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2011 Breeders Crown Races

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Anndrovette wins the 2011 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace
Anndrovette wins the 2011 Breeders Crown Open Pace

Anndrovette wins the 2011 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Fresh off of winning her elimination, heavy favourite Anndrovette delivered in the $301,170 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace final, Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The Mark Kesmodel trainee took a new lifetime mark of 1:49.2 while notching her 11th victory of the season in 19 outings. Anndrovette was in the pocket past the opening panel of :26.1 when catch driver Luc Ouellette took her to the front. The four-year-old mare held the lead through splits of :54.2 and 1:21.3, scoring the Crown final by four and a half lengths. Kesmodel's other starter, Chancey Lady (Dave Palone), finished second with Blissful Smile (Jack Moiseyev) rounding out the triactor.

The daughter of Riverboat King-Easy Miss now has a lifetime record of 21-3-6 in 43 starts and boasts career earnings of $1,324,598 for New Jersey's Jeffrey Bamond and Joseph Davino.

Results chart

"If you're going catch a catch drive at the last second this is the one you want," said Ouellette. It was pretty easy, I just point her forward and she just did it on her own. If I could have I would have put Sylvan in behind me but we might have wasted a little time trying to do that, so I figured just let him go and come back."

"She's flying under the radar. I don't think she gets the respect she deserves. I don't think she's thrown in a bad race all year," said co-owner Jeff Bramond, who runs several NJ-based car dealerships. "She shows up every week and tries her heart out. She's been first or second for about the past 10 races. I can't ask for a nicer horse and she's just a pleasure to be around. This is my first horse in the Breeders Crown. Boy, it's a dream come true. One for one; I guess it can't get any better, but I hope it does."

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