A fantastic crowd was on hand on a perfect evening at Kawartha Downs to watch the adorable miniature horses perform in two races in addition to the regular card of Standardbred racing tonight.
Six horses competed in the first mini event, the gallop, which was won by Coors with one of Kawartha Downs’ leading drivers, Nick Boyd, in the bike. Emma Christoforou, driving Double Fistin Budz, was a close second.
A five-year-old gelding, Coors was the most experienced mini in the field having raced in 10 of these events so far in his career. He is owned and trained by Nicole Henry. The second mini race was a Kids Trot race which saw youngsters Ava MacDonald, Lane and Blake Riley and Brody Nicholson accompany the accomplished drivers on the minis.
Boyd was also back in the winners’ circle after winning with Royal Engagement in the seventh race. It was the third straight win for the Stonebridge Regal seven-year-old mare trained by Tommy Riley for Brett Riley of Roseneath, Ontario.
Racing returns next Saturday night with a 7 p.m. post time.