Kawartha Downs race fans will recognize several of the performers, equine and human, racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Thursday night.
Rhonda Markle’s See R Chin Win, who has raced at Kawartha since she began her career in 2012, has drawn post three in the third race. A multiple winner at the Fraserville oval this past season, the now eight-year-old mare is owned by Shawn Moscrop of Cobourg, Ontario.
KD regulars will remember See R Chin Win from the final race card of the 2014 racing season when Markle painted the trotter to celebrate Hallowe’en along with many of the families in attendance.
Right next door in Thursday’s race are Dagfin Henriksen, who used to be the farrier at Kawartha until he moved to Cambridge, and Per Henriksen, one of the track’s OHHA’s reps. Dagfin is aboard Girl Drama, a regular competitor at Kawartha from 2011 through 2013. The eight-year-old Majestic Son mare has raced steadily on the WEG circuit since Dagfin moved.
Per’s charge, Top Dollar, will depart from post five in the same race. Per’s partner Ann Larsen trains the five-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding who is a half-brother to $1.4 million winner Snow White.
Top Dollar’s stablemate in their Norwood, Ontario, stable is the four-year-old Andover Hall mare Pampered In Pink who has post seven in the second race with Per scheduled to drive.
Sunderland horseman Murray Brethour has a pair of starters into go on Thursday including Diamond Tested who scored her only win of the 2016 season at KD on June 25. Murray shares ownership of the Bettors Delight four-year-old mare with Noblock Racing Stable and Dean Campbell.
Murray also starts American Curves in the seventh race where she’ll leave from post seven with Jack Moiseyev aboard. Owned by Doug Millard, Kevin McKinlay and Martin Van Beek, the American Ideal miss started her career as a two-year-old at KD. She won a leg of the Princess Series at Mohawk last spring.