10/08/2013 3:26PM

Pocono: Breeders Crown eliminations set

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Bee A Magician, Captaintreacherous and I Luv The Nitelife, who have combined to win 35 of 37 races and $3.67 million this year, lead the list of 156 horses entered Tuesday for the 12 Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Eliminations are unnecessary for the 3-year-old filly pacers and Open Trot, which both received nine entries. Eliminations for 2-year-old male and female trotters plus 2-year-old female pacers are Friday at Pocono Downs, with the remaining elims Saturday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. both nights.

[DRF HARNESS: Watch the Breeders Crown elimination action from Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs on October 11 & 12 LIVE on DRF!]

All 12 finals – with purses totaling $5.6 million – will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pocono Downs. Post time is 5 p.m. for the first race.

Bee A Magician, a 3-year-old filly trotter, is 13-for-13 this year for trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman and owners Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman and David McDuffee. She enters the Breeders Crown off a win in the Ontario Sire Stakes championship Sept. 28 at Mohawk, which pushed her seasonal earnings to $1.09 million. Other victories this season include the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks and $356,981 Elegantimage Stakes.

A daughter of the stallion Kadabra out of the mare Beehive, Bee A Magician is the fastest 3-year-old trotter this season, with a clocking of 1:51 that came in winning the $265,500 Delvin Miller Memorial on July 13 at the Meadowlands. The time is the fastest ever for a 3-year-old filly trotter.

Bee A Magician has won 23 of 26 lifetime starts and earned $1.86 million – the most ever for a filly trotter at ages 2 and 3 combined. She finished third in last season’s Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, which was won by To Dream On. Bee A Magician is the second of two eliminations for the 3-year-old filly trotters, starting from post three.

To Dream On, who on Sunday won the $205,100 Kentucky Filly Futurity final, is in the second of the two eliminations. To Dream On is one of 12 previous Breeders Crown champions entered in this year’s event.

Three-year-old colt pacer Captaintreacherous is a nose from perfect this year, with 10 wins in 11 starts and $1.61 million. He is trained by Tony Alagna for the Captaintreacherous Racing ownership group. He heads to the Breeders Crown following his victory Saturday in a $215,500 division of the Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile.

Other wins this year for the son of Somebeachsomewhere-Worldly Treasure include the $980,000 North America Cup, the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace, the $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial and the $360,211 Cane Pace. His only loss came by a nose to Sunshine Beach in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine in a world-record 1:47 4/5 mile.

Captaintreacherous has won 18 of 21 career races and earned $2.53 million. He finished third in last season’s Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male pacers. He is in the second of two eliminations for the 3-year-old male pacers and will leave from post four.

I Luv The Nitelife, a 3-year-old filly pacer, has won 12 of 13 races this year and earned $968,337 for trainer Chris Ryder and owners Richard and Joanne Young. A daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Lisjune, she most recently won the $154,650 Jugette final at the Delaware County Fair on Sept. 18 for her 11th consecutive victory.

Other triumphs include the $384,044 Fan Hanover Stakes, the $350,000 Valley Forge and the $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial. For her career, she has won 16 of 23 starts and $1.65 million. She finished second in last season’s Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly pacers, which was won by Somwherovrarainbow.

Eliminations are unnecessary for the 3-year-old filly pacers, so the final was drawn Tuesday. I Luv The Nitelife will start from post seven; Somwherovrarainbow leaves from post eight. Shebestingin, who on Sunday paced the fastest mile in history by a female pacer when she won a division of the Glen Garnsey Memorial in 1:47, drew post five.

The Open Trot, Mare Trot and Mare Pace each have three past Breeders Crown winners.

Arch Madness, who makes his record-tying sixth Breeders Crown appearance, Intimidate and Uncle Peter all are previous trophy winners competing in this year’s Open Trot. Arch Madness became the ninth trotter in history to surpass $4 million in career earnings when he won the Allerage Farms Open Trot on Sunday at The Red Mile.

