CANADA’S

Trainer O’Brien seek­ing record Grade 1 vic­tory

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with a car­ry­over of nearly $1 mil­lion. The money will be doled out af­ter the 12th race, which has an over­flow field of 12 starters.

Marion Ma­rauder, who won trot­ting’s triple crown last year, is the Cana­dian rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Satur­day’s $1 mil­lion In­ter­na­tional Trot at Yonkers Race­way. The race is part of a $3.3 mil­lion (U.S) card which is a record for har­ness rac­ing in New York State.

And Ajax Downs will be well rep­re­sented in the Bank of Amer­ica Chal­lenge Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day at Prairie Mead­ows. Fast Man Vic will run in the main event worth $330,000. Ls Prince takes a shot in the $180,000 Derby Chal­lenge. And Carneros runs in the $130,000 Ju­ve­nile Chal­lenge as part of this Breed­ers’ Cup-style night for quar­ter horses.

MICHAEL BURNS PHOTO

Pat­ti­son Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional con­tender Idaho gal­lops un­der ex­er­cise lad Ben Dalton yes­ter­day.

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