Minis, Mascots And Horseless Sulkies!

Published: August 27, 2012 05:17 pm EDT

The Xtreme Racing won’t be limited to the harness horses on Saturday, September 1at Georgian Downs. Aside from the usual unique race distances, Xtreme Fan night will also feature some Xtreme miniature horse races, a horseless sulky pull and a mascot race in between the pari-mutuel events.

For the past three years, the miniature horses have raced in a non-wagering event at Xtreme Horsepower and provided loads of entertainment for the crowd on hand, especially the kids. The minis have been invited back for Xtreme Fan Night to compete in a five-eighths-mile event. Following the one-lap race, there will be a public 'meet and greet' with the minis and their drivers in the area north of the paddock.

Trainers and drivers grab your runners and get training for the Xtreme Horseless Sulky Pull, the Xtreme race for people!

The Sulky Pull will be contested at a distance of 1/16th of a mile with one person riding in the sulky and one person pulling. Georgian Downs will make a $500 donation to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society in the name of the winning team.

Here are the conditions for the Xtreme Horseless Sulky Pull:

• Participants must be 16 years of age or older
• Helmets and safety vests must be worn
• Closed toed shoes must be worn
• Team must supply own race bike
• 1/16 of a mile race
• To enter please contact the Georgian Downs Race office
• All entries must be received by Wednesday, August 29 at noon.

Please contact Dawn at the Georgian Race Office at 705-726-9400 x 405.

The Mascot Roadshow will also be making a stop at the Innisfil oval on Xtreme Fan Night. TROT 4 Kids Willie Win, and Georgian’s Sulky Sam will be among the eight mascots racing for bragging rights.

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