Canadians well-represented in this weekend's Breeders Crown
TORONTO, October 24 – “It all comes down to the Breeders Crown”.

The 2017 Breeders Crown Championships will take place this Friday (October 27) and Saturday (October 28) at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana. 

The finals for fillies and mares will be held on Friday, while the boys will be in the spotlight on Saturday. Over $5.9 million is on the line over the two nights.

Canadians can be found all over the program pages for Friday and Saturday’s cards.

Mohawk & Woodbine’s leading owners Brad Grant and Serge Godin’s Determination have multiple entrants in this year’s Breeders Crown.

Grant’s best shot at Crown glory comes Saturday with two-year-old pacing colt Stay Hungry, who won his elimination. The Tony Alagna trainee will be driven by Mohawk & Woodbine’s leading driver Doug McNair in Saturday’s $600,000 event.

Godin’s Determination has a big chance to capture the first Crown event of the weekend, as they send out morning-line favourite Emoticon Hanover in Friday’s $250,000 Mare Trot.

The Luc Blais trained four-year-old has been on fire in recent months and rides a three-race win streak into Friday’s event.

Determination and Blais will also team up Friday with Dream Together (3YO Filly Trot) and Saturday with Lookslikeachpndale (Open Trot).

Other notables from the Mohawk & Woodbine area include Trotting Triple Crown champ Marion Marauder (Saturday, Open Trot) and Canadian Pacing Derby champ Sintra (Saturday, Open Pace).

Horseplayers and fans can watch and wager on all of this weekend’s Breeders Crown action at HPIBet.com, Mohawk RaceBook, Woodbine Racetrack or any Champions Off-Track Betting location.

Post time Friday and Saturday is 6 p.m.

Below is a full list of the Canadian connections in this year’s Breeders Crown.

Hoosier Park – Friday, October 27, 2017

Race 7: Breeders Crown – Mare Trot

#1 Emoticon Hanover

Owner: Determination (Montreal, Quebec)

Trainer: Luc Blais (Campbellville, Ontario)

#3 Pink Pistol

Owner: Knightstalker Stable (Oshawa, Ontario)

Trainer: Peter Shody (Oshawa, Ontario)

Driver: Louis Philippe Roy (Mont-Joli, Quebec)

#4 Caprice Hill

Owner: Tom Hill (Hamilton, Ontario)

Race 8: Breeders Crown – 2YO Filly Trot

#1 Atlanta

Co-Owners: Rick Zeron Stables (Oakville, Ontario), Holland Racing Stable (Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario) & Brad Grant (Milton, Ontario)

Trainer/Driver: Rick Zeron (Oakville, Ontario)

#4 Manchego

Co-Owners: John Fielding (Toronto, Ontario) & Herb Liverman (Montreal, Quebec)

#6 Top Expectations

Owner: Daniel Plouffe (Bromont, Quebec)

#7 Jordan Blue Chip

Owner: Dreamville Stable (Cambridge, Ontario)

Trainer: Paula Wellwood (Cambridge, Ontario)

Race 9: Breeders Crown – 3YO Filly Pace

#7 Idyllic Beach

Co-Owners: John Fielding (Toronto, Ontario) & Marvin Katz (Toronto, Ontario)

#10 Obvious Blue Chip

Co-Owner: Stephen Klunowski (North York, Ontario)

Trainer: Mark Steacy (Lansdowne, Ontario)

Race 10: Breeders Crown – 3YO Filly Trot

#2 Highland Top Hill

Owner: Highland Thoroughbred Farm (Inglewood, Ontario)

Trainer: Marty Fine (North York, Ontario)

#3 Checkmate Time

Trainer: Marie Dupont (Campbellville, Ontario)

Driver: Donald Dupont (Campbellville, Ontario)

#4 Dream Together

Owner: Determination (Montreal, Quebec)

Trainer: Luc Blais (Campbellville, Ontario)

