Top 5 Races of the Week (June 23 – 28)

June 29, 2011

CAMPBELLVILLE, June 29 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and/or performances of the week at Mohawk.

#5 – Monday, June 27; Race 4; OSS Gold elimination – Jake Sully and driver Aaron Byron captured the first of two $40,000 OSS Gold eliminations for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:53.3. Trained by Symon Prjyma and owned-bred by Mike Timpano, the son of Grinfromeartoear now has career earnings of $24,250. He will begin from post nine in the $130,000 Gold Final on Monday, July 4.

Click here to watch the video replay – June 27; Race 4

#4 – Saturday, June 25; Race 2; Beat The Heat Pacing Series – All Tiger N and driver Luc Ouellette romped to a 10-length score in 1:49 in the first division of the opening leg of the $20,000 Beat The Heat Pacing Series. The son of Christians Cullen is trained by Isaac Waxman and owned by Brenda Waxman.

Click here to watch the video replay – June 25; Race 2

#3 – Saturday, June 25; Race 10: Preferred Pace – Major Hottie cruised to a five-length score in the $35,000 Preferred Pace in 1:49. Driven by Chris Christoforou and trained by Steve Charlton, Major Hottie used a :26.1 final-quarter to seal the victory for owner Larocque Racing Stb Inc.

Click here to watch the video replay – June 25; Race 10

#2 Saturday, June 25; Race 3: Open Pace – After finishing second in the Des Smith, Mohawk Gold Cup and Molson Pace most recently, Art Professor took no prisoners in Saturday’s $45,000 Open Pace, winning in 1:49.1 for trainer Ben Wallace and driver Jody Jamieson.

Click here to watch the video replay – June 25; Race 3

#1 – Monday, June 27; Race 6; OSS Gold elimination – Warrawee Needy conquered his way to a 1:51.4 score in the second OSS Gold elimination on Monday. Driven by Jody Jamieson and trained by his father, Carl, Warrawee Needy used a :27.2 final-quarter to win by over seven lengths. In doing so, the son of E Dees Cam remains as the fastest two-year-old in Canada.

Click here to watch the video replay – June 27; Race 6

To read the recap of the OSS Gold elimination for two-year-old pacing colts, click here.

To read the recap of the opening leg of the Beat The Heat Pacing Series, click here.

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