With no eliminations required for the $195,000 Forest City Pace on November 26 at The Raceway at Western Fair District, five of the nine mares entered will prep this weekend, all at Woodbine Racetrack.
Warrawee Koine has drawn Post 5 in Friday evening’s fourth race at Woodbine. Jody Jamieson is listed to steer the five-year-old daughter of Astreos who has won $246,890 so far this season for owner/breeder Dr. Mike Wilson.
On Saturday night at the Toronto oval, four of the Forest City entrants will take a turn behind the gate in the ninth race, the Mares Open.
Jamieson will be aboard Ticket To Rock from Post 2 for trainer Tony O’Sullivan. The Rocknroll Hanover four-year-old would go over the $1-million mark in lifetime earnings with a victory in the $42,000 race. O’Sullivan also trains Seriously, who has drawn Post 4 in the Mares Open with Scott Zeron at the lines.
Alongside Seriously in Post 5 will be the defending Forest City champ Dreamfair Eternal. Chris Christoforou, who piloted the winner of $628,465 this year to victory in last year’s Forest City final, will once again be behind the winner of $2.3 million lifetime.
Voelz Hanover is the other mare entered in Saturday’s Open and the Forest City. The winner of more than $1-million in purses will have Mario Baillargeon in the bike as usual from Post 7.
The other mares that will be competing in the Forest City, the feature event of Western Fair’s fall meet, are recent Breeders Crown winner Anndrovette, Blissful Smile, Chancey Lady and Ginger And Fred.
The nine mares that are scheduled to start in this year’s Forest City have earned a total of more than $10.5 million in their careers. The post positions will be drawn next Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
(courtesy Western Fair District)