Bar Hopping, Broadway Donna win BC 3YO trots
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Southwind Frank, driven by Yannick Gingras, finished second. Double L Lindy, driven by Åke Svanstedt, finished third and Lagerfeld, who dueled with Sutton at the top of the stretch, finished fourth.
"They're all very special to me. Any time you win one of those big trophies, they are very, very hard to get," Tetrick concluded. "That's why we (start) qualifying in May and we work so hard to get to those big races. It's very, very special."
Marion Marauder, the most recent Trotting Triple Crown winner, finished last of the ten.
"He just wasn't up to par," said trainer Paula Wellwood. "There's no doubt that he's sick. I think he's probably got a viral infection. It's one of those things. That's horse racing. You take the good with the bad. I knew when he got out there that he wasn't himself. Going to the half, you could really see it. He's done for the year. He deserves a little R&R."
Broadway Donna and David Miller continued to sail through the division by earning an easy win in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting fillies in 1:53.1.
The Jim Campbell-trained daughter of Donato Hanover out of the Broadway Hall mare Broadway Schooner, didn't make her move until mid-race and was never urged to coast down the stretch and win.
Earn Your Wings picked up live cover but Broadway Donna was in full flight at three-quarters in 1:25.3, wearing down All The Time, who held for third, while Emoticon Hanover shook loose to get second.
Owned by Fashion Farms LLC, Broadway Donna won the Breeders Crown final after a victory in her elimination, coming off a straight-heat score in the Kentucky Filly Futurity to register her seventh win in a dozen starts as a 3-year-old.
Broadway Donna paid $3.60 to win.
"I was hoping to get away somewhere in the middle and come with cover," said Miller, "but, right off the gate nobody from the inside was even pushing off, so I had to do something. I got around, and when Yannick (on All The Time) was moving back, I (knew) I was going to be first over. She really has (gotten better through the season). She's way sharper now than she was half-way through the summer, and that's always a good thing."
"(Jules Siegel and I) are both very happy," remarked Campbell. "From Mr. Siegel's point of view, he bred her, and to have a filly like this and put her over one-million dollars lifetime (is incredible). When you breed one and race one that does that for you, you're supposed to be happy. Jules is always extra proud of his homebreds." (Breeders Crown)