FLAMBORO DOWNS HOSTS CONFEDERATION CUP XXXIV
Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ontario is the site for Sunday’s Confederation Cup XXXIV, billed as "The Canadian Half-Mile Championship."
The contest for 3-year-old pacers has a rich history. A list of Confederation Cup winners reads like a Who’s Who of the sport. Early champions include several Pacers of the Year, including Governor Skipper (1977), Abercrombie (1978), Cam Fella (1982) and On The Road Again (1984). Somebeachsomewhere won two years ago in 1:49.2, setting a world record for 3-year-old pacers on a half-mile track.
Entries will be drawn Wednesday for this year’s edition. Among the nominees are Art Rooney Pace champion One More Laugh, Oliver Wendell Holmes winner Rockin Image, Ontario Sire Stakes champion Twin B Warrior and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes winner Aracache Hanover.
Also slated for Sunday are two $130,000 Gold finals of the Ontario Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and 3-year-old trotting colts.
PENNSYLVANIA SIRE STAKES ACTION MOVES TO CHESTER
After earlier stints at Pocono Downs and The Meadows, the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts will stop at Harrah’s Chester Sunday.
Judging from previous races in this PASS division, the entry box should attract some top pacing sophomores. Adios runner-up Versado has won two races in the series and is the current points leader. Aracache Hanover has taken two PASS events, while North America Cup runner-up We Will See won one division at the Meadows July 17. Fred And Ginger set an all-age track record of 1:48.4 while winning a split of the series at The Meadows in June.