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Handicapper Blog

Posted by Ken Warkentin on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:32 PM

2012 BREEDERS CROWN PROBABLES N PROFILES 

  

  

2YO Filly Trot 

  

To Dream On  

>romped in the fastest division of the Bluegrass at The Red Mile (1:54.3) 

>$200,000 yearling by Credit Winner filly won her first five starts, including a 1:54 Big M track record in the Merrie Annabelle 

>Dave Miller drives for trainer Jimmy Takter, who won this back-to-back with Flirtin Miss and Passionate Glide, and drove his two other winners in the division, Gleam and Armbro Prowess 

>Takter is the leading money winning trainer in Breeders Crown history with over $6 million (12 wins)  

>Miller has had his share of success with trotting filly stars like Pizza Dolce, Forever Starlet and Poof She’s Gone  

  

Bee A Magician 

>handed To Dream On her first career loss with a powerful rally in the Peaceful Way Final in 1:53.4 

>$90,000 Harrisburg yearling has won seven of nine, including an OSS Gold Final and a Champlain Stakes division 

>Rick Zeron drives the Kadabra filly for trainer Nifty Norman, who won this in 2009 with Poof She’s Gone 

  

Frau Blucher 

>went wire-to-wire in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:55  

>romped in the PASS Final at The Meadows in a track record of 1:54.4  

>sports six wins in nine starts 

>Broadway Hall filly trained by Chris Oakes, who his first Breeders Crown last year with Economy Terror  

  

True Day Dream 

>reeled off six in a row before a third in the KYSS Final at the Red Mile where she took a mark of 1:56.2 for Dan O’Mara 

>$3,700 Blooded Horse Sale yearling, Ontario bred by Infinitif 

  

Southwind Cocoa 

>won the NJSS Final with a 10-1 upset equaling the stakes record of 1:55.3 set by Act Of Grace 

>$6,000 Lexington-Selected yearling by Chocolatier trained by Linda Toscano also won the Marion Dancer at Freehold 

  

Royal Assets 

>second to Frau Blucher in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>second in the Merrie Annabelle, third in the NJSS Final, a force in PASS 

>$45,000 Harrisburg yearling by Donato Hanover trained by Ray Schnittker, who won this last year with Check Me Out in a stakes record of 1:54.4  

  

Shared Past  

>second to Time To Kill in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>third in the NJSS Final and fifth in the Peaceful Way 

>Chocolatier filly – half sister to millionaire Dejarmbro, sold for $130,000 at Harrisburg, trained by Jonas Czernyson 

  

Andie Sophia 

>rallied to win the KYSS Final at the Red Mile in 1:55.4 

>Peter Wrenn drives for trainer Rob Harmon 

>$5,700 Blooded Horse Sale yearling by Like A Prayer 

  

Simone Hall 

>won two divisions of KYSS and finished a close second in the final at The red Mile where she took a mark of 1:56.4 

>half sister to millionaire Snazzy Millie, from the first crop of Deweycheatumnhowe, trained by Bob Horowitz, $15,000 Lexington-Selected yearling 

  

Handover Belle 

>second to To Dream On in the fastest Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>Andover Hall filly finished a distant third in the Peaceful Way Final 

>a mark of 1:56 taken in the Kentuckiana Stallion Management at Indiana Downs 

>homebred trained by Tony Alagna 

  

Time To Kill 

>Muscles Yankee filly trained by Ross Croghan won a division of the Bluegrass at The Red Mile in 1:55.1 with John Campbell 

>second by a nose to Southwind Cocoa in the NJSS Final 

>romped in the Marion Dancer at Freehold in 1:59.3 

>$25,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling 

  

Aspidistra Hanover 

>Donato Hanover filly trained by Paul Kelley finished first in a dead heat with Upfrontluckycarol in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:56.2, driven by Brian Sears 

>$50,000 Harrisburg yearling was a runner-up to Frau Blucher in the PASS Final after winning a division in 1:55.1 

  

Upfrontluckycarol 

>Andover Hall filly trained by Kelly O’Donnell finished first in a dead heat with Aspidistra Hanover in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:56.2, driven by Dave Miller 

>$35,000 Harrisburg yearling finished third in the PASS Final after winning a division in 1:56  

  

  

2YO Colt Trot 

  

Wheeling N Dealin 

>extended his undefeated streak to seven by dominating the William Wellwood Memorial at Mohawk in 1:55.3 

>Cantab Hall colt took a mark of 1:55 in the Champlain Stakes and swept the Bridger Series at Mohawk 

>Sylvain Filion drives for trainer Dustin Jones, they had a Hambletonian finalist in Prestidigitator 

>Filion called this colt an amazing animal with all the qualities and he’s getting better and better 

>$100,000 Harrisburg yearling  

  

Murmur Hanover 

>winner of two OSS Gold Finals, runner-up to Wheeling N Dealin in his elimination and final of the William Wellwood Memorial 

>colt by Majestic Son sold for $70,000 at Harrisburg 

>handled by brothers Mario and Benoit Baillergeon 

  

