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Speed Show In Gold Divisions

Published: June 19, 2015 12:06 am ET

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Three-year-old trotting fillies were the stars of the Thursday evening show at Mohawk Racetrack, as the Campbellville oval hosted a set of $105,000 division of the OSS Gold Series.

Elegant Serenity remains perfect this season following her 1:53.3 victory in the first division. Trained and driven by Roger Mayotte, the daughter of Kadabra-Elegantimage got away seventh and remained there until the final quarter of the rich contest. Meadow Seelster and race favourite Youre Majestic took turns on the lead through fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:25, but it was Elegant Serenity sailing by them all in the lane thanks to a :27.2 kicker. She won by three-quarters of a length over Juanitas Fury, with third prize going to The Grand Filly.

Bred and owned by Doug Millard of Woodstock, Ontario, Elegant Serenity upped her lifetime earnings to $99,518 with the win. She’s now 3-for-3 this season after going 0-for-7 last year.

Muscle Baby Doll won as she pleased in the second division for the tandem of driver Doug McNair and trainer Tony O’Sullivan. The daughter of Muscle Mass-Have You Ever slid into the four-hole in the early going before pulling first-over on the way to the mid-way point. Tymal Signature led to the quarter in :27 before being overtaken by Second Sister who then took the field through middle panels of :56.3 and 1:25.1. Muscle Baby Doll pressed that leader all the way around the last turn before using a :28.2 closing quarter to win by 6-1/4 lengths over Second Sister in 1:53.3. Aspen California stick-handled through horses late and grabbed the third prize.

F Bellino And Sons LLC of Bronxville, New York owns the trotting lass who is now 3-for-4 this year. The seven-time winner has put more than $75,000 on her card this year and more than $223,000 to date.

There was a delay to start Thursday’s card due to a pre-race mishap that took place prior to Race 1. A pair of horses – P L Icabod (James MacDonald) and Markets Up (Chris Christoforou) - collided while warming up.

Chris Christoforou got banged up in the mishap, and as a result opted to book off his Thursday evening drives. He’s scheduled to drive in all 15 of Friday morning’s two-year-old qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack. The horse he was scheduled to drive, Markets Up, didn’t suffer any serious injuries despite falling.

P L Icabod and driver James MacDonald came away from the incident unscathed. The trotter, however, made an early break and finished eighth.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Mohawk Racetrack.


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