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Eliminations For All Two-Year-Old Breeders Crown Divisions

Published: October 15, 2018 3:57 pm ET

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Warrawee Ubeaut, a filly that earlier this month became the fastest two-year-old pacer in harness racing history, and divisional money-leaders Stag Party, The Ice Dutchess, Green Manalishi S, and Tall Drink Hanover were among the 71 juveniles entered Monday (Oct. 15) for the Breeders Crown at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Eliminations for the two-year-olds, which are necessary in all four divisions and will have purses of $25,000 apiece, will be contested this Friday (Oct. 19) at Pocono. Post time for the card’s first race will be at 7 p.m. (EDT).

The top-three finishers from each of three eliminations for two-year-old filly trotters and two-year-old colt and gelding pacers will advance to their respective finals. The remaining divisions – filly pacers and colt and gelding trotters – both will have two eliminations. The top-four finishers from each of those eliminations plus the fifth-place finisher with highest seasonal earnings will advance to their respective finals.

Connections of the elimination winners will draw for post positions one through five for the finals.

Breeders Crown entries for three-year-olds and older horses are due by 9 a.m. Tuesday and eliminations will be Saturday. All finals, with purses totaling $6 million, will be contested on Saturday, October 27 at Pocono.

The Ron Burke-trained Warrawee Ubeaut was among a deep group of two-year-old pacing fillies entered in the Breeders Crown, along with Shes A Great Lady Stakes winner Tall Drink Hanover and sire stakes champions Beautyonthebeach (Kentucky), Money Shot Hanover (New York), Queen Of The Pride (Ohio), and Sylph Hanover (Pennsylvania).

Tall Drink Hanover, Warrawee Ubeaut, Beautyonthebeach, and Money Shot Hanover will race in the second of the division’s two eliminations.

Warrawee Ubeaut won her division of the International Stallion Stakes on October 5 at the Red Mile in 1:48.3, the first sub-1:49 mile in history for a two-year-old pacer. For the season, the daughter of Sweet Lou out of Great Memories has won six of nine races and $300,393. Her victories also include the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes.

Warrawee Ubeaut was among nine two-year-olds entered by Burke.

Tall Drink Hanover, by Captaintreacherous out of Take Into Account, will bring a three-race win streak to the Breeders Crown. Her triumphs in addition to the Shes A Great Lady include a division of the International Stallion. She is trained by Tony Alagna and has won six of nine races and $343,914.

Stag Party, the richest two-year-old in the sport with $514,368, has won six of nine races this season, including the Metro Pace. The son of Bettors Delight out of My Lady Day, trained by Casie Coleman, is in the third of the three eliminations for the colt and gelding pacers. The elim also includes Workin Ona Mystery, who is unbeaten after five races for trainer Brian Brown.

Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Proof, also trained by Brown, is the richest horse in the second elimination and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final runner-up De Los Cielos Deo, trained by Burke, is richest in the first. Proof, a son of A Rocknroll Dance out of Ginger And Fred, has earned $285,935. De Los Cielos Deo, by Captaintreacherous out of Lisjune, has earned $194,210.

The Marcus Melander-trained duo of Green Manalishi S and Gimpanzee were among the 15 horses entered in the event for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters.

Green Manalishi S, by Muscle Hill out of Naga Morich, has won five of eight races and finished no worse than second this season. His victories include the William Wellwood Memorial and a division of the Bluegrass Stakes, helping the colt to $366,307 in purses. New York Sire Stakes champion Gimpanzee, by Chapter Seven and out of Steamy Windows, is undefeated after seven races, all of which came on the New York Sire Stakes circuit. He has banked $278,858.

Also in the two-year-old colt trot are Cantab Fashion, who has won five races in a row since going off stride in his August debut, and multiple-stakes-winner Kings County.

Green Manalishi S, Kings County, and Cantab Fashion will contest the second elimination, while Gimpanzee will contest the first.

The Ice Dutchess leads a group of 20 filly trotters and will compete in the third of three eliminations. Her wins this year include the Jim Doherty Memorial, Peaceful Way and a division of the Bluegrass Stakes. The Ice Dutchess, by Muscle Hill and out of The Ice Queen, has won five of nine races and $412,290 to lead all two-year-old trotters this season. She is trained by Jimmy Takter, who leads all conditioners in Breeders Crown wins with 33.

Also entered in the two-year-old filly trot were Takter-trained Whispering Oaks, who won sire stakes championships in New Jersey and Kentucky, and Woodside Charm, who is unbeaten after five races for trainer-driver Verlin Yoder.

Whispering Oaks, a winner of $264,844 by Father Patrick out of Vintage Oaks, is in the first elimination and Woodside Charm, who won the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for two-year-old filly trotters, is in the second. She is by Chapter Seven, is out of Fireworks Hanover, and has earned $209,158.

