In Pictures: The 2019 Breeders Crown

November 7, 2019

MILTON, November 5, 2019 – The 2019 Breeders Crown brought the very best from around the harness racing World to Woodbine Mohawk Park for a memorable weekend of championship racing.

The performances on the track had an international feel with participants, human and equine, from multiple continents capturing Crown glory. Off the track, it was a cozy feel throughout the entire weekend with fun for all-ages.

Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments and the scenes from Breeders Crown weekend.

A free toque giveaway to the first 1,500 fans welcomed the Breeders Crown back to Canada. (Joe Cantin)
You can’t help but smile when ‘Pinball’ walks in! The CFL legend Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons was a participant in the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. His foundation received $33,831 through the Challenge. (Adrienne Shaw)
The best of both worlds! Stella Artois and the Mohawk Harvest Kitchen made the perfect pair at the Breeders Crown Indoor Beer Garden. (Joe Cantin)
Capturing the moment! #Crown19 (Joe Cantin)
The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) won the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, receiving a donation of $109,484. Their achievement was recognized during a special presentation on Friday night of Crown weekend. (New Image Media)
Breeders Crown presenting sponsor Marvin Katz congratulates Joanne Colville of OSAS during the Charity Challenge presentation. (Adrienne Shaw)
Woodbine Cares made a donation of $50,000 to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to recognize Breeders Crown presenting sponsor Marvin Katz. (New Image Media)
The thrill of victory! (Joe Cantin)
Crown glory! Driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Tony Alagna teamed to win two Crown trophies on Friday night. It was the first Crown victories for Australian McCarthy, who went on to win a total of four during the weekend, leading all drivers. (Adrienne Shaw)
Picture time! (New Image Media)
A cozy date night at #Crown19. (Joe Cantin)
Drama! Tall Dark Stranger (7) crossed the line second in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace, but was placed first after Papi Rob Hanover (3) was DQ’d for interfering with Tall Dark Stranger in the stretch. (Michael Burns)
A trackside view for all ages. (Joe Cantin)
A total of 12 Breeders Crown championship races were contested over the weekend, with Saturday evening’s card featuring 8 championships. (Adrienne Shaw)
Smile! Fans and participants walked the Lather Up Red Carpet during their arrival to the Breeders Crown. (Adrienne Parent)
The party started as soon as you walked in the door to Woodbine Mohawk Park. (Shane Parent)
Thanks for the memories, Lather Up! The 2018 Pepsi North America Cup champion and two-time World Champion was officially retired during Breeders Crown weekend with his shoes removed in the new Winbak Farm Winner’s Circle. (New Image Media)
Mud never tasted so good! New Zealand driver Dexter Dunn won two Crown races during his debut in the annual harness racing championship series. Dunn piloted Amigo Volo to victory Friday and Manchego on Saturday. (Adrienne Shaw)
A little rain couldn’t stop the good vibes during the night two of the Breeders Crown. (Joe Cantin)
History was made! American History gave his connections a huge thrill with an upset victory in the Breeders Crown Open Pace. (Adrienne Shaw)
Dancing in the rain! Dancin Lou (4) reaches up to win the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace. (Michael Burns)
Australians were made proud by the pair of driver Andrew McCarthy and trainer Tahnee Camilleri. The Australians teamed up to win a Breeders Crown with Dancin Lou, giving McCarthy his fourth of the weekend and Camilleri a win in her Crown debut. (New Image Media)
Soaring to victory! French trotting sensation Bold Eagle captures the Breeders Crown Open Trot in his North American debut. American Brian Sears sat behind the winner of over $5 million for trainer Sébastien Guarato. (Michael Burns)
Thumbs up for Bold Eagle! The celebration was on in Campbellville and France following Bold Eagle’s Crown victory. (Adrienne Shaw)

 

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