My Man Can 

>second to All Laid Out in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>$32,000 Cantab Hall colt pulled a 10-1 upset in his Wellwood elimination in 1:57.1 for Andy and Julie Miller 

>a big colt who had some early-season foot issues 

  

Aperfectyankee 

>4-1 upsetter in the Peter Haughton Memorial in 1:54.1 for Jim Oscarsson 

>got parked in his Wellwood elimination and didn’t make the final 

>$55,000 Lexington-Selected yearling by Yankee Glide 

  

Corky 

>three-ply sweep of the NJSS series, 1:57.3 in the final, second by a neck in the Peter Haughton Memorial  

>$100,000 Lexington-Selected yearling by Muscles Yankee colt trained by Jimmy Takter, who pulled an upset in this last year with Uncle Peter 

  

Dontyouforgetit 

>diminutive colt made it six wins in seven starts with a 1:54 world record in the Standardbred at Delaware 

>Yannick Gingras drives for trainer Jimmy Takter, who’s won this three times 

>PASS champion finished first in all seven starts (one disqualification) 

>her dam Solveig banked over $800,000 for Takter and finished second in this Crown back in 2004 

  

Major Athens 

>won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:56.3 over Mystical Dew 

>Andover Hall colt trained by Rich Gillock starred in PASS, owns a mark of 1:55, second to Dontyouforgetit in the PASS Final  

  

Mystical Dew 

>suffered his first defeat at the hands of Major Athens in a Bluegrass division 

>won his first four starts, including a KYSS Final at The Red Mile in 1:55.2 for Tyler and Jeff Smith 

>$20,000 Lexington-Selected yearling from the first crop of Deweycheatumnhowe  

  

All Laid Out 

>Yankee Glide colt trained by Noel Daley upset My Man Can in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:57.1 with James Rattray 

>$32,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling 

  

Creatine 

>Andover Hall colt trained by Bob Stewart won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:57.1 with Mike Lachance 

  

Punxsutawney 

>Glidemaster colt trained by John Butenschoen won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:57.2 with Tim Tetrick 

>$16,000 Harrisburg yearling 

  

  

2YO Filly Pace 

  

L Dees Lioness 

>beat I Luv The Nitelife in the Champlain Stakes in 1:51.4 after finishing a close second to L Dees Lioness in the She’s A Great Lady Final  

>took a mark of 1:50.2 in her She’s A Great Lady elimination 

>romped in her Eternal Camnation division in 1:51.2 from post 10 

>first crop of Somebeachsomewhere 

>driven by Scott Zeron and trained by Casie Coleman 

  

I Luv The Nitelife 

>won a Bluegrass division at the Red Mile in 1:52.4 

>beat L Dees Lioness in the She’s A Great Lady Final in 1:51 before finishing a close second to that rival in the Champlain Stakes 

>set a world record of 1:50.1 in her She’s A Great Lady elimination 

>won her Eternal Camnation division in 1:51.4 

>Rocknroll Hanover filly trained by Chris Ryder & driven by Jack Moiseyev 

>$60,000 Lexington-Selected yearling owned by Richard & Joanne Young, who co-own Put On A Show, also trained by Chris Ryder 

  

Authorize  

>won the NJSS Final in 1:52.3 with a :25.4 final quarter 

>set the pace and finished a close third as the beaten favorite in the Kentuckiana Stallion Management at Indiana Downs 

>Western Ideal filly trained by Tony Alagna 

>owned and bred by Brittany Farms  

  

Nikki Beach 

>won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:53.2  

>second by a neck as the beaten favorite in the Sweetheart after winning the Prep in 1:52 

>won a division of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management at Indiana Downs in 1:52.1 

>$90,000 Lexington-selected yearling by Somebeachsomewhere, stablemate to Authorize trained by Tony Alagna and owned by Brittany Farms 

  

Jerseylicious 

>Western Ideal filly broke her maiden when she rallied for a 9-1 upset in the Sweetheart in 1:52.1 for Corey Callahan 

>a close second to Nikki Beach in the NJSS Final 

>trained by Wayne Givens 

  

Handsoffmycupcake 

>won the PASS Final by a nose in 1:52.1 at The Meadows with Daniel Dube 

>$20,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling filly by Christian Cullen trained by Scott Di Domenico, who was second in this Crown last year with Handsoffmycookie 

  

Champagne Tonight 

>Western Terror filly was dominant in PASS before finishing seventh in the final as the beaten favorite 

>$8,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling trained by Clair Umholtz 

  

Ritascape 

>daughter Artiscape trained by Homer Hochstetler won a Bluegrass division in 1:52.2 with Jody Jamieson 

>$12,000 Harrisburg yearling 

  

  

2YO Colt Pace 

  

Captaintreacherous 

>won a Bluegrass division at the Red Mile in 1:51.3  

>has posted three sub 1:50 miles 

>equaled the stakes record of 1:49.2 in the Metro Final after winning his elimination in 1:49.3, and won the Nassagawaya in 1:51.3 

>set a stakes record of 1:49.3 in the Woodrow Wilson 

>Tim Tetrick drives for trainer Tony Alagna 

>$250,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling from first crop of Somebeachsomewhere, out of a full sister to Worldly Beauty, $1,900,255 

