BOLD EAGLE says Vive le France and put the final exclamation point on a fabulous week of anticipation and excitement by winning the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot in 1:52 at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Driven by Brian Sears for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Ecurie P Pilarski, the 8yo son of Ready Cash did what he came to North America to do...WIN!
Caretaker Hugues Monthule was wonderfully warm and made the horse very accessible to all the media...and we thank all the connections for their generosity.
The race was sponsored by Meadowlands Racetrack
AMERICAN HISTORY helped make history for driver Joe Bongiorno, giving him his first Breeders Crown victory, taking the $500,000 Open Pace final in 1:48.3 at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Trained by Anthony P Alagna / Alagna Racing for owners Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and American History Racing. He was also bred by Brittany Farms.
The race was sponsored by Winbak Farm.
Manchego is now a 2X Breeders Crown Champion after a decisive and dominant victory in the Mare Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park!
Driver Dexter Dunn put on a show in capturing the $325,000 Fnal in a scintillating 1:51 mile. The 4-year-old mare by Muscle Hill won for the fifth straight time in the process as the 1-2 betting choice.
Shartin N came into the 2019 Breeders Crown as the defending Champion and #1 overall ranked standardbred in North America all year, EVERY WEEK! She won 14 out of 16 races but had finally met her match as Caviart Ally took it right to her as they battled for almost 1/2 mile, head to head, and finally Caviart Ally went by the champ in deep stretch to give Andy McCarthy his 3rd of 4 Championships on Breeders Crown weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park!
Trainer Marcus Melander brought three high profile colts into the $500,000 (US) Breeders Crown for 3 Year Old Trotting Colts at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Gimpanzee emerged as the best of the lot capturing his second consecutive Crown title, putting him in rare company of trotters who have at both 2 and 3! This year came at the expense of heavy favorite and stablemate Greenshoe who suffered from a difficult overland journey in a 1:52 3/5 mile.
Brian Sears guided race-favorite Winndevie to a late-charging win in the $655,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot Final at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The winning mile went in 1:53.
Warrawee Ubeaut had to work a bit hard to gain the front but the Sweet Lou-sired filly was again much the best in the $550,000 (US) Breeders Crown for her second consecutive Crown title, cememnting herself as the dominant 3 Year Old pacing filly of 2019 for Yannick Gingras and Ron Burke
Andy McCarthy does it again...a 27-1 upset with REFLECT WITH ME (8) in the $600,000 Breeders Crown final for 2yo pacing fillies.
Winning in 1:50.3 the daughter of Captaintreacherous is trained by Anthony P Alagna / Alagna Racing for owner/breeder Brittany Farms with Bradley Grant.
The race was sponsored by Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association
RAMONA HILL upsets at 14-1 to take the $600,000 Breeders Crown final for 2yo trotting fillies in 1:53.2.
The daughter of Muscle Hill was driven to victory by Andy McCarthy (his FIRST Crown trophy) and is trained by Anthony P Alagna / Alagna Racing and is owned by Bradley Grant, Crawford Farms, Robert Leblanc and In The Gym Partners.
She was also bred by Crawford Farms. The race was sponsored by Brittany Farms.
Dexter Dunn caps off an amazing 2019 season with his first Breeders Crown Championship aboard Amigo Volo in the $600,000 2 Year Old Colt Trot at Woodbine Mohawk park! An aggressive strategy early by Dunn led to a multi length at the top of the stretch and Amigo Volo was able to hold on for the win, handing Real Cool Sam his first loss! The World Champion son of Father Patrick is trained by Richard "Nifty" Norman for Pinske Stables and David Miller.
He was bred by Kentuckiana Farms and Jorgen Jahre, Jr. The race was sponsored by Determination (Serge Godin) of Montreal.
History was made and the moment that will go down in infamy as the first ever DQ by interference in a Breeders Crown Final. Papi Rob Hanover interferes with Tall Dark Stranger only a few meters before the finish line. Driver Yannick Gingras filed an objection, and after reviewing the replay, the judges agreed, and placed Papi Rob hanover behind Tall Dark Stranger, giving trainer Nancy Johansson back to back 2 Year Old Colt Pace Championships
Dancin Lou displayed tremendous determination to track down and nail Bettors Wish at the finish line to win the $786,000 (CAD) Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park making the Breeders Crown debut for trainer Tahnee Camilleri an unforgettable one!
