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The 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge

Meadowlands Media | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge presented by the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership kicks off Saturday, July 3rd and culminates on Breeders Crown weekend, October 29th & 30th. 

This year’s Challenge intends to raise awareness of the positive contributions harness racing makes in the tri-state area, especially New Jersey. 

The 2021 designated charities are:

     • enCourage Kids Foundation

     • Special Olympics New Jersey

     • New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

     • John Theurer Cancer Center @ Hackensack

The Charity Challenge Teams/Sponsors are:

     • TEAM DUNN

       Driver Dexter Dunn

       Trainer Nancy Takter (Platinum Sponsor)

       Gold Sponsor Deo Volente Farms


       Driver Yannick Gingras

       Trainer Ron Burke (Platinum Sponsor)

       Gold Sponsor Concord Farm

       Gold sponsor trainer Marcus Melander


       Driver David Miller

       Trainer Nifty Norman (Platinum Sponsor)

       Trainer Brett Pelling (Platinum Sponsor)

       Gold Sponsors Trainer Julie Miller & Trainer Linda Toscano


       Driver Tim Tetrick

       Trainer Tony Alagna (Platinum Sponsor)

       Gold Sponsor Hogan Equine Clinic

This year the non-profit organizations will be paired with an elite driver/trainer team on Saturday, July 3rd during a draw ceremony after Race 2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  The charities are encouraged to cheer their Team on via social media and through online fan voting in hopes of earning the most Breeders Crown Challenge Points.

Complete information on the 2021 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge can be found at playmeadowlands.events/bc and will be updated through the Breeders Crown Finals on Saturday, October 30, 2021.


Funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge are generated by donations from some of the industry’s most notable breeders, trainers and drivers.  The additional funds will be raised through the donation of a 2022 breeding to some of the industry’s top stallions at the 2021 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.



Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Auction – Donation of 2022 Breeding Fee

     • DOWNBYTHESEASIDE – Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek Farms

    • BAR HOPPING – Hanover Shoe Farms

     • CAPTAINTREACHEROUS – Captaintreacherous Syndicate

     • CHAPTER SEVEN – Blue Chip Farm & Chapter Seven Syndicate

     • MUSCLE HILL – Southwind Farm & Muscle Hill Syndicate

     • TALL DARK STRANGER – Hanover Shoe Farm & Dr. Bridgette Jablonski

     • WALNER – Walner Syndicate

     • PERFECT STING – Brittany Farms & Val D’Or

To date over $400,000 has been donated through the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, developed by the Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership.