Unix Hanover, a regular performer at Kawartha Downs during the 2015 racing season, is tearing it up at Yonkers with three straight wins. Local horseman Murray Breathour, well known for his ability with young horses, developed Unix who was a $40,000 yearling purchase in 2013 at Harrisburg.
Kawartha Downs was the setting for the horse’s first start as both a two- and three-year-old. Last year at three he visited the Fraserville oval five times, winning on August 29 with a gate to wire performance with Murray in the sulky. That race may be watched here.
His last start for his Ontario connections was a 1:54 victory at Woodbine on October 5. Afterwards he was sold to Bill and Barbara Ethier of Delaware and put into the stable of Scott Blackler. He’s made eight starts for his new connections and has five trips to the winner’s circle for them, all at Yonkers’ half-mile oval.
Harness Racing Communications profiled the now four-year-old horse today and his trainer told them Unix will be pointed to the Sagamore Hill Series at Yonkers starting in March.
“He gets around a half so well, which is why we haven’t taken him to the Meadowlands. We have him lined up for the Sagamore. We’ll see what happens,” said Blackler.
“The first time I jogged the horse I couldn’t believe it. He’s a good-looking horse and he’s a pleasure on the track. He always feels good, in fact he acts like a colt still.
“He’s not that difficult to take care of, really. He jogs, he trains, and we go to the races,” the trainer added to HRC. Here is the full article: Unix Hanover – HRC story.