In the Mare Trot, Cedar Dove, Check Me Out and Maven have won titles, as have Mare Pace contenders Anndrovette, Economy Terror and Monkey On My Wheel. Anndrovette is seeking her third consecutive Breeders Crown, a feat never accomplished in any of the open divisions.

Sweet Lou, in the Open Pace, completes the list of previous Breeders Crown champions. The Open Pace also includes Foiled Again, who is the richest pacer in harness racing history, with $5.38 million.

Following are the fields with listed drivers and trainers. Elimination purses are $25,000.

--Courtesy of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the U.S. Trotting Association. For more information, please visit www.ustrotting.com

 

FRIDAY BREEDERS CROWN ELIMINATIONS

2-year-old filly trotters (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 4

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Struck By Lindy D.Miller
2 Goddess J.Campbell
3 Designed To Be A.Miller
4 Shake It Cerry R.Pierce
5 Lifetime Pursuit Y.Gingras
6 Cantabs Fortune R.Zeron
7 Market Rally J.Cummings,Jr.

Division Two - Race 6  

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Cooler Schooner J.Campbell
2 Scream And Shout J.Takter
3 Harley Momma H.Parker
4 Vanity Matters Y.Gingras
5 Noon Tea Party B.Sears
6 Demanding Sam P.MacDonell
7 Ruby M.Miller

2-year-old filly pacers (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 8

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 She's Da Bomb J.Jamieson
2 Rain Cloud Hanover B.Sears
3 Put On A Display T.Tetrick
4 Gallie Bythe Beach J.Campbell
5 Bettor Business T.Tetrick
6 Southwind Silence Y.Gingras
7 Ali Blue Y.Gingras
8 Beach Body R.Pierce

Division Two - Race 10 

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Precocious Beauty D.McNair
2 JK Molly T.Tetrick
3 Act Now R.Pierce
4 Quick Thrill J.Morrill,Jr.
5 Allstar Rating Y.Gingras
6 Rockingcam Park B.Sears
7 Scandalicious A.Miller
8 Uffizi Hanover D.Miller
9 Delightful Dragon M.Lachance

2-year-old male trotters (top seven advance) - Race 12

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Southwind Spirit B.Sears
2 Expressive Action B.Sears
3 Exodus Hanover A.Miller
4 Another Transcript C.Callahan
5 Odds On Amethyst T.Tetrick
6 Auspicious Hanover C.Norris
7 Muscle Network J.Jamieson
8 Nuncio J.Campbell
9 Father Patrick Y.Gingras

Byes: Credit Fashion, Don Dorado.

 

SATURDAY BREEDERS CROWN ELIMINATIONS

2-year-old male pacers (top three finishers from each elimination advance)

Division One - Race 1

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Workandplayhard C.Callahan
2 Journeyman M.Lachance
3 Let’s Drink On It R.Pierce
4 So Surreal T.Tetrick
5 Idealbeach Hanover J.Jamieson
6 Somestarsomewhere Y.Gingras
7 Sometimes Said J.Campbell

Division Two - Race 3

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Beat The Drum TBA
2 Doo Wop Hanover R.Pierce
3 Bakersfield Y.Gingras
4 Melmerby Beach P.MacDonell
5 Crafty Master D.McNair
6 Carracci Hanover Y.Gingras
7 Western Vintage Y.Gingras
8 Some Major Beach B.Sears

Division Three - Race 8

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Luck Be Withyou R.Pierce
2 Smack Talk R.Pierce
3 Three Of Clubs D.McNair
4 Fort Knox S.Zeron
5 Pierce J.Takter
6 Ari Allstar B.Sears
7 Stevensville R.Schnittker
8 Arthur Blue Chip R.Waples

3-year-old filly trotters (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 2

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Royal Assets R.Schnittker
2 Bouncing Bax H.Parker
3 Coffeecake Hanover M.Kakaley
4 Thistle Dhu B.Miller
5 To Dream On J.Takter
6 Frau Blucher R.Pierce

