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Posted by Ken Warkentin on Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:32 PM

Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Trot  

  

Mission Brief – By Muscle Hill out of Breeders Crown champion Southwind Serena, equaled a world record of 1:52.2 winning the Merrie Annabelle, also won the NJSS Final, Ron Burke trains this $150,000 yearling, won her Peaceful Way elimination in a world record 1:52, but broke in that final 

  

Jolene Jolene – Daughter of 2009 HOY Muscle Hill trained by Jonas Czernyson, who says she’s got a strong & tough attitude, $87,000 yearling finished second in the Merrie Annabelle from post nine, 

equaled a world record of 1:52.1 in a Bluegrass division 

  

Stubborn Belle – Taurus Dream filly led a 1-2-3 finish in the Peaceful Way Final for trainer John Bax, romped to an 8-1 upset in 1:56 for Paul MacDonell over stablemates Juanita’s Fury & Southwind Champane, won an OSS event at Mohawk in a career best of 1:54.1 on September 25 

  

Speak To Me – Muscle Massive filly for Jimmy Takter, won her first four starts, including a PASS division, took a mark of 1:53.4 at the Big M, finished fourth in the PASS Final 

  

Smexi – Jimmy Takter trained daughter of Explosive Matter finished third in the PASS Final, second by a neck to Danielle Hall in the Champlain 

  

Danielle Hall – Ontario Sires Stakes star & Champlain Stakes winner by Deweycheatumnhowe & trained by Carl Jamieson, finished fifth in the Peaceful Way Final 

  

Gatka Hanover – Ron Burke trained filly from the first crop of Muscle Massive, PASS winner, fourth in the Merrie Annabelle, broke in the PASS Final 

  

Livininthefastlane – Donato Hanover filly for Julie Miller, twice a PASS winner, broke in the PASS Final 

  

Lilu Hanover – Jimmy Takter trains this Andover Hall filly who won a Bluegrass division in 1:54.2 

  

Bee The Queen – Donato Hanover filly trained by George Ducharme won a Bluegrass division in 1:54.1 

  

Lock Down Lindy – Tony Alagna trains this Lucky Chucky filly who finished third in the Merrie Annabelle, 

broke stride in a Bluegrass division as the even money favorite 

  

Breeders Crown 2YO Colt & Gelding Trot 

  

Centurion ATM – Son of SJ’s Caviar set a Big M track record of 1:53.2 in the Peter Haughton Memorial for Ake Svanstedt, finished second by a head to Southwind Stryker in a Bluegrass division 

  

Billy Flynn – Cantab Hall colt was an undefeated eight-for-eight with a 1:55.4 Bluegrass division win for trainer Staffan Lind, driver Brett Miller said the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion is “a big, long-gaited colt, so handy & acts like an old professional” 

  

Uncle Lasse – Runner up in the Peter Haughton Memorial won a William Wellwood Memorial elim in a handy 1:54.4, then broke in the final, won a Bluegrass division in 1:54.1, Jimmy Takter trains the Donato Hanover colt, Pierce said “his gait is absolutely flawless” 

  

Guess Who’s Back – Muscles Yankee colt rallied to upset in the NJSS Final in 1:56.1 for trainer Nik Drennan, broke in the Peter Haughton Memorial Final, second to Uncle Lasse in a Bluegrass division 

  

Habitat – Son of Conway Hall trained by Ron Burke, went all the way in the William Wellwood Memorial in 1:54.2, Yannick Gingras said he’s very well mannered, good gaited & does everything right,  

beat Honor And Serve in a Bluegrass division in career best of 1:53.4 

  

Southwind Stryker – Muscle Hill colt trained by Brad Maxwell upset Centurion ATM in the Bluegrass in 1:53.4 

  

Honor And Serve – Jim Campbell trains this Donato Hanover colt, broke in the Peter Haughton Memorial, second in the PASS Final, second to Habitat in a Bluegrass division 

  

Canepa Hanover – Muscle Hill colt finished second in the NJSS Final for Jimmy Takter, brother to Glidemaster broke in the Peter Haughton Memorial & scratched sick in mid August 

  

The Bank – Jimmy Takter trainee by Donato Hanover won a Bluegrass division in 1:53.4, Takter raced his dam Lantern Kronos & said the colt prefers the big track 

  

