Manitoba Great Western holds first stakes races

02:52 AM 14 Jul 2014 NZST
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Manitoba Great Western held its first stakes races of the season

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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