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Flamboro Winter Meet Kicks Off

Published: September 3, 2019 11:17 pm ET

Last Comment: September 4, 2019 12:54 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Odds-on favourite Willyorwonthe scooted through the open stretch to nail tempo-setter Absolut Seelster at the finish to take the $11,500 Preferred 2 Trot on the opening night of the winter meet at Flamboro Downs on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Absolut Seelster swept to the front before a :28.2 quarter while Willyorwonthe ducked into the pocket from the outermost post. Sicario mounted a first-over bid heading to a :59.1 half but stalled nearing three-quarters in 1:28.4 before backtracking around the final turn. Willyorwonthe dove into the passing lane at headstretch and dug into the pacesetter, getting a neck in front at the finish in a 1:57.4 mile. Y A Muscle Mass closed for third.

Owned and trained by William Megens, Willyorwonthe won his 13th race from 27 starts this season and his 35th from 138 overall, earning $323,600. Alfie Carroll steered the six-year-old Angus Hall gelding who paid $2.70 to win.

Tables Big Secret capped the card with a wire-to-wire score from the pylon post in the $8,500 Fillies & Mares Preferred 3 Pace in 1:54.2.

Trainer-driver Lyle MacArthur pushed the four-year-old Big Jim mare to the point while Howmacfiesty secured the pocket and Southwind Ion moved into third. From there, those three stayed in alignment through a clip of :28.1, :57.3 and 1:25.3 before Tables Big Secret finished one-and-a-quarter lengths better than Howmacfiesty. Southwind Ion remained third.

Winning her 10th race from 24 starts this season and her 11th from 36 overall, Tables Big Secret has earned $69,892. Linda Wellwood and Tammy Aspden own the $9.00 winner.

To view Tuesday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Tuesday Results - Flamboro Downs.

September 4, 2019 - 12:54 pmSo, surprised there is

Tim Bates SAID...

So, surprised there is nothing about the exits being chained and padlocked in the grandstand. A positive spin on this night in a racing venue is impossible unless you overlook fire code violations.

Per the statement from COSA, I emailed the local MPP.


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