The talented young horseman Travis Cullen has certainly put his name on the map in Alberta this past year. Cullen closed out the Alberta Downs meet on Saturday, October 19 th with five driving wins on the day and also captured both the Top Driver and Top Trainer titles.
Starting off the day Cullen drove his own trainees Canbec Holligan to victory by three lengths in the second race, Raging Fingers in the ninth, Sing Like An Angel in the eleventh and Bob Watts in the thirteenth. Cullen also drove Eternal Grace for trainer V. Sifert in the twelfth dash.
The "red hot" Cullen ended the Lacombe meet with 86 Driving victories and 64 Training victories. Brandon Campbell finished second in the Driving standings while Gerry Hudon finished third. Kelly Hoerdt took the second spot in the Trainer standings with Keith Clark third.
The handle on the final day was $40,681.
NORTHLANDS OPENING DAY FRIDAY!
Opening weekend at Northlands Park will be filled with stakes action for both 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds. Friday will host two divisions for both the Premiers Filly and Premiers Colt. Triple Action and Nighttraintovegas are both going off as the morning line favorite in each of their Premiers Filly divisions. On the colts side National Debt is the overwhelming morning line favorite at 1-1 in his division while Blue Eyed Cowboy is the morning line favorite in the second division.
The Alberta Sires Stakes action will be contested on Saturday evening with the $50,000 final of the AB Marquis for 3-year-old fillies and the $50,000 final of the Alberta Maverick for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Champions Crackers Hot Shot and Premium Attaction will both be looking to capture final Alberta Sires Stakes title before heading in to the Super Finals next Saturday, November 2nd.
There will be over $380,000 up for grabs on Super Final Day.
As Promised "Forever"
As Promised "Forever" will be held on Saturday, November 16 th. Past Top performers Weekend Bernie, Dudes Leaving Town, River Lass and Skip To My Mjjz will be our special guests for the day. This will be a very special day remembering As Promised and the day will be filled with great moments, food specials and prizes.