Wallace-owned horse winning big on the harness racing track
Jody Jamieson, Canadas leading money-winning driver of 2007, had Santana Blue Chip under the wire in 1:53.2 to win the $700,000 plus Governors Cup at Woodbine Raceway last Saturday night. The two-year-old pacing colt is trained and co-owned by Jodys dad, Wallace, N.S., native Carl Jamieson. Clive Cohen Photo
Wallace native Carl Jamieson enjoyed a big night at Canadas largest racetrack last Saturday night when horses he trains finished 1-2 in the $731,000 Governors Cup final for two-year-old pacing colts at Woodbine Raceway.
Santanna Blue Chip, driven by son Jody Jamieson, won the rich stake event with a two-and-one quarter length victory in 1:53.1 over stablemate Roberts Rage, who was driven by Charlottetown native Mark MacDonald.
It was the fourth win in 10 lifetime trips for the son of Arts Major, who is co-owned by Carl Jamieson, 1140545 Ontario Ltd., Jeff Gillis and George Arthur Stable of Ontario. The colt has a summary of 4-4-2 with $602,095 in earnings. Carl also is co-owner of Roberts Rage.
The 1-2 finish increased the elder Jamiesons money winnings for the season to $2,521,828, to rank second among Canadian trainers. For Jody Jamieson, the victory was just one more in a career season that has seen him win the $1.5-million North America Cup and the prestigious Little Brown Jug with Tell All, a leading contender for Canadas Horse Of The Year. Jody is a front-runner for the OBrien Award as Canadian driver of the year.
With more than two months to go in the racing calendar, Jody has driven 338 winners with earnings of $8,345,280.
On Sunday night at Windsor Raceway in Ontario, Carl drove the three-year-old trotter J M Aggie to a second-pace finish in a $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes gold final and qualified for the $300,000 Super final in two weeks time.
At Truro Raceway last Sunday, Force Ore Finesse won the fastest of three $8,090 divisions of the Donnie and George Turner Memorial for three-year-olds with a wire-to-wire 1:58.3 victory. It was the 13th win in 16 starts for the colt, who has earned $50,000 in his sophomore season.
Western Dexter in 1:59.3 and Island Hurricane in 2:00.1 won the other divisions in the final stakes race of the season at Truro Raceway.
Doug Harkness is editor
of Atlantic Post Calls