The first race for the Evergreen Park Racing Club 2019 is in the books.
Club horse Why Frank finished fifth in an eight-horse race at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday afternoon.
The race was over 7 1/2 furlongs and Why Frank spent most of the race mid-pack and was five wide coming down the stretch, but couldn't put a rally together to catch eventual winner Bourque. A horse named Elwood was second, Tyler's Tek third and Temple Keys fourth.
Jockey David Lopez was aboard Why Frank helping the Club earn $276. The purse was $9,500.
Monday's race was likely the last in Arizona for Why Frank, who is expected to be transported to Alberta in early-May to compete at Century Mile in Edmonton in May and June.
The Evergreen Club has two other horses stabled at the track at Turf Paradise.
Mon Mousse hits the track on Tuesday at 5:13 p.m. in Race 7 for a purse of $7,000. The race, which includes seven other horses, is over 1 1/16 miles.
The third Club horse, My Sumurai Warrior, may, or may not, get a start in before joining Mon Mousse and My Frank for the trek north.
After training and racing in Edmonton the three Club horses will venture to Grande Prairie for The Horses At Evergreen Park in July and August.
Anyone who hasn't purchased their Club membership online at www.evergreenpark.ca or phone the Evergreen Park office Monday to Friday at 780-532-3279 for information on how to sign up.