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Historic Start To 2020 Breeders Crown

Published: October 30, 2020 5:32 pm ET

Last Comment: October 31, 2020 5:12 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The opening night of the 2020 Breeders Crown championship series provided multiple firsts as Canadian-connected On A Streak knocked off the top trotting colts, while two pacing colts could not be separated at the wire to mark the first dead heat in Breeders Crown history.

Trot Insider provided live coverage of Friday's Breeders Crown Finals from Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The recaps of those races are available below.

Colts Make Breeders Crown History
Perfect Sting has become the first two-year-old pacing colt to win the Breeders Crown and finish his season undefeated after capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday (Oct. 30) at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. But he had to share to winner's portion of the purse as he hit the wire in unison with Summa Cum Laude...read on

On A Streak Surges To Breeders Crown Win
Canadian-connected On A Streak showed his win in the William Wellwood Memorial final was no fluke by capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Friday (October 30) at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino...read on

Lady Chaos Claims Victory in Two-Year-Old Filly Trot
Once finding clearance in the open stretch, even-money favorite Lady Chaos lunged and clung to the lead to hold off Mazzarati and win the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Friday (Oct. 30) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park....read more

‘Fire Start’ Forges To Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Score
The Somebeachsomewhere filly Fire Start Hanover brushed to a contested lead up the backside and maintained control through the lane to hold off a two-pronged charge and win the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace on Friday (Oct. 30) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park....read more

Total handle brought in for the evening was $1,823,520 versus a tally of $1,773,884 accumulated during the Breeders Crown Friday event at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 2017. The evening also produced an $18,000 carryover in the Hoosier High Five, which will kick off wagering in Race 15 on Saturday with a $60,000 Guaranteed pool. The .20 cent minimum wager provides a low 12 percent takeout, making the option very appealing to racing fans.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the first night of the Breeders Crown,” said Rick Moore, vice president and general manager of racing. “The handle exceeded 2017 with two less Breeders Crown races this year. But even more than that, the execution by our team for those on track was outstanding. Everyone had a great time in a socially distant manner. And, the fact that the last Breeders Crown produced the first dead heat in history, and the last race produced a carryover in the Hoosier High Five is the cherry on the sundae. Because of that carryover, we will offer a $60,000 guarantee on the Hoosier High Five on Saturday.”

Hoosier Park is set to host the 2020 Breeders Crown on Friday (Oct. 30) and Saturday (Oct. 31) with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event. The first event in 2017 was a rousing success, producing record handle and rave reviews.

The 2020 events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will be the 37th edition of the Breeders Crown, with the following lineup:

Friday (Oct. 30) – First Post: 6:00 p.m.
Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace
Breeders Crown two-Year-Old Filly Trot
Breeders Crown two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pace
Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trot

Saturday (Oct. 31) – First Post: 6:00 p.m.
Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace
Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Trot
Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pace
Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trot
Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace
Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot
Breeders Crown Open Pace
Breeders Crown Open Trot

The first Breeders Crown race will be race eight each evening and will have an estimated post time of 8:24 p.m. EDT.

Harrah’s Hoosier Park is currently operating at a reduced capacity, in accordance with the State of Indiana and regulatory guidelines. Both Harrah’s Hoosier Park and the Hambletonian Society remain committed to following all safety protocols outlined by the State of Indiana and set forth in Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s health and safety plan.

October 31, 2020 - 5:12 pmJust like in The Mohawk

Mike Mobley SAID...

Just like in The Mohawk Million, nearly one-third of the horses in the Breeders Crown for 2yo colt trotters broke stride. Does anyone still think that The Mohawk Million should be a race for 2yo trotting colts??


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