Along the backstretch: Mud, mud and more mud

Bill Davis drove six winners on Thursday and Friday.

Driver/trainer Bill Davis after Friday's races at Fraser Downs.

Driver/trainer Bill Davis put on a show for all of us at Fraser Downs on Thursday (Oct. 9) and Friday. Bill drove six winners each day and also trained seven of those winners as well.

Call Me Up (trainer/driver Bill Davis) won her third race in a row by beating the best mares at the track.

And 82-year-old trainer Marcel Bouvier continued his hot hand with two winners on the card (Mitchell Blue Chip and On The Hunt).

Lord Tweedsmuir graduate Justin Currie won with a nice-looking mare (Real Pretty) he trains for Alice and Derek Gilbert of Manitobhttp://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/FromTheBackstretch.jpga. Three starts ago this mare raced at Miami, not Florida, but Miami Manitoba on the fair circuit for a purse of $1,850.

Mud, mud and more mud was the story Friday night (Oct. 10) at Fraser Downs.

A couple of horses that I have mentioned in the past (T Squared, trainer/driver Rick White) and Need You So Bad (trainer/driver Bill Davis) both won the $50,000 sales stakes final for three-year-olds.

Nice to see 15-year-old horse, Spider M, get a small cheque (5th) on Friday.  Most jurisdictions in Canada require horses to retire at 14 but in B.C., if the judges feel the horse is sound and competitive they will allow a horse to race one more year.

Speaking of veterans, nice to see Richard Remillard win the last race on Friday with Oblivious Boy. Richard competed in the Western Regional Drivers Challenge at Fraser Downs in April and decided to try his luck back here this fall with a few horses.

Racing resumes tonight (Oct. 16) at 6 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m.

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