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Ontario Racing Trivia Contest: Week 5

Week #5 Question:
 
Q: What year did Canada host its first $1 million harness race?
           
Email your answer (must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 11) to: [email protected]
 
Photo by John Watkins

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Ontario Racing (OR) is featuring a weekly contest, where racing fans will have the opportunity to answer a trivia question. One winner will be selected each week for the contest that runs until April 8.
 
The weekly prize will be an Ontario Sires Stakes (www.ontariosiresstakes.com) hoodie.
 
At the end of the contest, each weekly winner will be eligible for the grand prize (dinner for two at any Ontario racetrack of their choice). One winner will be drawn for the grand prize.
 
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Week #4 Question / Answer:
 
Q: What year did Clinton Raceway host its first Legends Day event?
 
A: 2001
 
Winner: Tresa McBeth.
 
Week #3 Question / Answer:
 
Q: Who was the first Ontario Sired horse to win the Hambletonian Final?
 
A: Yankee Paco (2000, driven by Trevor Ritchie, by Balanced Image)
 
Winner: Ingrid Hentsch.
 
Week #2 Question / Answer:
 
Q: What year was the first sub-1:50 mile recorded in Ontario?
 
A: 1995 (Ball And Chain/Doug Brown, 1:49.4, Woodbine Racetrack, Canadian Pacing Derby elimination)
 
Winner: David Oliphant.
 
Week #1 Question / Answer
 
Q: What year were the first Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals held?
 
A: 2000
 
Winner: Mark Border. 

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