Forbidden Trade Wires Up Open Foes

Published: September 13, 2022 12:09 am EDT

The betting public was all over Forbidden Trade in Monday’s $45,500 Open Handicap Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and the classy campaigner never had an anxious moment in manufacturing the 25th victory of his career.

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 Hanover in 1:52.3.  HP Royal Theo sat a pocket trip throughout and wound up third.

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 – Woodbine Mohawk Park.