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Nathan Bain withstood a late surge from Nicholas “Ace” Barnsdale on the final day of the Leamington Raceway meet to come out on top in the $500 Leamington Raceway Youth Handicapping Challenge. By reaching the wire with the highest point total on Sunday, October 25, track announcer Bain took home the lion’s share of the $500 purse, collecting top prize of $300. Runner-up Barnsdale, who provided Leamington "Tips from the Pros" selections for the Ontario Racing site, received $200 for his efforts. Bain entered the final 2020 card with a commanding 42-point lead, but by race four, Barnsdale had narrowed the gap to 28 points, picking up 10 of them in race 4, where he selected $11.50 winner Mach Shark on top while Bain’s top choice finished off the board. But by day’s end, Barnsdale closed only slightly more and Bain came away with a 20-point victory, winning with a total of 882 points to his rival’s 862. The two young handicappers fared extremely well in the scoring, which was based on a 10-5-3 system for each top pick finishing first, second or third, with an extra five points available for each successful Best Bet. Considering that there were 1375 points available for a perfect score of picking every winner of the meet, the 882 and 862 point scores were excellent.   Nathan Bain on left, in grey jacket, and Nicholas Barnsdale on right, in blue jacket, accept their prize money cheques from USHWA Canada chapter president Garnet Barnsdale All of the prize money for the Handicapping Challenge was provided by two co-sponsors: the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. The competition took place every week during the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet.   Garnet Barnsdale, for USHWA Canada chapter

There was no movement in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, October 18, with both handicappers scoring a solid 78 points out of the 105 points available. Leamington Raceway's Nathan Bain still holds a commanding lead (834 points) over Ontario Racing's Nicholas Barnsdale (796 points). With only one card of racing remaining in the Leamington season, Barnsdale is going to need to produce the kind of devastating late move made famous by the great Canadian mare trotter Peaceful Way if he is going to swoop past Bain, bridge the 38-point gap, and claim the championship. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up.   Check out Nick's selections in "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com, and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website (lakeshorehorseraceway.com). Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com. by Garnet Barnsdale, for the USHWA Canada Chapter

There was little movement in the $500 Leamington Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, as the rival handicappers remarkably chose nine of the same top picks. Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain did gain five more points on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale, however, when his pick in race 3, Cantcountmeout, finished second and Barnsdale's top choice, Jetset Charmer, finished out of the money after breaking stride going into the first turn.   In the nine races with identical top selections, the two handicappers chose five winners and four place finishers. Bain now holds a 38-point lead, with 756 points to Barnsdale's 718. With only two cards remaining on the Leamington schedule, Barnsdale is going to need to make a move next week if he hopes to zoom by late for the win. The Leamington Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website (lakeshorehorseraceway.com). Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com. From Garnet Barnsdale for the USHWA Canada Chapter    

Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale made another dent in Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain's commanding lead in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, October 4.   Barnsdale scored 78 points and gained nine points on the strength of six winning top picks from 10 races, including his Best Bet, Needlecrest, who provided him with five bonus points by taking race 3. Bain correctly forecasted six top pick winners, scoring 68 points on the day. Bain still holds a 33-point lead with 676 points to Barnsdale's 643, but with three cards remaining on the Leamington schedule, there is still time for Barnsdale to make it interesting. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 to be awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections in the "Picks from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website (lakeshorehorseraceway.com). Leamington is now open for up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the track's website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com.   by Garnet Barnsdale, for USHWA Canada Chapter

Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale made a move in this week's installment of the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge, closing the gap on Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain by 11 points.   It was tough Sunday afternoon sledding for both of the young handicappers, as each had three winners on the 10-race card, with Barnsdale also clicking with his best bet Debs New Man in race one. Bain still holds a commanding lead with 607 points to Barnsdale's 565, but there are four cards left in the season and plenty of opportunity for Barnsdale to make a race of it. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com, and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com. Leamington remains open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com.   by Garnet Barnsdale,, for USHWA Canada

Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain, on the strength of a seven-winner day, once again extended his lead on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, September 20 Both handicappers had a great day, including both scoring with their Best Bets, but in the end, the final tally of Bain's seven winners to Barnsdale's five resulted in a score of 83 to 65 for Bain, who started out hot by correctly forecasting the winners of the opening four dashes. Barnsdale was also on the winners of races 1 through 3. The standings currently show Bain leading Barnsdale by 63 points (579 to 516) with five cards of racing remaining. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com, and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com. Leamington remains open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com.   by Garnet Barnsdale, for Canadian Chapter USHWA

Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain maintained his commanding lead on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, September 13. Both handicappers scored with five winners on the 10-race card, but Bain's Best Bet Rye N Clyne won race 7 for leading driver Marc St. Louis Jr., who reined three winners on the afternoon, while Barnsdale's Best Bet Bye Bye Daddy finished second in race 5. Bain scored 65 points for the day to Barnsdale's 63 points, extending his lead by a slight margin. Bain now leads the standings with 496 points to Barnsdale's 451. With six race days remaining at Leamington this season, Barnsdale still has time to close the gap. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com, and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com. Leamington remains open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com. From the USHWA Canada Chapter

Leamington Raceway track announcer Nathan Bain extended his lead on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past weekend.   There were two days of racing and Barnsdale closed the gap by five points on Sunday by clicking with seven top pick winners on the 10-race card and his Best Bet. Bain correctly forecasted five winners and a victorious Best Bet. It was Bain's big Monday that helped increase his lead, as he outscored his opponent 66 to 41 on the strength of clicking with six winners. Bain now holds a commanding 431 to 388 lead, but Barnsdale still has seven cards of racing to make his move on the leader. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at "Picks from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com. Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com.   by Garnet Barnsdale, for USHWA Canada Chapter  

LEAMINGTON, ON -  Dr. Ian Moore will make his first visit to Leamington Raceway this Sunday, Sept. 6, sending out two-year-old pacing colts Marlboro Seelster and Dietrich Seelster and three-year-old pacing colt Usurper in their respective $7,000 Prospect Series divisions. "I grew up around those kind of tracks, that's what I used to race on all my life. I enjoy going to the small tracks quite frankly," said Moore, a native of Prince Edward Island who now calls Cambridge, ON home. "We'll give it a shot and hopefully have a good day." The two-year-old pacing colts will open the stakes action in the fifth race, with five colts squaring off for $7,000. Starting from Post 3, with Moore making his second start of the season in the driver's seat, Marlboro Seelster will be looking to add to the eight points he earned with a fourth-place finish in the July 18 Prospect Series leg at Hiawatha Horse Park. "He's coming along a little better all the time," said Moore of the Bettors Delight son he co-owns with Jeffrey and Michael Snyder of New York, NY. "He paced in 1:58 at Grand River on the half there, so hopefully he'll get around Leamington. "The other colt was good at Grand River on Monday (Aug. 31). I thought he was one of our better colts when we started the season, he went a good mile his first race (July 3), and then he kind of slipped backwards ever since," said Moore of Dietrich Seelster. "He got to pulling and stuff like that, so I made a bunch of equipment changes and put an open bridle on him on Monday and went with him myself to see what was going on, and I think he'll come along a little bit. He should be okay down there as well." Sally MacDonald of Souris, PEI and Paul MacDonald of Regina, SK share ownership of State Treasurer colt Dietrich Seelster, who will be piloted from Post 3 by Donnie Rankin, Jr. In the $7,100 three-year-old pacing colt division, Moore sends out three-year-old pacing colt Usurper, who was a winner in the Aug. 16 Prospect Series event at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Moore will steer the Sportswriter son from Post 6 in the six-horse field, which goes postward as the eighth race. "He's got a bad post position, but he grew up at Charlottetown so he knows the half-mile track, he's okay with that," said Moore. "The poor little guy, he goes in 1:52-ish, around there, at Mohawk, and it's just not good enough. And he keeps drawing bad; he drew the nine-hole last week (Aug. 27) and got a rough trip. It's just tough for a horse like him; he needs to have some kind of trip to do any good at Mohawk. "The Prospect Series to me is a good option if you've got one that can't do in the Grassroots," added Moore, whose pupils have propelled him to fourth spot in the Canadian trainer's ranking this season. "If you're getting tired of chasing them all the time it gives you an option." Next Generation Stable of Stratford, PEI own Usurper, who currently sits fourth in the Prospect Series standings. The top nine colts from the five regular season events will compete for $15,000 in the Sept. 25 Final at Grand River Raceway. Although on-track attendance is limited to 100 pre-registered spots, fans can follow all of Sunday's action by downloading a program and watching the live stream on the Leamington Raceway website. The first race goes in behind the gate at 1:30 pm. Prospect Series action continues at Leamington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 13 with the last leg for the two-year-old trotting colts. From the Ontario Sire Stakes

Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain exploded with a huge handicapping day to open up his lead on Ontario Racing handicapper Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge on Sunday, August 30. Bain rode the hot hand of leading driver Mark St. Louis Jr., as he correctly forecasted all five of that reinsman's winners along with two others, making it a seven-winner day for Bain on the 10-race card. His Best Bet Validus Deo won, so Bain totaled a whopping 80 points on the day out of a possible 100. Barnsdale's handicapping wasn't too shabby either, as he selected four winners including his Best Bet, Better Fly Boy in race 5. Barnsdale tallied 60 points for the day. Bain now leads the challenge 295 to 272, but there is plenty of time for Barnsdale to close the gap with nine race dates remaining at the meet. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every Sunday to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. Check out Nick's selections at Picks from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com and Nathan's on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com. Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, with online wagering available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and also TwinSpires.com, which recently added Leamington.   by Melissa Keith, for Canadian Chapter USHWA

