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'No Contest' At Flamboro Downs

Published: October 21, 2015 8:33 pm ET

Last Comment: October 22, 2015 12:24 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The fourth race at Flamboro Downs was declared a 'No Contest' on Wednesday night after three-year-old pacing filly Intrigued Escape suffered a catastrophic injury shortly after the start of the race.

Intrigued Escape was racing in fifth-place along the pylons around the first turn when she took a bad step, ultimately shattering a pastern bone, and veered off the track into a light pole. Intrigued Escape had to be euthanized as a result of her leg injury.

Tony Kerwood, the filly's trainer, driver and owner, was not injured during the incident. No other horses or drivers were involved, but the warning siren prompted the field to pull up and the race was declared a 'No Contest.'

"She was a good filly, she never did anything wrong and was great to work around," Kerwood told Trot Insider. "It's hard to have something like that happen."

Unraced as a two-year-old, the Shadow Play-Jade Princess filly had earned two wins, one second and two thirds in her previous 16 starts this year while banking $11,888.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Intrigued Escape.

In Wednesday's featured $10,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred 2 Handicap Pace, Vernon Cochrane's Windsong Glamorous ($12.40) and driver Bob McClure defeated Pictonian Sareta by three-quarters of a length in 1:55.1 Doug Bruce's pacing mare After Alimony ($7.90) later won the $7,500 Preferred 3 off a pocket trip by four and a half lengths in 1:54.3 with Jonathan Drury driving for trainer Carmen Auciello.

Libertys Best Star ($3.20) closed out the 11-race card with his 50th career win. Scott Young engineered the 1:56 milestone victory aboard the seven-year-old Cammibest gelding, who is currently trained by Kelly Sheppard for owner Sea Of Green Inc.

To view Wednesday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Wednesday Results - Flamboro Downs.

October 22, 2015 - 12:24 pmMy thoughts go out to Mr.

My thoughts go out to Mr. Kerwood and those that worked with the filly. It was a horrific looking accident as I watched it happen live on the simulcast. It pretty much made me physically ill. Happy though that Tony is OK. You know things like this happen in racing but that doesn't make it any easier to cope with.

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