It’s been a good while since we’ve been out to enjoy some harness races, so what better night to do it than this Saturday night, the Breeders Crown? The championship night of standardbred racing – a little different from thoroughbred races, in that horses pull the rider on a two-wheel cart – is comprised of 12 races totaling almost $6 million – spaced quickly – often determining supremacy in each respective division. Although held annually, Woodbine Racetrack here in Toronto is lucky enough to host its 2015 edition, as hosting honours rotate track to track every year.
You’ll definitely want to come out Saturday night as there’s plenty of incentives to do so. 100 people will win betting cards with $100 loaded on them, so your chances of getting lucky are good! Your first best is on Woodbine and you also will get a free commemorative toque!
There are several stories to look-out for Saturday:
MISSION BRIEF competes in the Three-Year-Old Filly Trot. In August she had the distinction of coming second in the prestigious $1-million Hambletonian. She is expected to be a definitive favourite as she goes back against the girls.
FREAKY FEET PETE is coming to the Three-Year-Old Colt Pace race after an emotional win earlier this month in the $220,000 Indiana Super Final, defeating the winner of the historic Little Brown Jug and odds-on favourite that night, WIGGLE IT JIGGLE IT.
PURE COUNTRY comes undefeated into the Two-Year-Old Filly Pace and is expected to dominate again.
FOILED AGAIN is a hero of the sport with over $7 million in earnings, making him the richest standardbred horse of all time. At age 11, he’s still going strong and will be racing in the Open Pace, where ALWAYS B MIKI is the heavy favourite.
PINKMAN competes in the Three-Year-Old Colt Trot and after being victorious in the Hambletonian this Summer, he looks to seal his division authority Saturday night. He won Canada’s richest event for trotters, the $700k Canadian Trotting Classic in September at Mohawk Raceway.
BEE A MAGICIAN in September became the first mare in nine years to defeat the boys in the $680k Maple Leaf Trot. The great Canadian mare who was voted Horse of the Year last year, has earned almost $4 million lifetime and has won Breeders Crown events twice in her career. She competes against males again in the Open Trot.
Post time is 6:30 PM and believe me, time flies v. quickly in Harness Racing!
TSN 2 will be broadasting the Breeders’ Crown live between 9-10 PM EST.
If you’re coming out, rest assured, parking and admission are completely free.
For more details on the night and how to get there, all you have to do is click here!
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