Confederation Cup Winners & Photos
Published: May 21, 2015 4:02 pm ET
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All Bets Off may have picked up the lion’s share of the purse on Sunday at Flamboro Downs, but he wasn’t the only winner on ‘Cup Day’!
To view a photo gallery featuring some of the on-track winners from Confederation Cup Day at Flamboro Downs, click the following link: Confederation Cup Photo Gallery.
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s handicapping and trackside contests were flooded with entries from fans all across the country. Stacy Gay of Fredericton, New Brunswick, clinched victory in the online handicapping contest, racking up 18 of the possible 20 points, the highest score from almost 300 contest entries. Below are the contest answers and Stacy’s selections:
Select the post position that will return the highest number of wins on the day (2 points):
Stacy: Post 4
Answer: Four winners on the day’s card left from Post 5.
Select the horse that will reach the quarter pole first in the Confederation Cup final (3 points):
Stacy: #6 Limelight Beach
Answer: #6 Limelight Beach clocked an opening quarter in :26.2.
Select the winner of the Confederation Cup (3 points):
Stacy: #5 All Bets Off
Answer: #5 All Bets Off claimed victory after an impressive elimination win the week before.
Will the Confederation Cup go faster or slower than the recent half-mile world record posted by Wiggle It Jiggleit in 1:49 (3 points)
Stacy: No, it will go slower.
Answer: The Confederation Cup was timed in 1:51.3, slower than Wiggleit Jiggleit.
Select the leading money-winning driver for the day’s races (3 points).
Stacy: Matt Kakaley
Answer: Matt Kakaley only had one drive on ‘Cup Day’ but with the win in the Confederation Cup, his earnings were $113,287.
Select the leading money-winning trainer for the day’s races (3 points).
Stacy: Ron Burke
Answer: Ron Burke trained the winner of the ‘Cup’, All Bets Off, as well as fourth place finisher Limelight Beach. He collected $131,413 on Sunday’s card.
Select the winner of the Racing Under Saddle event (3 points).
Stacy: #1 Massive Muscles
Answer: Massive Muscles and Riina Rekila were post-time favourites, capturing a wire-to-wire victory over a game Santo Domingo.
Stacy’s selections earned him a $50 Fan Club prize package and a $50 gift card to the racetrack of his choice! Congratulations Stacy! Keep an eye out for the Fan Club’s next handicapping contest for Molson Pace night at The Raceway at Western Fair.
Stacy has been an owner, trainer and driver for 10 years on the east coast. Taking last year off from racing due to a hip replacement, he has kept on top of racing action and participates regularly in Fan Club contests.
"All Bets Off is a great little horse on a half mile track. After the elimination race he won, how could you bet against him? I thought Limelight Beach would get to the front first; once the settled after the first quarter, All Bets Off would go to the front and it's hard to beat him when he gets there."
The Fan Club also hosted a contest trackside where fans had to select the winning horse of the day’s major event. An entry was then drawn from the ballot box of the winning horse. Congratulations to Gerry Johnson of Ohsweken, Ontario for selecting All Bets Off!
“I thought (All Bets Off) was the best…nice group of horses and it was great to see the grandstand filled up again…reminded me of years ago.”
Gerry is a former driver-trainer-owner, and drove his first horse at the age of sixteen at Mohawk Racetrack in 1963. Spending the next twenty-one years racing all over Southwestern Ontario and the United States, he last owned a horse in 1984 at Hollywood Park. A regular racing fan, Gerry won a $50 Fan Club prize package as well as a $20 betting voucher!
The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club’s next stop is The Raceway at Western Fair next for Molson Pace night.