Mucky conditions help underdog to upset win at Fort Erie’s Prince of Wales race


Published September 13, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Over a track surface turned sloppy by steady afternoon rain at Fort Erie, Velocitor finally got the better of rival Paramount Prince to take the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown in the Prince of Wales Stakes last night. (Photo: TSN)

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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