Two-year-old pacers bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany Farms captured two of Friday night’s Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands, with Pebble Beach winning a 2-Year-Old Colt Pace elim and Queen Of Success the 2-Year-Old Filly Pace elim.
Both now advance to next Friday night’s $600,000 Breeders Crown Finals.
Breeders should note that the dam of elim winner Queen Of Success, Cashaway, is slated to go under the auctioneer’s hammer at the upcoming Harrisburg Mixed Sale.
She sells Thursday, Nov. 11 as hip no. 1152
in the Preferred Equine Marketing, agent consignment. She sells pregnant to the exciting young sire Downbytheseaside, which means she’s carrying a three-quarter sibling to Queen Of Success.
“The Queen” pulled off a 23-1 stunner in the single 2-year-old filly pace elim, as she upset previously undefeated Niki Hill in a new career mark of 1:50.3. The daughter of Captaintreacherous has now taken five stakes wins in eight starts this year and earned close to $100,000 for trainer Tony Alagna and his ownership partners Caviart Farms and Robert LeBlanc.
Pebble Beach p,2,1:48.4 ($296,450), from the first crop of the sensational Downbytheseaside and out of Santa Rosa, is now 7-2-1 in 10 seasonal starts and has finished first or second in his last nine.
After finishing second to Caviart Camden in the Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship Series at the Red Mile — after setting the pace in that World Record 1:48.3 mile — Pebble Beach won the $250,000 KYSS Final, finished second by a head in the Bluegrass, then won the International Stallion Stakes the following week.
The Breeders Crown was the colt’s first trip out of Lexington since July, and he made the van ride pay off for trainer Noel Daley and owners Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Country Club Acres, LA Express and JAF Racing.
Brittany wishes the best of luck to these freshman pacers in the Crown finals. The farm could well add more finalists Saturday, after the elims for 3-year-olds and older horses are contested.