  

Vegas Vacation 

>Bettor’s Delight colt finished second in his Metro elimination, and parked from post 10 in the final 

>$32,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling trained by Casie Coleman 

  

Johny Rock 

>second to Rockin Amadeus in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>dominated the NJSS Final in 1:51.1 

>second to Captaintreacherous in his Metro elimination, parked through a fast pace in the final 

>$60,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Rocknroll Hanover trained by John Butenschoen 

  

Apprentice Hanover 

>Metro elimination winner in 1:49.4 and third in the final off a nine-length romp in a Nassagawaya division in 1:51.1 

>$90,000 Lexington-Selected Sale Yearling by Somebeachsomewhere, trained by Ben Wallace 

  

Doctor Butch 

>son of Art Major sports a career best of 1:52 in NYSS at Vernon Downs 

>won five NYSS events in a row and romped wire-to-wire in the NYSS Final at Yonkers in 1:53.1 with Tim Tetrick 

>$55,000 Harrisburg yearling trained by Linda Toscano 

  

Bet The Moon 

>Bettor’s Delight colt trained by Ron Burke has been very consistent in NYSS, finished second the NYSS Final at Yonkers and took a mark of 1:53.3 at Vernon Downs 

>$20,000 Harrisburg yearling  

  

Captive Audience 

>bounced back from a ninth in the Metro Final with a 44-1 maiden-breaking shocker in the Champlain Stakes in 1:50.2 

>$95,000 Harrisburg yearling by Art Major trained by Colin Johnson 

  

Rockin Amadeus 

>won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:51.3 thru a disqualification 

>second by a neck to longshot Captive Audience in the Champlain Stakes 

>his only win came in a NJSS division in 1:52 at the Meadowlands 

>son of Rocknroll Hanover trained by Jimmy Takter, his dam is Kikikatie, Takter trained her three previous foals:  Rockin Image, Grams Legacy and Time To Roll 

  

Tarpon Hanover 

>won an OSS Gold Final in 1:51.4 at Mohawk and the Battle of Waterloo in 1:53 at Grand River 

>$82,000 Harrisburg yearling by Badlands Hanover trained by Dave Menary 

  

Good Day Mate 

>second to Captaintreacherous in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>won the PASS Final at The Meadows in 1:53 paying $25.20, and owns a mark of 1:52.2 

>$170,000 Lexington Selected Sale yearling, half brother to world champion Put On A Show 

>a son of Christian Cullen out of 1997 Breeders Crown champion Stienam’s Place trained by Chris Oakes 

  

Dovuto Hanover 

>Dragon Again colt won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:51.1 for Ron Pierce and trainer Ryan Maxwell 

>$40,000 Harrisburg yearling owned by Martin Sharf 

  

Fool Me Once 

>Art Major colt won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:51.3 for Ron Pierce and trainer Mark Austin  

  

John’s Polyview 

>set the pace and finished second by a neck to Good Day Mate in the PASS Final after winning two in a row in 1:51.1 and 1:52.4 

>McArdle colt trained by Donna Marshall 

  

  

3YO Filly Trot  

  

Check Me Out 

>lowered her own world record to 1:51.2 in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile defeating arch rival Maven  

>set a 2YO Breeders Crown stakes record of 1:54.4 at Woodbine last year 

>leading candidate for Horse of the Year was considered a top prospect to take on the colts in the Hambletonian right up until setting a world record of 1:51.3 in the Del Miller Memorial, making it six in a row 

>equaled that 1:51.3 world mark in the Zweig at Vernon Downs and PASS Final at Pocono Downs, which made her the richest trotting filly in history   

>also set a track record of 1:54 at Tioga Downs against older horses 

>won the Elegantimage at Mohawk and Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers 

>after cruising in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination, she took a rare bad step in the final 

>from the first crop of 2YO Crown champion Donato Hanover, her second dam is 1997 Crown champion No Nonsense Woman   

  

Maven 

>second to Check Me Out in a world record Bluegrass division 

>Hambletonian Oaks elimination winner in 1:52.4 broke in the final, bounced back to win the Moni Maker in 1:52.3 at the Meadowlands 

>$37,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Glidemaster trained by Jonas Czernyson beat Check Me Out in her first start of the season and finished second by a nose to that rival in the Elegantimage Final 

>second to Check Me Out in the PASS Final at Pocono Downs, then second at 1-5 in a Buckette division at Delaware  

  

On The Bright Side 

>Cantab Hall filly went wire-to-wire in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:53.4 for Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter 

  

Bluff 

>Donato Hanover filly trained by Ron Burke set a world record of 1:54 in the Buckette at Delaware 

>third foal out of 2005 Crown champion and millionaire Blur, trained by Trond Smedshammer, who also had Bluff until she made her first start for Ron Burke on July18 

  

Personal Style 

>pulled a shocking 57-1 upset in the Hambletonian Oaks when the two heavy favorites broke 

>$92,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Yankee Glide filly trained by Nifty Norman  

  

