The Breeders Crown eliminations are where the spotlight turns at the Meadowlands Racetrack, hosting the $5.4 million 12-race Breeders Crown series. It’s decision time for foreign invitees, supplements and entries for the “Crown” which holds finals on Friday (Nov. 21) and Saturday (Nov. 22). By Friday (Nov. 7), foreign horses invited to participate must declare by noon.
Supplements for the three-year-old and open events are due Monday (Nov. 10) by
noon. All supplement amounts are listed in U.S. dollars below (there are no
supplements for the two-year-old races).
Horses eligible to the Breeders Crown events must enter by 9 a.m. on Tuesday
(Nov. 11). Eliminations, if needed, will occur on Friday (Nov. 14) and Saturday
(Nov. 15), both nights starting at the regular post time of 7:15 p.m.
As of this writing, Always B Miki’s connections have confirmed that the colt
will supplement to the soph-colt pacing Crown. Still pending is the status of
Color A Virgin in the soph-filly pace edition.
Sebastian K won’t be supplementing for the older trotters and neither will
The official rules state that “elimination races, if necessary, will be raced
for a minimum purse of $25,000 each on Friday (Nov. 14) and Saturday (Nov. 15).
If an elimination is required because more than 11, but less than 14 horses are
entered, there will be a single elimination to “qualify” only enough horses
that can be accommodated by the number of positions in the front tier of the
“If there are eliminations, post positions in the final will be determined by
an open draw with the exception that elimination winners in an order determined
by lot, will draw for post positions number 1 through 5 in the final. All other
finalists, including foreign invitees, will be placed in an open draw for the
remaining post positions. Those horse(s) that receive a bye into the final will
be in the open draw for post positions in the final.”
Four Breeders Crown distaff events will be raced Friday (Nov. 21) and the
remaining eight finals will be raced on Saturday (Nov. 22). Both nights have a
regular Meadowlands post time of 7:15 p.m. (EST).