Mystic’s magic

Mystic Maiden

A remarkable filly named Mystic Maiden has won her 12th consecutive win at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino.

Trained by Cloverdale’s own Justin Currie, 19, Mystic Maiden is gaining a glowing reputation as one of the

hottest harness horses in North America.

“She’s just a dream to have,” Currie told the Reporter earlier this fall.

Tonight Mystic Maiden competes in Alberta, her first time out of B.C., thanks to an amazing lifetime record of 19 wins out of 20.

She was the odds-on favourite heading into last week’s $75,000 Mary Murphy Stakes for three-year-old fillies on Remembrance Day.

And if she felt the pressure, she sure didn’t show it, turning in a breathtaking gate-to-wire race and winning by six lengths.

It was a personal best time of 1:53:2.

Driver Dave Hudon described the trip as “being in cruise control from start to finish.”

Veteran driver Jim Marino – who graced the winners’ circle four times that day – was also a hit with the crowd Nov. 11, when a number of stakes races took place.

Marino drove Nobody Can to win the $75,000 Robert Murphy Memorial Breeders Stakes for three-year-old colts and geldings.

Nobody Can’s sister, Just Fiction, took the $40,000 B.C. Breeders Stake for two-year-old fillies earlier in the day, driven by trainer/driver Ed Hensley. She beat Cristina Lake by a neck.

Marino also drove Branding Party to a photo finish in the $40,000 Breeders Stakes final for two-year-old colts and geldings.

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