Lady Crocus Stakes Contested At The Loop

Gimmie A Corona
Published: August 19, 2023 10:47 pm EDT

On Saturday (Aug. 19), Maching Millions and Gimmie A Corona were victorious in their respective divisions of the $11,310 Lady Crocus Stakes at The Loop. Maching Millions and pilot Blake Piwniuk stopped the clock in 2:04 for conditioner Trevor Williams. Gimmie A Corona and reinsman Michel Rey hit the line in 2:01.3 for trainer Richard Rey.

Maching Millions took control from post position two and established fractions of :31.3, 1:04 and 1:34.3 in the one mile pace before hitting the wire 5-3/4 lengths the best. The three-year-old daughter of Andreoli Hanover-Dixiedollydaisy collected her sixth victory from 21 career starts and paid $3.20 to win as the heavy post time favourite.

Nonversation (Richard Remillard) was second and AK Nite Lady (Kevin Hildebrant) was third.

Bred by Jacques Lambert, Maching Millions is owned by Adam Mace, Timonthy Gordon and Trevor Williams. The filly now possesses a record of 21-6-2-4 and has banked more than $30,000. Her triumph was one of four on the card for Williams and five for her driver. 

Gimmie A Corona (pictured above; $6) prevailed as the second choice in the field of five. The three-year-old daughter of Control The Moment-Western Jewel sat in third behind Handcuffed (Piwniuk) and My Little Chloe (Thomas Michael Miller) through splits of :28 and :58 for the first half-mile. Gimmie A Corona went to the lead midway through the contest and established a time of 1:30.1 at the three-quarter-mile marker and then pulled away from her rivals for the four-length decision.

My Little Chloe held for second with Handcuffed finishing the triactor.

Gimmie A Corona was bred by 83 Racing and is owned by Laverne Turnbull. With the win, her 10th lifetime, she now sports a bankroll of $58,000.

Paula Mason picked up the first win of her driving career with Rockin The Irons for trainer Roland Rey in the afternoon's first race. It was the 19th pari-mutuel engagement in two years of the 27-year-old Brandon, Man. resident. 

Rockin The Irons paid $5.20 to win as the public's second selection. 

Darryl Mason and his charge B Special did not complete the mile in the ninth race race due to an accident. Trot Insider learned that the crossbar of Mason's bike snapped, causing the accident. According to Mason's daughter, Paula, Darryl has a laceration on his leg from where the horse behind stepped on him, and he got run over by the following horse’s bike on his back and shoulder. He'll be headed for x-rays on the shoulder on Sunday.

B Special was not injured and she's doing fine. 

To view the results for the Saturday card of harness racing at The Loop, click the following link: Saturday Results - The Loop.

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