After a solid three-year-old season in which he won 11 of 19 starts and banked over $487,000 in purses, Kadabra gelding Equity trotted his first charted line of the 2010 racing season this morning
during the qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack.
Having started from Post 6 with Chris Christoforou in the race bike, Equity charged off the wings in Race 3, cut the fractions in :28.1, :58.3 and 1:28.1, and came home with a 28-second final quarter to record a massive 15-length victory in 1:56.1.
The gelding was bred by Charalambos Christoforou and Banjo Farms, who retain ownership of the bay along with William Jones. Charalambos Christoforou also conditions the multiple stakes winner.
To go along with his 11 wins in 2009, Equity also recorded six second-place finishes and one third-place effort. He found much success in the Ontario Sires Stakes program last year, and also swept his division of the Canadian Breeders Championships. The gelding went a big trip to finish off his campaign in the OSS Super Finals, where he raced overland and finished third to I Wont Dance by a half-length.
After Equity made his debut as an aged performer, a five-pack of two-year-old races would go on to take centre stage at the qualifying session.
Race 6 saw the Bruce Goit-Trained and Michael Langdon-driven freshman colt Western Alumni (Western Hanover--Countryview Miss) take over control at the half and pace on for a half-length win in 1:55.3. The colt is a full brother to millionaire Western Graduate, who won the 2007 Jugette.
In Race 7, the Igor Vrablic-trained and Randy Waples-driven juvenile colt Arsenal (Artiscape--Truculent Lady) closed with a powerful back half to record a four and a quarter-length win in 1:57.2.
Trainer Kevin O'Reilly and driver Jason Brewer teamed up in Race 8 with the two-year-old filly Harlow Seelster (Ken Warkentin--Hollywood Beauty). The filly closed after racing mid-pack and got up for a neck decision in 2:03.3
Two-year-old colt Field Of Dreams (Andover Hall--Maritas Victory) was tops in Race 9 for trainer Mike Keeling and driver Paul MacDonell. The bay left from Post 9, made the lead before the half and recorded a two and a half-length win in 2:03.1.
Race 10 saw the Michael Grant-trained and Jody Jamieson-driven two-year-old filly Autumn Seelster (Art Major--Alias Seelster) post a one and a quarter-length win in 1:57.
To view the charted lines from the qualifying session, click here.