Weekend wrap-up at Scarborough Downs

09:27 PM 03 Jun 2012 NZST
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Harness racing rookies and veterans alike came to the forefront at Scarborough Downs this weekend. On Friday third-year, twenty-one-year-old driver, Steve Nason, posted a grand slam driving performance, and disproving the old adage that 'youth will be served,' veteran driver Gary Mosher stepped up to the plate belting a four bagger of his own on Sunday with wins in the first four races on the program.

In a weekend punctuated by driver accomplishments, the dominant equine story centered around the major upset in Saturday’s $6,000 Free for All event, as the up-start pacer, Art’s Sake, recently claimed by Ron Cushing for $8,000, manhandled the classy veteran and prohibitive favorite, Wholly Louy (Heath Campbell), snapping his four race win streak as the tandem dueled to the wire in a blazing 1:56.4 over an extremely muddy Scarborough Oval.

Scarborough Downs extends its weekly offering to include Thursdays this week, with live racing Thursday and Friday at 4 pm; a special Saturday post time for Belmont Stakes day of 2 pm, and the popular Sunday matinee post time is 1:05 pm.

by Mike SWEENEY for Scarborough Downs

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