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2017 Breeders Crown News Centre

Published: October 27, 2017 5:52 pm ET

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It all comes down to the Breeders Crown. The 2017 Breeders Crown weekend at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana kicked off with Friday's (October 27) harness racing card featuring the first six championships for fillies and mares.

Trot Insider has provided coverage of the first stakes finals below. The remaining half-dozen Breeders Crown championships for male horses will be contested on Saturday night at Hoosier. First race post time on Saturday is 6 p.m.

"Despite the inclement weather, we are amazed at the enthusiasm for our attendance and competitive racing on our first Breeders Crown night at Hoosier Park," said Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming. "We value and appreciate all of the partnerships that had a part in tonight's successful event. Together, we have elevated the Indiana racing industry and for that, we are so grateful."

The program included 14 races, with race seven through 12 dedicated to the Breeders Crown Championships. An international audience through simulcast venues added to the racing fans in attendance at Hoosier Park wagered a total of $1,773,829 for the night. A total of $1,028,238 was wagered on the six Breeders Crown races.

Emoticon Hanover Kicks Off 'Crown' Night
Third time's a charm for Emoticon Hanover. In her third Breeders Crown appearance, the four-year-old Luc Blais trainee was victorious in the $250,000 Mares Trot to kick off the 2017 championship weekend on Friday night (October 27) at Hoosier Park...read on

Manchego Perfect In Breeders Crown
Manchego became the first undefeated two-year-old trotting filly to win a Breeders Crown as she drew off down the stretch in her $600,000 divisional championship on Friday night at Hoosier Park...read on

Blazin Britches Scores Gutsy 'Crown' Win
Emerald Highlands Farm's homebred Blazin Britches bounced back from a disappointing elimination effort and held off Caviart Ally in a gutsy performance over a sloppy track to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown for three-year-old filly pacers on Friday at Hoosier Park...read on

Ariana G Reigns Again In Breeders Crown
Trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras swept the Breeders Crown filly trots as Ariana G asserted her divisional dominance once again in the sophomore section...read on

A Sweet 'Crown' Victory For Youaremycandygirl
Youaremycandygirl pushed her win streak to five in the $600,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace and carried Yannick Gingras to his third Breeders Crown victory on opening night of the championship weekend at Hoosier Park...read on

Pure Country Upsets In Second 'Crown' Win
Four-year-old pacing mare Pure Country, a favourite in her first Breeders Crown victory at two, pulled off a 14-1 upset this time around as she closed from the outer flow in an exciting finish to the first night of championships at Hoosier Park...read on


On Friday's undercard, the Canadian-campaigned Bettors Up and driver Doug McNair fought off Rosemary Rose to win the $60,000 Pegasus for three-year-old pacing fillies in 1:53 over the sloppy track. Scott McEneny trains the Bettors Delight-Fresh Idea filly for his wife Michelle and co-owners Bradley Grant ad Teresa Davidson, both of Milton, Ont.

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