Full Moon Dodger fought off challenger Outlaw Falcon to win the $3,000 Preferred Handicap at Miami Fair on Sunday (July 30) with Don Howlett in the sulky.
The six-year-old Brandons Cowboy-Domestic Bliss gelding led the field of five through fractions of :28.1, :59 and 1:29.1 with Outlaw Falcon applying pressure first-up. However, Full Moon Dodger rebuffed that rival down the stretch to score the one-length victory in 1:59.1. Procrastinatinpeat followed two and a half lengths behind in third.
The win was Full Moon Dodger's second of the year and first on the Manitoba fair circuit. He is campaigned by the father-son, owner-trainer team of Trevor and Michael Williams.
Also on Sunday, Hes Got Swagger equalled the 2:02.4 track record for two-year-old pacing colts set by Alberta stakes champion Flak Jacket in 2009. Driven by Tyler Grundy, the homebred Vintage Master-Bubbles Promise colt rallied home off cover and finished two and a half lengths ahead of stablemate Goldinthebadlands for owners Donald and Sheila Anness. He is just a nose short of a perfect record in four starts so far.
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Miami.