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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 McEney 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.

OSS, Track Record For Moment Is Here (SC)

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.

Under Roy’s handling, DWs Point Man took advantage of inside position by going to the front from post 2, cutting the first quarter in :28.3 and establishing a lead he wouldn’t relinquish.

DWS Point Man Breaks Track Record (SC)

Linedrive Hanover Wins Juravinski Cup

May 22, 2022: The inaugural edition of the $273,500 Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup was a race for the history books as Linedrive Hanover blazed around Flamboro Downs' half-mile oval to set a new all-age track and Canadian record on May 22, 2022.

Formerly known as the confederation cup, Flamboro Downs' signature race for four-year-old pacers was renamed in 2022 in honour of Charles Juravinski, the track's co-founder and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer who passed away in February 2022.

Linedrive Hanover blazed home a winner in a career-best clocking of 1:49 flat to become Canada's fastest pacer on a half-mile track. The time of the mile knocked one-fifth of a second off the Canadian record on a half-mile track set by This Is This Plan at Hippodrome 3R in 2019. It also bested Somebeachsomewhere's 1:49.2 all-age track record that the Hall of Famer set as a three-year-old in 2008.

Linedrive Hanover Sets Track Record (SC)

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