RICK WHITE LEADS WAY:
The honours were once again
well split in last weekend's driver and trainer win
Rick White had a triple last Saturday to end
with four victories and lead all drivers. Andy Arsenault
and Tim Brown each had three while Scott Knight, Dave
Hudon, Jim Marino, Larry Micallef and Kevin Anderson each
Serge Rodrique, back at the Downs after a lengthy absence,
got his first victory of the meet when he piloted Cookie's
Thunder first across the wire last Friday.
Ken Dorman topped all trainers with three victories while
Rick White, Jim Todd, Ed Tracey and John Currie had two
TOUGH DAY FOR RICH CAM: Rich Cam, owned by Sunbury
Stables of Aldergrove, had a tough debut at Northlands
last Friday. Undefeated in seven starts going in, Rich
Cam,trained and driven by Dave Jungquist, made a break
right after the start and finished last, distanced. The
three-year-old son of Camluck has dominated Stakes company
at the Downs.
A LOT OF FUN: Debbie Chomyn enjoyed her California
"Oh for sure," she said when asked if she would do it all
Debbie and her friend Paula Lutley were guests -- courtesy
of Fraser Downs -- at the recent Santa Anita Derby in Los
The reality started when Terry Bell, Debbie's
significant other, won the California Dreamin handicapping
contest at the Downs. Bell was one excited guy as he
envisioned he and Debbie in the Golden State.
Unfortunately for Bell work commitments prevented him from
being able to attend the Derby and in stepped Lutley, a
good friend of Chomyn.
Debbie said, "We had a lot of fun" on the trip that had
them fly to L.A. on Friday and return home Sunday. The
Derby was run on Saturday.
However, the fun started "The first day (Friday) when we
started winning (bets at Santa Anita)," Chomyn explained.
She added that the flights were fine, the hotel was good
and the weather and the track restaurant were "wonderful."
They spent most of their time at Santa Anita on the first
two days but were able to do some sightseeing on Sunday.
She also said their winnings covered the incidental
expenses they had. Both cashed several bets with the
topper a $150 exactor win on the Derby race by Paula.