Forbidden Trade Tops Open Trotters Again

Forbidden Trade
Published: June 27, 2022 11:57 pm EDT

Hey Livvy set all of the speed in Monday evening’s $38,500 Open Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, but it was Forbidden Trade who enjoyed all of the glory in the featured affair.

With Bob McClure at the controls, the odds-on favourite got away fourth while Hey Livvy shot to the top and carved out panels of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:24.1.  Patriarch Hanover made a sharp move from first-over around the final turn, and he generated enough speed to grab the lead as the field entered the stretch. 

Forbidden Trade, who sat fourth for the first three-quarters of the contest, angled off the rail in the lane and used a :27.2 closing quarter of his own to nail Patriarch Hanover by a head in 1:52.2.  Pikachu Hanover rallied late to finish third.

Luc Blais trains the six-year-old son of Kadabra-Pure Ivory for Determination of Montreal, Que.  It was the third straight tally for the 24-time winner who pushed his lifetime earnings to $2,187,082 with the victory.

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