Win Missy B  

>runner-up to Check Me Out in last year’s 2YO Crown, and second by a neck to Personal Style in the Hambletonian Oaks  

>prominent in NYSS, yet broke as the heavy favorite in the NYSS Final at Yonkers 

>a millionaire Bob Key homebred by American Winner, half sister to his millionaire Winning Mister, Key owned/bred 2010 Crown champion Break The Bank K 

  

Valdonna 

>won a division of the Duenna in 1:52.2, romped in the Simcoe Stakes in 1:52.4, and second to Maven in the Moni Maker 

>$120,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Andover Hall, trained by Jimmy Takter 

  

Superstar Hanover 

>Cantab Hall filly won a couple of PASS divisions and finished third in the PASS Final, owns a mark of 1:53.2 

>$75,000 Harrisburg yearling trained by Jimmy Takter 

  

Miss Paris 

>stablemate to Personal Style finished fourth in last year’s 2YO Crown final 

>$210,000 Harrisburg yearling by Kadabra past $800,000 for trainer Nifty Norman 

>a star in OSS, winning three Gold Finals this season and owns a mark of 1:54.2  

  

Chilitodayhotamale 

>Muscles Yankee filly trained by Trond Smedshammer romped in a Bluegrass division at the Red Mile in 1:52 with Yannick Gingras 

>Trond Smedshammer won this three years in a row with Stroke Play, Housethatruthbuilt and Blur 

  

  

3YO Colt Trot 

  

Market Share 

>won the Hambletonian in 1:52.1 and Canadian Trotting Classic in 1:52.2 for Tim Tetrick and trainer Linda Toscano 

>set a Vernon Downs track record of 1:52.1 in the Zweig 

>second by a neck to Googoo Gaagaa in the $500,000 Colonial 

>$16,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling with sights set on $2 million, co-owner Richard Gutnik sold shares to TLP Stable and William Augustine during Hambletonian Week 

>his sire Revenue S sent out 2010 winner Break The Bank K, who set a stakes record of 1:52.2 at Pocono Downs 

>Tetrick was scheduled to drive last year’s winner Chapter Seven, but couldn’t make it due to travel issues   

>Muscle Hill in 2009 was the last Hambletonian winner to also win a Crown in the same season, then you’ve got to go back to his sire Muscles Yankee in 1998 

  

Little Brown Fox 

>second by a neck to Market Share in the Canadian Trotting Classic after winning his elimination in 1:53 

>set a Canadian record of 1:51.4 in the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk 

>third in the $500,000 Colonial 

>romped in the Townsend Ackerman in 1:52 

>took a mark of 1:51.2 in a division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial  

>third in the $500,000 Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial 

>won the NJSS Final in 1:53.3 

>$35,000 Harrisburg yearling by Muscles Yankee, trained by Jimmy Takter, who’s won this with Malabar Man, Kadabra and In Focus   

  

Googoo Gaagaa 

>won the Colonial in a track record of 1:52.1 at Harrah’s Philadelphia shortly after coming back from a splint bone injury 

>set a world record of 1:50.4 in the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial at Pocono Downs 

>pacing bred trotting sensation went undefeated six-for-six as a freshman 

>owned/trained and bred by Richard Hans, and driven by Corey Callahan 

>son of Cam’s Rocket would have to be supplemented 

  

Guccio 

>won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:52.1 (:26.1) 

>banked over $600,000 this season, second to stablemate Little Brown Fox in the Stanley Dancer Memorial, second by a neck to Market Share in the Hambletonian, a close third in the Canadian Trotting Classic 

>$50,000 Lexington-Selected sale yearling by Yankee Glide, trained by Jimmy Takter 

  

Knows Nothing 

>Canadian Trotting Classic elimination winner in 1:52.4, fourth in the final 

>Hambletonian elimination winner in 1:53.1, fifth in the final 

>unraced at two, won the Canadian Breeders in 1:54.3 

>winner of almost $500,000, son of Kadabra, trained by Jeff Gillis 

  

My MVP 

>a close third in the Hambletonian, second by a neck in the PASS Final 

>closing in on $500,000 this season, sports a mark of 1:53.4 

>$85,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Cantab Hall, trained by Tony Alagna 

  

Archangel 

>set a world record of 1:54.1 in the Yonkers Trot 

>fourth in the Hambletonian 

>dominant in NYSS, yet broke in the NYSS Final 

>banked over $700,000 this season 

>$120,000 Harrisburg yearling by Credit Winner, trained by Peter Arrigenna 

  

Money On My Mind 

>Cantab Hall colt upset Little Brown Fox in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:52.2 for Andy and Julie Miller 

  

Appomattox 

>Yankee Glide colt trained by Frank Antonacci won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:52.2 with Scott Zeron 

  

Gym Tan Laundry 

>lost by a nose to Knows Nothing in his Canadian Trotting Classic elimination, then broke in the final 

>won the Zweig consolation at Vernon Downs in 1:52.3 

>Hambletonian finalist finished sixth from post 10 

>almost went all the way at 99-1 in the Goodtimes Final at Mohawk 

>$35,000 Lexington-Selected sale yearling by Yankee Glide, trained by Noel Daley 

  

