Wednesday, 26 August 2020 12:20

Evergreen Park wraps up their meet with Big Time Stakes Race

Written by Dale Johnson, Evergreen Park
Nellie Pigeau and William Leech Nellie Pigeau and William Leech

On Saturday, the Quarter Horses came out to play and man, did they play. In the two-year-old Stakes Race, William Leech, veteran quarter horse trainer, had three horses entered in a five-horse field and won the race with Ricardo Moreno aboard, "Flight Club", while Allen Goodsell came in second with J. Botello on board, "Halos Sign".

The three-year-old quarter horse race had the same two trainers finishing in the same position as the two-year-old Stakes Race, with Leech posting a victory with, "Light Footed", again piloted by Ricardo Moreno. Goodsell finished second with, "Lovely Cuvee", again ridden by Botello.

On Sunday, it was the thoroughbreds' chance to show off their best, starting with the final leg of the Marathon Series. Clinton Rycroft sent out, "Dare To Enter", ridden by Juan Apango and picked up the victory over heavily favoured, "Courtly Pleasure", trained by Nellie Pigeau and ridden by Blandford Stewart.

The highlight of Sunday's card was the fillies and mares stakes race for cancer called Paint the Park Purple. It was a tremendous race and coming out victorious was the classy veteran, "Awesomeagainnagain", trained by Nellie Pigeau and ridden to victory by Fredy Fuentes, with Codi Blatler's heavily favoured, "Been to Spain", finishing second.

Evergreen Park should be commended for the amazing job they did in dealing with the Covid restrictions and still putting on a very successful meet. The leading rider for the third year in a row at Evergreen Park was Blandford Stewart, while his first-call-trainer, Nellie Pigeau picked up the leading trainer award for the third year in a row as well.

Incorporating H.P.I. and Xpressbet paid huge dividents as the final weekend drew a handle of over 170,000 dollars for the two days. The horses now have a couple of weeks off and will resume racing at Rocky Mountain Turf Club in Lethbridge on the first weekend of September.

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