Cruzado Dela Noche – Nancy Johansson trains this colt from the first crop of Muscle Massive, third in the Peter Haughton Memorial, won a PASS division at Pocono Downs in 1:55.4, third Habitat & Honor And Serve in a Bluegrass division  

  

On The Sly – Morgan McInnis trains this Broadway Hall colt, who won the PASS consolation at Pocono Downs in 1:55.2 

  

Gifted Way – Cantab Hall colt trained by Tony Alagna has been on the fringe, fourth in the Peter Haughton Memorial & fifth in the William Wellwood Memorial 

  

Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace 

  

JK She’salady – Art Major filly & full sister to JK Endofanera, trained by Nancy Johansson was seven-for-seven after a dominant win in the Art Official at Hoosier Park in 1:53.4, also scored major wins in the Eternal Camnation & She’s A Great Lady, romping to a world record 1:50.1 in that final at Mohawk 

  

Southwind Roulette – Ron Burke trains this filly by Somebeachsomewhere, dominated PASS, took a mark of 1:51.4 at Pocono Downs & won the PASS Final  

  

Bedroomconfessions – Tony Alagna trains this American Ideal filly, second by a nose in the Eternal Camnation, won a She’s A Great Lady elimination in 1:52, second in that final, second in the Art Official  

at Hoosier Park, third in a Bluegrass division 

  

Shakai Hanover – Filly by Well Said now trained by Ross Croghan, won an Eternal Camnation division in 1:52.4, third in the She’s A Great Lady, second in the Champlain, sold just before the Bluegrass, badly beaten favorite (sixth) in a Bluegrass division 

  

Band Of Angels – Ron Burke trained filly by Rock N Roll Heaven dominated the NYSS program, fourth in the NYSS Final, won a She’s A Great Lady elimination in 1:51.4, eighth in that final 

  

Ideal Nuggets – Western ideal filly trained by Ed Lohmeyer pulled a huge upset in the Bluegrass in 1:50.4, beating Divine Caroline & Bedroomconfessions  

  

Divine Caroline – From the first crop of Rock N Roll Heaven, trained by Joe Holloway, second to longshot Ideal Nuggets in a Bluegrass division 

  

Better Be Steppin – Joe Holloway trains this Bettor’s Delight filly who won a Bluegrass division in 1:52 

  

Aria Hanover – Filly by Well Said trained by Jimmy Takter, won three in a row in PASS & took a mark of 1:53 at Pocono Downs 

  

Sports Chic – From the first crop of Sportswriter with a mark of 1:54.2 for trainer Blake MacIntosh, OSS star & runner up in a Champlain division 

  

Bettor N Better – Bettor’s Delight filly & another NYSS star for trainer Ron Burke, barred from the wagering & finished a disappointing eighth in the NYSS Final 

  

Sassa Hanover – Rock N Roll Heaven filly trained by Ron Burke, impressive in NYSS, barred from the wagering in the NYSS Final & faded to fifth, bounced back to win a Bluegrass division in 1:51 

  

Well Hello There – Twice a PASS winner in 1:53, third in the PASS Final, filly by Well Said trained by Ron Burke 

  

Kays Dragon Lady – Dragon Again filly was 0 for 7 through her close second in the PASS Final on September 6 for trainer Ron Burke 

  

Breeders Crown 2YO Colt & Gelding Pace 

  

Artspeak – Western Ideal colt trained by Tony Alagna was six-for-six through his 1:50.2 mile in the Metro, also won the NJSS Final, Scott Zeron calls him “a freak of nature”, won a Bluegrass division in 1:51.3 

  

Lyons Levi Lewis – Well Said colt trained by Ron Burke, Metro runner up & Champlain division winner in 1:52.1 at Mohawk 

  

Tomy Terror – Colt by Western Terror trained by John Butenschoen, second by a nose in the PASS Final, sports a mark of 1:52.2  

  

Lyons Again – Ron Burke Dragon Again colt winless in seven starts through a close second in the Champlain, third in the Metro, second to Artspeak in the Nassagaweya 

  

Mcardles Lightning – Steve Elliott trains this colt by McArdle who won three PASS events, took a mark of 1:51 at Pocono Downs & won a Reynolds division at Tioga Downs 

  

Lost For Words – Brian Brown trains this Well Said colt who won two divisions of PASS & took a mark of 1:51.1 at Harrah’s Philadelphia, won a Bluegrass division in 1:51. 

