Flamboro Downs honours the best of the year

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The local harness racing community honoured the best of the year, at the Flamboro Downs Awards ceremony last week. A total of 16 awards in 10 categories were presented to outstanding contributors to the sport this season.

Jamie Kaye of Hamilton earned the Ambassador Award, presented in recognition of exemplary efforts in the promotion of Flamboro Downs and the sport of harness racing.

Brantford's Scott Coulter, and Cambridge resident Mark MacDonald each earned a Milestone Award. Coulter had 311 winning drives, including the 1,000th win of his career in 2005, while MacDonald finished the year with a record 692 victories and the O'Brien Award as Canada's top driver.

Groom Awards went to Ed Melvin of Millgrove and Brantford's Natasha Rivest

Brenda Rankin of Dundas started 178 horses at Flamboro in 2005, to earn the Owner of the Year nod.

The year's Top Conditioned Horse was Forrest Rhythm, owned by Larry and John todd of Oakwood, Ontario; the Top Claiming Horse of 2005 was SA Rebel, owned by Loren Forest of Dundas, with earnings of more than $48,000.

Dundas's Casie Coleman, who reached the Flamboro Downs Winner's Circle 89 times last year and was named Canada's top trainer of the 2005 at the O'Brien Awards, won the Trainer of the Year Award. The Top Driver nod went to Jody Jamieson of Dundas. Jamieson had 431 wins in 2005 - the most wins ever in a single year at Flamboro Downs. He also captured his third consecutive Flamboro Downs driving title and recently drove his 3,000th career win.

Horses that received Special Recognition Awards were: American Ideal, Illusionist, Busta Balls, Lady Dillinger and Wild Magic.

Flamboro Downs honours the best of the year

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The local harness racing community honoured the best of the year, at the Flamboro Downs Awards ceremony last week. A total of 16 awards in 10 categories were presented to outstanding contributors to the sport this season.

Jamie Kaye of Hamilton earned the Ambassador Award, presented in recognition of exemplary efforts in the promotion of Flamboro Downs and the sport of harness racing.

Brantford's Scott Coulter, and Cambridge resident Mark MacDonald each earned a Milestone Award. Coulter had 311 winning drives, including the 1,000th win of his career in 2005, while MacDonald finished the year with a record 692 victories and the O'Brien Award as Canada's top driver.

Groom Awards went to Ed Melvin of Millgrove and Brantford's Natasha Rivest

Brenda Rankin of Dundas started 178 horses at Flamboro in 2005, to earn the Owner of the Year nod.

The year's Top Conditioned Horse was Forrest Rhythm, owned by Larry and John todd of Oakwood, Ontario; the Top Claiming Horse of 2005 was SA Rebel, owned by Loren Forest of Dundas, with earnings of more than $48,000.

Dundas's Casie Coleman, who reached the Flamboro Downs Winner's Circle 89 times last year and was named Canada's top trainer of the 2005 at the O'Brien Awards, won the Trainer of the Year Award. The Top Driver nod went to Jody Jamieson of Dundas. Jamieson had 431 wins in 2005 - the most wins ever in a single year at Flamboro Downs. He also captured his third consecutive Flamboro Downs driving title and recently drove his 3,000th career win.

Horses that received Special Recognition Awards were: American Ideal, Illusionist, Busta Balls, Lady Dillinger and Wild Magic.

Flamboro Downs honours the best of the year

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The local harness racing community honoured the best of the year, at the Flamboro Downs Awards ceremony last week. A total of 16 awards in 10 categories were presented to outstanding contributors to the sport this season.

Jamie Kaye of Hamilton earned the Ambassador Award, presented in recognition of exemplary efforts in the promotion of Flamboro Downs and the sport of harness racing.

Brantford's Scott Coulter, and Cambridge resident Mark MacDonald each earned a Milestone Award. Coulter had 311 winning drives, including the 1,000th win of his career in 2005, while MacDonald finished the year with a record 692 victories and the O'Brien Award as Canada's top driver.

Groom Awards went to Ed Melvin of Millgrove and Brantford's Natasha Rivest

Brenda Rankin of Dundas started 178 horses at Flamboro in 2005, to earn the Owner of the Year nod.

The year's Top Conditioned Horse was Forrest Rhythm, owned by Larry and John todd of Oakwood, Ontario; the Top Claiming Horse of 2005 was SA Rebel, owned by Loren Forest of Dundas, with earnings of more than $48,000.

Dundas's Casie Coleman, who reached the Flamboro Downs Winner's Circle 89 times last year and was named Canada's top trainer of the 2005 at the O'Brien Awards, won the Trainer of the Year Award. The Top Driver nod went to Jody Jamieson of Dundas. Jamieson had 431 wins in 2005 - the most wins ever in a single year at Flamboro Downs. He also captured his third consecutive Flamboro Downs driving title and recently drove his 3,000th career win.

Horses that received Special Recognition Awards were: American Ideal, Illusionist, Busta Balls, Lady Dillinger and Wild Magic.