Track Records Fall At Glenboro

Published: August 20, 2018 02:05 pm EDT

No less than three tracks records were lowered during the Sunday (Aug. 19) program of live racing at the Glenboro Fair in Manitoba.

The $5,925 Manitoba Great Western Stake, $5,280 Kindergarten, $3,300 Fillies and Mares Open Pace, and $3,500 Open Pace were each featured on the ten-race docket.

The program kicked off with the Kindergarten for two-year-old pacers, and it was the Marc Filion-trained and driven Heartlandbanysbro ($8.10) that turned a first-up trip into a half-length victory for owner Allan Drader of Brandon, Man. After having started from Post 3, the Armbro Baylor colt fired first-up before the half and wore down the pacesetting Birds I View (driven by Don Howlett) for the determined win. Birds I View held on to finish second, while the Cory Manning-driven Saskabush Steve finished third after a pocket ride. The win time (2:03) proved to be a new track record for two-year-old pacing colts.

The Manitoba Great Western Stake was next up in Race 2, and it was the Dean Rey-owned, trained and driven Dontchase Justpace ($13.10) that also got the job done in track-record fashion. After having started from the rail, the three-year-old Charms Shark filly led at every call and eventually recorded a one-length victory in 1:59. Racemup (Michel Rey) followed along in second and held for the place spot, while the Marc Filion-driven Good Eye Hawkeye raced first-up in the back half of the mile and finished third. The win time went down as a new track record for three-year-old pacing fillies.

The track record for aged pacing mares was the next to be lowered, as the Don Howlett-trained and driven HoneyBooboolina ($2.90) sustained a first-up trip in the Fillies and Mares Open Pace (Race 8) and recorded a two-length win in 1:57.4. HoneyBooboolina, who is an eight-year-old daughter of As Promised, is owned by Wanda Howlett (of Winnipeg, Man.) and Cynthia Hoey (Lac De Bonnet, Man.).

The Open Pace (Race 10) closed the card of live racing, and it was the Trevor Williams-trained and Don Howlett-driven Blue Eyed Cowboy ($3.00) that was best of all. The seven-year-old Brandons Cowboy gelding took a front-end trip en route to a one and a half-length win in 1:57.1. Williams, of Winnipeg, Man., also owns the bay.

Howlett also enjoyed a productive afternoon, as he guided three of his pupils to the winner’s circle and also drove four winners.

To view the harness racing results for Sunday at Glenboro, click the following link: Sunday Results – Glenboro.