Steve Hudon and Reg Gassien held the hot hands at Kawartha Downs tonight winning as they each recorded hat tricks.

Hudon had back to back winners in races two and three as he scored with Short Reign (1:59.1) and HP Black Shadow. The latter was an eight length winner in 1:55. Hudon’s third trip to victory lane was courtesy of Bittersweet Dreams who was home with three lengths to spare in 1:57.2.

Gassien’s three bagger began in the fifth race when he scored a narrow win with Magic Moss. Bet Till Dawn notched his second straight win for Gassien in the seventh and he ended the card on the right note scoring in the ninth and final race with Vegas Rich.

Next week marks Kawartha Downs’ anniversary as the track marks 45 years of live harness racing. It’s also Bring A Friend night when regular patrons are encouraged to bring someone to the track who has never been before. Post time is 7 p.m.