Entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown finals had one big surprise – the $2.3 million winning mare Put On A Show was one of 10 pacers entered in the $500,000 Open Pace, a first in Breeders Crown history. The other nine pacers in alphabetical order are: Aracache Hanover, Bettor Sweet, Foiled Again, Foreclosure N, Golden Receiver, Hypnotic Blue Chip, Razzle Dazzle, Up The Credit and We Will See.
The $600,000 Crown Trot, headlined by Chapter Seven and foreign invitee Commander Crowe, drew just six trotters. Former Crown champ Arch Madness, Hot Shot Blue Chip, Daylon Magician and Mister Herbie will comprise the field.
The following races will go straight to finals (all purses are US funds): $500,000 2-year-old Filly Trot with 10 entered; $500,000 3-year-old Filly Trot with 11 entered; $331,500 Mare Pace with 11 entered; $500,000 Crown Pace with 10 entered; and the $600,000 Crown Trot with six entered.
All other division have eliminations or bye situations. Two-year-old eliminations will be held Fri., Oct. 19, and the sophomore divisions requiring eliminations will race Sat., Oct. 20. The first five finishers from each elim will advance to the final. Elimination winners may pick their post position.`
Complete elimination and final fields will be available when byes and elimination draws are finalized. The $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot will be drawn at a press conference at WEGZ Stadium Club on Tues., Oct. 23. (Breeders Crown)