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'Pacing Derby' News Centre

Published: August 31, 2019 7:45 pm ET

Last Comment: September 1, 2019 9:12 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

A hometown favourite defeated the heavy betting choice at a big price in the $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby final on Saturday, Aug. 31, which ushered the three-week long Grand Circuit stint at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot played co-feature to the "Pacing Derby" along with the frosh pacing colts, who contested in three splits for the $220,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold. Three-year-old pacing colts also competed in a $171,503 dash for the Simcoe Stakes.

Below are the recaps for the Saturday Mohawk stakes:

Courtly Choice Charges To Pacing Derby Upset
Off two rebounding efforts Courtly Choice swept the field and past race-leader Lather Up to pull a 34-1 shocker in the $525,000 Canadian Pacing Derby final on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read more

Guardian Angel As Reigns In Maple Leaf Trot
Driver Tim Tetrick circled elimination-winner Guardian Angel As to the point past the quarter and withstood a late push by Atlanta to take the $600,000 Maple Leaf Trot with a stakes-, track- and Canadian-record mile of 1:50.4 on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read more

Century Farroh Slips Past To Simcoe Score
Tiring pacesetter Captain Crunch veered from the pylons through the stretch and opened a seam for pocket-sitter Century Farroh to shoot through, with the Dr. Ian Moore trainee sliding past to a 1:49.3 victory in the $171,503 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read more

Tall Dark Stranger Romps In OSS Gold
Tall Dark Stranger delivered the quickest mile of the three $73,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Divisions for two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read more

September 1, 2019 - 9:12 amI'm very glad that Mohawk has

Mike Mobley SAID...

I'm very glad that Mohawk has kept the Pacing Derby and the Maple Leaf trot as 1 mile races, with eliminations if necessary.


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