Canada Day at Fort Erie Race Track: From Grand Gizmo to Seeds of Grandeur

Canada Day was a special event at the Fort Erie Race Track. In addition to the exciting races, there were plenty of family-friendly activities including a face painter, clown, and bouncy castle.

Here is a recap of the race results:

Race 1: Grand Gizmo gallops to victory

The first race of the day, a Claiming race for three-year-olds and upward, started at 12:04 p.m. Grand Gizmo, ridden by Edgar Zenteno, took the victory with a time of 1:47.41 over one and one-sixteenth miles on a fast dirt track. Zenteno’s skillful riding earned Grand Gizmo a win payoff of $8.90, place $3.50, and show $2.40. Carpe Bellum, ridden by Ismael Eluid Mosqueira, placed second, and Glorious Tribute, with Pierre Mailhot aboard, finished third. The race’s total purse was $13,500.

Race 2: Silver Candice shines bright

Race 2, an Allowance for fillies and mares three years old and upward, kicked off at 12:34 p.m. Silver Candice, ridden by MarkLee Z. Buchanan, won the six-furlong race on the dirt track with a time of 1:10.87. The win earned Buchanan $23.60 for the win, $6.90 for the place, and $2.80 for the show. Forest B, with jockey Sofia Vives, placed second, while Cant Beat the Katz, ridden by Melanie Pinto, finished third. The purse for this race was $24,600.

Race 3: Core claims the third race

At 1:01 p.m., Race 3, a claiming race for three-year-olds and upward, saw Core, ridden by Pierre Mailhot, claim victory. The race covered five and a half furlongs on a fast dirt track, with Core finishing in 1:04.23. Mailhot’s win payouts were $9.60, $3.70, and $2.90. Vinnie Van Go, with Melanie Pinto, came in second, and Half to Reload, ridden by Amanda Vandermeersch, placed third. The total purse for the race was $22,200.

Race 4: Devil in Her Heart takes the turf

Race 4 commenced at 1:34 p.m., featuring a claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward over about five furlongs on the turf. Devil in Her Heart, with jockey Alexis Sanchez, emerged victorious with a winning time of 1:00.80. Sanchez’s winning payouts were $9.40, $4.10, and $2.80. Silver Tunes, ridden by Amanda Vandermeersch, placed second, and New York Mint, with Edgar Zenteno, finished third. The race’s purse was $15,750.

Race 5: Discovery Chart’s maiden victory

The fifth race of the day started at 2:04 p.m., a Maiden Claiming for horses three years old and upward over six and a half furlongs on the dirt. Discovery Chart, ridden by Kirk Johnson, took first place with a time of 1:18.82. Johnson’s winning payouts were $16.90, $7.70, and $5.10. Tonka Wakan, ridden by Pierre Mailhot, placed second, and Persevere, with Da-Sean Zavier Gaskin, finished third. The purse for this race was $21,300.

Race 6: Palace Prince reigns supreme

Race 6, a claiming race for three-year-olds and upward, began at 2:35 p.m. and covered six furlongs on the dirt track. Palace Prince, ridden by Ismael Eluid Mosqueira, won the race with a time of 1:10.73. Mosqueira earned payouts of $6.40, $3.90, and $2.90. Bend in the River, ridden by MarkLee Z. Buchanan, placed second, and Party of No, with Terry Husbands, finished third. The total purse for the race was $15,750.

Race 7: Seeds of Grandeur ends the day with a win

The last race of the day, Race 7, started at 3:02 p.m. This claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward covered about seven furlongs on the turf. Seeds of Grandeur, ridden by Alexis Sanchez, won with a time of 1:29.05, earning payouts of $27.40, $6.00, and $4.70. Joy in the Battle, ridden by Ismael Eluid Mosqueira, placed second, and Mimi’s Holiday, with Amanda Vandermeersch, finished third. The race’s purse was $22,200.

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