October 20, 2013 |
WILKES-BARRE - Captaintreacherous, harness racing's top-rated pacer, will start from post No. 1 in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. All 12 Breeders Crown championships, with purses totaling $5.6 million, will be held Saturday at Pocono Downs. Post time is 5 p.m. for the first race. Captaintreacherous, who won his elimination last Saturday in 1 minute, 49.2 seconds, was the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the final.
October 5, 2010 |
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Lucky Chucky and Muscle Massive have been made the favorites for this weekend's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters at Pocono Downs. Lucky Chucky is the 7-5 favorite from post No. 4 and Muscle Massive is 7-2 and leaves from post No. 7 in one of 12 Breeders Crown races Saturday with a total purse of $6 million. Lucky Chucky has won three in a row since finishing second to Muscle Massive in the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Aug. 7. On the pacing side, Rock N Roll Heaven and One More Laugh each won an elimination race last Saturday to advance to the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-olds.
October 9, 2010
What: Breeders Crown, end-of-season championships for each gait, gender, and age in harness racing. When: Saturday, first-race post time 5 p.m.; Budweiser Clydesdales perform at 4. Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. Purses: $6 million, 12 races. Hambletonian rematch between winner Muscle Massive and runner-up Lucky Chucky in Race 4, post time 6:24 p.m.Little Brown Jug world-record-holder Rock N Roll Heaven vs. Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh in Race 13, 10:36 post.
October 26, 2011
The $5.7 million Breeders Crown, the end-of-year championships in harness racing, is set for Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack outside Toronto, Canada. Chapter Seven, owned by Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell and Gary Cocco of Newtown Square, will race in the $610,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts. Economy Terror, co-owned by Howard Taylor of Philadelphia, Ed Gold of Phoenixville and Chuck Pompey of Archbald, Pa., is the heavy 6-5 favorite in the $600,000 final. In the $650,000 2-year-old colt pace, Hurrikane Kingcole, whose owners include Jeffrey Kuhen of Yardley, is 20-1.
October 26, 2012 |
Philadelphia-area horses are among the strongest contenders in the $6.2 million Breeders Crown for the best harness horses in North America, to be held Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian winner, owned in part by Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell, Pa., is the 2-1 favorite in the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts. He will start from Post 8; his driver is Tim Tetrick and trainer is Linda Toscano. Gutnick is also a co-owner of Chapter Seven, the 6-5 favorite in the $600,000 Breeders Crown for older trotters.
October 24, 2015 |
TORONTO - It is no surprise to find Howard Taylor's name among the owners of horses racing in Saturday's 12 Breeders Crown championships at Woodbine Racetrack. But even Taylor himself is surprised by the number of times his name appears. Taylor, a Philadelphia attorney and longtime harness racing horse owner, owns pieces of eight Breeders Crown contenders, including 8-5 morning line favorite Control The Moment in the $600,000 event for 2-year-old male pacers. "Frankly I'm shocked," Taylor said.
October 30, 2011
Chapter Seven, owned by Richard Gutnick of Blue Bell and Gary Cocco of Newtown Square, put about six lengths between him and the field with a strong rush at the end to win the $610,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto in a time of 1 minute, 53 seconds. Chapter Seven, who has now won $858,252 in his career, was driven by Jeff Gregory, subbing for regular driver Tim Tetrick of Runnemede, N.J., who was stranded in the Garden State by Saturday's snowstorm.
October 28, 2012 |
TORONTO - Rockin Amadeus raced to a big upset victory in the Breeders Crown on Saturday night at Woodbine, rallying to beat favored Captaintreacherous in the $591,240 2-year-old colt pace. Rockin Amadeus, a 17-1 long shot driven by Yannick Gingras, finished in 1 minute, 51.2 seconds. Wake Up Peter, an 8-1 pick, was second ahead of Captaintreacherous, the 1-5 favorite who went in with eight victories in nine events this season. Rockin Amadeus returned $37.00 $12.40, and $4, Wake Up Peter paid $8.30 and $3.30.
October 28, 2011 |
Chapter Seven, the 8-5 favorite in the $610,000 Breeders Crown for three-year-old trotters on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack outside Toronto, is writing a new chapter in his story this fall. After all manner of traffic problems en route to a fourth-place finish in the Aug. 6 Hambletonian, he's put together back-to-back stakes wins, one in a new lifetime mark of 1 minute, 52.4 seconds. "After the Hambletonian, he was sick again," said trainer Linda Toscano. "After the Hambletonian, I thought it was real important that he not start right back in the Colonial and he was actually very good in Canada the last time he was up there [fifth in the Canadian Trotting Classic on Sept.
September 28, 2012 |
The Hambletonian Society knows a good thing when it sees it. The Society, which oversees the prestigious Breeders Crown series, is bringing back the "biggest day in harness racing" to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the second time in four years. The 30th annual edition of the Breeders Crown will be held Oct. 13, 2013 with more than $6 million in purses. "We couldn't wait to come back," said Moira Fanning, director of publicity for the Society, at a news conference at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday.