Repeat RUS Score For Nebraska Jack

Two races and two wins; that's the tally for veteran trotter Nebraska Jack after Ontario's second Racing Under Saddle event of 2021 was contested on Saturday (July 10) at Hiawatha Horse Park.

A field of six trotters was reduced to five with a scratch, and the betting public was firmly behind Nebraska Jack to the tune of 2/5 support. Rider Karoline Nielsen waited patiently behing temposetter Waikiki Hanover (Marielle Enberg) through panels of :29.4, :59.4 and 1:30.2 before making a bid heading around the final turn.

As Waikiki Hanover found another to repel that challenge, Nielsen bravened up Nebraska Jack with a tuck back in behind around that bend and then angled back out in midstretch for another run at the leader. That effort would prove sufficient, as Nebraska Jack said aloha to Waikiki Hanover and trotted home a length and a half to the good in a time of 2:01.2. Waikiki Hanover was a clear runner-up, with All Out Henry (Pam Forgie) all out to finish third another 10 lengths in arrears.

Managed by Nielsen under a racing lease, 26-time career winner Nebraska Jack (Cantab Hall - Enjoy N My Lady) boasts two wins in five starts this year, with both of those wins coming in RUS competition.

To view the full results for Saturday's card of harness racing in Sarnia, click the following link: Saturday Results - Hiawatha Horse Park.

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