Magic Tonight 

>Andover Hall colt won the PASS Championship in 1:54  

>stablemate to Gym Tan Laundry trained by Noel Daley 

>shattered the track record at The Meadows in PASS with a 1:52.4 mile back on May 30 

>$55,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling has banked well over $400,000   

  

Uncle Peter 

>last year’s freshman Crown upsetter in 1:55  

>Hambletonian favorite set a fast pace and broke after winning his elimination in 1:53.3 

>won a Stanley Dancer Memorial division in 1:53.1 at the Meadowlands 

>$60,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by Cantab Hall, stablemate to Little Brown Fox and Guccio trained by Jimmy Takter  

  

  

3YO Filly Pace 

  

American Jewel 

>cruised in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:50.1 

>American Ideal filly finished fourth in the Jugette 

>set a stakes record in the Simcoe of 1:49.4 at Mohawk 

>won the James Lynch Memorial in 1:49.2 at Pocono Downs 

>clocked a world record of 1:48.2 in the Fan Hanover Final at Mohawk 

>second in the Mistletoe Shalee and Valley Forge 

>stellar 2yo campaign was cut short last Fall by injury 

>owned and bred by Brittany Farms, leading owners in Breeders Crown history with 15 wins and well over $6 million 

>Tim Tetrick drives for trainer Jimmy Takter 

>Tetrick won this in 2010 with Put On A Show 

  

Darena Hanover 

>went all the way to upset the Jugette Final in 1:51, beating stablemate Bettor B Lucky and Shelliscape 

>second to American Jewel in the James Lynch Memorial after winning her elimination in 1:50.1 

>$20,000 Harrisburg yearling by Yankee Cruiser (Sweet Lou) 

  

Bettor B Lucky  

>Bettor’s Delight filly trained by Ron Burke finished second to stablemate Darena Hanover in the Jugette after winning her elimination in 1:51.4 

>$70,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling pulled a 19-1 upset in the Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs in 1:50 

  

Shelliscape 

>rallied to win a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:49.1 

>Jugette elimination winner in 1:50.3 at 24-1, parked out third in the final  

>finished fourth in last year’s 2YO crown 

>$25,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling by two-time Crown champion Artiscape, 

who was trained by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, he leads all Breeders Crown trainers with 15 wins and won this in 1993 with Electric Slide ($47.40) 

  

Major Look 

>daughter of two-time Crown champion Art Major pulled a 10-1 upset over American Jewel in the Mistletoe Shalee in 1:49.3, has equaled that mark twice on the Grand Circuit  

>third in the NYSS Final for trainer Kevin McDermott, who took over for an injured Robert Riddle this summer 

  

Romantic Moment 

>second to Shelliscape in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>American Ideal filly went wire-to-wire in the NYSS Final at Yonkers for Brian Sears and Jimmy Takter 

>upset stablemate American Jewel in the Valley Forge in a career best of 1:50.1 at Harrah’s Philadelphia 

>runner-up to American Jewel in the Fan Hanover at Mohawk 

>second by a nose to Bettor B Lucky in the Empire Breeders Classic 

>$75,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling 

>Sears won this back-to-back with My Little Dragon and Artcotic 

  

Economy Terror 

>daughter of Western Terror was the 2YO Breeders Crown champion, sealing her division with a stakes and Woodbine track record of 1:51 

>two-time PASS champion, won this year’s final in a world record of 1:49 at Pocono Downs 

>set a fast pace and finished third in her Jugette elimination as the beaten favorite – scratched from the final   

>full sister to 2009 Crown champion and millionaire Yellow Diamond 

  

Sarandon Blue Chip  

>unraced at two, won the NJSS Final and took a mark of 1:50.1 in the Miss New Jersey for trainer Casie Coleman 

>$92,000 Harrisburg yearling by 2000 Breeders Crown champion Western Ideal out of 2002 Crown winner Molly Can Do It 

  

Big McDeal 

>daughter of McArdle, $70,000 Lexington-Selected Sale yearling sold to current connections earlier this year, now trained by Ben Wallace 

>back-to-back $300,000 seasons 

>PASS winner in 1:49.1 at The Meadows 

>second in the PASS Championship at Pocono Downs 

>upset American Jewel as a 2yo at The Red Mile in a world record equaling 1:50.2 

>second dam is Before Sunrise, a 1996 Breeders Crown champion 

  

Handsoffmycookie 

>second to Romantic Moment in the NYSS Final at Yonkers 

>closing in $1 million, NYSS champion at two, second in the 2YO Breeders Crown and the Sweetheart 

>$25,000 Harrisburg yearling by two-time Crown champion Art Major, trained by Scott Di Domenico 

  

  

3YO Colt Pace 

  

Michael’s Power 

>gelding by 1991 Open Pace Crown champion Camluck won the Little Brown Jug in straight heats of 1:52.3 and a world record of 1:50 in the final 

>captured the Confederation Cup with a second in the first heat and a 1:52.4 upset in the final 