The fields (in post-position order) for Friday’s $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for two-year-olds at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono appear below.

TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT

Elimination 1 (Race 3)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Champagne Jane-Bob McClure-Luc Blais
2-Ma Was Right-Dexter Dunn-Noel Daley
3-Starita-David Miller-Joe Holloway
4-Special Honor-Andy Miller-Julie Miller
5-Whispering Oaks-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
6-Conway Kellyanne-Charlie Norris-Charlie Norris

Elimination 2 (Race 4)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Miss You Kelly-Tim Tetrick-Bruce Lauer
2-Asiago-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
3-Stella Jane-George Napolitano Jr.-John Butenschoen
4-Sonnet Grace-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
5-Woodside Charm-Verlin Yoder-Verlin Yoder
6-Golden Tricks-Ake Svanstedt-Ake Svanstedt
7-Princess Deo-Andrew McCarthy-Noel Daley

Elimination 3 (Race 9)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Sette Deo-TBA-Benoit Baillargeon
2-Tommi Canu Hearme-Brett Miller-Dustin Jones
3-Fate Smiled-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
4-The Ice Dutchess-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
5-Sisters Promise-Tim Tetrick-Linda Toscano
6-Cloud Nine Fashion-Tim Tetrick-Jim Campbell
7-When Dovescry-Simon Allard-Rene Allard

TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT AND GELDING PACE

Elimination 1 (Race 5)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Mangogh-Tim Tetrick-Bruce Saunders
2-De Los Cielos Deo-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
3-Lyons Night Hawk-Tim Tetrick-Jeff Gillis
4-Air Force Hanover-David Miller-Brian Brown
5-American Mercury-Brian Sears-Chris Oakes
6-No Mas Amor-Matt Kakaley-Linda Toscano

Elimination 2 (Race 10)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Semi Tough-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
2-Yacht Week-Christian Lind-Staffan Lind
3-Smooth Lou-Scott Zeron-Brian Brown
4-Captain Crunch-Scott Zeron-Nancy Johansson
5-Proof-David Miller-Brian Brown
6-Love Me Some Lou-Corey Callahan-Tom Cancelliere
7-Shake That House-George Napolitano Jr.-Chris Oakes

Elimination 3 (Race 12)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Loutenant-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
2-Captain Trevor-Andrew McCarthy-Tony Alagna
3-Sugar Factory-Corey Callahan-Tom Cancelliere
4-Blood Money-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
5-Stag Party-David Miller-Casie Coleman
6-Lyons Johnnyjnr-Tim Tetrick-Jeff Gillis
7-Workin Ona Mystery-Tim Tetrick-Brian Brown

TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT AND GELDING TROT

Elimination 1 (Race 6)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Chin Chin Hall-Peter Wrenn-Melanie Wrenn
2-Steuben Hanover-Bob McClure-Luc Blais
3-Hudson River-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
4-Demon Onthe Hill-Brian Sears-Marcus Melander
5-Union Forces-Scott Zeron-Domenico Cecere
6-Brady Bunch-Marcus Miller-Erv Miller
7-Prospect Hill-Andy Miller-Julie Miller
8-Gimpanzee-Brian Sears-Marcus Melander

Elimination 2 (Race 11)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Smart As Hill-Bob McClure-Paula Wellwood
2-Green Manalishi S-Tim Tetrick-Marcus Melander
3-Super Schissel-Yannick Gingras-Jimmy Takter
4-Kings County-David Miller-Domenico Cecere
5-Cantab Fashion-David Miller-Jim Campbell
6-Trix And Stones-Scott Zeron-Carl Jamieson
7-Mass Fortune K-Matt Kakaley-Charlie Norris

TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE

Elimination 1 (Race 7)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Annie Hill-Brian Sears-Chris Oakes
2-Cruise-David Miller-Brian Brown
3-St Somewhere-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
4-Queen Of The Pride-Tony Hall-Kevin Lare
5-Treacherous Reign-Scott Zeron-Tony Alagna
6-Sylph Hanover-Matt Kakaley-Ron Burke
7-Sweet Lucy Lou-Andy Miller-Don Swick
8-Prescient Beauty-Doug McNair-Gregg McNair

Elimination 2 (Race 8)
PP-Horse-Listed Driver-Trainer
1-Art Lecture-Tim Tetrick-Jeff Gillis
2-Tall Drink Hanover-Andrew McCarthy-Tony Alagna
3-Money Shot Hanover-Tyler Buter-Mark Harder
4-Beautyonthebeach-Doug McNair-Gregg McNair
5-Renaissance Lady K-Brian Sears-Norm Parker
6-Zero Tolerance-David Miller-Joe Holloway
7-Shes Allright-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke
8-Warrawee Ubeaut-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke

(Breeders Crown)


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