Georgian Downs Inaugurates New Horseracing Season

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Horseracing season at Georgian Downs is about to recommence, with both trainers and spectators eager to observe how the season will unfold.

Innisfil Racetrack has seen the official commencement of the live harness stakes on 6 July.  The season began with five CA$22,000 Grassroots divisions for two-year-old horses and three CA$7,200 Prospect Series for three-year-olds.

Due to Ontario’s economic restart plan, horse racing has been allowed to recommence after a two-month pause following April’s stay-at-home order. The Georgian Downs programme will commence on Tuesday at 19h15 for two-year-old pacing fillies and continue with Grassroots events in races 2, 4, 5 and 7.

Exciting Schedule Ahead

Trainer Murray Brethour is overseeing three two-year-old pacing fillies that are making their racing debut in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division. According to Brethour, Shortys Girl, Creme Delight, and Goudawon are ready to start their careers as they have been hardworking in their initial preparation.

Creme Delight will be the one to lead Brethour’s starters at the oval, being placed at post two in the CA$22,150 Grassroots division. The mare is the daughter of The Bettors Delight and currently has one qualifier in its resume, with a third place of 1:59.4 at Kawartha Downs achieved on 26 June. However, the trainer is worried that she might be a few steps away from the other horses.

Brethour has trained the filly for his daughter Rachel, as well as Wayne Carleton and Dean Lockhart of Collingwood, and Dean Campbell of Orleans, who have acquired the horse at the 2020 Ontario Select Yearling Sale. Goudawon and Shortys Girl have already qualified twice on 19 June at Kawartha Downs and 24 June at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The trainer also has two three-year-old fillies in the Ontario Racing Prospect Series during Tuesday’s season start. These are first division Carwin’s Lucky Luna and last division Money Honey, both in post four. The latter will commence the series after its 1:55.4 victory at Kawartha Downs on 26 June, which was her first one of the five starts.

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