>won the Upper Canada Final at Georgian Downs and three OSS Gold Finals 

>Scott Zeron is the WEG Circuit’s leading driver 

>trained by Casie Coleman, who won this last year with Betterthancheddar 

>owned and bred by Jeff Snyder, the dam is the millionaire Michelle’s Jackpot, a half sister to Cam’s Card Shark 

>not eligible, so would have to be supplemented 

  

Panther Hanover 

>unraced at two, late-blooming son of 2005 sophomore Crown champion Rocknroll Hanover pulled a 9-1 upset in the Simcoe Stakes in 1:49.1 

>set a NJ Classic stakes record of 1:47.2 at the Meadowlands 

>Sylvain Filion drives for trainer James “Friday” Dean, who had 2010 freshman Crown champion Big Jim 

>$45,000 Harrisburg yearling  

  

A Rocknroll Dance 

>Meadowlands Pace winner in 1:48.1 

>a distant second to Sweet Lou in last year’s world record freshman Crown final of 1:49 

>has fashioned a million dollar sophomore season 

>won the Hempt Final at Pocono Downs in 1:48.3 

>set a track record at Harrah’s Philadelphia of 1:48.1 in the Battlle of Brandywine 

>set a fast pace and finished second in the Adios 

>his sire Rocknroll Hanover produced 2010 champion Rock N Roll Heaven 

>$15,000 Harrisburg yearling out of a half sister to the late, great Western Hanover trained by Jim Mulinix 

  

Sweet Lou 

>second to Mel Mara (1:49.4) in a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile 

>son of 2003 North American Cup winner Yankee Cruiser romped to a world record of 1:49 in last year’s 2YO Crown Pace enroute to divisional honors for trainer Ron Burke 

>$38,000 Harrisburg yearling has posted back-to-back $600,000 seasons and sports a mark of 1:47.4 

>second in the Little Brown Jug after winning his elimination in 1:51 

>won eliminations for the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace and Adios, yet finished out of the money in all three  

>multiple PASS winner finished second in the PASS Final  

  

Pet Rock 

>second by a nose in the Cane Pace Final 

>runner-up in the Battle of Brandywine 

>won a heat of the Confederation Cup and finished a close third in the final as the beaten favorite 

>second in the Meadowlands Pace 

>won the Art Rooney Final in 1:51 at Yonkers 

>$60,000 Harrisburg yearling by Rocknroll Hanover past $700,000, trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., who had 2008 Open Pace Crown champion Mister Big 

  

Bolt The Duer 

>romped in the KYSS Final in 1:48.2 

>set a world record of 1:47.4 in the Adios at The Meadows 

>second in his Jug elimination and scratched from the final 

>$70,000 Harrisburg yearling by Ponder trained by Peter Foley 

>Mark MacDonald drove last year’s sophomore Crown champion Betterthancheddar 

  

Thinking Out Loud 

>won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:51 (:25) with John Campbell 

>rallied for a North America Cup upset in 1:47.4  

>stablemate to Dapper Dude and a son of Ponder trained by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh  

>runner-up to Bolt The Duer in the KYSS Final 

>fourth in the Little Brown Jug Final 

>regular driver Randy Waples drove last year’s Open Trot winner and Horse of the Year San Pail 

  

Dapper Dude 

>son of The Panderosa romped away from the favorite Sweet Lou in the PASS Final at Pocono Downs in 1:49 

>North America Cup elimination winner in 1:49.3, finished a close third in the final for John Campbell and Bob McIntosh 

  

Warrawee Needy 

>Canada’s top freshman pacer in 2011 and OSS star by E Dee’s Cam with over $700,000 for Jody and Carl Jamieson 

>romped in a Gold Final at Mohawk in 1:48.4 becoming the fastest performer in OSS history 

>$20,000 Canadian Yearling Sale purchase 

  

Heston Blue Chip 

>NYSS star finished third in the NYSS Final 

>won the Empire Breeders Classic in a Tioga Downs track record of 1:48.4 

>$30,000 Harrisburg yearling by American Ideal well past $800,000 for trainer Linda Toscano 

  

Hurrikane Kingcole 

>John McDermott trainee finished third in last year’s 2YO Breeders Crown 

>runner-up in the NJ Classic after blazing through a record 1:18.2 three quarters, won his elimination 1:48.3 

>Meadowlands Pace consolation winner in 1:47.4 

>$10,000 Harrisburg yearling by Cam’s Card Shark, who sired 2006 Crown champion Shark Gesture  

  

Dynamic Youth 

>rallied to win the Cane Pace Final by a nose in 1:48.4  

>runner-up in the Confederation Cup Final 

>$85,000 Harrisburg yearling by Bettor’s Delight trained by Aaron Lambert 

  

Mel Mara 

>son of Lis Mara trained by Tony Alagna won a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile in 1:49.4 with Tim Tetrick 

  

  

Older Trotting Mares 

  

Frenchfrysnvinegar 

>went all the way in the Miss Versatility Final at Delaware in 1:54, just three fifths off the world record for Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis 

>last year’s Breeders Crown champion from post 10 in 1:53.3 as a supplemental gamble paid off 

