Day At The Track

Standardbreds back racing at Woodbine

03:14 PM 02 Oct 2015 NZDT
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Moonlight Cocktail and Steve Byron
Moonlight Cocktail and Steve Byron winning the opening race of the Woodbine Fall-Winter meet Thursday night.
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Moonlight Cocktail

TORONTO, October 1 - Two-year-old trotter Moonlight Cocktail crossed the wire first in Thursday night's opening race at Woodbine Racetrack to kick off the Fall-Winter harness racing meet.

Trained by John Bax, Moonlight Cocktail and driver Steve Byron stopped the timer in 2:00 to capture the $14,000 two-year-old trotting event.

The first race Thursday was not only the opening race of the meet, but also the first leg of the brand new Pick-5 wager.

A new addition to the Woodbine Standardbred wagering menu, the Pick-5 starts each evening in the first race and requires horseplayers to select the winner of the evening's first five races. The wager features a $0.20 minimum and a 15 per cent takeout.

The inaugural Pick-5 Thursday generated a pool of $16,950 and a five out of five ticket returned $125.83 for a $0.20 wager.

Live harness racing will take place every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the Woodbine Fall-Winter meet. Post time is 7:25 p.m.

Mark McKelvie

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