Kawartha Downs fans will be watching tonight’s fourth race at Mohawk with interest as Four For Orr and Reg Gassien will attempt their fourth win in as many starts this year.
A three-year-old son of Armbro Deuce owned by Linda Moore of Orono, Ontario and trained by Russell Moore, Four For Orr has raced at Kawartha Downs for the past three Saturday nights where he’s won impressively and by a total of 15 lengths. Two of those wins were in a life best 1:57.2.
Reg Gassien, who at one time was a leading driver on the WEG circuit but now drives primarily at his home track of Kawartha, will make the trip to Campebellville to guide the gelding tonight.
Four For Orr’s family has a history at Kawartha Downs as his dam, Julie Mae, raced almost exclusively at KD during her career.
KD followers should also keep an eye on Blood Moon in the first race. Trained by Murary Brethour, the three-year-old son of Majestic Son made his first career start in a qualifier at KD on May 20. In his most recent start he was third in an OSS Grassroots event at Mohawk.
In race six Randy Van Meer’s Labero, a three-year-old Kadabra gelding who won his qualifier last Saturday at Kawartha, has drawn post one. He is a half-brother to $679,000 winner French Laundry.
In race 10 Blue Line will depart from post two. The Stonebridge Regal gelding has raced his past two starts at Kawartha, finishing fourth and second for trainer Dave Tyrrell.