This past weekend at Evergreen Park had shouting, screaming and cries of joy filling the air.
On Saturday, the Peace Country 4-H folks paid a visit to Evergreen Park and were treated to a tour of the backstretch, along with coming upstairs to the Eye in the Sky to visit with the Stewarts, Chart Caller, photogs and track announcer. There were a million questions presented by the kids and the Stewarts did an excellent job in answering their bevy of questions.
Theresa Sealy from H.R.A., who also works at the Olds College, was in charge of the 4-H group and did an excellent job of educating them on the ins and outs of horse racing.
On Saturday, the first running of the Marathon Stakes took place and it was filled with upsets. Nellie Pigeau's, "Master's Bluff", ridden by Blandford Stewart, pulled off a huge long-shot victory, while another long shot, "Cowboysteviewonder", ridden by Dwight Lewis and trained by Ceri Morgan, moved up for a second-place finish, which made for a huge exactor payout.
On Sunday, the Fillies & Mares Stakes was a thriller with Garry Marks', "Lady Amelia", pulling off the victory, making for back-to-back weekend stakes victories for the strong-willed mare. Lyle Magnuson's, "Sparkling Peg", finished a game second in that race.
Live racing action returns to Evergreen Park this upcoming weekend with Friday, Saturday and Sunday races.