Division Two - Race 11

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Southwind Cocoa T.Tetrick
2 Shared Past Y.Gingras
3 Bee A Magician B.Sears
4 Ma Chere Hall C.Callahan
5 Time To Kill J.Campbell
6 Handover Belle M.Lachance

Mare trotters (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 4

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Bax Of Life J.Campbell
2 Unefoisdansmavie M.Kakaley
3 Mystical Starlight B.Miller
4 D’Orsay C.Callahan
5 Cowgirl Hall B.Sears
6 Cedar Dove R.Pierce
7 China Pearls P.MacDonell

Division Two - Race 13

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Real Babe D.Miller
2 Maven Y.Gingras
3 Check Me Out T.Tetrick
4 Intense America M.Lachance
5 Win Missy TBA
6 Beatgoeson Hanover D.Miller

3-year-old male pacers (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 5

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Lucan Hanover D.Miller
2 Sunshine Beach J.Campbell
3 Wake Up Peter R.Zeron
4 Fool Me Once B.Sears
5 Apprentice Hanover J.Jamieson
6 Captive Audience R.Waples

Division Two - Race 10

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Vegas Vacation B.Sears
2 Urbanite Hanover Y.Gingras
3 Emeritus Maximus TBA
4 Captaintreacherous T.Tetrick
5 Sunfire Blue Chip Y.Gingras
6 Beach Memories D.Miller

3-year-old male trotters (top four in each elim and fifth place with highest seasonal earnings advance)

Division One - Race 6

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Bluto J.Takter
2 Dewycolorintheline R.Schnittker
3 Fico C.Callahan
4 Deadliest Catch R.Pierce
5 Smilin Eli T.Tetrick
6 All Laid Out D.Miller
7 Possessed Fashion J.Campbell

Division Two - Race 9

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Caveat Emptor R.Schnittker
2 Royalty For Life B.Sears
3 Hamdalla J.Jamieson
4 E L Rocket Y.Gingras
5 Spider Blue Chip R.Pierce
6 Aperfectyankee J.Oscarsson
7 Creatine M.Lachance

Open Pace (top seven advance) - Race 12

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Warrawee Needy J.Jamieson
2 A Rocknroll Dance T.Tetrick
3 Bettor’s Edge T.Tetrick
4 Modern Legend J.Campbell
5 Sweet Lou M.Kakaley
6 Foiled Again Y.Gingras
7 Golden Receiver C.Callahan
8 Michael’s Power B.Sears
9 Bolt The Duer M.MacDonald

Byes: Clear Vision, Pet Rock

Mare Pace (top seven advance) - Race 7

POST HORSE LISTED DRIVER
1 Economy Terror R.Pierce
2 Rocklamation Y.Gingras
3 Swinging Beauty R.Pierce
4 Ooh Bad Shark H.Parker
5 Anndrovette T.Tetrick
6 Monkey On My Wheel B.Sears
7 Krispy Apple T.Tetrick
8 Camille M.Kakaley
9 Shelliscape D.Miller

Byes: Drop The Ball, Feeling You

 

FINALS, ON OCT. 19 (no eliminations necessary)

$500,000 3-year-old filly pace

POST HORSE PROBABLE DRIVER
1 Parlee Beach B.Sears
2 Mattie Terror Girl J.Campbell
3 Carols Desire Y.Gingras
4 Authorize R.Pierce
5 Shebestingin D.Miller
6 Aunt Caroline S.Zeron
7 I Luv The Nitelife T.Tetrick
8 Somwherovrarainbow M.Teague
9 Love Canal D.McNair

$600,000 Open Trot  

POST HORSE PROBABLE DRIVER
1 Market Share T.Tetrick
2 Wishing Stone Y.Gingras
3 My MVP M.Lachance
4 Guccio J.Takter
5 Intimidate R.Pierce
6 Mister Herbie J.Jamieson
7 Arch Madness T.Semdshammer
8 Uncle Peter D.Miller
9 Sevruga A.Miller