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Phoos Boy As Tough As They Come

Published: July 26, 2018 11:46 pm ET

Last Comment: August 5, 2018 10:43 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The road to finding the winner’s circle has proved to be a tough one for pacer Phoos Boy, but challenges are something he’s been dealing with throughout his whole life.

The miracle horse, who survived a gunshot attack while turned out with his mother when he was just 2-1/2 months old, broke his maiden in a $6,050 overnight assignment at Rideau Carleton Raceway – much to the delight of owner/breeder Robert Montgomery and trainer Steven Norris.

A six-year-old son of Art Colony-Miss Poole, Phoos Boy rallied to win in 1:57.2 for driver Rodney La Framboise. Morenci was next best, with race favourite Yoshi taking home third prize.

A combination of savvy handicappers, longshot players and sentimentalists at heart were handsomely rewarded at the windows as the gelding kicked back a healthy return of $23.70 for each $2 win ticket.

Driver Guy Gagnon did his fair share of winning on the 10-race card.

The reinsman, who recently celebrated his 5,000th lifetime win, potted five victories thanks to trips to victory lane with Virgin Gold (1:57.1), Aerial Flight (1:59.4), E R Rhonda (1:54), Winning Drive (1:53.2) and Silverado (1:55.1).

The teamster from Gatineau, QC has racked up 118 wins so far this year while banking more than $500,000 in the process.

The program also featured the opening leg of the Hard Rocking Gals Claiming Series, with $5,500 divisions going to Ideal Space (1:55.1), Mccovey Cove N (1:56.3) and Momara (1:55.4).

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

August 5, 2018 - 10:43 amGreat job Steve! I knew you

Great job Steve! I knew you would get this guy to the races.
Lisa Adamson USA

July 28, 2018 - 6:57 pmI'm thinking the trip to the

I'm thinking the trip to the Winners Circle was the sweetest ever! Sincere congratulations to Steve, Brenda and Bob for standing by this horse.

July 27, 2018 - 5:55 pmGreat races last night Phoos

Robyn Lawlor SAID...

Great races last night Phoos Boy, it was so exciting watching you win. I've been hoping that goal would come soon. To the team behind you, your love, time, and hard work reaching this goal has been met. congratulations! Well done!

July 27, 2018 - 5:20 pmCongratulations Phoos Boy.

Congratulations Phoos Boy. You finally got your first win. That is so cool and good luck to you after a very sad and dismal start in your life.

Janelle Scherbik

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