After victories by Brittany-breds Pebble Beach and Special Way in the Oct. 28 & 29 Breeders Crown Finals, Brittany remains the leading breeder of Breeders Crown champions, with 30 — although it now shares that no. 1 ranking with Hanover Shoe Farms.
Both of the Brittany-bred horses above didn’t merely win their Breeders Crown Finals; both gave dominating, tour de force performances at Woodbine-Mohawk… performances that elevate them as the likely favorites for year-end Dan Patch divisional honors.
Pebble Beach drew off to win the $675,000 3-Year-Old Colt Pace Final (Watch Race
) by nearly four lengths in 1:48.1 — a career mark and just 1/5 off the stakes record — while Special Way powered up in mid-stretch to score in the $600,000 2-Year-Old Filly Trot (Watch Race
) in a track and Canadian record of 1:52 — just 1/5 off Mission Brief’s stakes record.
Pebble Beach’s victory in the Breeders Crown elim and final was a triumphant return to Mohawk, where earlier in the season he won the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup.
The son of Downbytheseaside-Santa Rosa won six stakes races and $361,250 at 2, and this year at 3 has well surpassed the million-dollar mark in career earnings. The $1,606,700 on his card was created by the Breeders Crown plus other triumphs in the Tattersalls Pace, Adios elim and Somebeachsomewhere.
Sold by Brittany for $85,000 at the 2020 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, the colt is owned by Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Country Club Acres, LA Express, John Fodera and Deo Volente Farms and trained by Noel Daley. Brittany congratulates them all!
Special Way 2,1:52, the year’s richest and fastest freshman filly trotter, now has $692,775 in earnings and sports seven wins in nine seasonal starts. The wins for the dual-eligible filly included a sweep of the Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship Series and its $400,000 final, along with the Bluegrass Stakes and Breeders Crown elim and final.
The daughter of Walner-Special Hill was retained for her future broodmare potential and is owned by her breeders Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld. She is trained by Ake Svanstedt.
Brittany Farms, a proud Breeders Crown sponsor, thanks everyone at Woodbine-Mohawk Park for an exceptional on-track experience, along with those who worked to bring live television coverage of the events across North America.