An even dozen of North America's top trotting mares forced a single elimination race to be contested this Friday to reach a field of 10 for the $266,075 Breeders Crown Mare Trot final - one of four open events scheduled for Saturday, August 30 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Trond Smedshammer opted for byes for his two entrants - Armbro Flight winner Falls For You and Classic Oaks winner Godiva Hall, leaving a field of ten to race for the eight remaining spots on the gate.
The elimination field includes 2006 sophomore Crown titlist Susies Magic, Armbro Flight elimination winner Up Front Hotsey, and Vulcanize, a winner of more than $600,000 last year for trainer Bob McIntosh, who is still seeking a return to the winners circle in 2008 after just five starts.
Elimination winners may pick their post positions. The draw for post positions for Breeders Crown finals will take place live on TV after the eliminations.
The elimination field is listed below:
$42,572 Breeders Crown Mare Trot elim
1. Susies Magic
3. Brigham Dream
4. Freeze Frame
6. Lavec Dream
7. Flash Lightning
8. Exotic Destination
9. Up Front Hotsey
10. Wishful Me