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Maven To TVG, With New Owners

Published: November 25, 2014 1:57 pm ET

Last Comment: November 29, 2014 9:56 am ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Formidable trotting mare Maven will have new ownership when she starts in the $500,000 (U.S.) TVG final on Saturday at The Meadowlands.

Former Montrealer Herb Liverman, who bought the five-year-old mare at auction in Harrisburg three weeks ago for $750,000 and has since collected $137,500 with her from an elimination win and runner-up finish in the final of the Breeders Crown, now has John Fielding of Toronto and Joyce McClelland of Ohio as partners.

The three already are part of the ownership group of two-year-old trotting gelding Pinkman, who won his Breeders Crown final on the weekend.

“Actually, John and I are partners already in about 15 horses,” Liverman said.

He said the deal was proposed during the socializing that is part of Breeders Crown festivities and got concluded today.

“It takes off some of the pressure (of such an expensive purchase),” he said.

Liverman, 68, said he’d like to see Maven, a career winner of $1.7 million, compete in France’s trotting classic the Prix d’Amerique. “I haven’t been to Paris since my honeymoon (in 1981),” he said.

For now, though, the focus is Saturday’s TVG final, where she won’t have to face Breeders Crown champ Commander Crowe but will meet the always-dangerous Sebastian K. Also qualifying for the starting field of 10 is four-year-old Bee A Magician, champion in the Breeders Crown Mares Trot, also co-owned by Liverman.

$500,000 TVG Free-For-All Trot

1. Creatine (Ron Pierce)
2. Wishing Stone (Matt Kakaley)
3. Bee A Magician (David Miller)
4. DWs NY Yank (TBA)
5. Sebastian K (Ake Svanstedt)
6. Market Share (Tim Tetrick)
7. Intimidate (Scott Zeron)
8. Flanagan Memory (Brett Miller)
9. Arch Madness (Trond Smedshammer)
10. Maven (Yannick Gingras)

(A Trot Insider Exclusive by Paul Delean)

November 29, 2014 - 9:56 amYou must have been watching a

You must have been watching a different race than the rest of us Mr Hobin. Here we thought Commander Crowe was parked 3 wide from the 9 hole for the first 2/8 covered 2nd over for the next 1/8 by Creatine then parked by Creatine to the 1/4, then came under immediate pressure from a first up Maven, then as the Track Announcer stated"The Grande Blonde" continued to trot strong and true not drifting out so that a perfect trip rested horse (Creatine) could get out if he even was good enough to challenge him to the Stakes Record tying mile. Oh for what it is worth Commander Crowed rarely races the mile distance, his average racing distance is a mile and a half, so maybe the Crowe could have gone around again!!

November 28, 2014 - 10:52 pmIf you watched the race last


If you watched the race last week the best horse did not win the race, Creatine was tons the best no room !!

November 28, 2014 - 8:20 am...and here comes Flanagan

Will Boggs SAID...

...and here comes Flanagan Memory for all the $

November 26, 2014 - 2:44 pmCommander Crowe and Sebastian

Jim Brown SAID...

Commander Crowe and Sebastian K would have been a nice race to see. I am looking forward to Bee A Magician getting a trip behind Sebastian K to the head of the lane, then the race will be on. I'll take either one of these two for the win, preferably the Queen Bee.

November 25, 2014 - 6:09 pmCommander Crowe battling

Commander Crowe battling Sebastian K would have made it an interesting race!!

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