  

In the Arsenal – Son of American Ideal trained by Kelvin Harrison won a Bluegrass division in 1:49.4 

  

Rich Wisdom – Ron Burke trains this colt by Dragon Again who finished a close second to In the Arsenal in a Bluegrass division 

  

Cartoon Daddy – Ron Burke trained son of Art Major won a Bluegrass division in 1:50.1 

  

Gallic Beach – Colt by Sombeachsomewhere trained by Jim Campbell finished a close second to Cartoon Daddy in a Bluegrass division 

  

Traceur Hanover – Western Ideal colt trained by Normand Bardier, Jr. won a division of the Nassagaweya in 1:53.3, fourth in the Metro, third to Artspeak in a Bluegrass division 

  

Go Daddy Go – Bob McIntosh trains this son of Ponder who pulled a 7-1 upset in the Battle of Waterloo,  

parked out fifth in the Metro 

  

Sporting The Look – From the hot first crop of Sportswriter, trained by Carl Jamieson, second in the Battle of Waterloo, OSS winner in 1:53.2  

  

Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Trot 

  

Lifetime Pursuit – Brittany Farms owned/bred Cantab Hall filly trained by Jimmy Takter took the Hambletonian Oaks in a world record of 1:50.4, made it five in a row in the PASS Final, other wins include the PA Allstars, Casual Breeze, Simcoe & the Buckette at Delaware, second by a head to longshot Cee Bee Yes in a world record Bluegrass division 

  

Shake It Cerry – 2013 Breeders Crown & Dan Patch Award winner by Donato Hanover trained by Jimmy Takter, wire-to-wire in the Del Miller Memorial, Zweig winner in 1:53.4 at Vernon Downs, romped in the Elegantimage in 1:52.1, matching the Canadian record, Ron Pierce calls her an amazing filly, won a Bluegrass division in 1:51.2 

  

Designed To Be – Donato Hanover filly set world records at two & three for Julie Miller, third in the Del Miller Memorial, second in the Oaks & PASS Final, Simcoe Stakes winner in 1:52.3  

  

Heaven’s Door – Muscle Hill filly for Ake Svanstedt, won the New Jersey Sires Stakes Final in 1:52, runner up in the Del Miller Memorial, parked out seventh in the Hambletonian Oaks, a close second in the Zweig, broke in the Elegantimage, finished third to Cee Bee Yes in a world record Bluegrass division 

  

Cee Bee Yes – Muscles Yankee filly trained by Julie Miller, runner up in the NJSS Final, won a NJSS division in 1:54.1, broke in the Oaks, bounced back with an easy win in the Helen Smith at Freehold, 

set a world record of 1:50.2 in the Bluegrass ($115.40) 

  

Cooler Schooner – Broadway Hall filly trained by Jim Campbell became fastest 2YO trotter in history at 1:51.3, struggled to regain form this year, broke in a Bluegrass division 

  

Market Rally – Maryland bred by Cash Hall trained by Ron Burke, dominated NYSS, romped in the NYSS Final, took a mark of 1:54.4 at Tioga Downs 

  

Sweetie Hearts – Ron Parsons-trained filly by Angus Hall, Ontario Sires Stakes & Casual Breeze winner in 1:54.3  

  

Vanity Matters – Explosive Matters filly trained by Jonas Czernyson took a mark of 1:53.1 at the Meadowlands, sixth in the Oaks, fourth in the Elegantimage 

  

Scream And Shout – Jimmy Takter trains this Muscles Yankee filly who was just 1 for 24 through her third-place finish in the Elegantimage 

  

Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Trot 

  

Father Patrick – Cantab Hall colt trained by Jimmy Takter, 2013 Breeders Crown champion & Dan Patch Award winner, saw his 15-race winning streak snapped with a rare break as the Hambletonian favorite, bounced back to win the Zweig, PASS Final & Canadian Trotting Classic, previously won the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial in a world record of 1:50.2 & the Stanley Dancer Memorial in 1:51.3, won a Bluegrass division in 1:50.4 

  

Trixton – Muscle Hill colt won the second fastest Hambletonian ever in 1:50.3 with Jimmy Takter in the bike, also romped in the NJSS Final, Goodtimes & Reynolds Stakes division, broke at the start of  

the Canadian Trotting Classic & reportedly had physical issues  

  

