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Top 5 Races of the Week (August 4-9)

August 9, 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 10 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Mohawk.

RUNNING ‘CIRCLES’ AROUND THE COMPETITION

#5 – Monday, August 8; Race 9; Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elim – With Hall of Famer, Jacques Hebert in the sulky, Circles captured her OSS Gold elimination for trainer/owner John Smith by two and three quarter lengths. The two-year-old filly recorded the fastest time of all four eliminations with a career best clocking of 1:57. Circles paid $7.40 to win. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 8; Race 9

STRAIGHT UP WIN

#4 – Thursday, August 4; Race 6; Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elim – Peach Martini was victorious in the lone $40,000 OSS Gold elim for sophomore pacing fillies for trainer/driver Rick Zeron. Sent off at 3-5, the bay filly took command past the first quarter and didn’t look back, getting under the wire in 1:55. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 4; Race 6

‘SHELL’ WISHES AGAIN

#3 – Thursday, August 4; Race 5; Whenuwishuponastar final – The Bob McIntosh-trained and Randy Waples-driven Shelliscape lowered the stakes record along with her lifetime mark by capturing the Whenuwishuponastar final in 1:52. The two-year-old filly remains undefeated in her debut season in four starts. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 4; Race 5 

BY A NOSE

#2 – Saturday, August 6; Race 5; Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final – Mystician edged out his rival Prodigal Seelster in a photo finish.  The son of Camluck-Mystic Mistress captured the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old pacers by a mere nose. The Jeff Gillis-trained and Jody Jamieson-driven colt also took a new lifetime best, stopping the timer in 1:49.2. He paid $6.30 to win. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 6; Race 5

‘SWEET’ RECORD EQUALING EFFORT

#1 – Friday, August 5; Race 3; Fillies & Mares Preferred – Sweet Hedge took a new lifetime mark and equaled the track record for pacing mares in the $32,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred.  Sweet Hedge joins A Ps Money Maker (10/08/10) and Laughandbehappy (07/16/11) with her 1:49.1 performance. The five-year-old daughter of Panderosa-Ali Badali won in gate-to-wire fashion by four and three-quarter lengths for trainer Shawn Robinson. The victory also gave Billy Davis Jr. his 500th career driving victory.

Click here to watch the video replay – August 5; Race 3

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