Breeders Crown to be two-night affair at Meadowlands
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The 2014 Breeders Crown will be conducted over two nights at the Meadowlands. The 12 races for standardbreds will go off on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.
"The Breeders Crown has been conducted in just about every format -- single races, blocks of races, all 12 races on one night -- and we try always to be sensitive to host track parameters while still getting the most "bang" out of the event in regard to publicity, TV and promotions,' said Tom Charters, president of The Hambletonian Society,
The first night will have four championship events: $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot and Pace for 3-year-old fillies, and a pair of $250,000 Crowns for older female pacers and trotters.
Saturday's eight championship races will have all four $500,000 2-year-old events, $500,000 3-year-old colt pace and trot and the $400,000 Crown Pace and $500,000 Crown Trot.
"We are very proud to bring the Breeders Crown back to the Meadowlands," said Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural. "Expanding the event to two nights is something I am very excited about. It creates a weekend of championship racing and gives us an opportunity to be very innovative with new kinds of wagers, promotions and an opportunity to make the Breeders Crown experience even better for our customers."
Last year's Breeders Crown was held at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania with all 12 races run the same night.
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