Somwherovrarainbow, the defending Breeders Crown champion for her division, will be back to defend her title on Oct. 19, Breeders Crown championship night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
With just nine 3-year-old filly pacers entered in the Crown, eliminations are not required. That means Somwherovrarainbow will go into the Crown off a one-month layoff since her last race was Sept. 13, when she finished second in the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship. When trainer George Teague Jr. found out there would be no Crown elims, he instructed his son, Montrell, to go a little faster than originally intended with the filly at Harrah's Philadelphia on Tuesday morning (Oct. 8) in a qualifier.
Montrell delivered on the job as Somwherovrarainbow won by 13 1/2 lengths in 1:53.1, with a :27.4 last quarter.
"I didn't want to go double heats at the Jugette, and then she tied up a little bit the next week (when she was scheduled to race in the Keystone Classic but had to be scratched," said Teague of the long layoff. "She was eligible to race in Lexington the second week, but with shipping and then coming back to race in six days if there were elims, well, we thought there would be elims. Obviously, now I wish I had a start last week, but she's a good trainer."
Somwherovrarainbow, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and Teague's Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue, has been consigned to be sold in the mixed sale at Harrisburg next month. The filly is owned by Teague, K & R Racing LLC and Ted Gewertz. She presently has $339,003 in earnings this year from a record of 11-5-3-1.--harnessracing.com