Cloverdale driver returns for B.C. Breeders stakes

Fraser Downs Racetrack set to host B.C.’s richest day in harness racing Nov. 11.

Billy Davis Jr.

One of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming harness racing drivers will be returning to his home town – and home racetrack – for a day at the races this Monday for the 2013 B.C. Breeders Classic.

Cloverdale’s own Billy Davis Jr. got his start at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, hosting B.C.’s richest afternoon of harness racing on Nov. 11, when the top drivers and horses compete.

There will be an estimated $300,000 worth of stakes races for two-and three-year-old horses.

Davis, a Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary grad, debuted in 2008 as a rookie at Fraser Downs, and now lives in Ontario, where he’s gaining a reputation as a driver to watch.

Just 27, Davis has already stacked up an impressive 1,461 lifetime wins for a purse of $12.8 million.

In 2013, he’s already clocked 334 wins, with over $3.3 million in earnings.

Last December, he represented Canada at the International Trot in France, winning with Orage Mauzun.

If Davis’ last name sounds familiar to local race fans, it should: his dad is Hall of Fame driver Bill Davis.

For the 2013 B.C. Breeders Classic, Davis is being flown out by owner/trainer Rod Therres of Cloverdale, where he’ll be driving Therres’ horses in the four stakes races.

He’ll be driving Whywewerechosen in the $75,000 stakes for three-year-old colts, Listplaced, entered in the $50,000 race for 2-year-old colts, Jennysbigbook in the $50,000 race for two-year-fillies and Alittleforplace, entered in the $75,000 race for three-year-old fillies.

Davis is donating his drivers earnings from the B.C. Breeders Classic  to Greener Pastures, the B.C. Standardbred Horse Adoption Society, which rehabilitates and finds new homes for retired racehorses.

Live racing begins at 12:45 p.m. Visitors are invited to meet Davis and the other drivers in the atrium before the first race.

There is also live racing this Friday starting at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 12:45 p.m.

For more information, visit Fraserdowns.com or Harness Racing BC.

You can also search entries by horse, driver, trainer, track and date at standardbredcanada.ca/entries.

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