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Emoticon Hanover wires the field in Breeders Crown Mare Trot
Friday, October 27, 2017 - by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

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Anderson, IN --- Emoticon Hanover and driver Dan Dube went to the front and never looked back to win Friday’s (Oct. 27) $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot by three-quarters of a length over Caprice Hill in 1:53.4 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

 
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Emoticon Hanover led every step of the mile in the Breeders Crown Mare Trot.

Pink Pistol was third and Flowers N Songs, who went off stride on the final turn, completed the order of finish in the four-horse field.

Emoticon Hanover finished second in last year’s Breeders Crown for 3-year-old female trotters. A 4-year-old has won four of the last five Breeders Crown events for the mare trotters.

Emoticon Hanover is a 4-year-old daughter of Kadabra out of the mare Emmylou Who. She is trained by Luc Blais for owner Serge Godin’s Determination stable. This is Godin’s third Breeders Crown trophy. Blais won one previous Crown with Intimidate in 2012.

Dube has won six Breeders Crown finals in his career.

For the year, Emoticon Hanover has won five of 12 races and earned $385,666. She has won 16 of 37 lifetime starts and earned $1.04 million.

Emoticon Hanover was bred by Linda Wellwood, Tammy Aspden, Anne Shunock and Diane Ingham.

She paid $2.20 to win as the 1-9 favorite.

"The mare was on idle," said Dube. "She was grabby to the half but I got her to relax the third quarter. She was on idle all the way to the wire and won easy. I never really had to ask her, she did it all on her own. She was just as solid as could be despite the slop."

Hoosier Park, in conjunction with Roberts Communications, will offer live steaming and replays of the Breeders Crown races at www.hoosierpark.com/racing/2017breederscrown/.


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