Well that was an interesting day for the Evergreen Park Racing Club 2019 horses at Century Mile in Edmonton.
Club horse Why Frank kicked things off with a solid fourth in a mile trot Saturday afternoon in Race 6.
Not a bad showing on an A Circuit track for a horse who will race mostly for the Club at the B Circuit oval at The Horses At Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie July and August.
Mon Mousse was up next in Race 7 over six furlongs finishing 11th out of 12 horses.
It was the first time the two American-born steeds had run in Canada.
Why Frank’s fourth, with jockey Prayven Badrie on board, earned the Club $575 of the $11,500 purse. Boxer Boy finished first winning most of the money putting $6,900 into the jeans of owner Beckham Ranch.
Spectrus was second and Gunslinger, owned and trained by Grande Prairie’s Tom Rycroft, was third in the six-horse field.
Why Frank was unhurried early and failed to threaten in the end finishing well back of winner Boxer Boy.
Mon Mousse earned some oats for himself with $120 in winnings for second-last ending up 11 lengths behind eventual winner Beach Mode, who took home $4,500 of the $8,155 purse. Damario Bynoe was in the saddle for the Club horse in that race.
If it’s of any consolation, Mon Mousse was the best Grande Prairie-owned horse in the race. Keene On Demand, owned by Tom and Clint Rycroft and trained by Tom, finished behind Mon Mousse in 12th place.
The third Club horse, My Samurai Warrior, makes its Canadian debut at Century Mile today. He is out of the gate at 2:45 p.m. and will be looking for the biggest share of a $8,900 purse in a race over six furlongs.
Grande Prairie’s Darcy and Linda Hawkes also have a horse in that race – Pakal.