes and Meadowlands track record of 1:50.2 – Tim Tetrick picked up the win as Yannick Gingras picked runner up Sassa Hanover

>In 2013, Uffizi Hanover equaled the five-eighths mile track Breeders Crown record of 1:52.1 – from the first crop of Well Said – beaten favorite Precocious Beauty was still voted division champion

>In 2012, division champion Somwhereovrarainbow defeated I Luv The Nitelife in 1:52.2 at Woodbine

>Economy Terror (Brian Sears), the heavy favorite stormed home to equal the Woodbine track record of 1:51 in 2011 – Brian Sears also won the 2009 edition with Fancy Filly

>See You At Peelers completed a perfect 13-for-13 season in 2010 winning at Pocono Downs for Jimmy Takter, who came back to win it in 2013 with Uffizi Hanover

>John Campbell has won this six times, including the biggest upset in this division with Electric Slide, paying $51.40 in 1993 at Freehold for trainer Bob McIntosh



Breeders Crown 2YO Pace


>32nd edition – Stakes Record is 1:49, Sweet Lou (Dave Palone), capped his Dan Patch Award winning season with a sensational world record in a defining Breeders Crown moment at Woodbine in 2011

>In 2014, elimination winner Traceur Hanover pulled a mild upset in 1:51 with Andy Miller

>2010 winner Big Jim sealed division honors when he won in 1:50.4 at Pocono Downs

>In 2013, Ron Pierce made it six wins in this division with a perfect drive behind Luck Be Withyou – first Crown trophy for trainer Chris Oakes, Bill Cass & John Craig

>In 2012, Rockin Amadeus (Yannick Gingras) rallied to a 17-1 upset in 1:51.2 over Wake Up Peter and division champion Captaintreacherous at Woodbine

>Only five of the last 13 winners were named division champion



Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Trot


>32nd edition – 18 fillies have sealed their division title, including 2013 Horse of the Year

Bee A Magician, who set a stakes record of 1:52.4 at Pocono Downs in the slop – fifth win in this division for Brian Sears – the richest trotting filly in history vaulted past the $2 million mark

>In 2014, Shake It Cerry capped a Trotter of the Year season with a stakes record 1:52.2 – oddly, it was Jimmy Takter’s first win in this division

>In 2012, Check Me Out made it back-to-back Dan Patch Awards despite finishing third as the beaten favorite

>Trainer Trond Smedshammer won three in a row from 2003-2005 with Stroke Play, Housethatruthbuilt and Blur – all with Brian Sears in the bike

>Biggest upset in Crown history came in this division in 2008 when Kadealia (Tim Tetrick) scored at 75-1 at the Meadowlands – Kadabra also sired Bee A Magician, a 1-9 winner in 2013

>Southwind Serena paid $102.80 in 2007, giving Yannick Gingras his first Crown trophy, Gingras also won this 2012 with Maven

>Susie’s Magic (Dave Miller) was a $42.00 winner in 2006 at Woodbine & Impressive Kemp (Ron Pierce) paid $28.00 at Pocono Downs in 2011

>2001 champion Syrinx Hanover (John Campbell) was a perfect 12-for-12 in a $1 million season

>Bill O’Donnell won the first three & four overall, including the inaugural winner Fancy Crown, who was voted 1984 Horse of the Year


Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Trot


>32nd edition – Stakes Record of 1:51.4 set by 2014 winner Father Patrick, who made it back-to-back Breeders Crowns & Dan Patch Awards – Jimmy Takter’s fourth win in this event, he won this three other times with Malabar Man (1997), Kadabra (2002) & In Focus (2008)

>Previous stakes mark of 1:52.2 was set by Break The Bank K (Brian Sears) in 2010 at Pocono Downs, Sears & trainer Trond Smedshammer also won this with Strong Yankee in 2005 and with Arch Madness in 2007, and Sears also won with Yankee Slide in 2004 & Muscle Hill in 2009

>In 2013, Ron Pierce capped a triple winning with Spider Blue Chip, he also won it with Intimidate 2012 and with Mr Muscleman in 2003

>Hall of Famer Chuck Sylvester is a six-time winner of this division – Spider Blue Chip was his first Crown win since Muscles Yankee in 1998

