It couldn't have been a better day for the races this past Sunday at Clinton Raceway. The 2014 live season has gotten off to a great start with great weather, and great racing at the Huron County oval.
The camera crew was busy with a slew of photo finishes, making for an exciting afternoon on the betting front. Big payoffs in the triactor pool were great for the handicapping contest that was run during the weekly Super Sunday Show.
Race one had a triactor of local horses with a first place finish for owner/trainer Kevin Campbell of Goderich with Nics Regal Lass, a second place for Carlynda Hanover, owned byof Clinton, and trained by Jamie Wilson. Rounding out the tri was In La La Love, owned by Lois and Verdun Vanstone and trained by Verdun of Goderich.
The first dead heat of the season was contested in race two of the day, Cat Four and Jackstan were inseparable at the wire.
Ella Mint had a gate to wire finish of 1:59 in race 4 with a new lifetime best for owner/trainer Colonel Schneider Jr from Arthur On, driven to victory by.
It was a challenge at the half, but Live For Today managed to sneak in at the wire for the win in race five. Owned by Catherine and Darcy McClure, trained by Darcy, and driven by.
Standardbred Canada and I love Canadian Harness Racing members were treated to a great pork bbq lunch trackside and three lucky winner's walked away with great prizes! Alex Strathdee is off to the Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk with three friends, Scott Bell is headed to the Molson Pace at the Raceway in the Western Fair District and Jerry Porter will be returning to Clinton for the 34th Annual Charity Driver's Challenge on August 31.
Live harness racing returns to Clinton Raceway Sunday June 8, with a 50 plus day at the races! Guests can register in advance for this great afternoon of racing by calling Jessica Carnochan 519.955.6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org post time is 1:30pm all summer long!
by Jessica Carnochan, for Clinton Raceway