Laver Trainees Triple At Hiawatha

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Published: May 12, 2024 12:43 am EDT

Trainer Darryl Laver was the star of the night on Saturday, May 11 at Hiawatha Horse Park with three winners on the 10-race card coming from his stable. 

HP Musical Alarm ($2.80), who gave Laver his first win of the Hiawatha meet on opening night last Saturday, won again for the Petrolia, Ont. horseman with Scott Wray guiding the sophomore son of Alarm Detector to a 2:02.4 score by one length over the 'good' track in the third race. Laver and Wray teamed up for a subsequent victory with Ultra ($7.60) as the six-year-old Up The Credit mare won the very next race by four lengths in 1:57 flat. Cold Beer Calling ($12.30) completed Laver's training triple with Wray guiding the three-year-old Hes Watching gelding to a half-length victory in 1:59.2 ahead of the seventh race favourite.

Laver followed up a 2022 campaign in which his stable topped the $200,000 mark in purse earnings for the first time with a 2023 season just shy of that money mark but good for a career-high win count of 31. With nine of his wins coming at the Sarnia, Ont. oval, he tied for second in the local trainer standings last year.

With earnings already into six figures in 2024, his training triple on Saturday brought his win total to 17 so far this year and 172 lifetime. 

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click the following link: Saturday Results - Hiawatha Horse Park.

(Standardbred Canada)

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