Mucky conditions help underdog to upset win at Fort Erie’s Prince of Wales race
Published September 13, 2023 at 12:21 pm
On possibly the muddiest track in Prince of Wales Stakes history, Velocitor got the better of overwhelming favourite Paramount Prince last night (Sept. 12) at Fort Erie Race Track.
Steady afternoon rain turned the dirt track sloppy when the race got off at 5:43 pm and saw Velocitor at 7-1 odds break away from King’s Plate winner Paramount Prince, the 5-to-2 favourite, in the final furlong with a winning time of 1:55.24.
The loss meant there will be no Triple Crown winner this season as the Breeders’ Stake approaches on Oct. 1 at Woodbine.
After losing the lead to Velocitor, another three-year-old Kakokaipuu at 12-1 also snuck by Paramount Prince, dropping him to third.
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