This past weekend of racing at Evergreen Park saw their handle increase to over 120,000, which is a huge increase from anything that happened last year. Xpressbet and HPI have certainly brought home the betters at Evergreen Park and the sky seems to be the limit now.
Dan Gorman, who is the General Manager of Evergreen Park and representative for the B Circuit on the HRA board of directors, says he is extremely grateful to the provincial government for their assistance in getting horse racing off the ground this year. Gorman says that Evergreen Park is diligent in following all of the rules set out for dealing with the Covid Virus and is thrilled at the positive response from horse people and the public for their cooperation. Gorman, who is now in his ninth year at the helm of Evergreen Park, has worked tirelessly to make horse racing a success this year and should be commended for his fine efforts.
The first quarter horse stakes race went over the weekend and it was a thriller. The Allen Goodsell trained, "Lovely Cuvee" brought home the win, with jockey J.B. Botello in the irons, while second place went to the Tom Kenway trained, "First Prize Cruise", ridden by Martin Ortiz. "Lovely Cuvee", now qualifies to go to the United States for the final.
On the thoroughbred side, it was the first leg of the Marathon Series, and the Jim Depew trained, "Red Wings" pulled off the victory, piloted by Jose Rocha, while the Nellie Pigeau trained, "Courtly Pleasure", ridden by Blandford Stewart, picked up second place.
This upcoming weekend will feature three days of live racing at Evergreen Park, with the first being Friday night at 5:15 and Saturday and Sunday with a 1:15 start. There will be some great stakes races this weekend, so make sure you tune in for some awesome racing action.