Grand Slam For Power And Grace

Published: September 30, 2021 10:42 pm EDT

Life is good right now for trotter Power And Grace who rolled to an impressive victory — her fourth consecutive triumph, in fact — in Thursday’s $11,500 Preferred 2 for trotters at Flamboro Downs.

Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, the six-year-old daughter of Holiday Road-Mark Of Honour marched to the lead from Post 2 for driver Brett MacDonald and together they led the field through fractions of :29.1, :58.4 and 1:27.3. A :28.4 final quarter was enough to earn the mare the win by three-quarters of a length over Arrakis in 1:56.2. The Fixer took home third prize in the five-horse affair.

Power And Grace, who hails from the stable of trainer Ron MacDonald, has assembled a 6-7-3 record from 22 trips to the track this season for Hartel Maintenance Inc and Lormer McClure. The 30-time winner has banked over $245,000 to date.

It was Flamboro Downs’ turn to host a race in honour of the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society’s 25th anniversary tonight and the $6,000 contest was easily captured by Keepitinperspctive.

The pretty grey filly Patina Seelster was the early pacesetter for Paul MacKenzie but they were covered up by Keepitinperspctive at the :28.2 opener and they never looked back and hit the wire in 1:57. Lili GL was second followed by Larjon Lena. Robert Shepherd piloted the winner.

It was the third victory of the year for the four-year-old Bettors Delight daughter owned by Stacey Newman and the JJJ Stables. Paul Megens trains.

Every racetrack in Ontario is celebrating OSAS’s anniversary with a special race this year. Tonight was the ninth with Western Fair (October 8), Mohawk (October 23) and Rideau Carleton (October 28) still to come.

(With files from OSAS)

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Flamboro Downs.