When What A Peach lines up behind the starting gate at Kawartha Downs on Saturday night he’ll be looking for his third straight victory at the Fraserville oval.
The four-year-old gelding by Angus Hall has won his last two races, each time with Gord Brown aboard and in both cases he had five lengths on his rivals. Karel Laarakkers of Sunderland, Ontario, trains and owns What A Peach whose grandmother, Peach Pit, was one of this country’s top trotters a few decades ago.
Trained by the late, great William Wellwood, a member of Canada’s Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Peach Pit earned over $810,000 during her impressive racing career and was named Canada’s three-year-old trotting filly of the year in 1989, the debut year of the O’Brien Awards. Her daughter, So Peachy, is What A Peach’s mother.
What A Peach has drawn post three in the fifth race on Saturday night at Kawartha Downs. Post time is 7 p.m.