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SWEDEN’S COMMANDER CROWE ACCEPTS BREEDERS CROWN INVITATION

CRANBURY, NJ – September 30, 2014 -- The connections of Swedish star Commander Crowe have officially accepted an invitation to the $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot contested at the Meadowlands on the weekend of November 21-22, 2014.

Commander Crowe raced in the Breeders Crown Trot in 2011-2012 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, finishing third to San Pail and third to Chapter Seven, respectively, but this will be his first start in United States.


Commander Crowe [Courtesy of the Breeders Crown]


Commander Crowe, now 11, moved to the stable of French trainer Fabrice Souloy in 2010.

He earned a Breeders Crown invitation by winning the Aby Stora Pris, a Grade 1 event in Gothenburg, Sweden, in August.

Owned by Snogarps Gard AB (Barbro Wihlborg, Ulf Wihlborg & Joakim Wihlborg) the gelded son of Juliano Star-Somack-Mack Lobell has won 60 races in 103 starts, for earnings of $4.7 million.

“We are delighted to accept your kind invitation for our horse Commander Crowe in order to participate in this year’s Breeders Crown for older trotters,” said Joakim Wihlborg via email. ”We are fully aware of the conditions, and we are looking forward to be a part of the big event.”

The last invited foreign horse to win the Breeders Crown Trot was Italian sensation Varenne, who captured the 2001 trophy with a then-world-record 1:51.1 at the Meadowlands.

Trainer Fabrice Souloy reports that Commander Crowe will arrive in the United Statess in mid-October.

The $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot is one of 12 championship events worth a total of $5.6 million to be raced at the Meadowlands over the weekend of Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22.

--Courtesy of Breeders Crown

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