Nuncio – Consistent son of Andover Hall completes the Jimmy Takter titanic trio, finished second  

In last year’s Breeders Crown, the Beal, the Stanley Dancer, the Hambletonian, the Zweig & the PASS Final, and won a Reynolds division in 1:51.4, won a Bluegrass division in 1:50.4 

  

Harper Blue Chip – Majestic Son colt has been very solid for trainer Mark Steacy, won the Canadian Breeders Championship, third in the Hambletonian & Canadian Trotting Classic, won an OSS Gold event at Mohawk on September 22 

  

Il Sogno Dream – Son of Cantab Hall trained by Chris Beaver, fourth in the Hambletonian, took a mark of 1:53.2 in the Currier & Ives at The Meadows, parked & finished sixth in the Canadian Trotting Classic, closed from tenth to be a close third in the Old Oaken Bucket, second to Odds On Amethyst at The Red Mile on September 27 

  

Odds On Amethyst – Muscle Hill colt won his first start for Jimmy Takter in a career best 1:52.1 in a late closer at The Red Mile 

  

Datsyuk – Explosive Matter colt trained & driven by Charlie Norris, third in the Beal, broke in the Hambletonian, fourth in the PASS Final, second in the Old Oaken Bucket, eighth in a Bluegrass division 

  

Don Dorado – PASS champion at two has struggled against open company this season, Donato Hanover colt trained by Robert Baggitt, Jr., third to Father Patrick in this year’s PASS Final 

  

DD’s Hitman – Donato Hanover colt, Ake Svanstedt took over mid season & won a Townsend Ackerman division in 1:53, fifth in a Bluegrass division 

  

Expressive Action – Conway Hall colt trained by John Grasso won the Empire Breeders Classic in 1:54.1, broke in the NYSS Final 

  

Sumatra – Dexter Cup winner by Muscles Yankee trained by Tom Fanning, pulled a 20-1 upset in the Old Oaken Bucket at Delaware in 1:56.1 

  

Breeders Crown 3YO Filly Pace 

  

Sandbetweenurtoes – Somebeachsomewhere filly from the Remmen Stable, won her first eight starts this year, including the Mistletoe Shalee in 1:49.3, faded to seventh in the PASS Final & fourth in her Jugette elimination 

  

Gettingreadytoroll – Jimmy Takter trains this Rocknroll Hanover filly, won the Miss New Jersey & took a mark of 1:49.3 at the Meadowlands, Simcoe Stakes upsetter in 1:49.4, broke in her Jug elimination, won a Bluegrass division in 1:49.2 

  

Uffizi Hanover – 2013 Breeders Crown champion trained by Jimmy Takter won the Fan Hanover in 1:50.4, third in the Lynch, eighth in the Mistletoe Shalee & her Jugette elimination, fourth in a Bluegrass division 

  

Beach Story – Somebeachsomewhere filly developed on the Pennsylvania circuit by trainer Kelvin Harrison, second in her Jugette elimination, third in the final 

  

Act Now – Nik Drenna trains this Western Ideal Filly who dominated the NJSS Final in 1:49.3, a close fourth in the Mistletoe Shalee, right there second in the Miss New Jersey, a close second to Galliebythebeach in a Bluegrass division 

  

Galliebythebeach – Somebeachsomewhere filly trained by Jim Campbell won a Bluegrass division in 1:49, won a Jugette elimination & fourth in the final, won a Breeders Crown elimination at two 

  

Beach Gal – Dave Menary trains this Somebeachsomewhere filly was a PASS winner, took mark of 1:49.3 at Mohawk, a close second in the Simcoe, eighth from post nine in the Jugette Final, third to Galliebythebeach in a Bluegrass division  

  

Precocious Beauty – 2013 Dan Patch Award winner trained by Gregg McNair won the Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs in 1:51.2, second to Gettingreadytoroll in a Bluegrass division 

  

Allstar Rating – Ron Burke trains this filly by Four Starzzz Shark who won a division of the Adioo Volo in 1:49 at The Meadows, speedy runner-up in her Jugette elimination, faded to sixth in the final, faded to fifth in a Bluegrass division 

  

Lady Shadow – Gregg McNair trains this Shadow Play filly who’s been a late season Ontario Sires Stakes star, took a mark of 1:49.2 at Mohawk, fourth in her Jugette elimination 