>Muscles Yankee has three winners in this division – Muscle Hill, Strong Yankee & Mr Muscleman >Yankee Slide & Sears scored this division’s biggest upset in 2004 paying $81.20, that was for trainer Steve Elliott, who was upset with Donato Hanover by Arch Madness & Sears in 2007

>Brian Sears (five) & Ron Pierce (three) have won eight of the last 12 editions

>Malabar Man, Muscle Hill & Mack Lobell all won this enroute to Horse of the Year, Chapter Seven came back to win another Crown at Woodbine in his 2012 HOY season

>Six have scored the Hambletonian-Breeders Crown double – 2013 Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life was scratched



Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Pace


>32nd edition – Stakes record is 1:49.3 set by Monkey On My Wheel (Jody Jamieson) in 2011

at Woodbine, the winning sire was Mach Three, who also sent out Somebeachsomewhere in 2008 –

Put On A Show (Tim Tetrick) had set the previous mark of 1:50.1 in 2010 at Pocono Downs

>In 2014, Sayitall BB pulled a 9-1 upset for Yannick Gingras & Ron Burke – heavy favorite Color’s A Virgin finished fourth & was named division champion

>Tim Tetrick also won this in 2012 with the favorite American Jewel in 1:52.1 at Woodbine

>Tetrick came back win this again in 2013 with I Luv TheNite, who made it 12 in a row & became

the richest filly pacer of all time, passing another Chris Ryder trainee – Put On A Show

>I Luv The Nitelife set a five-eighths mile track world record of 1:50 – slight second choice just behind

the favorite Shebestingin, who finished fourth

>Bunny Lake (2003) & Rainbow Blue (2004) both won this enroute to Horse of the Year

>Allamerican Nadia (Chris Christoforou, Jr.) pulled the biggest upset in this division in 2002 paying $99.50



Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Pace

>32nd edition – Stakes Record is 1:48.3 by 2008 HOY Somebeachsomewhere (Paul MacDonell) at the Meadowlands

>In 2014, both elimination winners, Always B Miki & Limelight Beach, were scratched, and McWicked sealed his division for Brian Sears & Casie Coleman in 1:49

>2010 HOY Rock N Roll Heaven (Daniel Dube) won it in 1:49 at Pocono Downs, his sire, 2005 HOY Rocknroll Hanover (Brian Sears), was also among the seven winners of this division to be named HOY

>In 2013, Captaintreacherous avenged a nose loss in the Battle of Brandywine beating Sunshine Beach in 1:49.2, sealed his second straight Pacer of the Year title, gave trainer Tony Alagna his first Crown trophy and Tim Tetrick a triple on the Crown card – his sire Somebeachsomewhere was the most represented sire on the card with 11 entries

>Kingsbridge (Roger Mayotte) scored the biggest upset in 1992 paying $72.40 at Northfield Park

>Heston Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick) won this in 2012 in 1:49.2 at Woodbine enroute to divisional honors, Tetrick also won the 2009 edition with If I Can Dream



Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot

>22nd edition – not raced from 1996-2003 and combined with the Open Trot in 1996

>Bee A Magician made it back-to-back Breeders Crowns with a stakes record of 1:51.4 – Brian Sears maintained his longest streak of 12 straight years with at least one Crown win

>Previous stakes record – 1:52 by Buck I St Pat (Tim Tetrick) in 2009 at the Meadowlands & Buck I St Pat repeated in 2010 at Pocono Downs in 1:52.3

>In 2013, Maven locked down her division with a game first over score in 1:52.3, her tenth win in 13 starts on the season (2011 Crown champion Cedar Dove was second) – she also won a Crown trophy as a 2YO

>Mystical Sunshine won this back-to-back in 2006 & 2007, and Peace Corps, the only four-time Crown champion, also won this twice in 1990 & 1992

>Grades Singing won three of the first four, the first with Herve Filion, the next two with Olle Goop

>2011 & 2012 winners were both upsets from post 10 – Frenchfrysnvingear (Jody Jamieson) & Tamla Celeber (Brian Sears)



Breeders Crown Open Trot


>32nd edition – Stakes Record of 1:51 equaled in 2014 as European invader Commander Crowe added Lasix, overcame post nine, vaulted past $5 million & became the oldest to win a Breeders Crown at age 11 with Orjan Kihlstrom driving for trainer Fabrice Douloy – the victory came after two previous third place finishes

