Anderson, IN — Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host a weekend of world-class harness racing as the 2020 Breeders Crown, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will begin with eliminations on Friday (Oct. 23).
Twelve Breeders Crown eliminations for varying age groups of both gaits and genders will highlight Friday’s live racing action while five eliminations will be featured on Saturday’s live racing card. The sport’s best trotters and pacers will be looking to secure a spot in next weekend’s lucrative finals.
The Open Pace, Open Trot and Mare Trot did not require eliminations and will go directly to the finals on Saturday (Oct. 31).
There were 61 2-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions for Friday. All of the 2-year-old finals will carry a purse of $600,000.
There were 61 3-year-olds entered, resulting in $25,000 eliminations in all divisions with the fillies racing on Friday and the colts on Saturday. All of the 3-year-old finals will feature a purse of $500,000.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a free live high-definition streaming of the Breeders Crown eliminations and finals cards. The live stream will be available on YouTube along with a link available on Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s website. In addition to a live stream of the racing cards, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will provide a live stream of the post position draws.
The draw broadcast will be part of a week-long coverage leading up to the Breeders Crown finals, including the Breeders Crown post draw reception which will be held on Monday (Oct. 26) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park at 6 p.m. Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s social media feeds will also stream the post position draws and other Breeders Crown event week festivities.
The Breeders Crown finals will be drawn in the following order:
Friday (Oct. 23) — following the final elimination race
Open Mare Trot
Two-Year-Old Colt Pace
Two-Year-Old Colt Trot
Two-Year-Old Filly Pace
Saturday (Oct. 24) — following the final elimination race
Open Mare Pace
Two-Year-Old Filly Trot
Three-Year-Old Filly Pace
Three-Year-Old Filly Trot
Monday (Oct. 26) — Post Draw Reception at 6 p.m.
Three-Year-Old Colt Pace
Three-Year-Old Colt Trot
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the 2020 Breeders Crown Finals on Friday (Oct. 30) and Saturday (Oct. 31) with limited spectators, in accordance with the approved health and safety plan for the event.
The 2020 Breeders Crown, presented by The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, will be the 37th edition of the $6 million event. First post for the Breeders Crown eliminations will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT) while post time for the Breeders Crown finals will be 6 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the Breeders Crown or upcoming events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.