It was less than a year ago, on May 23, 2008 that millionaire pacer Tigerama stepped to the fastest mile in over 47 years of history at Western Fair Raceway in 1:50.4. The 62 time career winner returns to the London track for the first time since last year's Molson Pace final for an appearance from post four in the 12th race in a $18,400 Preferred Pace on the Monday afternoon, February 16.
Further to yesterday's announcement of finalists for the 2008 O'Brien Awards, Standardbred Canada has today announced that Secrets Nephew is the winner of the O'Brien Award in the Older Pacing Horse category.
When the 36th Molson Pace turns to the starting at Western Fair on Friday evening, May 30th, drivers Mark MacDonald and Jody Jamieson share some common special reasons for openly coveting a victory in the single richest race in the London track’s 47 year history.
Canadian invader Tigerama, a winner of five straight races, has been named the 7-5 favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie, a by-invitation pace, at Northfield Park.
Tigerama absolutely crushed the competition Saturday night in completing a sweep of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine Racetrack.
Six-year-old Secrets Nephew will be facing his arch-rival Tigerama in Saturday night’s $91,000 final of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine. But that’s nothing new for the son of Camluck, who is trained, driven, and co-owned by Lyle MacArthur of Dundas, Ontario.
Tigerama, a career winner of $1.2 million, is headed to Northfield for the $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie on Saturday, April 19. He is owed by his breeder, Robert Hamather, and is trained by William Elliott.