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Top 5 Races of the Week (May 19 – 23)

May 24, 2011

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

#5 – Thursday, May 19; Race 2 – Zorgwijk Locket, a 42-1 longshot, defeated the 3-5 favourite, Rockys First, by a head in a maiden breaking effort. The three-year-old filly trotted home in 1:57.1, a new lifetime mark. The Ronnie Maclean trainee paid $87.10 to win.

Click here to watch the video replay – May 19; Race 2

#4 – Friday, May 20; Race 9; Fillies and Mares Open – Warrawee Koine continued to keep her win streak alive in a gate-to-wire effort in the Fillies and Mares Open. The five-year-old mare is now three-for-three. The Colin Johnson trainee paid $6.20 to win as the second choice.

Click here to watch the video replay – May 20; Race 9

#3 – Monday, May  23; Race 2; O.S.S. Grassroots (3YOFP) – Angel On The Wing took the second O.S.S. Grassroots of the evening in a 25-1 upset.  Angel On The Wing had some late speed when she turned from home and went from sixth to first, pacing home in 1:54.3, to win by a head.

Click here to watch the video replay – May 23; Race 2

#2 – Sunday, May 22; Race 7; O.S.S. Gold elim (3YOCT) – Mr Joe Sixpack captured the fastest O.S.S. Gold elimination for trainer Shane Arsenault.  The three-year-old trotter held on to win in 1:54.1, by three-quarters of a length. He paid $10 to win as the second choice.

Click here to watch the video replay – May 22; Race 7

#1 – Saturday, May 21; Race 10; Preferred Pace – The Erv Miller-trained Lisagain took the Preferred Pace in Mohawk’s first sub-1:50 mile of the season. The five-year-old pacer stopped the teletimer in 1:49.1, equalling the national season’s record, which was set by Meirs Hanover in the 2011 Cam Fella Stakes final.

Click here to watch the video replay – May 21; Race 10

Check out the recap of the O.S.S. Gold elims for three-year-old trotting colts and gelding.

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