Making her four-year-old debut on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park, trotting mare Kadabra Queen returned to the winner's circle for the first time since her O'Brien Award-winning freshman year.
Following an abbreviated sophomore campaign, Kadabra Queen kicked off her 2019 season on a winning note in an $18,000 conditioned trot as she collared the streaking race leader, Encarnacion, in a 1:57.2 mile.
With Jonathan Drury in the bike, the 12-1 shot trotted along in fourth-place through fractions of :28.3, :59 and 1:28.3, picking up cover from 3-5 favourite Gallant Man, then trotting a :28 final quarter to prevail by half a length over Encarnacion. Pocket-sitter Kuil Deva finished 1-1/2 lengths behind in third while Spectre closed for fourth ahead of Gallant Man.
Kadabra Queen returned $26.50 to win.
The homebred Kadabra-Queen Street mare is owned by Harness Horsepower Inc. and trained by Chad Milner.
Kadabra Queen was named Canada's Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year in 2017 after earning $328,380 and winning half of her 10 starts including the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final.
To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.