Logan Park remains perfect in Gold Series action

Milton, ON — Logan Park secured his third Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series win in the sole $127,040 3-year-old trotting colt division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday (Aug. 9), keeping a stubborn half-length in front of Fashion Frenzie at the wire.

Logan Park secured his third Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series win. New Image Media photo.

Logan Park left smartly from post one in the field of 11 and landed in fifth as Highland Mowgli zipped out to a :26.4 quarter. Lightly rated HP Running Mass took a brief turn on the front heading by the :56.1 half, but driver Jody Jamieson had Logan Park on the move and the colt was in command, fending off a challenge from Lexus Kody at the 1:24.4 three-quarters.

The fan favorite dug in down the stretch to hold off a charging Fashion Frenzie and record a 1:52.2 personal best. Lexus Kody stayed game for third. All three are by sire Archangel.

“He raced really tough tonight,” said Jamieson. “I think I used him three or four times and he still hung on. He’s got a lot of guts and needed them tonight.”

Jamieson steers Logan Park for trainer Rob Fellows and owners Outofthepark Stable, Reg Higgs and Arpad Szabo, who were impressed with the colt’s effort.

“It was a tough race, there was lots of movement, lots of action and horses had to make moves. Jody did a heck of a job getting him out and getting him into the flow, and then there was no real rest. That’s a good mile, 1:52.2,” said Fellows. “That horse that shook loose late, Fashion Frenzie, if he drives straighter he beats us and you’re talking to them instead of me, and I know that, that’s kind of the way the horse business goes. It’s tough racing right now and everybody is trying to find a pecking order.”

With his third straight Gold Series win, Logan Park has established himself at the head of the 3-year-old trotting colt pecking order with a perfect 150 points. Lexus Kody and Fashion Frenzie are second and third with 87 and 80 points, respectively.

The group will face off for the fourth time this season on Aug. 23 at Woodbine Mohawk Park before beginning a month-long stretch of open stakes action that starts with eliminations for the Goodtimes on Sept. 4.

“I think the rest of his races are here for the rest of the season so that will be nice. We’re just a few minutes away so he can be home eating hay in his own stall real quick,” said Fellows. “Hopefully he can behave and stay healthy and sound. These type of races take a lot out of them, they need a few days to recover, so it’s all about trying to keep them healthy and sound.”

Through seven sophomore starts Logan Park has recorded four wins and one second for earnings of $156,383, boosting his lifetime total to $249,632.

Complete results from Monday’s program are available here and replays can be viewed on Woodbine Mohawk Park’s YouTube channel.

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