(I’m on the right with driver Scott Coulter).
It wasn’t a glamourous evening at Western Fair on Friday.
It was muddy and damp with some rain coming down, but oh so much fun.
I was competing in a media race after the first “real” harness race on the card. I like to think my race was real but I know they went easy on us.
I was happy my horse was a Run the Table son. The magnificent stallion Run the Table of Killean Farms in Ingersoll died earlier this year. He was a champion.
My horse Killean Sweep (great name) was a 12-year-old who is retired from racing. Friends call him Harry so that’s what I called him.
My driver was Scott Coulter, a friendly guy, who was born in London and lived close to the track. He now makes his home in Brantford.
I finished second in the race (out of three).
The Sports XPress editor, Greg, won the race aboard Ram Buster, who still races.
We almost caught them at the line.
I was wearing the colours of Brian Tropea, Ontario Harness Horse Association president. I like Brian, but I should have taken Gord up on his offer to let me borrow his wife’s silks! Might have fit better.
I asked Brian if McGuinty’s resignation and the proroguing of Parliament changed anything for the industry and he doesn’t believe it will.
So they are plugging along, business as usual.
Glad I was a part of that business on Friday.