TORONTO, November 23 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Woodbine.
NOW YOU MUSEUM, NOW YOU DON’T
#5 – Monday, November 21; Race 11 – Unraced at two, Curator, a three-year-old gelding, has won all five of his lifetime starts, including his conditioning event on Monday. The Jack Darling student romped by seven and three quarter lengths with Billy Davis Jr. in the bike. The bettor’s choice stopped the teletimer in 1:51.3.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 21; Race 11
ANOTHER UPSET … ‘ROGER’ THAT!
#4 – Monday, November 21; Race 10 – At odds of 66-1, the Tim Cherwaiko-trained Amigo De Grande got under the wire first with driver Roger Mayotte at the helm. The five-year-old gelding, who was six lengths back from the leader at the three-quarter pole, trotted home in :28.3 to win by a neck in 1:55.4. Amigo De Grande paid $134.80 to win.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 21; Race 10
THE SPARKS FLY
#3 – Saturday, November 19; Race 2; Preferred Pace – Sparky Mark delivered as the odds-on favourite in the $38,000 Preferred Pace for trainer Mark Austin. Driver Sylvain Filion guided the four-year-old to his third straight triumph. Sparky Mark stopped the clock in 1:50.2, three quarters of a length ahead of his rivals.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 19; Race 2
THAT’S MISTER HERBIE TO YOU
#2 – Monday, November 21; Race 3; Preferred Trot – Fresh off a score in the OSS Super Final, Mister Herbie, a three-year-old gelding, romped in the $38,000 Preferred Trot. The Jeff Gillis pupil has found the winner’ circle in his last four starts. With driver Jody Jamieson in the sulky, the pair won by two and three quarter lengths in 1:53.1.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 21; Race 3
HOW ABOUT A HIGH FIVE FOR ‘REBEKA’
#1 – Friday, November 18; Race 9; Fillies and Mares Open Pace – Four-year-old mare Rebeka Bayama is on fire. She extended her win streak to five after capturing the $42,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace. Driven to victory by Sylvain Filion, the Justin Filion trainee rallied from off-the-pace to score by a head in 1:52.2.
Click here to watch the video replay – November 18; Race 9