Driver Andrew McCarthy angled out uncovered from fourth with Dancin Lou entering the far turn, while Bettors Wish rolled the field to three-quarters in 1:23. The stretch drive saw Bettors Wish ahead and with victory in sight, but Dancin Lou and McCarthy came with a final push to make up a couple lengths late and steal the victory by a head in 1:50.2 giving McCarthy his 4th Championship of the weekend!
Betting favorite BETTOR'S WISH granted his backers their just desserts. The son of Bettors Delight drew away from his rivals to capture the second div of the 3yo pacing colts Breeders Crown elim. in 1:51.
Trained and co-owned by Chris Ryder and giving driver Dexter Dunn his sixth win on the card (5 BC elims)
DANCIN LOU boogied right down lane along the pylons and passed a slew of glamour boys to win his div of the 3yo colt pace Breeders Crown elim in 1:50.1.
World Champion MANCHEGO controlled the tempo and the field in taking the second div. of the Mare Trot Breeders Crown elimination in 1:52.3.
WARRAWEE UBEAUT dominates the lone elim for 3yo pacing fillies, crushing her foes in 1:50.3.
Trained by Ron Burke and driven by Yannick Gingras, the daughter of Sweet Lou wins her 7th in a row for owners Burke Racing, Collura, Silva, Purnel, Libby & Weaver Bruscemi.
DARLING MEARAS S outsteps Custom Cantab to capture the first div of the Breeders Crown Mare Trot elim in 1:53.2.
DON'T LETEM doesn't let'em get to him as he takes the lone Breeders Crown elim for 3-year-old trotting colts, equaling the track and Canadian record of 1:51.3.
THE ICE DUTCHESS takes the first div of the 3-year-old trotting fillies elimination of the Breeders Crown.
MILLIES POSSESION returns to her impressive form to capture her div of the Breeders Crown elim for 3yo trotting fillies in 1:53.
SISTER SLEDGE (4, Gingras) handed previously unbeaten 1-5 favorite and pacesetter Hypnotic AM (6, Sears) her first defeat in the first div. of the Breeders Crown elimination for 2yo trotting fillies.
Trained by Ron Burke for owners Burke Racing, Melillo, Silva, Purnel, Libby & Weaver Bruscemi, she was bred by Sergent Stables and Andray Farm.
SYNERGY (pp2) took advantage of several early breakers, including favorite Amigo Volo, to capture the lone Breeders Crown elimination for 2yo trotting colts in 1:55 at 17-1.
Trained by Per Engblom and driven to victory by Yannick Gingras, the son of Father Patrick is owned by Brittany Farms, Fielding, Liverman & Anderson.
Driver Yannick Gingras wins his third Breeders Crown elim of the evening, this time it was 2yo trotting filly MS SAVANNAH BELLE in 1:53.2.
Trained by Per Engblom, the daughter of Muscle Hill is owned and was bred by presenting sponsor Al Libfeld.
PRICELESS was peerless in the first div of the Breeders Crown elim for 2yo pacing fillies.
Cruising to an open length victory in 1:50.2, the Indiana-bred daughter of Rockin Image is trained and was driven by Brandon Bates.
NEW YEAR (2, Corey Callahan) utilized a powerful stretch drive to overtake 1-5 favorite Alicorn (5, Roy) and capture the 2nd div. of the Breeders Crown elim for 2yo pacing fillies in 1:52.
Trained by Ross Croghan, the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was bred and is owned by Let It Ride Stable and Mentally Stable.
LYONS SENTINEL was the likely culprit in the elimination of show wagering ... and for good reason. The 1-5 favorite never had an anxious moment as she cruised to an easy victory in 1:50.3 in the penultimate Breeders Crown elim for 2yo pacing fillies.
PAPI ROB HANOVER (6, David Miller) overtakes Tall Dark Stranger (4, Gingras) to capture the 2yo pacing colt Breeders Crown elimination in 1:50.2 at 3-2 odds.
The son of Somebeachsomewhere is trained by Brett Pelling for owner David McDuffee.