Equity Earns Third Gold Crown

Published: October 9, 2009 10:43 pm EDT

Divisional point leader Equity added a third Ontario Sires Stakes Gold trophy to his collection with a wire-to-wire romp in the fifth and final $130,000 event of the series for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings Friday at Western Fair Raceway


With the post time favourite and elim winner Parlay (Doug McNair), along with I Wont Dance (Trevor Ritchie) and Zero Boundaries (Ross Battin) all making early breaks from the inside post positions, Equity claimed the lead from Post 4 with Jack Moiseyev at the controls and cruised through panels of :29.2, 1:00.1 and 1:30.1.

As the 7-2 third choice entered the stretch, he was faced with a challenge from Breewood Gingo (Trevor Henry), who set a the track record for sophomore trotting colts in his elim last week. Breewood Gringo moved three-wide around Winning Mister (Brad Forward) at three-quarters and pressed the leader at the head of the lane, but Equity was able to kick away by two and a half lengths with a :29.3 final frame to win in 1:59.4 over a track rated ‘good’.

Breedwood Gringo was second and longshot Magic Spice (Kevin Wallis) finished eight lengths back in third.

Unraced at two, the Kadabra-Earl Of My Dreams gelding sports a record reading 11-4-0 in 16 starts with $438,820. Trainer Charalambos Christoforou owns and bred the winner with Banjo Farms of Toronto, Ont. Equity is the fourth foal from their $1 million winning mare Earl Of My Dreams, a stand out in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in her sophomore season.

The talented three-year-old trotting colts will now enjoy a five week break from the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit. The top 10 point earners from the five event regular season will meet up for the last time on November 14 at Woodbine Racetrack in their $300,000 Super Final.

To view Friday's harness racing results, click here.

(With files from OSS)