CAMPBELLVILLE, September 21 – This weekly feature offers a look back at the best Standardbred races and performances of the week at Mohawk.
WHAT A NICE ‘WIN’
#5 – Saturday, September 17; Race 4; Peaceful Way – Win Missy B defeated the 8-5 favourite, Check Me Out, in the $447,000 Peaceful Way final for two-year-old filly trotters. With Trevor Ritchie in the sulky, the Conway Hall filly scored the one and a quarter length victory in a career-best clocking of 1:53.3. The Charlie Norris miss paid $6.50 to win as the second choice. Click here to read more.
Click here to watch the video replay – September 17; Race 4
GETTING THE ‘BALL’ ROLLING
#4 – Saturday, September 17; Race 11; Open Pace – Driver Paul MacDonell and Bigtime Ball utilized a pocket trip to capture the $50,000 Open Pace by a nose. The seven-year-old gelding won his first race back off a year hiatus in 1:50.1 for trainer Gord Irwin. The 2009 O’Brien Award winner paid $10.20 to win as the third choice.
Click here to watch the video replay – September 17; Race 11
A PAIR OF CLASSY MARES
#3 – Saturday, September 17; Race 10; Milton elimination – In a dead heat for win, the Pat Fletcher pupil Dreamfair Eternal and the Mark Kesmodel trainee Anndrovette captured their $50,000 Milton elimination. The pair of aged pacing mares got under the wire in 1:50.2. Dreamfair Eternal, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, used a :26.3 final quarter where Anndrovette used a :26.4 final quarter clocking to score the victory. Click here to read more on the elims and click here to read more on Dreamfair Eternal.
Click here to watch the video replay – September 17; Race 10
A SUCESSFUL ‘GAME PLAN’
#2 – Saturday, September 17; Race 9; William Wellwood Memorial – The John Kopas-trained and Jack Moiseyev-driven The Game Plan held on to win the $469,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot by a head in 1:55.2. The freshman gelding gave Kopas a training double while Moiseyev notched his third victory of the night. The Game Plan paid $9.20 to win as the second choice. Click here to read more.
Click here to watch the video replay – September 17; Race 9
ALL YOU GOT TO KNOW
#1 – Saturday, September 17; Race 7; Canadian Trotting Classic – Jack Moiseyev drove Daylon Magician, harness racing’s newest millionaire, to triumph in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic. The homebred is owned and trained by David Lemon. The three-year-old Kadabra colt scored the lion’s share of the purse by one and three quarter lengths in 1:53. Click here to read more.
Click here to watch the video replay – September 17; Race 7