On Saturday, September 2, Racing Under Saddle Ontario races returned to a provincial track for a fifth time this year, as Hanover Raceway played host to a RUS Ontario contest, a $4,000 dash which went postward as Race 3 on the program.
After having started from Post 1, Lets Leavem bested six rivals and proved to be a handy winner for the second time this season. The win time was 2:02.2 for rider Sarah Town and trainer Shane Arsenault.
Lets Leavem’s stablemate, Lexis DJ, finished second with Alex Marion. Majestic Mystic, who made his RUS debut, finished third and took the show dough for Gord Ketros and Natalie Elliott.
Lets Leavem, a seven-year-old Angus Hall gelding, has taken to his under saddle duty with ease since his maiden win, which came on August 4 at Grand River Raceway. MAD Barn equine nutrition has sponsored the gelding's rider, Sarah Town, since 2015.
‘The Stable,’ in conjunction with RUS Ontario, generously donated three backpacks to two lucky winners on Saturday night for back to school purposes. Each backpack contained supplies and was valued at roughly $100.
RUS Ontario would like to say ‘thank-you’ to MacDonald and The Stable for their contributions for the second year at Hanover Raceway.
Racing under saddle action will return next week (September 9) at Hiawatha Horse Park and will then be featured later in the month (September 23) at Kawartha Downs.
To view the harness racing results for Saturday at Hanover, click the following link: Saturday Results – Hanover Raceway.
(With files from RUS Ontario)