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FINAL DAY WIN BY HIGH KELLY BABE ENDS SUCCESS CLUB SEASON AT EVERGREEN

It was a successful 2022 racing season for the Horses At Evergreen Park at J.D.A. Raceway.

Club horses Ynotgiveitago and High Kelly Babe raced to three victories between them and off the track Club members got back almost all of their $250 membership fee back.

A performance any horse “owner” would be proud of.

Ynotgiveitago won twice, including in the very first race day of the season on July 9.

In that race, with jockey Corrine Andros on board, Ynotgiveitago chased, was urged in the final turn and draw away down the stretch. Blink’s Rocket was second and Equivocator third over the 5 ½ furlongs run.

Ynot’s second win came three race days later, on August 14, in a seven furlongs gallop.

In that one, with Andros again aboard, the three-year-old Club horse was mid-pack partway through the race and drove hard for the win over Imperialite and Two Terms.

High Kelly Babe, also three, got into the winner’s circle with Club members after the second-last race of the season – on August 28.

Shout had actually finished ahead of High Kelly Babe at the finish line, but was disqualified for an infraction – giving High Kelly Babe the win.

That race was over 5 ½ furlongs and saw New Canadian end up second and Ann Of War third. Andros was again behind the reins for the third Club win as the successful summertime racing season came to a close.

Ynotgiveitago raced five times for the Club with the two wins, a third, fourth and fifth while High Kelly Babe had four runs with a first, two seconds and a third.

The 33% winning record for the Club was impressive as is the fact Ynotgiveitago and High Kelly Babe between them finished in the money (first, second or third) 78% of the time. High Kelly Babe was in the money every time she raced.

The Club, after a two-year sabbatical, was back up running. It was formed in 2017.

In agreement with Club members the Club will winter both Ynotgiveitago and High Kelly Babe with trainer Kathy McNally, who will have the horses ready to go next spring if the Club opts to enter them either at Lethbridge’s Rocky Mountain Turf Club or Edmonton’s Century Mile. Both horses will be involved in The Horses At Evergreen Park in 2023.

Over the July-August summer season there was 15 days of racing and, for the first time, the handle for The Horses At Evergreen Park was over $1M.

All Club members who had their winnings carry over to next year will have no extra fees for their 2023 memberships. Those looking to join the Club for 2023 will be able to sign up when the registration forms come out before the end of 2022.