Lots Of Ontario And Canadian Connections In Breeders Crown


The Canadian contingent is strong once again as the 2014 Breeders Crown championships begin tonight at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

All 12 championship races will feature Canadian connections. Toronto-based owner John Fielding will send out ten starters in this year’s Breeders Crown. The long-time owner is poised for a big weekend, as four of his ten starters have been installed as either the favourite or second choice on the morning line.

Fielding’s top hopefuls include Canadian Trotting Classic champion Father Patrick, Elegantimage Stakes winner Shake It Cerry and Valley Victory Stakes winner Pinkman.

Local conditioner John Bax will send out a pair of trotting fillies on Friday evening.

Stubborn Belle, this year’s Peaceful Way Stakes champion, will start from post position six in the $500,000 Breeders Crown two-year-old filly trot. The daughter of Taurus Dream has five victories and just under $500,000 banked this season.

The other Bax starter is the O’Brien Award winner Riveting Rosie. The daughter of Muscle Mass has drawn post eight and is entering the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old filly trot off a track record performance last Saturday at Woodbine.

Paul MacDonell will handle the driving duties on both fillies.

On Saturday night, two locally-trained trotters will looked to upset the Jimmy Takter-trained duo of Nuncio and Father Patrick in the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt and gelding trot.

Harper Blue Chip will leave from post position nine for trainer Mark Steacy, while E L Titan will start one spot over in post ten for trainer Riina Rekila.

A son of Majestic Son, Harper Blue Chip has won six of 14 starts this season including the Canadian Breeders and Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final. Tim Tetrick will drive the winner of more than $850,000.

E L Titan enters the ‘Crown’ off an upset victory over Father Patrick on October 31 at Hoosier Park. The son of Muscle Hill has won three of seven starts this season and has career earnings of over $475,000. Ron Pierce will be in the sulky behind E L Titan.

A complete list of all the Canadian connections in this weekend’s Breeders Crown championships can be found below. Post time for both nights from the Meadowlands is 7:15 p.m.

Fans and horseplayers can watch and wager on both nights of Breeders Crown action from the Meadowlands at Woodbine, Mohawk, all Champions Off-Track betting locations and Horseplayer Interactive.

Fans and horseplayers can also enjoy live standardbred racing at Woodbine on both Friday and Saturday night. 11-race cards will be contested both evenings with a post time of 7:25 p.m.

Friday, November 21

Race 7 – $250,000 Mare Trot

#1. Intense America

– Trainer: Rene Dion (Saint-Lazare, QC).

– Owner: Ecurie Gaetan Bono Inc. (Montreal, QC).

#3. Bee A Magician

– Co-Owners: Mel Hartman (Ottawa, ON) and Herb Liverman (Montreal, QC).

#6. Charmed Life

– Driver: Jody Jamieson (Moffat, ON).

– Trainer: David Menary (Rockton, ON).

– Owners: Menary Racing Inc (Rockton, ON), Brad Gray (Dundas, ON) and Michael Guerriero (Puslinch, ON).

Race 8 – $500,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot

#2. Wild Honey

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON) and Herb Liverman (Montreal, QC).

#3. Danielle Hall

– Driver: Jody Jamieson (Moffat, ON).

– Trainer: Carl Jamieson (Rockwood, ON).

– Owners: Carl Jamieson (Rockwood, ON) and Tom Kyron (Toronto, ON).

#6. Stubborn Belle

– Driver: Paul MacDonell

– Trainer: John Bax (Cavan Monaghan, ON).

– Owners: Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON) and Parkhill Stud Farm (Peterborough, ON).

#7. Lilu Hanover

– Co-Owners: Marvin Katz (Toronto, ON) and Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON).

#9. Livininthefastlane

– Owners: Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband (Toronto, ON) and Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON).

#10. Smexi

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON) and Herb Liverman (Montreal, QC).

Race 9 – $500,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Trot

#3. Shake It Cerry

– Co-Owner: John Fielding (Toronto, ON).

#4. Stuck By Lindy

– Co-Owners: Mel Hartman (Ottawa, ON) and R A W Equine Inc (Burlington, ON).

#5. Cantabs Fortune

– Driver: Rick Zeron (Oakville, ON).

– Trainer: Rick Zeron (Oakville, ON).

– Owners: Rick Zeron Stables (Oakville, ON), Paul Marion (Marionville, ON) and Ferme Rico Limitee (Vars, ON).

#8. Riveting Rosie

– Driver: Paul MacDonell (Guelph, ON).

– Trainer John Bax (Cavan Monaghan, ON).

– Owners: Parkhill Stud Farm (Peterborough, ON), Don Allensen (Wyoming, ON), Joseph Parkinson and John Hayes (Sharon, ON).

