November 09, 2009

Hollinger Rolls in Coronation Futurity

Ontario-bred Hollinger added another chapter to his remarkable career with a thrilling finish in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine yesterday.

The Bob Harvey and Al Wortzman homebred collected his fourth straight victory after he overcame traffic problems on Sunday to win by a half-length over front runner Stormy Lord.  D’s Wando was third in the 1 1/8-mile Polytrack event for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds.

“It was a tight race,” said winning trainer Roger Attfield. “He showed a lot of heart. He overcame it and that’s what good horses do. He’s been perfect so far.”

Hollinger earned his first stakes victory, which was his second consecutive score at a route distance, on Oct. 18 in the Cup & Saucer Stakes.

“This is wonderful,” said co-owner Bob Harvey. “He’s got a lot of guts. We’re praying for him next year because I’ve never been in the Queen’s Plate. This baby’s my opportunity and I can’t wait. He’s going to Florida. We’ll lay him up for six weeks and start our road back.”

The gray son of Black Minnaloushe is now 4-for-4 and has earnings of $389,100.

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