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Rina Rekila Wins Monte at Hiawatha Horse Park

06:04 AM 16 Sep 2013 NZST
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Riina Rekila, the accomplished veterinarian and trainer/driver from Finland, won again on the Ontario monte circuit, piloting Katla (3f Cadillac Hall-Flores-Balanced Image) last evening at Hiawatha Horse Park.

Her Overseas Farms Ltd. homebred three year-old filly scored by three lengths in 2:05.2f after patiently waiting mid-pack in the six horse field until moving toward the front with a quarter mile remaining.

Katla swept to a three length win posting a last quarter in :30.2 and her last half in 1:00.2. Britt Kennedy was second aboard Charlie Tuna with Lindsey Kerr taking the show spot with Whitesand Diego.

Later on the regular pari-mutuel card, Rekila won again, this time driving Overseas Farms’ two year-old colt Ehrnrooth (2m Ken Warkentin-Mona Simoni-General November). The pair triumphed in 2:01.3f.

Next stop for the monte Ontario events are scheduled for September 28 at Mohawk as part of OSS Super Finals night and October 18 at Western Fair Raceway.

by Thomas H. Hicks for


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