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Posted Date: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Numbers

A look at some of the recent numbers surrounding The Raceway’s current race meet…

Looking back at the most recent month of racing, in London, never before had the Forest City oval seen wagering numbers, over the span of one month, that would match the month of March and it’s not even close… The total handle reads $9,278,708 over the 19 race dates during the month – for averages of $488,353 per card and $45,708 per race – with 203 dashes raced.

The final week of racing (March 29 to April 2), before this current ‘pause’ in the schedule, would see $2,883,886 wagered over 5 race dates – for an average of $576,777 per card and $53,405 per race – with 54 races programmed. Most likely another ‘high handle’ record for the span of one week of racing in London.

2021 Season Leaders For Wins (January 1 to April 2)

Owner Wins

Stewart McQueen 8

Blueshoe Investments 6

Daylon Farms 4

Kyle Bossence 4

Don Rankin Jr. 4

Trainer Wins

Kyle Bossence 15

Lindsey Kerr 9

Stewart McQueen 8

Tyler Nostadt 7

Gord McDonnell 6

Patrick Bissett 6

Driver Wins

Colin Kelly 32

Travis Henry 28

Austin Sorrie 27

Daryl Thiessen 16

Scott Coulter 13

Battin Closing In On 5,000 Wins

Veteran horseman Ross Battin recorded his 4,996th career driving win aboard the 14-year-old pacer LAWMEN REIGN on March 29th at The Raceway. The duo would score from off the pace in a ‘Seniors Pace’ event for older horses which has seen the likes of LEAFS AND WINGS and ACEFORTYFOURTALON also add wins to their long-lasting career stats.

Career Milestones

A few horses, showing their most recent starts in London, are closing in on career milestones for earnings…

UFDRAGONS ROCKET $499,730

THE LOAN RANGER $198,622

MAC RAIDER $199,819

JAKE LOEWEN $196,900

Track Record In March

On March 24th POWER AND GRACE, owned by Hartel Maintenance Inc. and Lormer McClure, would add her name to a long list of track record holders at The Raceway. The big mare would go all the way, with Brett McDonald aboard for trainer Ron MacDonald, to a trotting win in 1:57.1. The record clocking lowered the previous track record at The Raceway, for aged trotting mares, of 1:57.2 - set by MUST SOLD DREAM (Trevor Henry) in November of 2006. FLORA DREAM (Doug McNair) later equaled that time in January of 2011.

COSA TV ‘Power And Grace’ www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9k9zHJq36k

By Shannon ‘Sugar’ Doyle

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