A victory behind pacer Jake Parrish is always special for driver Nick Steward but was particularly so on Monday night at The Raceway at Western Fair District as it marked the 2,000th career trip to the winner’s circle for the London reinsman.
Jake Parrish is a family favourite who is conditioned by recent Wall Of Fame inductee Larry Fitzsimmons, the grandfather of Steward. In Monday’s first race, Steward sent his charge straight to command from post one and was able to wire the field in a sharp clocking of 1:56.1 for the milestone win.
It was the third win this season and 27th lifetime for the seven-year-old gelded son of Whosurboy who sits with close to $160,000 in career earnings.
Adore Him was a front-stepping winner in the first of two $9,400 Preferred 3 events for horse and gelding pacers.
Scott Young hustled the Paul Taylor trainee through fractions of :28.2, :58.2 and 1:26.3 before using a :28.2 kicker to win by three lengths over Leafs And Wings in 1:55. Tagging along to finish third was Homey Joe.
Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, the seven-year-old son of Shadow Play-Respectednbeloved won for the second time this season and for the 27th time in his career. He’s banked over $160,000 to date for owner Robert Blake of Clinton, Ont.
Sir Galahad used the same tactical approach to win his $9,400 assignment for the tandem of driver Scott Coulter and trainer Steven Halkes.
The gelding laid down panels of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:27.1 before scooting home in :28.3 to win by a length over Hidden Potential in 1:55.3. Boomboom Ballykeel rounded out the Trifecta ticket.
Seaspray Stables Ltd and Mike Timpano share ownership on the seven-year-old son of American Ideal-Cameron D Art. The victory improved his 2019 record to 3-0-2 from 13 attempts. The 14-time winner pushed his lifetime earnings over $140,000 with the victory.
Fans are reminded that the final card of the season at The Raceway goes this Friday night, featuring the $157,000 Camluck Classic Invitational Pace. The card gets underway at 6:55 p.m. and full details are available at www.camluckclassic.com.
(With files from The Raceway at Western Fair District)
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – The Raceway at Western Fair District.
Congratulations Nick! Nice
Congratulations Nick! Nice milestone, sure it was sweeter winning with Grampa Larry's horse