The Road to the Breeders Crown begins now!
|October 20, 2016~Security Barn details for Breeders Crown participants|
The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society & Breeders Crown are announcing pertinent details regarding the security to be employed for the upcoming Breeders Crown races.
For the elimination races this weekend, participants in the Open Mare Pace elims will be required to report to the security barn by 10 P.M. on Thursday, October 20. All fourteen elimination races on Saturday are required to be checked in to the security barns by 10 P.M. on Friday, October 21.
Names of all attending personnel for the security barn must be submitted to Andrea in the Racing Office via fax at 201-460-4042, phone at 201-460-4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to next week's Breeders Crown finals The Meadowlands, in concert with the Hambletonian Society executive and Breeders Crown committee, has made the decision to require all starters to be available for Out Of Competition (OOC) testing by stabling in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York or Connecticut. All finalists must be in one of those states by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday Oct 26.
The Meadowlands also reserves the right to require designated horses to be stabled in New Jersey by 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 23.
For the finals, all participants will be required to check in to the security barns by the time designated on the overnight sheet and remain in that secured area overnight. The next condition sheet is available here.
|Breeders Crown Draws 174 in Meadowlands Fall Championships |
Oct. 18, 2016~The entries for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown events at The Meadowlands Racetrack saw an overflow 174 trotters and pacers in the entry box to qualify for the 12-race finals on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. This is the highest number of entries in the last five years.
There were 68 2-year-olds and 65 3-year-olds entered, forcing eliminations in all divisions for Saturday (Oct. 22). The record number of entries forced the 2-year-old filly trotters eliminations to be held Friday (Oct. 21). The Mare Pace elims, the only open event to split with 14 entries, will go as scheduled on Friday night. All 2-year-old finals will go for $600,000, which is the richest purse offered for that age group in North America.
The following open races will go straight to finals on Friday, Oct. 28. Post positions for all open events will be drawn live at The Meadowlands on Friday, Oct. 21. The winners of the Mare Pace elims will draw by lot for inside posts 1-5.
The $500,000 Open Trot, with nine entered in alphabetical order: Centurion ATM, Crazy Wow, Crescent Fashion, Flanagan Memory, Il Sogno Dream, JL Cruze, Lookslikeachpndale, Resolve, Windsun Revenge.
The $250,000 Mare Trot with eight entered in alphabetical order: Barn Doll, Bee A Magician, Charmed Life, Classical Annie, D’One, Hannelore Hanover, I’m So Fancy, Shake It Cerry.
The $421,000 Open Pace with 10 entered in alphabetical order: All Bets Off, Always B Miki, Americanprimetime, Dealt A Winner, Luck Be Withyou, Mach It So, Melmerby Beach, Shamballa, Split The House, Wiggle It Jiggleit. Elimination winners draw for inside post positions 1-5.
Post positions will be drawn Saturday, Oct. 22 after the elimination races. Post time is 7:15 p.m. for Breeders Crown elimination nights. Complete elimination and final fields will be available when elimination draws are finalized.
|October 17, 2016~Sophomores Sharpen In Simpsons |
Sophomore trotters competed at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 14 in two divisions of the $80,000 John Simpson Memorial for three-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions of the $80,000 John Simpson Memorial for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. To read the rest of the story, CLICK HERE