Western Fame Wins Second 3YO Colt Pace Elim
Taking the lead early and cutting all of the fractions, Western Fame, with Mark MacDonald steering, continued his late-season productivity with a win in the second $25,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace at The Meadowlands on Oct. 22.
The Jimmy Takter-trained colt, owned by Brittany Farms, led in fractions of :27.2, :56, 1:25 and won in 1:52. Fernando Hanover, who came first over on the second turn to challenge Western Fame, took second, while Manhattan Beach nabbed the show spot.
Also qualifying for the final were Katies Rocker, fourth, and JJ Flynn, fifth.
Mark MacDonald said after the race that Western Fame is “extremely lazy” but when he leads he is “tough to get by.” Western Fame paid $3.20 to win. Betting Line, tapped to be the rail horse in the field, was scratched due to a spider’s bite. Also scratching was Stolen Glimpse, who was sick.