  

Major Dancer – Art Major filly trained by Casie Coleman, NYSS winner, fourth in the NYSS, second in the Empire Breeders Classic, won the Town Pro Final in 1:51.2 at Mohawk 

  

Breeders Crown 3YO Colt & Gelding Pace 

  

Mcwicked – Millionaire son of Mcardle trained by Casie Coleman, won the PASS Final, set a world record 1:47.3 in the Max Hempt, also won the Adios, third in his Jug heat & fifth in the final 

  

Limelight Beach – Somebeachsomewhere gelding & Team Burke purchase was a runner-up in the PASS Final, erased an 0 for 12 season winning the Jug in straight heats of 1:51 and 1:50.4, won a Bluegrass division in 1:49.1 

  

He’s Watching – Dave Menary-trained son of American Ideal equaled the fastest race mile in history of 1:46.4 in the Meadowlands Pace, also won the Empire Breeders Classic in 1:49.1 at Tioga Downs, second to Lyonssomewhere in the Cane Pace, sixth in his Jug heat, second to Limelight Beach in a Bluegrass division 

  

JK Endofanera – Art Major colt rallied to a North America Cup upset in 1:48.2 for the Burke Barn, sixth in  

the Meadowlands Pace, second in the Empire Breeders Classic, fifth in the Cane, won the Jenna’s Beach Boy Invitational at Hoosier Park in 1:49 

  

Always B Miki – Son of Always A Virgin trained by Joe Holloway rallied for second in the Meadowlands Pace, won a Bluegrass division in 1:47.4 (last quarter in :25.4) 

  

Lyonssomewhere – Cane Pace winner in 1:49.4 trained by Jimmy Takter supplemented to the Jug for $45,000,  

was home free & broke in his heat 

  

Let’s Drink On It – Son of Art Official trained by Joe Seekman rallied to win the first heat of the Jug in 1:51, locked in second in the final 

  

Somewhere In LA – Somebeachsomewhere gelding trained by Jimmy Takter, won an Adios elimination in 1:50, second in the final, third in the PASS Final, second in his Jug heat, third in that final 

  

Tellitlikeitis – Jimmy Takter trained colt by Well Said, North America Cup elimination winner in 1:48.4, second as the beaten favorite in the final, third in the Meadowlands Pace 

  

At Press Time – Ron Burke trains this son of Western Terror won a Hempt elimination in 1:48.2, second in the final, fifth in the Adios & PASS Final, second in his Jug heat, fifth in that final 

  

All Bets Off – Ron Burke trains this Bettor’s Delight colt who romped in the NYSS Final in 1:54 at Yonkers, rallied to a 7-1 upset in the Milstein at Northfield Park in 1:50.3 

  

Doo Wop Hanover – Steve Elliott trains this Rocknroll Hanover colt who won the NJSS Final in 1:50, no chance in the Meadowlands Pace & NJ Classic, third in the Cane Pace 

  

Luck Be With You – 2013 Breeders Crown champion by Western Ideal, seventh in both the North America Cup & Meadowlands Pace, won three in a row at Pocono Downs this Summer, including a 1:48 mile with trainer Chris Oakes, then finished eighth in the Cane Pace 

  

Cammikey – Somebeachsomewhere colt trained by William Zendt, fourth in the Hempt, third in the Adios, scratched sick from his Jug heat 

  

Western Vintage – Son of Western Ideal trained by Nancy Johansson, second in the NJSS Final, a close fourth in the New Jersey Classic 

  

Beat The Drum – Colt by Tell All trained by Staffan Lind, third in the NJSS Final, fourth in the Adios, second by a nose in the New Jersey Classic from post nine, third in his Jug heat, eighth in the final 

  

Breeders Crown Mare Trot 

  

Classic Martine – Classic Photo 4YO trained by Chris Oakes equaled Bee A Magician’s world record of 1:51.1 in  

the Ima Lula Final at The Meadowlands, also trotted a world record of 1:51.2 at Pocono Downs, wire-to-wire in  

the Miss Versatility Final in 1:54.1 

  

Bee A Magician – 2013 Horse of the Year & 3YO Breeders Crown champion has battled sickness & bad posts, yet has been right there in most of her starts for Brian Sears & trainer Nifty Norman, third as the beaten favorite in her 2YO Breeders Crown, fourth in the Miss Versatility Final at Delaware 

