Kingsport crowned new Elgin champion
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

TORONTO, August 29, 2018 – Melmich’s reign in the OLG Elgin Stakes came to an end as Kingsport took the title with a front-end effort in the 2018 edition during Wednesday night’s action-packed program at Woodbine.


Jockey Patrick Husbands sent Kingsport down the road in 1:47.08 to win the 1-1/16 mile sales stakes presented by Ontario Racing/Thoroughbred Improvement Program. The Sid Attard trainee notched his second consecutive stakes victory for owners Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing Inc.


"He's the type of horse that's always vice versa -- he likes to go long and he likes to go short -- but the older he gets, he likes to run at horses,” said Husbands. “Today, he had everything his way and when I got by the half-mile, I set him down and I knew it would take a good horse to beat him from there. I had everything my way and he was just galloping.


"Tonight, the track was a little bit slow, but he was just cantering out there and it's tough to let a good horse like that get everything his way and then try to catch him. It worked out good and I'm happy. He's one of my favourite horses of all time. He's just a lovely animal."



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Brittney Mayotte
Woodbine Entertainment,
Communications Content Specialist
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