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1997–98 Major Stakes Races

Winners of major stakes races from Nov. 7, 1997 through Oct. 16, 1998; all paces and trots cover one mile; (BC) indicates year-end Breeders' Crown series.

LATE 1997

DateRaceRacewayWinnerTimeDriverPurse
Nov. 7Three Diamonds PaceGarden St.Mybrowneyedgirl1:531/5Cat Manzi$506,700
Nov. 7Valley VictoryGarden St.Buzzin Brian1:573/5Jim Morrill Jr.332,100
Nov. 14Windy City PaceMaywoodArturo1:542/5Dave Palone270,000
Nov. 14Governor's CupGarden St.Sealed N Delivered1:522/5Ron Pierce590,600

1998

DateRaceRacewayWinnerTimeDriverPurse
May 2Berry's CreekMeadowlandsResurgent Dragon1:513/5Jack Moiseyev$300,000
May 25New Jersey ClassicMeadowlandsShady Character1:511/5Mike Lachance500,000
June 20North America CupWoodbineStraight Path1:512/5Mike Lachance1,000,000
July 10Del Miller MemorialMeadowlandsFern1:544/5Luc Ouellette340,000
July 11Meadowlands PaceMeadowlandsA Day In A Life1:511/5Luc Ouellette1,000,000
July 18Maple Leaf TrotWoodbineHanko Angus1:54 Rick Zeron315,500
July 25Budweiser Beacon CourseMeadowlandsMuscles Yankee1:543/5John Campbell400,000
July 25Art Rooney PaceYonkersShady Character1:533/5Jim Morrill Jr.333,282
Aug. 1BC Open PaceMeadowlandsRed Bow Tie1:501/5Luc Ouellette340,000
Aug. 1BC Open TrotMeadowlandsMoni Maker1:523/5Wally Hennessey500,000
Aug. 1BC Mare PaceMeadowlandsJays Table1:493/5John Campbell282,500
Aug. 6Sweetheart PaceMeadowlandsMattaroni1:524/5John Campbell517,600
Aug. 6Peter Haughton MemorialMeadowlandsEnjoy Lavec1:564/5Jimmy Takter458,000
Aug. 6Merrie Annabelle FinalMeadowlandsRae1:582/5Wally Hennessey412,000
Aug. 7Woodrow Wilson PaceMeadowlandsGrinfromeartoear1:523/5Luc Ouellette660,250
Aug. 8HambletonianMeadowlandsMuscles Yankee1:522/5John Campbell1,000,000
Aug. 8 Hambletonian OaksMeadowlandsFern1:55Luc Ouellette500,000
Aug. 8Nat RayMeadowlandsMoni Maker1:524/5Wally Hennessey300,000
Aug. 15Adios FinalLadbrokeArtist Stena1:521/5Mike Lachance500,000
Aug. 22Hoosier CupHoosier ParkDragon Again1:513/5Ron Pierce450,000
Aug. 23Confederation Cup XXIIFlamboroRustler Hanover1:534/5Paul MacDonell$459,000
Aug. 29Yonkers TrotYonkersMuscles Yankee1:573/5John Campbell319,725
Aug. 29Metro StakesWoodbineGrinfromeartoear1:524/5Luc Ouellette600,100
Sept. 5Cane PaceFreeholdShady Character1:532/5Mike Lachance379,941
Sept. 5World Trotting DerbyDu QuoinKick Tail1:542/5Berndt Lindstedt530,00
Sept. 24 Little Brown JugDelawareShady Character1:523/5Ron Pierce566,630
Oct. 9Kentucky FuturityLexingtonTrade Balance 1:522/5David Wade331,340
Oct. 16Messenger PaceLadbrokeFit For Life1:564/5John Campbell484,224
Oct. 30Three Diamonds PaceGarden St.Future Millbank1:533/5Mike Lachance$493,700
Oct. 30Valley VictoryGarden St.Starchip Enterprise1:56Jim Dougherty343,400
Nov. 28Governor's CupGarden St.Island Fantasy1:52Mike Lachance600,000
Dec. 4Windy City PaceMaywoodTake Down The Flag1:533/5Paul MacDonell270,000
* By winning the Kentucky Futurity, Trade Balance spoiled Shady Character's bid to become the ninth pacer in history to win the Triple Crown
† By winning the Messenger Pace, Fit For Life spoiled Muscles Yankee's bid for the first Trotting Triple Crown since Super Bowl in 1972.

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