Harness racing’s brightest stars faced off at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday night in 12 spectacular Breeders Crown championships worth over $6.1 million in purses.
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Tamla Celeber S and catch-driver Brian Sears collared defending champion Frenchfrysnvinegar in the final strides to win the $246,350 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot and kick off the championship card.
Leaving from post eight, 4-5 favourite Frenchfrysnvinegar (Jody Jamieson) was caught three-wide early on, but pressed on and cleared to command past the :27-second opening quarter mark.
She proceeded to the half in :56.1 while elimination winner Beatgoeson Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) advanced first over from fifth with Pembroke Heat Wave (Doug McNair) following her cover and outside post 10 starter Tamla Celeber S third over.
Frenchfrysnvinegar was still two lengths clear on top as she rolled past three-quarters in 1:26 and entered the stretch, but Tamla Celeber S kicked into high-gear late in the mile and collared the pacesetter before the wire for the 1:55.2 victory over a track surface rated 'good' on a rainy Saturday evening. Frenchfrysnvinegar stayed for second and Mystical Starlight (Tim Tetrick) closed well from the back of the pack for third.
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