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Trites Takes Exhibition Park Driving Title

Published: October 15, 2016 6:06 pm ET

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Horse Racing New Brunswick played host to the final card for 2016 on Saturday afternoon (October 15) at Exhibition Park Raceway.

Todd Trites was crowned the track's driving champion on Saturday. He is a former Maritime dash-winning driver and one of the most popular catch-drivers on the circuit.

Meanwhile, Saturday's fastest mile was turned in by the best pacer in New Brunswick this season. Dr. Mitchell Downey, the meet's top trainer, guided Fall Bliss to victory in the day's featured $1,350 Preferred class in 1:59.1.

An eight-year-old son of Blissful Hall, Fall Bliss scored his fourth win in a row and 11th victory of 2016 racing campaign. Three-year-old K D Overdrive was runner-up in the day's main event.

Daniel Crouse, 28, was victorious in his career debut as a trainer during Saturday's card as his 10-year-old pacing gelding Ideal Ticket won in 2:02.1 with Trites aboard.

That wraps up the 2016 racing season that saw a total of 15 race dates. Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to thank all horsemen for their support along with everyone who played a part in the success of this past season.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Exhibition Park Raceway.

(With files from HRNB)

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