Matt’s Blog — Weekend Preview November 17

Posted November 17, 2017 | Racing News

After a quick two week break for FarmFair and CFR, the Standardbreds are back in action!

There is no racing on Friday, but there are 11 races on Saturday night with a first post of 6:30pm. The weather appears as though it will be hovering around freezing, so it should be a fantastic evening.

The 6th race on the card features the return of THREE MORE SMILES who dropped out of the Western Canada Pacing Derby to smash a non two field in 1:53:4 – winning off by more than 11. He will be a very short price, and a key in most of the exotics. YANKEE UP has been extremely impressive in his two starts to date, and drew the rail as he steps up in class. He will have his eyes on the stake race at the end of the year.

An interesting field has been assembled for the 9th, a $20k-$25k claimer with four year olds and non winners of $4,501 in their last five. ROYAL RENEGADE was an impressive winner for $16k last out as he hit the front early, lost the lead but came back on to win by more than six. He is no stranger to this level, with a win back in September. OUTLAW KISMET was the horse who led most of the way in front of ROYAL RENEGADE before slowing down in the stretch. ‘KISMET could find a good spot if METAJKA ROAD leaves off the gate.

LISSOY and LUCKY LUCKA appear to be the two to beat in the 10th, with LISSOY drawing better along the fence. She will likely leave under Phil Giesbrecht and have LUCKY LUCKA sitting right behind her. She could cap a big night for trainer Justin Currie who sends out a number of short priced horses on the card.

Make sure to join us for:

‘Hockey Night in Vegas’ Slot Tournament

This November one lucky Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino Players Club member will qualify to win trip for two to Las Vegas to see the Las Vegas Golden Knights in action on Saturday, January 13, 2018!

Also get your tickets for:

A New Year’s Eve Celebration: Mardi Gras Style!

Ring in the New Year with bright colours, beads and festive fun at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino. Your ticket to our Mardi Gras themed celebration will get you access to a delicious Colours Restaurant buffet dinner and entries to over $10,000 worth of prize draws, as well as live Harness Racing and Casino entertainment.

See you Saturday night at 6:30pm!