Giesbrecht Celebrates 1,000th Win

Phil Giesbrecht
Published: February 21, 2022 08:06 pm EST

Driver Phil Giesbrecht entered Monday’s matinee at Fraser Downs needing just two wins to celebrate a major milestone, and the reinsman potted a pair to join the 1,000-win club.

Giesbrecht rallied Chasing Bismarck to a 1:58 triumph in Race 5, and then he wrapped up the eight-race card with a win in the finale behind Madd Flight Brown. The mare went down the road to score in 1:59.3, and thus earning the sulky sitter his milestone win.

Phil Giesbrecht

It’s been a terrific start to the 2022 season for Giesbrecht, who has nabbed 32 wins from just 105 assignments for a lofty UDR of .486 and purse earnings in excess of $200,000.

It’s arguably the best start to a season for the Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta horseman who recently surpassed $6 million in lifetime earnings.

Rockin Mystery kicked off the card with a front-stepping score in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace for trainer/driver Rod Therres.

The six-year-old daughter of Mystery Chase-Cant Stop Rockin marched to the top from Post 3 and sliced out splits of :27.1, :58.4 and 1:27.1 before sprinting home in :27.4 to win by 3-1/2 lengths over Moosette in 1:55. Mrs Suhwiggins took home the show dough.

Sent off at odds of 5-1, Rockin Mystery nabbed her second win of the year from six trips to the track. Blair Miller of Langley, BC owns the 21-time winner who upper her earnings to $360,269 with the win.

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Fraser Downs.