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Friday, 15 July 2022 09:29

BIG WEEKEND OF RACING AT J.D.A.

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The road to the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championships at Horseshoe in Indianapolis for Canadian horses starts this weekend at J.D.A. Raceway at Evergreen Park.

The John Deere Juvenile Challenge Trials go Sunday with the final, with a $30,000 purse, slated for August at the Grande Prairie oval.

The first 350 yard race is No. 1 on Sunday with a 1:15 p.m. start.

There are five quarter horses entered including Professor Gee – owned by local Jerry Stojan. Professor Gee is the favorite, according to the Evergreen Park oddsmaker.

The second BOA John Deere Juvenile Trial is Race 2 with five horses entered including Stojan’s Nobile Rearing. The Park Pick to win that race is Nobile Rearing.  

The third of three quarter horses races is also Sunday. Race 3 is the GP Distance Stakes for $10,000 in prize money over 770 yards.

And, you guessed it, the favorite is a Stojan horse called Get It Foose. Owned by Chuck Stojan – Jerry’s father.

There are five horses in that race.

J.D.A. Raceway is the only Canadian track that hosts BOA quarter horse races.

Weekend racing starts on Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and that day includes two feature races – the Distaff Series Leg 1 over 5 ½ furlongs for $9,000 in purse money (Race3) and the Sprint Series Leg 1 (Race5) over 5 ½ furlongs for a purse of $9,000.

Both Evergreen Park Racing Club horses are competing this weekend. High Kelly Babe gets her first start for the Club in the first race Saturday and Ynotgiveitago, a gelding who won last weekend, is entered in the final race of the weekend (Race 6) on Sunday.

First 200 people through the gates on Saturday will receive a free hot dog and pop and this week’s Slow Horse Sweepstakes (race bettors who don’t win can enter their betting slip) is a $500 travel voucher from Marlin Travel.

There is no admission fee to watch the races.

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