Saturday, August 15, 2020

Bill Core & Must Be Matt honoured

Bill Core Memorial Race (Dresden Raceway)

The founder of B Cor Stables was honoured at Dresden Raceway on Sunday for his contributions to harness racing at Dresden Raceway and industry wide.

Bill Core, who died earlier this year at age 95, started the legendary stable that saw 131 ‘B Cor’ horses registered from 1977 until 2012 earning millions of dollars and winning hundreds of races in Ontario, the United States and Sweden.

Core’s granddaughter and great granddaughters were in attendance.

Seven-year-old Angus Hall gelding, Stonebridge Score won the Bill Core Memorial Trot for owner Bill Borth and driver/trainer Tyler Borth in 2:00.3.

Grits N Gravy was the winner of the Must Be Matt Pace for driver Marc St. Louis in 1:59.4.

The eight-year-old Daylon Fronteir gelding is owned and trained by William Hamm while Jordan Hamm is a partner.

Must Be Matt was honoured for his career accomplishments of 42 wins and over $477,000 in the bank for owners Joe and Bev Santarossra of Maidstone.

Must Be Matt owned the world record for fastest two-year-old on a half mile track as he paced over Flamboro Downs in 1:54.1.

The Barnett Hanover gelding repeated that feat the next year as a three year-old at Dresden Raceway when he set the track record that still stands of 1:54.1.

St. Louis recorded five wins on the day which gives him 22 wins on the year just three behind dash leader Tyler Borth who has 25 wins.

Both notched three wins on Sunday.

The handle at Dresden Raceway was $26,730.

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