  

Maven – 2012-13 Breeders Crown & 2013 division champion set world records of 1:51.4 at Delaware & Pocono as a 4YO, tried the boys in the Elitlopp this year & has struggled to regain her form, third in  

The Miss Versatility Final  

  

Perfect Alliance – Credit Winner 4YO won her first 11 races this season, trotted a world record 1:51.1 at Woodbine & 1:51.4 track record at Mohawk for Team Orange Crush 

  

Charmed Life – Consistent 4YO by Majestic Son trained by Dave Menary, second be neck in Bee A Magician’s world record 1:51.1 leg of the Miss Versatility, won a leg at Tioga Downs in an all age track record of 1:52.2, has beaten males in the WEG Preferred, rallied for second in the Miss Versatility Final  

  

Frau Blucher – Chris Oakes trained daughter of Broadway Hall inching close to $1 million, equaled Classic Martine’s world record of 1:51.2 at Pocono Downs in late August, fifth in the Miss Versatility Final, second to Bee A Magician in last year’s Breeders Crown 

  

Handover Belle – 4YO by Andover Hall won a division of the Ima Lula in 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands for trainer Tony Alagna, won a late closer at The Red Mile in 1:54 on September 28 

  

D’Orsay – Equaled a world record of 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands last year, 5YO by Yankee Glide trained by Jonas Czernyson won an Armbro Flight elimination in 1:52.1 this season, seventh in the Miss Versatility Final, third in last year’s Breeders Crown Final 

  

Mistery Woman – Stablemate to Maven scored back-to-back wins at Pocono Downs in late August, including a career best 1:52 for trainer Jonas Czernyson 

  

NF Happenstance – Steady 4YO by SJ’s Caviar for Jack Parker, Jr., third in the Ima Lula Final and a Yonkers Open winner 

  

Breeders Crown Open Trot 

  

Sebastian K – 8YO super trotter from Sweden nearing the $3 million mark, trained/driven by Ake Svanstedt, five-for-five at the Meadowlands, fastest trotter in history at 1:49, stakes record 1:50.2 in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial, lost by a nose in the Maple Leaf Trot, equaled the mile track world mark of 1:50 in the John Cashman, Jr. Memorial, romped in the Crawford Farms, faded to seventh in the Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park, would have to be supplemented  

  

Commander Crowe – 11YO European based gelding twice finished in the Open Trot both at Woodbine in 2011 & 2012, 60-time winner just passed $4 million, reportedly will end his career in the US, starts his tour in the Allerage Farm at The Red Mile & International Trot at Yonkers 

  

Archangel – Ron Burke trains this 5YO by Credit Winner, was retired to stand stud in 2013, set a mile track world record of 1:50 in his Cashman elimination, third in the final, second in the Crawford Farms, eighth in the Centaur Trotting Classic 

  

Natural Herbie – 4YO gelded son of Here Comes Herbie pulled a 1:51.4 wire-to-wire upset in the Vincennes Trot on Hambletonian for Verlin Yoder, set the track record at Hoosier Park of 1:52.3, third in the Centaur Trotting Classic, won the Chip Noble Memorial at Scioto Downs in 1:53 

  

Master Of Law – 4YO by Deweycheatumnhowe, Jimmy Takter took over his training in July, capitalized on a perfect second over trip to pull a 21-1 upset in the Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park in 1:54.2, won his Takter debut in a career best 1:52 at the Meadowlands 

  

Market Share – 5YO triple millionaire by Revenue trained by Linda Toscano won last year’s Open Trot in a stakes record of 1:51 at Pocono Downs, 2012 Hambletonian & Dan Patch Award winner won this year’s Maxie Lee in a career best 1:50.2, third in the Maple Leaf Trot, second from post nine in the Cashman, third in the Crawford Farms, broke in his next two starts 

  

Intimidate – 5YO gelded son of Justice Hall trained by Luc Blais, won a 2012 Breeders Crown at Woodbine as the favorite in 1:52.4, eighth in last year’s Open Trot, upset Sebastian K by a nose in the Maple Leaf Trot in 1:54.2 over a very sloppy track in July  

  

