Top 5 Races of the Week (July 21 – 26)

July 27, 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, July 27 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Mohawk.

PAINTING A PICTURE-PERFECT WIN

#5 – Saturday, July 23; Race 11; Open Pace – Art Professor took a scorching new lifetime best in the $45,000 Open Pace. The Ben Wallace trainee stopped the teletimer in 1:47.4 with Jody Jamieson in the sulky. The four-year-old son of Art Major-Allamerican Toffee opened up on the field to score by one and three-quarters of a length, pacing home in :26.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 23; Race 11

AN UPSET-MINDED ‘FELLOW’

#4 – Saturday, July 23; Race 9; Canadian Breeders Championship (CBC) – The Christopher Beaver-trained and Luc Ouellette-driven Camaes Fellow pulled off a shocker in the $149,643 CBC final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. At 66-1, the bay gelding defeated 7-5 favourite, Twin B Legend, by half a length in 1:50.2. The son of Mach Three-Camae paid $134 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 23; Race 9

A ‘BROADWAY’ HIT

#3 – Saturday, July 23; Race 3; Armbro Flight – Sent off at 27-1, Action Broadway came from off-the-pace to win by a neck in the $349,000 Armbro Flight for Virgil Morgan Jr. At 47-1, Kandor Hanover finished second. The four-year-old trotting mare scored in 1:53.3 with Mark MacDonald at the helm. The daughter of Broadway Hall-Photo With Molly paid $57.60 to win. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 23; Race 3

IN FULL BLOOM…AGAIN

#2 – Saturday, July 23; Race 5; Roses Are Red – The 2010 Horse of the Year, Dreamfair Eternal, took the $385,000 Roses Are Red by a nose over last week’s elimination winner, Laughandbehappy. Sent off at 6-1, the Pat Fletcher star pupil scored the victory in 1:50 with Randy Waples aboard. Dreamfair Eternal, who is also a two-time O’Brien Award winner as champion older pacing mare, won her second Roses Are Red, winning her first in 2009. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 23; Race 5

SCOOPING UP ANOTHER MLT

#1 – Saturday, July 23; Race 7; Maple Leaf Trot – The Rod Hughes-trained San Pail captured the 59th edition of the $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot by three lengths. Randy Waples guided the seven-year-old gelded son of San Pellegrino to his third straight Maple Leaf Trot triumph, matching the mark set by Grandpa Jim from 1969 to 1971. The two-time O’Brien Award winner also surpassed $2 million in career earnings with the historic victory. Click here to read more.

Click here to watch the video replay – July 23; Race 7

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