Leak drives to third consecutive victory in all-women harness race at Fraser Downs

Emily Leak has defended her title of reigning champion in the annual Powder Puff event as part of Harness the Hope.

The women of Fraser Downs take part in the 2014 annual powder puff race

Reigning champion Emily Leak defended her title in the Powder Puff race at Fraser Downs last weekend.

For the third year in a row, Leak has won the all-female driver race, driving KG Mattattack to a close finish at 2:05:3.

Kim Schneider and Happy Again Mindale were second, while Alina McLeod and Red Star Brooklyn placed a close third.

The racers pulled in $1,180 in winnings for the Canadian Cancer Foundation’s B.C./Yukon division.

The Feb. 9 charity harness race – held directly after the eighth race at Fraser Downs Racetrack – featured six drivers and horses.

Harness the Hope, presented by Nite of Hope, is an annual fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The event featured a brunch buffet, live racing, a silent auction, and blackjack tournament, along with the powder puff race. Proceeds from this year’s event went towards the purchase of early breast cancer detection equipment.

Below, from left: Kimberly Schneider, Ashley Ederer, Cherie Paskaruk, Emily Leak, Alina McLeod and Margaret White pose before their race.

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