Lima Oh So Sweet, a new member of the Murray Brethour stable, will make her first lifetime start at Kawartha Downs tomorrw night, the final race card of the Fraserville, Ontario’s 2017 racing season.
A three-year-old daughter of Credit Winner, Lima Oh So Sweet is owned by Mark Harder, a leading New Jersey based trainer for many years along with Rick Phillips of New York. Harder had trained the filly in the US until earlier this month when she was shipped to Murray to race in Ontario. This will be her third start from the Brethour barn, the first two were at Mohawk.
Many race fans will remember Lima Oh So Sweet’s dam, the Angus Hall mare Oh Sweet Baby who was a force to be reckoned with during her two- and three-year-old seasons in the Ontario Sires Stakes program as well as on the Grand Circuit. The winner of the OSS Super Final at the conclusion of her two-year-old season, Oh Sweet Baby was trained by Ben Baillargeon and driven by his brother Mario.
Lima Oh So Sweet is the first foal from Oh Sweet Baby who retired with earnings of more than $660,000. Rick Webb has been tapped to drive the sophomore in the second race Saturday where she’ll leave from post five.
Saturday’s card features the annual Shorelines Drivers’ Championship starring Kawartha’s top nine drivers from the 2017 season in races three through seven. Draws and giveaways will be conducted throughout the evening as the track celebrates another successful season of racing.
Post time is 7 p.m.