‘Trotting Classic’ News Centre

Ten of the sport’s top three-year-old trotting colts and geldings went postward Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the $605,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final, and race favourite Green Manalishi S continued his dominance on Canadian soil.

The Marcus Melander trainee dug in late to triumph in his rich assignment while a host of other major events went postward on the stakes-filled card.

The $376,000 Elegantimage, the $405,000 Peaceful Way, the $370,000 William Wellwood Memorial will also go postward on the stakes-filled card in addition to eliminations for this year’s Metro Pace and the Shes A Great Lady.

Below are the recaps for the Saturday Mohawk Park stakes:

Millionaire Status For Green Manalishi S

Canada has proved to be very kind to Green Manalishi S, and the Marcus Melander trainee took advantage once again on Saturday evening when he front-stepped to a rich score in the $605,000 final of the Canadian Trotting Classic....read on

Evident Beauty Upsets In Elegantimage

After making a costly break in the lane in last week’s elimination round, Evident Beauty was forced to settle for a small share and deal with the outside post going into Saturday’s $376,000 final of the Elegantimage....read on

Monster Colts Set For Metro Pace Showdown

The talent pool in this year’s two-year-old pacing colt and gelding division is incredibly deep, and as a result fans will be in for quite a treat when next week’s final of the Metro Pace rolls around....read on

Baillargeon-Trained Homebred Wins Wellwood Memorial

After a near miss in last week’s elimination, HP Royal Theo parlayed a perfect trip from second over en route to capturing Saturday’s $370,000 final of the William Wellwood Memorial for two-year-old trotting colts....read on

Dip Me Hanover Delivers In Peaceful Way

When Dip Me Hanover first stepped onto Canadian soil last week she was winless in six attempts, but she’s clearly taken her game to a whole new level since shifting to the Great White North for trainer Linda Toscano....read on

Record-Equalling Score For Lyons Sentinel

Ten of the sport’s most talented two-year-old pacing fillies sparred in a set of Shes A Great Lady eliminations Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with Alicorn and Lyons Sentinel winning their $35,000 assignments....read on

Easy Lover Hanover Mows Them Down

After four straight starts of settling for smaller shares, Easy Lover Hanover uncorked a big, late rally to take home all the marbles in Saturday’s $34,000 Preferred for pacers at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on


Well, at least we'll get to watch all 3 horses square off against each other at least a couple more times next month, first in The KY Futurity, then again 3 weeks later in The Breeders Crown.

I'm certainly not speaking for the connections, but if those three horses -- all sharing common ownership -- were to race against each other in the Canadian Trotting Classic, they would decrease the amount of available purse money possible for each horse to earn. Second and third in the CTC -- the best possible outcome for two of those horses -- isn't as lucrative as first in the NYSS and the KYSS.

I would love to know what Greenshoe's and Gimpanzee's connections rationales were for entering their horses in sire stakes events this weekend rather than the Canadian Trotting Classic. The CTC is the 2nd most important race in North America for 3yo trotting colts and geldings, behind only The Hambletonian.