A nine-race card of live racing went postward this past Sunday (August 5) at the Killarney Fair in Manitoba, and the program featured an Open, Fillies and Mares Open, and a Preferred 2 Pace.
The $3,500 Open Pace closed the card as the Race 9 feature, and it was the Trevor Williams-trained and Don Howlett-driven Blue Eyed Cowboy ($5.30) that recorded a 2:00.3, wire-to-wire win from Post 1. The seven-year-old Brandons Cowboy gelding cut all of the fractions (:29.4, 1:01, 1:31.3) before opening up in the final quarter. He ultimately posted a six-length victory over Baylor Out (driven by Marc Filion) and Tahuya Rico (Clayton Braybrook).
The $3,400 Fillies and Mares Open Pace, which was contested one dash earlier (Race 8), saw the Don Howlett-trained and owned Honey Booboolina ($3.50) come first-over from third and march to a five-length win in 2:03.1. The six-year-old daughter of As Promised won by a commanding five lengths. Fellow stalker Nitrous Force (Michel Rey) closed for second, while the pacesetter, Cordees Fantasy (Darryl Mason), held on for third.
The $3,300 Preferred 2 Pace headed to post for Race 7, and it was the Betty Manning-trained and Cory Manning-driven False Advertising ($8.40) that ground down the temposetter first-up en route to a one and a half-length victory in 2:05.2. The eight-year-old McArdle gelding was on the outside at every call, but still had enough left to get up for the victory. The temposetter, Western Olympian (Dean Rey), held on for second, while Wine N McRoses (Michel Rey), closed to finish third.
To view the harness racing results for Sunday at Killarney, click the following link: Sunday Results – Killarney.