Murray Brethour’s stable excelled at Woodbine tonight capturing two of the 10 races on the card.
The Brethour contingent started the night off on the right hoof, capturing the first contest, an $18,000 trot with Burlington who got up to win by a head in 1:58.1 for Sylvain Filion. It was the first win in five tries this year for the four-year-old son of Federal Flex owned and bred by the Patricia Whittaker Trust. Burlington made a hat trick of starts at KD last season.
The Brethour barn was back in the winner’s circle following race two when Dreams On Me held on to win after a front end trip. Filion was also in the bike for this mile recorded in 1:56.1. The stable had a pair of starters in this event with the other starter, Partagas Blue Chip, finishing fourth.
It was a maiden breaking trip for the three-year-old daughter of the late Somebeachsomewhere who improved her record to 1-2-1 in five lifetime starts, all this year. Brethour shares ownership with Harley Harkness, Noblock Racing Stable and 30 Plus Stable. The filly is a half-sister to $1.4 million winner Real Nice.
Also of note is former KD regular Dagfin Henriksen scored in the second race with Scotties Spirit. It was just the second start of the season for the five-year-old son of Kadabra and a former member of the Brethour barn.
Henriksen also recorded a training double as his charge Moni Justice captured the ninth race with an easy five length 1:58.3 trip for Chris Christoforou. It was the first win in three attempts this year for the four-year-old Justice Hall lass owned by Chantelle Henriksen and Barry McClennan of Cavan.
Four For Orr, a regular competitor at Kawartha last season, took the final race of the evening as he got up to win by a head in 1:54.3. The time represented a new life mark for the four-year-old owned by Linda Moore of Orono and trained by Russell Moore.