Kawartha Downs’ fans enjoyed watching the talented trotter Fathers Amiga throughout the 2015 race meet. The five-year-old mare by Amigo Hall was a regular at KD this summer, racing on 17 of our 21 Saturday nights and winning three of those outings.

Developed by local trainer Ed Peconi Jr., Fathers Amiga began her career at Kawartha three years ago and went on to compete in the Ontario Sires Stakes, winning a Grassroots event at Georgian during her three-year-old season.

Just before the conclusion of Kawartha’s 2015 season in October, the mare was sold by owners Patricia Wall of Omemee and James Wall of Youngs Point, Ontario, to Bruce Somers, Jack Stevens and Robert McMillan, the latter has taken over her training as well.

They have been racing her at Woodbine Racetrack over the past month and she has performed very well with two wins and a very close second in four starts. Her first win at the Toronto track, on October 30, earned her a new life mark of 1:56.4.

Last night, Friday, November 27, she finished a very close second to Cracker Zack. Finishing third was another trotter KD fans are familiar with, Cold Certified. Cracker Zack also began his career at Kawartha Downs, under the supervision of trainer Carman Hie whose brother Doug serves as Kawartha’s track superintendent.

In total this year Fathers Amiga has made 22 starts with six wins and $23,522 in earnings with a lifetime bankroll of $76,151.

Fathers Amiga got frisky in the winner's circle for Gord Brown after winning at Kawartha on July 11.

Fathers Amiga got frisky in the winner’s circle for Gord Brown after winning at Kawartha on July 11.

Fathers Amiga winning at Woodbine in late October in a new life mark.

Fathers Amiga winning at Woodbine in late October in a new life mark.