The Manitoba Great Western Harness Racing Circuit hosted it first stakes events of the 2014 harness racing season on Saturday afternoon with Manitoba-sired three-year-old pacers starring in four Golden Boy and Silk Lace divisions at Glenboro Fair.
Making just his second career start, Elska Min won the first $4,066 Golden Boy Stake division for colts and geldings, looping the leader past the half and drawing off by seven lengths before hitting the wire in 2:05.3. Only Hope finished second and early leader Home Matters was third. The maiden-breaking Armbro Baylor-Workin Lady gelding is owned by trainer/driver Richard Remillard and Valerie Emerson, both of Gladstone, MB.
Uncle Bob was a gate-to-wire winner in 2:07.1 in the second Golden Boy division with Sayitlikeyoumeanit following three lengths behind. Chill Fighter was a distant third. Driver Ron Cullen and trainer Jodie Cullen share ownership of the Ci Ci Bob-Treasure Kash gelding with Annabelle Pirie and Ken Hanson of Strathclair, MB. The win was his first in eight career starts.
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