2020 : Follow Your Nose (TOUCAM SAM (MB) – STARSHINE JET – AS PROMISED)
Last year’s winner was bred by Jacques Lambert in St. Malo, Manitoba. Follow Your Nose was in Trever Williams stable during the Miami Fair season and had an impressive eight wins in nine starts during the summer. Her other start was a second-place finish on a sloppy track. Since leaving Manitoba she has spent her time at Pompano Park, Pocono Downs, and most recently at Yonkers Raceway. So far in 2021, she has had 24 starts and has won three times, earning over $25,000 in winnings. Follow Your Nose made a new lifetime mark this year of 1:53.4 at Pompano Park.
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2019: Saskabush Steve (LAMBRETTA (MB) – JK FANTASY – LIFE SIGN)
The 2019 winner, Saskabush Steve was bred by Cory Manning in Belmont, Manitoba. Manning trained and raced him during his two-year-old year, but Don Howlett took over in 2019. Saskabush Steve had an impressive three-year-old campaign by getting seven wins in eight starts. Currently, the five-year-old gelding is mostly racing at Rideau Carleton Raceway. His last win came on March 14th at Rideau Carleton Raceway in the time of 1:56.4. Saskabush Steve’s lifetime mark of 1:55.1 was also achieved at Rideau Carleton Raceway.
2018: Racemup (WHATAYASAY (MB) – LOGICALLYINCLINED – SHARK GESTURE)
Racemup had a mediocre time in Manitoba as he had three wins in his eight starts at the Manitoba Fair Circuit. He was bred by Arthur Rey out of St. Claude Manitoba and was trained by Arthur Rey as well. Racemup has jumped to the next level of harness racing as he spends most of his time in Preferred races at Rideau Carleton Raceway and Western Fair Raceway. This past Saturday (Aug. 14th), he finished third in the Gold Cup and Saucer trials and earned a spot in this upcoming weekend’s finals. The six-year-old gelding has only three wins in 2021 but has won over $30,000 in winnings. Make sure to watch Racemup in the Gold Cup and Saucer on Saturday, August 21st at Charlottetown Driving Park.
2017: Reys N A Rocket (MATTAROCKET (MB) – ALLAMERICAN ORCHID – CAMLUCK)
This mare was bred by Richard and Janet Rey from St Claude, Manitoba, and was also trained by Richard Rey. Reys N A Rocket picked up six wins in seven starts at the Manitoba Fair Circuit and was driven by Michel Rey. After leaving Manitoba, she has spent most of her time in either Ontario or Florida but most recently has been racking up the wins at Rideau Carleton Raceway. In her 14 starts in 2021, she has won nine times and finished second place four times. She has been a dominating force and just made the new lifetime mark of 1:52.2 with James Macdonald at Mohawk Park on August 17th.
2016: Baylor Out (ARMBRO BAYLOR (MB) – ALCARS XIT – JIGSAW)
The 2016 Futurity Final winner Baylor Out was bred by and currently owned by Marc Fillion. Baylor Out has since spent time at Century Downs, Cal Expo, Fraser Downs, and Track on 2. He has returned to Manitoba in 2021 and has been competing in the Open class here at home. His last win came back in July of 2020 but he is surely due for a big one anytime now. He has 19-lifetime wins and is currently at $92,094 in lifetime earnings.