Baylor Out Wins Manitoba Fair Stake
After challenging Heartland Eclipse in their elimination heat of the Manitoba Great Western Fair Stake to no avail, Baylor Out later defeated that foe in the final on Saturday (July 30) at Killarney.
Baylor Out finished third in the afternoon's second $2,996 elimination heat after moving first over from third to challenge the front-stepping Heartland Eclipse, who went on to win by two lengths in a career-best time of 2:01.4. Luvn The Life edged out Baylor Out for second-place honours from the pocket.
However, Baylor Out came out on top in the $3,662 final, which was contested three races later featuring the top-four finishers from each of the elimination races. Owned, trained and driven by Marc Fillion, the Armbro Baylor-Alcars Xit colt advanced from the backfield despite interference from an outside breaker and overtook the favoured Heartland Eclipse on the lead by the third quarter mark en route to the 2:06.1 victory. Heartland Eclipse finished one and a half lengths behind in second for Roland Rey while Borrowed Bucks and Don Anness came on for third over Heartland Burt, who had won the first elimination heat in wire-to-wire fashion in 2:06.2 for Richard Remillard. Luvn The Life, driven by Dean Rey, was the best of the rest after the interference.
Remillard completed a driving triple on the day aboard his own trainee Wild Chic, who rebounded in the $1,700 Fillies & Mares Open Pace after making a break last weekend to win by five and a half lengths in 2:01.1.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Killarney.