GREAT DAY FOR TRAINER MCNALLY TO END SEASON AT THE HORSES AT EVERGREEN PARK
There were several story lines at the final day of racing at The Horses At Evergreen Park on Sunday, August 27.
And trainer Kathy McNally was in the middle of a couple of them.
McNally, from Grande Prairie, trains Big Cyn (photo above in red) and High Kelly Babe.
Both horses were winners on the final day.
Big Cyn won the Mr. Mike’s Paint The Park Purple – Race For The Cure Stakes and first place money of $4,637 out of a total of $8,750 available.
Big Cyn, owned by Tracie Gillis and ridden by Garfield Gordon, broke out at the start, set the pace and kept to task en route to the win by ¾ of a length in a field of five horses. Causin Mischief was second and Just Class third in the six furlongs run.
In what was one of the more heartwarming wins of the season, Evergreen Park Racing Club horse High Kelly Babe, trained by McNally, finished her racing career with a victory in Race 6 taking home $3,445 of the $6,500 purse.
High Kelly Babe, over the six furlongs, stalked the pace, found some stretch and prevailed against five other horses. She finished 1 ½ lengths ahead of runner-up Quality Plus, who finished a neck in front of third place finisher Cmon Sharon.
The Club horse had two wins, a third, sixth and seventh in five races in 2023 and overall after two years of racing had three wins, two seconds and two third after 14 starts and career earnings of $12,265.
Babe has been sold and retired from racing and will start her new life on a farm in the Peace Country. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SEASON WRAP STORY