>7yo Angus Hall mare also won the Ontario Masters 

>owner David Smith trained 2002 Crown champion Armbro Amoretto  

  

Cedar Dove 

>last year’s 3YO Crown champion and Dan Patch Award winner won the Ima Lula Final at the Big M and three legs of the Miss Versatility Series 

>Ron Pierce drives the daughter of Andover Hall for trainer Noel Daley 

>Kentucky Filly Futurity winner at three 

  

Beatgoeson Hanover 

>4yo daughter of Andover Hall won the Muscle Hill at Vernon Downs in 1:54 and a leg of the Miss Versatility at Tioga Downs for trainer Nifty Norman 

  

Action-Broadway 

>last year’s Breeders Crown runner-up is a 5yo daughter of 2002 freshman Crown champion Broadway Hall 

>won an Armbro Flight elimination in 1:56.1 and paid $139.00 

>second in a couple of Miss Versatility legs 

  

Pembroke Heat Wave 

>6yo daughter of Like A Prayer completing a career season at $300,000 for trainer Mark Ford 

>won the Armbro Flight Final at Mohawk in 1:54 

  

Tamla Celeber S 

>millionaire daughter of 2003 freshman Crown champion Cantab Hall trained by Roger Walmann, who set a world record of 1:50.1 at The Red Mile with Giant Diablo in 2007 

  

Firstclassprincess 

>4yo daughter of Classic Photo trained by Ron Burke, who won this back-to-back with Buck I St Pat 

>finished a close second to Cedar Dove in the Ima Lula Final at the Big M 

  

  

Older Pacing Mares 


Put On A Show
 

>4yo by Rocknroll Hanover well past $2 million became the fastest female of all -time with a 1:47.3 world record in the Lady Liberty at the Big M 

>won the Spring of Hope Invitational in 1:48.3 at Mohawk 

>2010 Breeders Crown champion and Dan Patch Award winner missed all of 2011 due to injury  

>Jody Jamieson drives for trainer Chris Ryder 

  

Rebeka Bayama 

>5yo by Leader Bayama, who is a brother to 2001 Crown champion Goliath Bayama, a $1.5 million winner for Sylvain and Yves Filion 

>second by half a length in the world record 1:47.3 Lady Liberty 

>won the Golden Girls at the Big M in 1:49 

>fourth with road trouble in the Milton Final 

>driven by Sylvain Filion for his nephew Justin Filion   

  

Anndrovette 

>5yo daughter of Riverboat King closing in on $2 million 

>last year’s Crown winner in 1:49.2 enroute to the division championship 

>posted a world record of 1:48.1 in the Roses Are Red at Mohawk  

>set a fast pace and finished a close third in the world record Lady Liberty 

>Tim Tetrick drives for trainer P.J. Fraley 

  

Drop The Ball 

>4yo daughter of Western Terror was a second as the beaten favorite in last year’s 3YO Crown Final 

>set a world record of 1:48.4 at Harrah’s Philadelphia after a close second in the Golden Girls  

>set a pressured pace and faded to sixth as the beaten favorite in the Milton Final  

>won the Green With Envy Final at the Big M in 1:51.1 (:25.4) 

>Yannick Gingras drives for trainer Tony O’Sullivan  

  

Monkey On My Wheel 

>millionaire 4yo by Mach Three upset Drop The Ball in the 2011 Crown in a 1:49.3 stakes record for Jody Jamieson and trainer Travis Umphrey 

>coming into October she was just 1 for 14 this season  

  

Swinging Beauty  

>4yo by Art Major caught fire in the Mares Open this summer at Mohawk 

>stormed home to finish second by a neck in the Milton Final at 72-1 for Doug and Greg McNair 

  

Rocklamation 

>4yo by Rocknroll Hanover has carved out a career season with over $600,000 in 2012 and passed the $1 million mark by upsetting in the Milton Final in 1:49.4 for trainer Ron Burke 

  

Ginger And Fred 

>Ron Burke trained stablemate to Rocklamation is a 6yo by 2002 Crown champion Real Artist just past $1.7 million 

>third in the Golden Girls and the Milton Final 

>would be making her fifth straight Breeders Crown appearance  

  

Older Trotting Horse 

  

Chapter Seven 

>last year’s 3YO Breeders Crown champion, romped by 7 lengths in 1:53 

>won an Open at The Red Mile in 1:51.1 on September 30  

>son of Windsong’s Legacy at $1.5 million kicked off his 4yo season with back-to-back world records of 1:50.4 at the Meadowlands 

>lowered his own world record to 1:50.1 in the Nat Ray 

>won the Maxie Lee in a stakes record of 1:52.1 at Harrah’s Philadelphia 

>second to Hot Shot Blue Chip in the Credit Winner at Vernon Downs 

>second to Mister Herbie in the Maple Leaf Trot 

>Tim Tetrick drives for trainer Linda Toscano   

  

Mister Herbie 

>Ontario bred by Here Comes Herbie just passed the $1 million mark 

>upset San Pail in the Glorys Comet Final at Woodbine 

>won the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial in 1:51.3 at the Big M, the Maple Leaf Trot in 1:50.4 at Mohawk and the Frank Ryan Memorial in 1:54 at Rideau Carlton 