Nicholas "Ace" Barnsdale narrowed the gap this week, but Leamington track announcer Nathan Bain continues to hold the lead after week three of the Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge.   Barnsdale, who provides analysis for Ontario Racing's online "Picks From The Pros", closed the gap by landing all 10 of his top choices in the first three finishers.   Bain now leads 215 to 212 after starting the day with a 10-point lead. Both handicappers selected three top-choice winners on the day's card on a day where drivers Marc St. Louis Jr., Tyler Borth, and Gene Piroski all recorded driving doubles. The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every Sunday to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25th, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up.   Check out Nick's selections at "Picks from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com and Nathan's on the Leamington Raceway website, lakeshorehorseraceway.com.   Live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com.   Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot.   Garnet Barnsdale

A horse stabled at Leamington Raceway has tested positive for Strangles. This horse had previously tested negative but had been in contact with the original Leamington case. The horse was contained when clinical signs were first noted and removed to an isolation facility this morning. There has been no evidence of transmission beyond this second horse and horses have been monitored closely since Strangles was first identified. Measures are in place to closely monitor the health of horses at Leamington and an isolation area has been made available at the facility. The horses on the property have been identified as a “high health group,” where monitoring and recording of temperatures at least twice daily, and other clinical signs of Strangles should continue. In discussions with AGCO Senior Manager, Veterinary Services, Dr. Adam Chambers, Dr. Scott Weese of the University of Guelph and Leamington Veterinarian Dr. Bernard Ferguson, a plan was agreed pertaining to the horses in the affected barn. Horses in this barn will require negative tests results to be allowed to race or qualify. The positive horse will need three negative tests over at least a two-week period, while other horses will require either one or two negative tests, based on exposure risk. Racing at Leamington can continue with appropriate biosecurity measures in place. Horses at the other two barns at Leamington can race and qualify, but trainers and racetrack officials shall monitor and record temperatures twice daily, and other clinical signs of Strangles. Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. There is no such thing as zero risk. It is found in racehorses, including those without exposure to the known positive cases. Horse people are reminded to remain vigilant and institute appropriate biosecurity measures and should consult their veterinarians for advice. Please refer to Industry Notices (link below) for more information. The AGCO will continue to monitor the situation and any further developments will be reported. For more information Horse People: Dr. Adam Chambers Senior Manager of Veterinary Services (289) 237-3922

Nathan Bain took the lead on day two of the $500 Leamington Raceway Youth Handicapping Challenge, scoring 90 points to Nicholas Barnsdale's 75. Bain, who selected six top-pick harnesss racing winners on the 10-race card and scratched into two others, leads the standings with 183 points to Barnsdale's 168. Barnsdale correctly forecasted six winners on top. Both contestants once again clicked with their Best Bet, as both chose Why So Serious in race 1 and he was an easy 3 1/2-length winner for perennial leading driver Marc St. Louis Jr. On a day marred with scratches, race 6 was deemed void for this contest because all of Bain's top three choices scratched. The Handicapping Challenge, co-sponsored by the Canadian Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and Standardbred sales site HoofBid, will be contested every Sunday to the final day of the Leamington Raceway meet on October 25th, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up.   Follow the action and the Challenge as live races resume Sunday, August 23 at Leamington Raceway, via the track's site (lakeshorehorseraceway.com) and Horseplayer Interactive.   by Melissa Keith, for the Canadian Chapter USHWA      

On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre. On August 12, 2020, the AGCO was informed of a sick 3-year-old Standardbred filly that was on the same trailer as the index case. This horse was stabled at Leamington Raceway between August 1 and August 6, 2020, before being moved to the owner's farm where the horse subsequently was confirmed as having strangles. Strangles is a highly contagious and serious infection of horses and other equines caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus equi. As a result, the AGCO: Has informed Leamington Raceway, trainers of horses stabled at Leamington and trainers that purchased or claimed horses stabled at Leamington since August 1, 2020 about possible exposure. Recommended that their horses be monitored closely for signs of the disease such as fever, and nasal discharge. Has recommended increased biosecurity measures be taken by the industry, particularly those with horses that may have been exposed. Temperatures should be taken at least twice daily and recorded. Testing of exposed or sick horses for Strangles may be warranted. AGCO will be visiting Leamington for continued discussions and assessment on August 14, 2020. AGCO is actively working with Leamington Raceway officials to determine appropriate next steps. Is working with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Weese at the University of Guelph. AGCO advises trainers to take temperatures prior to shipping to any racetrack paddock. Associations shall check temperatures prior to any horse entering a paddock until further notice. Horses with fevers of 102.5F/39.1C or more will be scratched. Has provided the industry with additional resources on the disease. Horse people are reminded to remain vigilant and institute appropriate biosecurity measures and should consult their veterinarians for advice. The AGCO will continue to monitor the situation and any further developments will be reported. From the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

