Crazy Wow is for Real

Crazy Wow was coming off a win in the $500,000 Colonial at Pocono Downs, but most everyone thought the victory was a fluke. Did he win only because Hambletonian winner Pinkman chose that night to go on a break?

That’s one of those hypothetical questions for which there is no answer, but Crazy Wow made a statement last night in the elims for the Yonkers Trot. He is without a doubt a worthy foe for Pinkman or, for that matter, any other 3-year-old trotter. This time Pinkman didn’t break, and Crazy Wow beat him anyway.

With Trond Smedshammer in the bike, Buen Camino went to the front and was unchallenged through a half in a comfortable 58.2. Pinkman took a crack at him, eased into second position, but then fell back. Meanwhile, Tim Tetrick had plenty left with Crazy Wow, who scooted up the inside to win by a length.