August 20, 2006
A record crowd of 11,285 watched a record-setting race Sunday afternoon in Confederation Cup XXX in 2006.
Armbro Deuce won the $608,000 Flamboro Downs’ classic in 1:50.2, eclipsing the mark set last year by American Ideal by a fifth of a second, setting a new track and Confederation Cup record, a Canadian all-age record on a half-mile track and a world record for three-year-olds on a half miler.
Driver George Brennan had Armbro Deuce (trained by Blair Burgess) leading all the way to the finish line ahead of second place finisher Western Ace with Ron Pierce in the sulky and Secluded Island, guided by Roger Mayotte, who placed third.
The Ontario-based owners of Armbro Deuce, Robert Burgess of Campbelleville, Karin Olsson Burgess of Milton, Neal Cooper and Richard Kostoff of North York, supplemented the colt into the race for $25,000. It proved to be a very wise choice. After winning his elimination heat and earning back the entry fee for his owners, Armbro Deuce banked them another $254,000 by winning the Confederation Cup XXX final.
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