Flanagan Memory, a former star of the OSS program, demolished the foes he faced in Monday’s $34,000 Preferred Trot. Chris Christoforou got away third with the favourite, before blasting him to the top in the backstretch. Together they led the group through middle fractions of :54.4 and 1:23.4 before rolling home in :27.3 to win by nine lengths over Whiskey Tax. Charmed Life was third.
Trainer Rene Dion co-owns the six-year-old son of Kadabra-Classy Stacy with Liette Flanagan of Repentigny, QC. The 1:51.2 clocking tied the North American season’s record for an older trotting horse. The victory was the third of the season – and the 16th to date – for the career winner of $1,054,271.