The $500 Leamington Raceway Youth Handicap ping Challenge is all tied up after day one as Nathan Bain and Nicholas Barnsdale both tallied an impressive 73 points each out of a possible 105 (which would be a perfect score for sweeping the harness racing card). Scores are based on a 10-5-3 pointssystem for 1st, 2nd and 3rd with five extra points awarded for a winning Best Bet. On an afternoon where favorites ruled, Bain and Barnsdale shared common winners in races 1,2,3,6,9 and 10 and both scored with their Best Bets. Bain chose Bet on Brett as his day's best and driver Marc St. Louis sent him down the road for a dominant 9-length score in Race 6, a non-winners of $1,500 last three pace. The 6-year-old son of Sportswriter returned $2.80 to his backers. Barnsdale's Best Bet Sir Galahad wired the field in the Preferred 4 Pace in Race 9 and paid back $5.20 for every $2 Win ticket. The Handicapping Challenge, co-sponsored by the Canadian Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and Hoofbid, will be contested every Sunday to the final day of the Leamington Raceway meet on October 25th, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. From the Canadian Chapter of USHWA

Harness racing's new announcer at Leamington Raceway Nathan Bain called his first race at the age of 12.  "And they're off!" Nathan Bain exclaimed, leaning out the window of the announcer booth as race season got under way at the Leamington Raceway this Sunday afternoon. "It's just a dream come true," the 18-year-old said of having been chosen to be track announcer for the 2020 race season. "My grandpa's been involved 50 years and my dad's been involved most of his life too so it's just kind of in my blood," he said. Leamington Raceway picked up the harness racing event after Windsor Raceway shut down in 2012. There are 13 race days scheduled for this season but because of COVID-19 restrictions, Nathan is currently announcing to an empty grandstand.   The grandstands were empty at the Leamington Raceway on Sunday because of COVID-19 restrictions. The track expects spectators will be allowed in once the region enters Stage 3 reopening. (Jacob Barker/CBC) "It definitely changes everything, " he said. "Our focus is mainly online this year."  While fans can't enjoy races on the sidelines, there is a live stream on the raceway's website for people to enjoy the races and betting is available through an online service. The raceway expects to open to spectators once the region enters Stage 3 of reopening.   athan said that being accurate and clear is the most important things for him when it comes to doing his job right.  "You've got to deliver the story to the fans... Right now it's just online but you've got to give them the best information possible so they know what's happening on the track."   Nathan Bain keeps tabs as one of ten races unfold beneath the announcer booth. (Jacob Barker/CBC) Family proud Nathan's mother, Lynnette Bain, said that he fell in love with racing right around the time Windsor Raceway was closing. "He had race colours, he would wear them around the house, pretend he was driving a horse and then he started listening to the announcers and he liked the excitement and the adrenaline of the call," she said. Nathan first showed his skills when he was 12-years-old when, his mother said, he videotaped himself calling a race. That landed him the opportunity to call his first race on Kids Day at the track. I think he's doing a heck of a good job."​​​​​​- Mark WIlliams, driver and trainer "[He] played it for the executive and they said 'shoot he's pretty good, let's give him a try,'" she said.   "We just listened to that call the other day and I was blown away about how good it was for a 12-year-old. He was so clear and accurate, so it just started from there."    Nathan's mother Lynnette Bain says Nathan has been working hard for this day. (Jacob Barker/CBC) She said Nathan reached out to other callers to train, including Marty Adler, known for his years calling races in Windsor. By Nathan's 18th birthday, she said, he already had 100 calls under his belt. "I can't even describe how I feel, it's pretty exciting... It's just been a dream for him and something he's worked hard to accomplish."    Tom Bain is Nathan Bain's grandfather, mayor of Lakeshore and a member of the Lakeshore Horse Racing board. (Jacob Barker/CBC) Others share in that pride, including Nathan's grandfather Tom Bain, who is also mayor of Lakeshore and a member of the board of the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association. "To have him hired on full-time as our announcer is great. He's done a lot of announcing throughout Canada and the United States so to have him here announcing for us full-time [I'm] very proud of him and he does a great job,"he said. And the horse drivers are also taking note of the new voice echoing from the grandstands. "Our boy's doing a great job, we're the ones that kind of brought him along and he's just matured, he's a wonderful young man," driver and trainer Mark Williams said.    Mark Williams has been training and driving horses for more than 40 years. He says Nathan is motivated and doing a 'heck of a job' as the race track's announcer. (Jacob Barker/CBC) "I think he's doing a heck of a good job." By Jacob Barker Reprinted with permission of CBC News

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