Gingras leads the way in Breeders Crown elim stats

12:48 PM 15 Oct 2013 NZDT
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Breeders Crown elimination weekend statistics

It was a great weekend for most involved in the two nights of elimination races for the Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Here are some interesting statistics from the weekend.

Yannick Gringras, by far, led all the statistics for the weekend races with five winners and four of them either rewrote or tied the World Record in their respective age, gait and gender categories. Ron Pierce was second with four wins, John Campbell has three wins and both David Miller and Tim Tetrick each had two wins. These five drivers made up for 16 wins of the 18 elimination races held. On the training side, Ron Burke led the way with four wins while both Jim Campbell and Jimmy Takter each sent out two winners.  

When it came to owners by states, Pennsylvania was on top with 5.5 (co-owners); then New Jersey at 4.5; Ontario 3.5; Florida at 3, Kentucky at 1 and even Rhode Island at .5.

For sires it was Pennsylvania leading the way again siring 12 of the 18 race winners. Somebeachsomewhere had 3 and Cantab Hall 2. Second was New Jersey with four (Western Ideal 2); both New York and Ontario had one each.

Breeding wise it was Pennsylvania once again with 6 bred in the state, both Kentucky and New Jersey were tied for second with 4 each, New York had 2 and Florida & South Carolina each had 1.

Race favorites over the 18 races came in at 6 for 18 or 33%. All four of Ron Pierce’s victories were NOT on favorites!

Of the 18 races, 8 were won by horses on the lead, 7 were won by horses sitting in the pocket and 3 were won by horses racing first-over.

Foiled Again has won 8 of 24 races this year. He has won five of them not at Pocono Downs and in each of those wins he never paid more than $2.80 to win. But the other three wins all came at Pocono Downs at prices of $6.40; $10.00 and (his BC elim) $11.00.

From the chart below you can see that the rail was the best position for winning from but the rest of the posts (except posts 7 & 8) all had winner’s.

 

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1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

starts

18

18

18

18

18

18

13

9

4

wins

4

2

2

3

3

3

0

0

1

 

By Jerry Connors and Steve Wolf for Harnesslink.com

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