Canadian Trotting Classic headlines another Super Saturday
At 0h59, on September 15, 2021 • By WOODBINE MOHAWK
A September to remember at Woodbine Mohawk Park continues this Saturday with the $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic leading a $1.6 million card.
The stakes-filled program includes the $414,000 Elegantimage for three-year-old trotting fillies, $176,815 Simcoe for three-year-old pacers, $159,600 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational and a pair Shes A Great Lady eliminations for two-year-old pacing fillies.
The Metro Pace did not require eliminations, as the 12 two-year-old pacers move directly to the $824,000 final on September 25.
The Canadian Trotting Classic for three-year-old trotters attracted 16 entrants. The highest 10 lifetime money earners qualified for this Saturday’s rich final.
The highest earner this season in the Canadian Trotting Classic field is Spy Booth (PP7, Dexter Dunn), who broke his maiden in style on August 28 by winning the Zweig Memorial at Vernon. The Nancy Takter acquired over half of his $405,692 season’s earnings with a surprising runner-up finish in the Hambletonian on August 7 at The Meadowlands.
Fashion Frenzie enters after a dominating score in last Saturday’s $240,000 Goodtimes. The Richard Moreau trainee is second to last year’s Breeders Crown champion On A Streak ($913,600) for career earnings in the field, having banked $529,765.
Ohio Sires Stakes champion Winning Ticket is a perfect 10 for 10 this season. The Chris Beaver trainee will be making his three-year-old Grand Circuit debut.
The $606,500 Canadian Trotting Classic is carded as Race 10 (10:45 p.m.)
Post time for Saturday’s $1.6 million program is 7 p.m.