Arch Madness – 10YO Balanced Image gelding well past $4 million for Trond Smedshammer, upset Horse of the Year Donato Hanover in the 2007 Breeders Crown, third in last year’s Open Trot, twice second in 2008 & 2009, would be making a record seventh Crown appearance, sixth in the Open Trot, Fool’s Goal is the oldest trotter to win a Crown trophy at age 8 

  

Your So Vain – Ake Svanstedt took over the training of this 4YO by Donato Hanover & won the Hambletonian Maturity in a world record 2:05.3 for a mile & one eighth, broke in the Cashman & hasn’t since then (August 2) 

  

Mister Herbie – 6YO gelding by Here Comes Herbie at $1.8 million for trainer Jeff Gillis, a close second in last year’s Open Trot, second to Chapter Seven in the 2012 Open Trot, fifth in the Cashman after a second to Sebastian K in the elimination   

  

Sevruga – 6YO SJ’s Caviar gelding, $160,000 July Mixed Sale purchase, seventh in last year’s Open Trot, now with trainer Kevin Carr, second in the Maxie Lee, 1:52.1 Preferred winner at Pocono on 9-20 

  

Uncle Peter – 5YO millionaire by Cantab Hall trained by Jimmy Takter, set a world record of 1:50.3 at Pocono Downs in 2013, won a 2011 Breeders Crown at two, 2012 Hambletonian beaten favorite ventured overseas this year, fourth in the Cashman, fifth in the Centaur Trotting Classic 

  

Creatine – 4YO by Andover Hall trained by Bob Stewart, second in last year’s 3YO Breeders Crown Trot & the Centaur Trotting Classic & just passed the $1 million mark  

  

Breeders Crown Mare Pace 

  

Rocklamation – 6YO double millionaire by Rocknroll Hanover trained by Ron Burke, won the Golden Girls in 1:48.3 & Lady Liberty in 1:49.3, second in the Betsy Ross, third in the Roses Are Red, runner up in the 2013 Breeders Crown, fifth & fourth in two previous Crown Finals 

  

Anndrovette – PJ Fraley trains this 7YO triple millionaire by Riverboat King, three-time Dan Patch Award winner, won her second straight Roses Are Red Final, third in last year’s Breeders Crown, a Crown champion in 2012 & 2011, third in the Milton Final 

  

Yagonnakissmeornot – 5YO by The Panderosa trained by Rene Allard, fourth in the Roses Are Red, won her elimination for the Milton Stakes in 1:51.1, second in the Milton Final, set a Scioto Downs track record of 1:49.4 on September 27 

  

Somwherovrarainbow – 4YO millionaire by Somebeachsomewhere sealed her 2YO division title with a Breeders Crown win at Woodbine in 2012, moved into the Joe Holloway stable this season, won the Blue Chip Matchmaker Final at Yonkers, second in the Roses Are Red, scratched sick on September 5th  

  

Drop The Ball – 6YO millionaire by Western Terror trained by Ross Croghan, a close second in the Golden Girls, won the Lady Liberty elimination in 1:49.2, fifth in the final 

  

Voelz Hanover – Iron tough 9YO by Astreos trained by Corey Johnson rallied to a 30-1 upset in the Milton Final in 1:50, weekly threat in the F & M Preferred class on the WEG circuit 

  

Monkey On My Wheel – 6YO by Mach Three was a 2011 Breeders Crown upsetter at Woodbine, has been dominant in the Yonkers Open for trainer Casie Coleman, eighth in the Milton Final 

  

Camille – Millionaire 6YO by Camluck trained by Ron Burke, eighth in last year’s Mare Pace, has thrived in the upper conditions at Harrah’s Philadelphia, finished fifth in the Milton Final 

  

Shelliscape – 5YO by Artiscape was the 2013 Breeders Crown upsetter from post seven in a stakes record of 1:50 at Pocono Downs, third from post eight in the Lady Liberty, stablemate to Anndrovette was seventh in the Milton Final 

  

Robin Cruiser – 5YO by Yankee Cruiser has been a steady force & frequent winner in the Yonkers Open for trainer Julie Miller 

  

Krispy Apple – Millionaire daughter of Western Ideal trained by PJ Fraley won a Milton Stakes elimination in 1:50.4, fourth in the Milton Final  

  

Shebestingin – 4YO by Bettor’s Delight became the sport’s fastest female with a 1:47 mile at age three, struggling to regain form in her transition season for trainer Joe Holloway 

  