>Arch Madness made a record seventh Breeders Crown appearance finishing fifth

>Tim Tetrick & Linda Toscano made it back-to-back wins in this division with Chapter Seven in 2013 & Market Share in 2014 – Market Share set a five-eighths mile stakes record of 1:51 – it was his second straight Crown trophy

>2011 & 2012 winners, San Pail (Randy Waples) & Chapter Seven (Tim Tetrick) both went on to be HOY, joining Mack Lobell & Moni Maker – Chapter Seven was the 17th favorite to win this

>Randy Waples’ dad Ron Waples won this twice with No Sex Please in 1990 & 1992

>In 2001, Varenne (Giampolo Minnucci) dominated at the Meadowlands & his stakes record of 1:51.1 stood for 12 years

>This race went for $1 million three years in a row – one of those winners, Fool’s Goal (Jim Doherty), won back-to-back in 2002 & 2003

>John Campbell is a six-time winner, starting the inaugural edition in 1995 with Sandy Bowl

>CR Kay Suzie (Carl Allen) & Moni Maker (Wally Hennessey) both beat the boys – Maven finished second to Commander Crowe in 2014

>1997 winner Wesgate Crown (John Campbell) did it four years after winning a 2YO Crown

>Arch Madness, a seven-time Crown finalist, upset HOY Donato Hanover in the 2007 3YO Trot, he was second in 2008 & 2009, missed 2010 due to injury, was fifth in 2011, fourth in 2012, third in 2013 & fifth in 2014 before retiring



Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace


>30th edition – Stakes Record 1:48.4 by Hana Hanover (George Brennan) in 2009 at the Meadowlands,

Brennan also won it in 2005 with Loyal Opposition

>In 2014, Shelliscape repeated & paid $23.00, her stablemate & two-time Crown champion Anndrovette finished fourth in her fourth Crown appearance –fourth straight win in this event for Bamond Racing

>In 2013, Shelliscape pulled a mild upset over Rocklamation & the favorite Anndrovette in 1:50, a stakes record for a five eighths mile track

>John Campbell is a four-time winner of this division, including three in a row

>Eternal Camnation won this twice (2001 & 2003), part of her Crown triple from a record six finals

>Shore By Five (Daniel Dube) pulled the biggest upset in 1999 at the Meadowlands paying $108.20

>Two-time defending champion & Dan Patch Award winner Anndrovette scored back-to-back at Woodbine – Luc Ouellette drove her as the favorite in 2011, then Tim Tetrick scored a 6-1 upset in 2012

(no horse has won three in a row within a division)


Breeders Crown Open Pace


>31st Edition – Stakes Record is 1:47 by Won The West (Jim Morrill, Jr.) in 2009 at the Meadowlands, the fastest mile in Breeders Crown history – the son of Western Hanover came back to repeat as a 5YO in 2010 in 1:48.4 at Woodbine – in 2011, he sustained a reoccurring injury which prevented him from going for three in a row

>In 2014, Thinking Out Loud upset Sweet Lou in 1:48.3 for John Campbell & Bob McIntosh – Campbell’s fifth win in this event & four for McIntosh

>In 2013, Foiled Again held on by a nose in 1:49.2 to become the richest North American-based harness horse off all time & also the oldest pacer to win a Breeders Crown at age nine – the win also pushed Foiled Again past $1 million for the third straight season & sealed his third straight Dan Patch Award

>Foiled Again has five starts in the Breeders Crown Open Pace & hasn’t missed a check with a win, two seconds, a third & fifth

>In 2013, Ron Burke sent out a record 15 Breeders Crown finalists

>Bettor Sweet (John Campbell) & (Dave Miller), Red Bow Tie (Luc Ouellette) & Boulder Creek (Ron Pierce & Brian Sears) are the other back-to-back winners of this division – Bettor Sweet was making his fifth Crown appearance

>1990 winner, Bay’s Fella (Paul MacDonell) held the record for the highest Crown payoff at $140.60 for many years before Kadealia shocked at 75-1 in 2008

>In 2012, world champion Put On A Show took on the boys & finished tenth




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