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1996–97 Major Stakes Races

Winners of major stakes races from Nov. 1, 1996 through Nov. 20, 1997; all paces and trots cover one mile; (BC) indicates year-end Breeders' Crown series.

LATE 1996

DateRaceRacewayWinnerTimeDriverPurse
Nov. 1Three Diamonds PaceGarden St.Michelle's Jackpot1:54 4/5Luc Oullette$452,600
Nov. 8Valley VictoryGarden St.Allison Hollow1:58 2/5Peter Wrenn347,800
Nov. 15Windy City PaceMaywoodOye Vay1:54 1/5Doug Brown350,000
Nov. 15Governer's CupGarden St.The Big Dog1:51 3/5Joe Anderson612,600

1997

DateRaceRacewayWinnerTimeDriverPurse
June 6New Jersey ClassicMeadowlandsArturo1:51 2/5Luc Ouellette$500,000
June 14North America CupWoodbineGothic Dream1:50 4/5John Campbell1,000,000
July 4Yonkers TrotYonkersLord Stormont1:58 4/5Doug Brown291,948
July 11Meadowlands PaceMeadowlandsDream Away1:50 2/5Ron Pierce1,000,000
July 12Del Miller MemorialMeadowlandsNo Nonsense Woman1:55Jim Doherty320,000
July 19Budweiser Beacon CourseMeadowlandsMalabar Man1:55 3/5Mal Burroughs416,000
July 26Art Rooney PaceYonkersWestern Dreamer1:53 2/5Mike Lachance303,083
Aug. 2BC Open PaceMeadowlandsArmbro Operative1:50 3/5Mike Lachance300,000
Aug. 2BC Open TrotMeadowlandsWesgate Crown1:52 4/5John Campbell500,000
Aug. 2BC Mare PaceMeadowlandsExtreme Velocity1:50 3/5John Campbell287,500
Aug. 2Adios FinalLadbrokeLegacy Of Power1:52 1/5Dan Ross490,624
Aug. 6Sweetheart PaceMeadowlandsCloser Hanover1:52 2/5Jack Moiseyev604,800
Aug. 7Peter Haughton MemorialMeadowlandsHarry's Bar1:58 1/5Berndt Lindstedt408,000
Aug. 7Merrie Annabelle FinalMeadowlandsFeel The Motion1:57 4/5John Campbell390,200
Aug. 8Woodrow Wilson PaceMeadowlandsReal Artist1:52John Campbell765,750
Aug. 9HambletonianMeadowlandsMalabar Man1:55Mal Burroughs1,000,000
Aug. 9Hambletonian OaksMeadowlandsMust Be Victory1:53 2/5Berndt Lindstedt500,000
Aug. 9Nat RayMeadowlandsMoni Maker1:52 2/5Wally Hennessey300,000
Aug. 9Mistletoe ShaleeMeadowlandsSteinam's Place1:51 2/5Jack Moiseyev346,750
Aug. 22Cane PaceYonkersWestern Dreamer1:53 2/5Mike Lachance318,141
Aug. 22Hoosier Cup Hoosier ParkPerfect Art1:51George Brennan500,000
Aug. 24Confederation CupFlamboro DownsVillage Jasper1:57 4/5Paul MacDonnel361,000
Aug. 30Metro StakesWoodbineRustler Hanover1:52 3/5Paul MacDonnel601,400
Aug. 30World Trotting DerbyDu QuoinLord Stormont2:00 2/5Doug Brown565,000
Sept. 18Little Brown JugDelawareWestern Dreamer1:51 1/5Mike Lachance605,210
Oct. 3Kentucky FuturityLexingtonTake Chances1:54 2/5Wally Hennessey144,200
Oct. 10Messenger StakesLadbrokeWestern Dreamer*1:51 3/5Mike Lachance414,126
Oct. 24BC 3 Yr-Old C & G TrotMowhawkMalabar Man1:55 2/5Mal Burroughs440,000
Oct. 24BC 3 Yr-Old C & G PaceMowhawkVillage Jasper1:51 4/5Paul Macdonell440,000
Oct. 24BC 3 Yr-Old Filly PaceMowhawkSteinam's Place1:53Jack Moiseyev365,000
Oct. 24BC 3 Yr-Old Filly TrotMowhawkNo Nonsense Woman1:56 2/5Jim Doherty325,000
Oct. 24BC 2 Yr-Old Colt TrotMowhawkCatch as Catch Can2:01Wally Hennessey300,000
Oct. 24BC 2 Yr-Old C & G PaceMowhawkArtiscape1:53 2/5Mike Lachance492,700
Oct. 24BC 2 Yr-Old Filly TrotMowhawkMy Dolly1:59 1/5Wally Hennessey300,000
Oct. 24BC 2 Yr-Old Filly PaceMowhawkTake Flight1:55 1/5Luc Ouellette432,000
Nov. 7Valley VictoryGarden St.Buzzin Brian1:57 3/5J. Morrill, Jr.332,100
Nov. 7Three Diamonds PaceGarden St.Mybrowneyedgirl1:53 1/5Cat Manzi506,700
Nov. 14Governor's CupGarden St.Sealed N Delivered1:52 2/5Ron Pierce590,600
Nov. 20Goldsmith MaidGarden St.True Blue Victory1:57 4/5Hans Tholfsen351,800
* By winning the Messenger Stakes, Western Dreamer became the first horse since Ralph Hanover in 1983 to win the pacing triple crown. Western Dreamer had previously won the Aug. 22 Cane Pace and the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 18.

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