(BC) denotes Breeders Crown eligible
Sires stakes finalists continue journey to Breeders Crown
Frosh-filly pacer Pure Country (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) nabbed the first $350,000 PASS final in a near wire-to-wire performance of 1:51 as the 1-2 favorite over Call Me Queen Be (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) and I Said Diamonds. The Jimmy Takter-trained filly paid $3.00 to win.
Takter trainee Lagerfeld (BC-Yankee Glide) capitalized off the break of pacesetter Love Matters (BC-Explosive Matter) and second-choice Milligan’s School (BC-Yankee Glide) to upset in the $350,000 PASS final for two-year-old colt trotters. He paid $24.40 to win.
Ideal Jimmy claimed the $350,000 PASS two-year-old colt pace in 1:51 over 8-5 favorite Spider Man Hanover (BC-Western Ideal) and Manhattan Beach (BC-Somebeachsomewhere). Ideal Jimmy returned $8.20 to win.
Favored at 1-5, frosh-filly-trotting phenomenon Broadway Donna (BC-Donato Hanover) easily won the $350,000 PASS final over Kathy Parker (BC-Andover Hall) and Womans Will (BC-Donato Hanover. She paid $2.80 to win. In the NYSS, contested on Saturday, Sept. 12, filly trotter Jewels In Hock, colt trotter Habitat (BC-Conway Hall), and colt pacer Betting Exchange (BC-Bettor’s Delight) were all victorious, claiming their respective $225,000 finals and paying $6.20, $2.70, and $3.70 respectively.