Put On A Show Returns To Canada
Published: April 13, 2012 10:19 pm ET
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Millionairess Put On A Show made her first start on Canadian soil in over a year and a half a winning one and did it in a national season's mark of 1:50 Friday night in the $42,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack.
Inside assignee Put On A Show and Jody Jamieson settled into fourth position while Voelz Hanover and Mario Baillargeon fired to command and put up early fractions of :26.4 and :55. As the mares raced down the backstretch, Put On A Show made her move and surged ahead as they passed three-quarters in 1:22.4. The 4-5 favourite then opened up two lengths into the stretch before hitting the wire in 1:50 flat. Modern Connection and Scott Zeron came on for second while Voelz Hanover settled for third.
Put On A Show last raced in Canada in early September 2010, winning the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack. She ended her sophomore season that year as the richest filly pacer with close to $1.95 million earned as a two and three-year-old. After a well-documented hiatus during her four-year-old year due to knee surgery, Put On A Show returned to the track in the Overbid Series at the Meadowlands Racetrack in March and finished second to reigning Older Pacing Mare of the Year Anndrovette in the final.
Tonight, she paid $3.80 to win for the first time in four seasonal starts. Chris Ryder trains the Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place mare, who is just over $1,000 shy of the $2 million earnings mark, for Craig Henderson of Chicago, Illinois and Richard and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, Florida.
The win was one of three on the 11-race card for Jamieson. Trainer Corey Johnson also won three races.
To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Woodbine Racetrack.