>Jody Jamieson drives for trainer Jeff Gillis 

  

Arch Madness 

>looking to join Fool’s Goal as the oldest to win a Crown at age 8 

>would be making his fifth Crown appearance, upset Horse of the Year Donato Hanover in 2007, second in 2008, second in 2009, missed 2010 due to injury, fifth in last year’s Crown  

>at $3.6 million he’s the richest son of the late Canadian sire Balanced Image, who retired prior to the first Breeders Crown in 1984 

>second in this year’s Elitlopp and Titan Cup Final 

>runner-up to Chapter Seven at The Red Mile on September 30 

>Trond Smedshammer won this in 2006 with Sand Vic 

  

Hot Shot Blue Chip 

>6yo son of Revenue vaulted past the million mark in 2012 for trainer Jonas Czernyson 

>got on a roll late this season upsetting Chapter Seven in the Credit Winner in 1:51.2, then won the Pride In Progress at Indiana Downs in 1:54.4 

  

Daylon Magician 

>Ontario bred 4yo by 2002 Crown champion Kadabra posted a $1 million 3YO season in 2011 

>won the Ontario Masters in Georgian Downs track record of 1:52 

>owns a mark of 1:51.1 at Mohawk and finished third in the Nat Ray 

>2011 O’Brien Award winner, Jack Moiseyev drives for trainer David Lemon   

  

Anders Bluestone 

>consistent Yankee Glide 6yo with a mark of 1:52 

>Invitational winner at the Meadowlands in 1:52.1 

>runner-up to Chapter Seven in the Maxie Lee 

>Ron Pierce drives for trainer Eric Ell 

  

Windsong Geant 

>5yo son of Kadabra capping a career season  

>a consistent winner in the Preferred ranks on the WEG circuit, sports a mark of 1:52 for trainer/drive Rick Zeron 

  

Andover America 

>7yo by Andover Hall has gone past $600,000 this season for Mario and Benoit Baillargeon, taking a mark of 1:51.4 in an Open at Mohawk 

>won a Preferred at Woodbine in 1:54.1 on October 1 

  

Coco Lindy 

>Cantab Hall 5yo trained by Frank Antonacci took the Vincennes Trot at the Meadowlands in 1:52.4 and has won at the Preferred level at Mohawk  

  

  

Older Pacing Horses 

  

Betterthancheddar 

>4yo son of Bettor’s Delight, who sired last year’s winner Bettor Sweet 

>past $1.5 million in career earnings 

>won the Ben Franklin in world record of 1:48 and the Des Smith Classic in 1:49.4 at Rideau Carlton 

>set a track record and equaled a world record of 1:49.2 at Harrington in the Bobby Quillen Memorial 

>second by a neck to Foiled Again in the Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk 

>recently sidelined by a foot abscess 

>pulled a mild upset in last year’s 3YO Crown Final in 1:49.2 

>George Brennan drives for trainer Casie Coleman   

  

Foiled Again 

>8yo son of Dragon Again is the richest pacer in history at $4.4 million, 

making it the third time the richest pacer in history has raced in the Breeders Crown – Nihilator and Gallo Blue Chip were the first two   

>looking to become the oldest pacer to win a Breeders Crown 

>runner-up in the last two Open Pace Crowns 

>upset Betterthancheddar in the Canadian Pacing Derby in 1:48.3 

>2011 Dan Patch Award winner and Pacer of the Year, became the oldest pacer at age 7 to post a million dollar season 

>his best clockings at ages 6-7-8 have come in Canada 

>Yannick Gingras drives for trainer Ron Burke, who won this back-to-back with Won The West, the fastest Crown performer in his history at 1:47 

>Gingras’ lone Crown win came with longshot Southwind Serena in 2007, paying $102.80 in the 3YO Filly Trot 

   

Golden Receiver 

>7yo by Village Jove capping a career season with major wins in the Presidential, Spring Championship, Graduate, US Pacing Championship and William Haughton Memorial 

>owns a mark of 1:48 for trainer Mark Harder, who’s looking for his first Breeders Crown 

  

Bettor Sweet 

>7yo son of Bettor’s Delight at $2.4 million won last year’s Open Crown in 1:48.4, giving John Campbell his series leading 45th Crown trophy and vaulting him past the $20 million mark in Crown earnings  

>was 0 for 14 this season going into October 

>looks to make his fifth Crown appearance for John and Tom Cancelliere 

  

We Will See 

>5yo son of Western Hanover finished third in last year’s Open Crown 

and banked $1.2 million in 2011 

>a close second Golden Receiver in the William Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands 

>scratched sick on September 22 at Pocono Downs 

>Ron Pierce drives for trainer Sam De Pinto 

  

Aracache Hanover 

>consistent 5yo by Dragon Again was a close second to Golden Receiver in the US Pacing Championship 

>also third in the Ben Franklin at Harrah’s Philadelphia, the William Haughton Memorial at the Big M and Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park  

>has banked $1.4 million with a mark of 1:48.1 for Doug and Greg McNair  

  

  

  



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