Steward Wins Five Straight To Close Card

Published: August 6, 2011 11:33 pm EDT

The wins kept coming for 20-year-old driver Nick Steward on Saturday night as he reeled off five in a row to close out Hiawatha Horse Park’s 12-race program

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After hitting the board in his first three starts of the night, Steward dominated the final races on the card. The resident of Dorchester, Ont. sent five-year-old Rosebowls MVP ($7.70) down the road for the trotter’s first win of the season in 1:59.3 by half a length for trainer Todd Kennedy.

In the next race, he converted from the pocket to score by three-quarters of a length with veteran pacer Tattlers Top Gun ($5.70) in 1:54.1 for Ray Farmer.

The Joseph Cirasuola-trained pacer Hesoneinamillion ($4) wired the 10th race field in 1:54.3, winning by over two lengths before Steward earned back-to-back victories with a pair of Travis Alexander pupils.

Four-year-old pacer Source Of Power ($16.50) rallied home from fourth to prevail by half a length in 1:54.1 and seven-year-old pacer Daddy Mac ($4.70) captured the featured $9,600 Preferred 2 with a front end effort in 1:52.1 by two lengths.

"I didn't think I had five winners coming into the night, but things just kind of went my way tonight and worked out," Steward told Trot Insider after his first five-win performance of his career.

Steward has put up consistent numbers in his first three years of driving and is en route to a new high this season. The current leading driver at Hiawatha Horse Park has won 397 races lifetime while earning over 2.4 million.

For results from Saturday’s harness racing card, click on the following link: Saturday Results – Hiawatha Horse Park.

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Way to go Nick, good to see you on Standardbred Canada. Keep up the good work, to be a Leading Driver at your age is a big accomplishment, we're proud of you.