American driver Tim Tetrick bags a record four victories
The American driver won four races Saturday night at the $6.2 million Breeders Crown at Woodbine Racetrack, the first time a driver has ever won four races on a single championship night.
Tetrick broke the mark by leading 5 year old Anndrovette to a second straight victory in the $326,660 open mare pace with a time of 1:50.1. Drop The Ball finished second, ahead of Rebeka Bayama.
For the secon Burberry Outlet d straight year all 12 championship harness races were held at Woodbine Racetrack in the richest horse racing event in Canada this season.
Canadian Yannick Gingras delivered the biggest shocker of the night.
The native of Sorel, Que., drove Rockin Amadeus, a 17 1 longshot, to a stunning victory in the $591,240 2 year old colt pace. Gingras took Rockin Amadeus past prohibitive 1 5 favourite Captaintreacherous down the stretch for the victory in 1:51.2. Wake Up Peter, an 8 1 pick, took second ahead of Tetrick and Captaintreacherous, which had won eight of nine events this season.
Gingras had three wins on a track upgraded from sloppy to good prior to the start of racing after a Burberry Outlet rainy day in southern Ontario. Jim Takter became the first trainer to register three victories on a single cha Burberry Outlet mpionship night, boosting his Crown record for conditioners to 15.
“I’ve always liked this horse,” said winning owner Susan Grange of Cheltenham, Ont. “I’ve always thought he had a lot of heart and he showed it tonight.”
Rockin Amadeus earned just a third win in 10 races this season.
“Not to take anything away from Captaintreacherous because he’s had a great season, but I knew my horse had this type of performance in him,” Takter said. “I’ve never won a two year old pacing Crown so I’m happy to get this win.”
Tetrick took Captaintreacherous to the lead at about the half mile mark but Rockin Amadeus was right behind. Down the stretch, Gingras took Rockin Amadeus to the outside of Captaintreacherous, which couldn’t hold the lead racing on the rail.
Wheeling N Dealin, with driver Sylvain Filion of Milton, Ont., remained unbeaten after taking the $591,240 2 year old colt trot. The even money favourite finished in 1:56.0 for a ninth straight victory.
Tetrick also drove Chapter Seven, last year’s 3 year old colt trot winner, to victory in the $591,240 Breeders Crown Trot in 1:52.3. Tetrick had the 3 5 favourite sitting second behind Commander Crowe at the top of the final turn before surging ahead for the victory. Mister Herbie finished second while Commander Crowe held on for third.
“He deserves every accolade he gets. I give credit to everybody involved, it’s a team effort. This year is a culmination of everybody worki Burberry Outlet ng together and getting him here. I just went along for the ride. It’s amazing. I can’t dream this big.”
Takter also won with American Jewel in the $492,700 3 year old filly pace and To Dream On in the $591,240 2 year old filly trot in a stakes record tying time of 1:54.4.