MHHI Claiming Series Begins At Killarney

Published: August 8, 2009 09:57 pm EDT

The first leg of the MHHI Claiming Series for $3,500 claimers kicked off on Saturday at Killarney with Omemme and driver Philip Griesbrecht winning the first division

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Giving Giesbrecht his third win on the card, Omemme completed the mile and a half contest in 3:08.1 after settling for a pocket trip behind Pampered (Ryan Grundy). The 10-year-old gelding prevailed by three-quarters of a length over the first-over challenger, Lady Comic (Darryl Mason), while Fiddlin Philly (Dallas McGee) came on for third.

Omemme, trained by Chris Brown for C K Williamson of Brandon, MB, won for the second time this year in eight outings. The son of Ragtime-Easy Coaster notched his 12th lifetime score and pushed his earnings to over $20,000.

The second $1,550 division of the first leg is set for Sunday at Killarney.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click here.

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