10/18/2016 11:43AM

Breeders Crown: 18 eliminations on tap this weekend


The entries for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown events at The Meadowlands Racetrack saw an overflow 174 trotters and pacers in the entry box to qualify for the 12-race finals on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. This is the highest number of entries in the last five years.

There were 68 2-year-olds and 65 3-year-olds entered, forcing eliminations in all divisions for Saturday (Oct. 22). The record number of entries forced the 2-year-old filly trotters eliminations to be held Friday (Oct. 21). The Mare Pace elims, the only open event to split with 14 entries, will go as scheduled on Friday night.

All 2-year-old finals will go for $600,000, which is the richest purse offered for that age group in North America.

The following open races will go straight to finals on Friday, Oct. 28. Post positions for all open events will be drawn live at The Meadowlands on Friday, Oct. 21. The winners of the Mare Pace elims, as with all elimination winner, will draw by lot for inside posts 1-5. 

The $500,000 Open Trot, with nine entered in alphabetical order: Centurion ATM, Crazy Wow, Crescent Fashion, Flanagan Memory, Il Sogno Dream, JL Cruze, Lookslikeachpndale, Resolve, Windsun Revenge.

The $250,000 Mare Trot with eight entered in alphabetical order: Barn Doll, Bee A Magician, Charmed Life, Classical Annie, D’One, Hannelore Hanover, I’m So Fancy, Shake It Cerry.

The $421,000 Open Pace with 10 entered in alphabetical order: All Bets Off, Always B Miki, Americanprimetime, Dealt A Winner, Luck Be Withyou, Mach It So, Melmerby Beach, Shamballa, Split The House, Wiggle It Jiggleit.    

Post positions for the 2- and 3-year-old finals will be drawn Saturday, Oct. 22 after the elimination races. Post time is 7:15 p.m. for Breeders Crown elimination nights.

Complete elimination and final fields will be available when elimination draws are finalized.  

No elims needed Open Trot (9) Mare Trot (8) Open Pace (10)   Friday Breeders Crown elims 2YO Filly Trot (15) Mare Pace (14)   Saturday Breeders Crown elims 2YO Colt Pace (17) 2YO Filly Pace (16) 2YO Colt Trot (20) 3YO Colt Pace (16) 3YO Filly Pace (14) 3YO Colt Trot (16) 3YO Filly Trot (19)

--edited release (Breeders Crown)