Race 10 – $593,750 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace

#1. Major Dancer

– Trainer: Casie Coleman (Cambridge, ON).

– Owners: West Wins Stable (Cambridge, ON), Mac Nichol (Burlington, ON) and Adriano Sorella (Milton, ON).

#2. Beach Gal

– Trainer: David Menary (Rockton, ON).

– Owners: Kenneth Ewen (Georgetown, ON), Hewvilla Farms Inc (Mount Forest, ON), Denis Breton (Welland, ON) and Menary Racing Inc (Rockton, ON).

#3. Gettingreadytoroll

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON).

#6. Uffizi Hanover

– Owners: Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON), Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband (Toronto, ON).

#10. Precocious Beauty

– Driver: Doug McNair (Guelph, ON).

– Trainer: Gregg McNair (Guelph, ON).

Saturday, November 22

Race 4 – $500,000 Two-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot

#1. French Laundry

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON), Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON) and Marvin Katz (Toronto, ON).

#2. Walter White

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON) and R A W Equine (Burlington, ON).

#5. Pinkman

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON) and Herb Liverman (Montreal, QC).

#7. Guess Whos Back

– Trainer: Nikolas Drennan (Burlington, ON).

– Co-Owner: Brad Shackman (Calgary, AB)

#8. Uncle Lasse

– Co-Owner: John Fielding (Toronto, ON).

Race 5 – $500,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace

#1. Southwind Roulette

– Co-Owner: Brad Grant (Milton, ON).

#8. Heavenly Bride

– Trainer: Casie Coleman (Cambridge, ON).

Race 6 – $400,000 Open Pace

#2. Modern Legend

– Trainer: Dave Drew (St. Catharines, ON).

– Owner: Dave Drew Associates Inc (St. Catharines, ON).

#3. State Treasurer

– Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore (Guelph, ON).

– Owners: Sally MacDonald (Souris, PE) and Paul MacDonald (Regina, SK).

#4. Thinking Out Loud

– Trainer: Bob McIntosh (Windsor, ON).

– Co-Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables Inc (Windsor, ON) and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc (Leamington, ON).

Race 7 – $500,000 Two-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace

#2. Traceur Hanover

– Trainer: Corey Johnson (Rockwood, ON).

– Owner: Richard Berthiaume (Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC).

#4. Franzo

– Co-Owner: Lothlorien (Cheltenham, ON).

#5. Go Daddy Go

– Trainer: Bob McIntosh (Windsor, ON).

– Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables Inc (Windsor, ON) and Dave Boyle (Bowmanville, ON).

#6. Sicily

– Trainer: Nikolas Drennan (Burlington, ON)

– Co-Owners: Brad Shackman (Calgary, AB) and Nikolas Drennan (Burlington, ON).

#8. Soto

– Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, ON) and R A W Equine (Burlington, ON).

Race 8 – $281,250 Mare Pace

#3. Voelz Hanover

– Trainer: Corey Johnson (Guelph, ON).

– Owner: Richard Berthiaume (Pointe-Aux-Trembles, QC).

#5. Yagonnakissmeornot

– Co-Owners: Allard Racing Inc (Saint-Esprit, QC) and Yves Sarrazin (La Presentation, QC).

Race 9 – $500,000 Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot

#5. Il Sogno Dream

– Owners: Bill Manes (Rockwood, ON), Dan Manes (Erin, ON), Leonard Christopher (Acton, ON) and Randy Christopher (Rockwood, ON).

#6. Father Patrick

– Co-Owners: John Fielding (Toronto, ON), Al Libfeld (Pickering, ON), Sam Goldband and Marvin Katz (Toronto, ON).

#9. Harper Blue Chip

– Owners: Landmark 6 Racing Stable (Kingston, ON), David McDonald (Cornwall, ON), David Reid (Glenburnie, ON) and George Judson (Athens, ON).

#10. E L Titan

– Trainer: Riina Rekila (Campbellville, ON).

Race 10 – $531,250 Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace

#3. McWicked

– Trainer: Casie Coleman (Cambridge, ON).

– Owner: Ed James (Aurora, ON).

#9. Luck Be Withyou

– Owner: John Craig (North York, ON).

Race 11 – $500,000 Open Trot

#4 Maven

– Owner: Herb Liverman (Montreal, QC).

#5. Flanagan Memory

– Trainer: Rene Dion (Saint-Lazare, QC).

– Owners: Liette Flanagan (Repentigny, QC) and Rene Dion (Saint-Lazare, QC).

#10. Intimidate

– Trainer: Luc Blais (Lochaber Ouest, QC)

– Owners: Determination (Westmount, QC) and Judith Farrow (Hemmingford, QC).


(Standardbred Canada with files from WEG)

Share Button