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Brett MacDonald Hits $10-Million Milestone

Travis Henry 2000th career win photo

January 21, 2023 - In his first drive of the night and the first race of the card on Saturday (Jan. 21) at Flamboro Downs, Brett MacDonald nabbed a victory which sent him to the seven-digit stratosphere.

Leaving from post 7 in the $8,400 event, Brett MacDonald motored Richard Moreau trainee Got Charlie to the point and cleared after a :28.3 first quarter. Facing nothing but respect on the front through a :58 half and 1:29.1 three-quarters, Got Charlie just had to withstand the live charge of Rock On Harriett in the lane and did so by three-quarter lengths in 2:00.3. The winning share of the purse by the four-year-old Sportswriter mare just landed MacDonald over $10 million in career earnings.

J Bradley Harris Wins No. 2000

Travis Henry 2000th career win photo

December 28, 2022 - J Bradley Harris had four drives coming into the Wednesday night (Dec. 28) card at Flamboro Downs and sat four wins away from the 2,000-win milestone. Scoring a grand slam with his lone assignments, J Harris entered the 2,000-win club.

Harris opened the evening swiftly with a 1:59 win by Senior Advisor. Later, he steered odds-on favourite Rock N Row to a coast-to-coast victory in 1:56.1 and followed with a 1:55.2 post-to-pillar win by favoured Ponderance. In the last race on the card, Harris slid off a pocket trip with Ship Disturber to his 2,000th victory to wrap the night batting a thousand.

This season is Harris's first year with over 100 wins and a $1 million in purses since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Harris, having driven since 2005, has earned $12 million in purses and sits tied for seventh on the Flamboro Downs driving leaderboard.

Travis Henry Notches 2,000th Driving Win

Travis Henry 2000th career win photo

October 26, 2022 - Driver Travis Henry celebrated a career milestone on the Wednesday evening (Oct. 26) card at Flamboro Downs.

Henry earned his 2,000th career victory with Blake MacIntosh trainee Sports Fan in the eighth race on the Flamboro card. The pair got away fifth off the car and after a :28 first quarter, followed cover on the outside behind Ifudontchewbigred (Travis Cullen). Unchanged, they continued in the outer flow through the :58.2 half. At the 1:27.3 third quarter, Henry pulled Sports Fan three-wide, meeting the leading Premier Nacho (Jason Ryan) eye-to-eye in the turn for home. Henry and Sports Fan continued surging forward on to a 2-1/4-length victory in 1:57.4. Premier Nacho finished second and Counter Offer (Michael Whelan) finished third.

After his win with the three-year-old colt by Sportswriter out of the Western Ideal mare My Ideal, Henry upgraded his season win total to 265, ranking him in the top five drivers in Canada by wins.

Moment Is Here Sets OSS & Track Record

Photo of Moment Is Here
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October 2, 2022 - The Ontario Sires Stakes Gold preliminary season for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings wrapped Sunday night (Oct. 2) at Flamboro Downs with Moment Is Here earning his breakthrough victory at the top level of the provincial program in the lone $156,300 division.

The victory was the second overall of Moment Is Here’s freshman campaign as he increased his career earnings to over $188,000 with the win. He also solidified his spot in the $225,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final on Oct. 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, where he will go up against freshman pacing star Stockade Seelster, and the rest of Ontario’s top two-year-old male pacers.

Scott McEneny of Puslinch, Ont. trains the Big Jim gelding who now has a record of 2-4-1 from nine starts this year for Hamilton, Ont. owner Domenic Chiaravalle.

DWs Point Man Breaks Track Record

September 4, 2022 - DWs Point Man stole the show as the province's top trotting freshmen clashed in four $100,000-plus Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold divisions on what became opening night at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Sept. 4).

The nine-race card featured two OSS divisions for colts and geldings and two divisions for fillies. Driver Louis-Philippe Roy swept the male half of the OSS quartet.

Race 5 opened the OSS action and DWs Point Man established a lifetime mark and a track, OSS and Canadian record of 1:57 to extend his winning streak to four races. The time beats the previous record for two-year-old trotting geldings of 1:57.1 set by Twin B Archie last year.

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Date Key Headline
January 29, 2023 SC Radio Lab Repeats At Flamboro
January 26, 2023 SC Six Straight For Dreydl Hanover
January 22, 2023 SC Radio Lab Rolls In Flamboro Feature
January 21, 2023 SC MacDonald Hits $10-Million Milestone
January 19, 2023 SC Crosscut Captures Flamboro Feature
January 15, 2023 SC Arrakis Rips To Flamboro Win
January 13, 2023 SC Pink Floyd Hanover In Time
January 8, 2023 SC Cool Clifford Coasts In Flamboro feature
January 1, 2023 SC Sicario Scores in Flamboro Feature
December 28, 2022 SC Harris Collects Win No. 2000
December 22, 2022 SC Miss Rockadali Rolls in Preferred
December 21, 2022 SC Ideal Perception Pops In Preferred Repeat
December 18, 2022 SC Andy Over Powers To Flamboro Score
December 14, 2022 SC Ideal Perception Powers At Flamboro
December 11, 2022 SC Power and Grace Repeats At Flamboro
December 8, 2022 SC Beach Moment Wins Flamboro Feature
December 7, 2022 SC Dontpokethedragon Threepeats In Preferred
December 4, 2022 SC Power And Grace Goes Coast To Coast
December 1, 2022 SC Major League N Sizzles in Flamboro Feature
November 30, 2022 SC Dontpokethedragon Repeats In Preferred
November 27, 2022 SC Arrakis Doubles In Preferred
November 23, 2022 SC Dontpokethewdragon Wins Preferred
November 20, 2022 SC Oh Lina Upsets In Flamboro Preferred
November 16, 2022 SC Five Straight For Palladium Hanover
November 13, 2022 SC Cullen Crushes With Five At Flamboro
November 10, 2022 SC Beach Moment Slides Home In Preferred
November 9, 2022 SC Twin B Powerball Wins Preferred
October 30, 2022 SC Power And Grace Rolls At Flamboro
October 26, 2022 SC Travis Henry Notches 2,000th Driving Win
October 23, 2022 SC Jacked Sweeps Autumn Series
October 19, 2022 SC Flamboro Feature To Dontpokethedragon
October 16, 2022 SC Jacked Cruises In Autumn Series Elim
October 15, 2022 SC Jodie Cullen Notches 1,000th Win
October 13, 2022 SC Moreau Wins Three At Flamboro
October 9, 2022 SC Autumn Series Starts At Flamboro
October 2, 2022 SC Moment Is Here Sets OSS and Track Record
October 2, 2022 SC First Win For Malik Smith
September 18, 2022 SC Gimme A Corona Kicks Home In Prospect Series
September 13, 2022 SC Sant Ambroggio Repeats In Prospect Series
September 6, 2022 SC Oceanview Massey A Maiden No More
September 4, 2022 SC DWS Point Man Breaks Records
May 22, 2022 SC Linedrive Hanover Sets Canadian Record in Juravinski Cup
May 15, 2022 SC Ontario Stars Sizzle in Juravinski Eliminations

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