#7 That’s All Moni

Co-Owners: Marvin Katz (Toronto, Ontario) & Al Libfeld (Pickering, Ontario)

#8 Ariana G

Owners: Marvin Katz (Toronto, Ontario) & Al Libfeld (Pickering, Ontario)

Race 11: Breeders Crown – 2YO Filly Pace

#6 Im With Her

Owner: Schooner II Stable (Truro, Nova Scotia)

Trainer/Driver: Paul MacDonell (Guelph, Ontario)

#8 Firestorm

Trainer: James Ciaran Morrison (Harley, Ontario)

#9 Pueblo Blue Chip

Co-Owners: Menary Racing Inc. (Rockton, Ontario), Michael Guerriero (Brampton, Ontario) & Thomas Kyron (Toronto, Ontario)

Trainer: Dave Menary (Cambridge, Ontario)

Driver: Jody Jamieson (Moffat, Ontario)

Race 12: Breeders Crown – Mare Pace

#1 L A Delight

Co-Owners: Robert McIntosh Stables Inc. (Windsor, Ontario) & Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. (Leamington, Ontario)

Trainer: Bob McIntosh (Windsor, Ontario)

#8 Lady Shadow

Co-Owner: David Kryway (Amherstburg, Ontario)

Trainer: Ron Adams (Lasalle, Ontario)

Hoosier Park – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Race 7: Breeders Crown – Open Trot

#6 Marion Marauder

Owners: Jean Wellwood (Stratford, Ontario) & Devin Keeling (Cambridge, Ontario)

Trainers: Paula Wellwood & Mike Keeling (Cambridge, Ontario)

#7 Lookslikeachpndale

Owner: Determination (Montreal, Quebec)

Trainer: Luc Blais (Campbellville, Ontario)

#8 Pinkman

Co-Owners: John & Jim Fielding (Toronto, Ontario) & Herb Liverman (Montreal, Quebec)

#9 Il Sogno Dream

Owners: Bill Manes (Rockwood, Ontario), Dan Manes (Erin, Ontario), Leonard Christopher (Acton, Ontario) & Randy Christopher (Rockwood, Ontario)

Race 8: Breeders Crown – 2YO Colt Trot

#2 You Know You Do

Co-Owners: Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband (Toronto, Ontario)

Race 9: Breeders Crown – 2YO Colt Pace

#2 Western Passage

Owners: West Wins Stable (Cambridge, Ontario), John Fielding (Toronto, Ontario), McKinlay Fielding (Toronto, Ontario) & Calhoun Racing Limited (Chatham, Ontario)

Trainer: Casie Coleman (Cambridge, Ontario)

#5 Stay Hungry

Co-Owner: Brad Grant (Milton, Ontario)

Driver: Doug McNair (Guelph, Ontario)

Race 10: Breeders Crown – 3YO Colt Trot

#1 Seven And Seven

Owners: June & Tom Durand (Puslinch, Ontario) & Alan Smith (Oakville, Ontario)

Trainer: Tom Durand (Puslinch, Ontario)

Race 11: Breeders Crown – 3YO Colt Pace

#3 Ocean Colony

Co-Owners: John Fielding (Toronto, Ontario) & Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband (Toronto, Ontario)

Race 12: Breeders Crown – Open Pace

#1 Sintra

Owners: Brad Gray (Dundas, Ontario), Michael Guerriero (Brampton, Ontario) & Menary Racing Inc. (Rockton, Ontario)

Trainer: Dave Menary (Cambridge, Ontario)

Driver: Jody Jamieson (Moffat, Ontario)

#2 McWicked

Owner: Ed James (Aurora, Ontario)

Trainer: Casie Coleman (Cambridge, Ontario)

#6 Keystone Velocity

Co-Owners: Allard Racing Inc. (Saint-Esprit, Quebec) & Earl Hill Jr. (Oshweken, Ontario) 

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