Laughing Art Wins Confederation Cup XXXI
Jody Jamieson Celebrates First Cup Win!
Local Owner Wins Event's Richest Purse!
August 19, 2007
Tony Chiaravalle will be laughing all the way to the bank.
After watching his horse, Laughing Art, win Confederation Cup XXXI this afternoon (Sunday) at Flamboro Downs, the Hamilton, Ontario, owner said the only thing that could make the win any better would be to have former Flamboro Downs owner, Charlie Juravinski, write the cheque.
After a tough battle to win his $50,000 elimination race, Laughing Art electrified a crowd of over eleven thousand shooting up the rail down the homestretch to win the $548,500 final in 1:53.3. Mark MacDonald drove the early pacesetter, Domitian Hanover, to a second place finish while Forensic Z Tam, with Pat Lachance at the reins, eagerly hung in for third.
Local boy, Jody Jamieson, got the winning drive for trainer, Bill Elliott. For Jamieson, who started his illustrious career at Flamboro Downs, it was his first Confederation Cup win and “an unbelievable dream come true.”
The thirty-first edition of the Confederation Cup offered a record purse of $698,500 for the Flamboro Downs signature event.