Horse Racing New Brunswick is back in action this Saturday afternoon (June 19) at Saint John's Exhibition Park Raceway with a six-dash harness racing card scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
Last week's top-class winner, Woodmere Ideal Art, will seek his second consecutive win in the day's $1,500 featured event, carded as race five. Owned by the Ultimate Stable, the pacer was taken in the 2016 Atlantic Classic Sale at just over $15,000 in lifetime earnings. That was a wise investment, as the Sifroi Melanson trainee has won over $80,000 in the Maritimes and sports a lifetime mark of 1:54.4 taken over Truro Raceway as a four-year-old.
Robert Laffin will pilot the rugged pacer from post three on Saturday afternoon. He provided a slight upset a week ago in the top class in a speedy 1:57.2. Kate MacNeil's pacer Thankyouallmyfans will have the rail advantage, coming off a solid second-place effort last week to Woodmere Ideal Art.
Blood Money, owned, trained and driven by Dr. Mitchell Downey, will look to get back in the win column after a third-place effort in the feature last week and will leave from the outside post four. Rounding out the field is the solid pacer K D Overdrive, who moves up to the top class of a win last week for owner-trainer Steve Mason. Kent Beattie, who will be in the bike for the first time since 2019, will drive K D Overdrive from post two.
Both the Summer Handicapping Challenge and the Autumn Gold Series, presented by Horse Racing New Brunswick, will continue this week.
To view Saturday's complete entries, click the following link: Saturday Entries – Exhibition Park Raceway.