Billyjojimbob, a world champion trotter who started his illustrious career at Kawartha Downs, will be remembered at the Fraserville, Ontario, track this Saturday night in the first of two Memorial Nights. The next is September 10.
Billyjojimbob earned just shy of one million dollars during his career which saw him win numerous stake races and set track, stakes and world records. He remains the only Canadian-sired trotter to have captured the prestigious Elitlopp in Sweden which he won in a world record for two heats in 1992.
KD regular Murray Brethour was in the bike for the victory for the horse’s owner Lori Ferguson, who is part of the marketing department at Kawartha, and trainer/breeder Mike Wade. Saturday’s second race is the Billyjojimbob Memorial Trot, giving fans an opportunity to remember the late, great trotter who passed away in 2002.
Kawartha Downs is honoured to have the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of horse people and horses through our Memorial Nights. The following is the complete list of those being celebrated this Saturday night.
1 – Roger Hie Memorial Pace
2 – Billyjojimbob Memorial Trot
3 – Mary Henderson Memorial Pace
4 – John Fry Memorial Pace
5 – Tom Curtin Memorial Pace
6 – Wayne Dowson Memorial Trot
7 – Ann & Tom Grattan Memorial Pace
8 – Ivan Johnson Memorial Pace
9 – Brenna Seeley Memorial Trot
Saturday’s complete program is available here. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.