Along the Backstretch: Marino continues winning ways as Fraser Downs readies for B.C. stakes

The finalists have now been set for the best B.C.-bred horses to race in the rich stake finals Nov. 11 at Fraser Downs.

The finalists have now been set for the best B.C.-bred horses to race in the rich stake finals Nov. 11 at Fraser Downs.

After four legs leading up to the big payday, the horses are starting to sort themselves out by ability, but in horse racing not always the best horse wins.  Join us at Fraser Downs on Tuesday, Nov. 11 to see how the $300,000 in purse money will be given away that day.

Jim Marino continued his winning ways by hitting the winners circle five times on Thursday (Oct. 30) with two of the winners coming from his own stable.

Friday night (Oct. 31) saw a new name added to the winners list of the Mary Murphy Stake Series: News At Ten won for the first time in her career for owner Philip McLaren, trainer Ty O’Neill and driver Jim Marino.

The powerful Marjorie Dumont stable from Alberta continues to be on a roll as Marjorie sent out two winners from two starters.

Nice to have Sunday afternoon racing back, Rock Allstar continued his domination by winning the Open for the fourth time this meet.

Race Secretary Darren Callaghan wrote a 5/8’s mile dash which has the race starting right in front of the people and going around once. Dave Hudon had Im Dynamite ready for the dash race for the win.

Racing resumes Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9 at 12:45 p.m., and a special Rememberance Day card at 12:45 p.m. Breeder’s Classic day is Tuesday when the best B.C. bred Standardbreds race for $250,000.

See you there!!!

– Jackson Wittup is executive director of Harness Racing B.C.

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