Not only was Manitoba well represented Sunday afternoon at Century Mile but Manitoba also stole some of the spotlight. Manitoba-based trainer, Trevor Williams picked up three wins on a chilly afternoon. The first win came from Lisplaced (Lis Mara- Jennys Place-Artsplace) in race 4. Williams’ second win came in race 6 with A Cowboysdream (Living It Up- Ladies Luv Cowboys-Western Terror). The 6-year-old Saskatchewan-bred mare, Pure Addition (Riverboat-King-China Art- Artsplace) picked up Williams’ third win. Glenn Le Drew was in the bike for all three of these victories. The Williams barn also picked up a third-place finish in the first race of the day with Just Marvelous (Arthur Blue Chip- Just Say So- Real Artist).
Kevin Hildebrandt was another Manitoba-based trainer that earned a win. Hildebrandt won race 3 with Nextthingsmoken (Sand Shooter- Are Those Real- Jennas Beach Boys). Anyone who put money on the Kentucky-bred, 11-year-old gelding would have won $12.70 based on a $2 win bet. This was Phillip Giesbrecht’s first win on the day. Hildebrandt also got a third with Manitoba-bred, Irish Jean (Youshouldseemenow-Shes All That- Well Said) in race 14 with Clayton Braybrook in the bike.
Jacques Lambert who used to train out of St. Malo Manitoba also got into the winner’s circle in the seventh race with Munchie Chris (Toucam Sam-Dawns Early Rise- Ambro Baylor). The Manitoban-bred gelding paid $14.40 based on a $2 bet. This was Phillip Giesbrecht’s second of five wins on the day. Lambert also picked up a couple of second-place finishes with Two To Ten (Mystery Chase- Shoplifter Hanover- Dragon Again) and the Manitoba-bred Mr. Dillion (Lambretta- Overnight Succes- Solid Ice).