The rain started Saturday night and was relentless throughout Sunday as Evergreen Park was forced to cancel its third day of racing this summer.
The highlight of Saturday's race card was the third leg of the Marathon Series, which up to now has been a two-horse battle through the first two legs of the Series. The Darcy Ralph owned and Nellie Pigeau trained, "Master's Bluff" won the first leg, while Ty Murray's, "Cowboysteviewonder" finished second.
The tide turned in leg two of the Marathon Series as, "Cowboysteviewonder" came from off the pace and just edged out, "Master's Bluff" for the victory.
With each horse having a first and second in the first two legs, the third leg would be the tie breaker and it turned out to be a tremendous race. "Master's Bluff" was out front all the way, while, "Cowboysteviewonder" was closing ground fast, but had to settle for second best.
All of the lost races from Sunday's rain out will be made up this Sunday, with eleven races on the card, while Friday and Saturday have six each night.
The battle for leading trainer at Evergreen Park this summer had a change over the weekend. Long-time trainer, Nellie Pigeau, moved into the lead by two wins over the habitual leading trainer, Lyle Magnuson. With two weeks left, it will no doubt go right down to the wire between these two savvy veterans.