Two-Year-Old Colt Trotters Seek To Settle Divisional Honors in Breeders Crown
TORONTO – Division leaders Il Villaggio, Pilgrims Taj, and Lucky Chucky are among 19 entries for the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. Two U.S.$25,000 elimination races will be held Friday, with the top five finishers in each division advancing to the U.S.$600,000 final on October 24.
Also entered are Baximum, Classic Son, Expressway K, Flashback, Grumpy Jake, Hard Livin, He’s A Demon, He’s Spooky, Keystone Bernard, Magic Fruit, Muscle Massive, Newport Volo, RC Serpent, Sailaway Dream, Temple Of Doom, and Wishing Stone.
Il Villaggio has won six consecutive races, earning U.S.$464,521 in the process, since finishing sixth in his debut. His victories include the William Wellwood Memorial, the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship and divisions of the Bluegrass and Champlain stakes. The Yankee Glide-Dance To Market colt is trained by Erv Miller for owners Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Bloodstock, and Il Villaggio Partners.
Lucky Chucky (Windsong’s Legacy-Aerobics) has won seven of eight races, with his lone setback being a third-place finish in the Peter Haughton Memorial, and earned U.S.$407,992. He has since won four in a row, including the Valley Victory and divisions of the Bluegrass and International Stallion stakes. He is trained by Chuck Sylvester, who owns the colt with Neal Goldman and Amy Lynn Stoltzfus.
Pilgrims Taj (Broadway Hall-BWT Maija) has won five of eight races and earned U.S.$425,127. He has never finished worse than second. His wins include the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship and he was second in the Valley Victory and Peter Haughton Memorial. The colt is owned by Robert Bongiorno, Peter Heffering, Bix DiMeo, and Val D’or Farms.
1. Muscle Massive, R. Pierce, J. Takter
2. Classic Son, A. Miller, E. Miller
3. Magic Fruit, S. Condren, P. Henriksen
4. Il Villaggio, T. Tetrick, E. Miller
5. He’s A Demon, J. Jamieson, J. Gillis
6. He’s Spooky, M. Lachance, F. Antonacci
7. Lucky Chucky, J. Campbell, C. Sylvester
8. Keystone Bernard, B. Sears, G. Peck
9. Temple Of Temple, D. Miller, J. Czernyson
10. Expressway K, Ra. Waples, J. Stutzman
1. Grumpy Jake, J. Moiseyev, M. ***
2. Sailaway Dream, T. Tetrick, A. Lorentzon
3. Baximum, D. Miller, J. Czernyson
4. RC Serpent, D. Daley, D. Daley
5. Wishing Stone, J. Campbell, D. Minor
6. Newport Volo, J. Jamieson, J. Gillis
7. Flashback, A. Miller, E. Miller
8. Pilgrims Taj, M. Lachance, K. Armer
9. Hard Livin, D. Dube, J. Takter