Special Breeders Crown post times, guaranteed wagers, etc.
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On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and The Hambletonian Society will host the 34th edition of the Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual series of 12 championship races valued at $6 million. Both nights of racing will begin with a special first post time of 6:00 p.m. and feature six Breeders Crown events. Friday and Saturday will also include a $25,000 and $40,000 Guaranteed Pick 4, and a Breeders Crown $10,000 "Sweep-Stakes" promotion. Live streaming of the races will be available on Hoosier Park's website.
Six filly and mare Breeders Crown finals will highlight the 14-race card on Friday evening, while their male counterparts will take center stage on Saturday evening. The first Breeders Crown race will be race seven each evening, and will have an estimated post time of 8:05 p.m. A schedule of the Breeders Crown races are below:
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Race 7 – Breeders Crown Mare Trot, Purse $250,000, Sponsored by Woodbine
Race 8 – Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, Purse $600,000, Sponsored by Ainsworth
Race 9 – Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, Purse $500,000, Sponsored by IGT/VideoPoker.com
Race 10 – Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, Purse $500,000, Sponsored by Kentuckiana
Race 11 – Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Purse $600,000, Sponsored by Scientific Games
Race 12 – Breeders Crown Mare Pace, Purse $250,000, Sponsored by U.S.T.A.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Race 7 – Breeders Crown Open Trot, Purse $526,250, Sponsored by Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
Race 8 – Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, Purse $600,000, Sponsored by Brittany Farms
Race 9 – Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace, Purse $600,000, Sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms
Race 10 – Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot, Purse $527,500, Sponsored by Ohio Sires Stakes
Race 11 – Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, Purse $527,500, Sponsored by Diamond Creek Farm
Race 12 – Breeders Crown Open Pace, Purse $421,000, Sponsored by Indiana Standardbred Association
Hoosier Park's $25,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 will take place on races 5, 6, 7, and 8 on both Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 with a special 15% takeout. A $40,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 will be offered on Breeders Crown races 9, 10, 11, and 12 with a special 15% takeout on both nights.
Additionally, a special $10,000 "Sweep-Stakes" handicapping promotion will take place on both Breeders Crown evenings. Entry forms are available in the Breeders Crown racing program, and will allow participants to pick the winners of races 7 through 12 on Friday night for a chance to win $5,000. If there is no winner, the money will carry over to races 7 through 12 on Saturday night for a chance to win $10,000.
Hoosier Park, in conjunction with Roberts Communications, will also offer live steaming of the Breeders Crown at http://www.hoosierpark.com/racing/2017breederscrown/.