The Breeders Crown is an annual series of Harness races covering each of the sport's twelve traditional categories of age, gait and gender. The series was initiated by the Hambletonian Society, promoters of the Hambletonian Stakes, in 1984 to enhance the Standardbred breeding industry and to promote the sport of Harness racing by providing a lucrative high profile championship race in each of these categories. The annual races for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings and 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, are each part of the Grand Slam Prize in harness racing. The races have rotated among a number of North American tracks. However, in recent years, the races have alternated principally between the Meadowlands Racetrack, near New York City, and Mohawk Raceway in Ontario, Canada. The 2009 races for 3-year-olds and up will be held August 21 at Meadowlands and the races for 2- and 3-year-olds at Woodbine on October 24.
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