Jerseylicious – 4YO by Western Ideal trained by Wayne Givens, a close second in the Lady Liberty elimination, seventh in the final, took a mark of 1:50.1 in the slop at the Meadowlands 

  

American In Paris – Versatile 4YO by American Ideal trained by Murray Brethour, dominant force in the Preferred class at Mohawk, owns a mark of 1:50 

  

Continual Velocity – Ron Burke trained 6YO by Real Artist has been a frequent winner in Opens at Scioto Downs & The Meadows, her dam Extreme Velocity won the 1997 Breeders Crown Mare Pace 

  

Summertime Lea – 4YO by Lislea trained by Ron Burke, fifth in the Roses Are Red, major player in the Yonkers Open, a distance tenth in the Milton Final 

  

Breeders Crown Open Pace 

 

Sweet Lou – 5YO triple millionaire by Yankee Cruiser grew into a monster this season reeling off ten in a row, the first horse in history to win under 1:48 six times, major wins came in the Roll With Joe, the Ben Franklin in a world record 1:47, the Haughton, US Pacing Championship & Dan Patch, became the fastest 2YO in history with a 1:49 romp in the 2YO Breeders Crown in trainer Ron Burke won this last year with Foiled Again & back-to-back with Won The West, faded to sixth in the Canadian Pacing Derby, 

qualified at The Meadows on September 18, fifth in the Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs  

  

Bettor’s Edge – Bettor’s Delight 5YO was second by a neck in Sweet Lou’s world record in the Ben Franklin, runner up by half a length to that same stablemate in the Dan Patch, third in the Quillen, half a million on his card this season for trainer Ron Burke  

  

Foiled Again – 10YO ultimate warhorse, richest pacer of all time at better than $6.6 million & defending Breeders Crown champion, second to Modern Legend in the Canadian Pacing Derby, won the Quillen for the third time in 1:50.2, parked & finished eighth in the Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs, has hit the board in all four Crown finals 

  

Clear Vision – 8YO by Western Hanover went past $2 million this year, won the Battle of Lake Erie, second to in the Quillen, part of the Burke Brigade, fourth in last year’s Breeders Crown, fifth in 2011 

  

Bigtown Hero – Son of American Ideal purchased just prior to winning the Gold Cup & Saucer in a track record equaling 1:50.4 at Charlottetown Driving Park, set a track & world record of 1:47.3 at Pocono Downs, won the Jim Ewart Memorial in a track record equaling 1:48.2 at Scioto Downs, would have to be supplemented  

  

Dancin Yankee – 6YO by Yankee Cruiser polishing off a career season for Tyler & Amber Buter, set a world record of 1:47.3 at Pocono Downs, also took the Joe Gerrity, Jr. Memorial at Saratoga in a world record of 1:48.4, would have to be supplemented 

  

Modern Legend – 6YO by Modern Art blew up the toteboard at 66-1 when he rallied off perfect cover in the Canadian Pacing Derby & equaled the Mohawk track record of 1:47.2, Dave Miller drove for owner/trainer David Drew, third to Foiled Again last year at Pocono 

  

State Treasurer – Real Desire 5YO trained by Dr. Ian Moore, back-to-back winner of the Molson Pace, second to Sweet Lou in the US Pacing Championship 

  

Heston Blue Chip – 3YO Breeders Crown winner in 2012 steadily closing in on the $2 million mark, 5YO by American Ideal was a 1:48.1 winner on Hambletonian Day for trainer Linda Toscano 

  

P H Supercam – 7YO by Jug winner Million Dollar Cam won the Levy Final for trainer PJ Fraley, would have to be supplemented 

  

Sunfire Blue Chip – 4YO by American Ideal trained by Jimmy Takter, last year’s Adios winner finished seventh in the US Pacing Championship, then reeled off four in a row on smaller tracks, seventh in last year’s 3YO Crown final 

  

Apprentice Hanover – 4YO by Somebeachsomewhere trained by Ben Wallace, was sixth in last year’s 3YO Breeders Crown, second by a neck in the Levy Final & the Molson Pace  

  

Thinking Out Loud – 5YO by Ponder pulled a big upset in the 2013 US Pacing Championship in 1:47.2, but has been a fringe player this season, fifth in the Haughton, third in the US Pacing Championship, fourth in the Dan Patch & fifth in the Canadian Pacing Derby 

  

  

  



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