CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Director Simon Allard gave the fans a show on Sunday evening as he approached the finish line with Somewhere Fancy to win The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer.
Allard tapped back into the sulky and raised both feet in the air when he claimed the 59th edition of the prestigious race at Red Shores in the Charlottetown Driving Park.
"Every time I win a big race, I'm going to do something funny – that's me," Allard said in the winner's circle. "Business sometimes gets boring, but I like to brighten it up."
The decision comes, he said, if he knows the field will not catch him.
"I turned around and I was pretty sure I was going to win it," he said.
Somewhere Fancy has won in 1: 50.4 for owner John Mehlenbacher, Oakville, Ont. Allard & # 39; s brother, René, does the training.
Rockin In Heaven (J. Harris) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) were second and third respectively.
The race was driven from Saturday to Sunday after heavy rains delayed the cards of both Saturday.
"I do not think it matters," Allard said. "That horse, he is a stud, he is so happy and full of himself, he is just a great animal that races week after week, he never gets sick or tired."
Allard said there is a connection between the driver and the horse.
"The horse made me feel really confident at the post parade tonight, he was," Do not worry, I have this & # 39 ;. "
Nicholas Oakes will have more on the $ 60,000 race online Monday and in the printed and e-edition of Tuesday of The Guardian.