Five Indiana sired horses will be featured in the prestigious Breeders Crown finals Saturday, Oct. 27 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun. Racing gets underway with an early post time of 5:30 p.m. with the 35th edition of the Breeders Crown beginning with race three. The 12-race series features purses in excess of $5.8 million.
The first Indiana sired horse to be featured will be Fiftydallarbill in the evening’s seventh race with a planned post time of 7:50 p.m. The Swan for All colt will begin from post three in the nine-horse lineup for the three-year-old colt and gelding trot with a purse of $500,000. Brett Miller is in the bike. Fiftydallarbill is the fourth choice of the field at odds of 5-1 for trainer Bill Crone and Owner John Barnard.
Homicide Hunter will be featured in the ninth race of the night, the $500,000 Open Trot with a planned post time of 8:40 p.m. The Mr Cantab horse, harness racing’s fastest trotter ever, starts from post five in the nine-horse field with George Napolitano at the controls for trainer Chris Oakes. He has been tagged as the second choice of the field at odds of 3-1.
The Jamie Macomber-trained Carol’s Z Tam seeks the title in the $270,000 Open Mares Pace in the very next race, the tenth on the card. Starting from post six, Brian Sears will guide Carol’s Z Tam to the gate at odds of 20-1.
Breeders Crown elimination winner Shnitzledosomethin goes for the H. A. Grant Jr. trophy in the evening’s three-year-old colt and gelding pace from post five. David Miller will drive the Fred and Ginger colt for trainer Dylan Davis at odds of 12-1.
Rockin Ron from the Ron Burke Stable will be one of eight open pacers going for the title in the final race of the night, the 14th race. Lining up with the greats of the industry right now Lazarus N (post two) and McWicked (post three), Rockin Ron will be driven by Chris Page from post five at odds of 12-1. McWicked is the slight favorite over Lazarus N for the big matchup of the night.
Earlier in the evening, Indiana horseman Verlin Yoder will guide his standout two-year-old trotting filly Woodside Charm. The undefeated daughter of Chapter Seven has drawn post two in the fifth race as the favorite at odds of 5-2. Yoder will drive and seek to improve upon the filly’s career best time of 1:53.0.