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2007 Breeders Crown Open Races

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Moving Pictures wins the 2007 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace
Moving Pictures wins the 2007 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace

Moving Pictures wins the 2007 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
In the $392,400 Open Mare Pace, 9-1 Moving Pictures, wide throughout, came out widest of all down the stretch after settling off the fast early pace set by 3-1 Armbro Dancer, took over the lead in mid-stretch, and held off 17-1 Double Dream N to get the upset win by a length in 1:51 2/5. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to 15-1 Free in third. 5-2 favorite Ideal Weather finished seventh.

Winning driver Mark MacDonald said, "I had to take a shot with her. In these races you rarely get a good shot, and with the mares being this tough, it was imperative that I moved her when I did. She's got a great late kick and coming off that last turn, I was still last and just hoping for a good check. I've always wanted to win a Breeders Crown before and to do so now, well, it's just an unbelievable feeling."

Trainer Casie Coleman, celebrating her first Crown win, added, "I've been in the Breeders Crown three times before and have never won it, and it seems like we always get the ten-hole. This is just an unbelievable feeling and she raced great tonight. The mare never gets an easy trip. She hasn't missed a check all year long but has never had an easy time of it. She's a very lazy mare who really doesn't like to train. She's had an abscessed tooth all year that we've been working on, and other than that, she's been okay."
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