The betting public was all over Forbidden Trade in Monday’s $45,500 Open Handicap Trot at
Bob McClure hustled Forbidden Trade to the top from Post 7 and after whacking out fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:25 he threw in a :27.3 kicker en route to winning by 1-1/4 lengths over Patriarch
Luc Blais trains the six-year-old son of Kadabra-Pure Ivory for Determination of Montreal, Que. The win improved his seasonal record to 4-2-2 from 13 starts while lifting this year’s earnings to $196,418. His lifetime earnings climbed to $2,315,700 in the process.
Monday’s undercard featured a lone division of the Pop Up Series for trotters, and The Prince managed to upset heavily favoured Thee Desperado in the $15,000 affair.
James MacDonald fired the Chantal Mitchell trainee to the lead from Post 7 and together they had the field chasing them to the quarter pole in :28.1. Thee Desperado then marched to the top in the backstretch and he proceeded to chop out middle panels of :57.2 and 1:26.3. The Prince went on the attack in the lane and his closing panel of :28 was enough to post the neck decision over Thee Desperado in 1:54.4. Rounding out the Trifecta ticket was Victor Invictus.
The four-year-old son of Archangel-Princess Lilly now boasts a 2-1-4 record from 16 assignments this season for Imagine Stable and Party Dont Stop Racing. The nine-time winner is closing in on $140,000 in career earnings.
One lucky fan scooped up a monster windfall during Monday’s card as a result of holding the lone winning combination on the Jackpot Hi 5 wager.
The winning combination of 5-9-10-8-2 from Race 10 produced an incredible payout of $332,459.25 USD ($432,197.02 CAD) to an American handicapper who spent $1,260 on the following $.20-based ticket (ALL with ALL with 1-2-6-7-10 with 1-2-3-4-6-7-8-10 with 1-2-6-7-8-10).
To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results –