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Bain vs. Barnsdale: Down the Stretch in Leamington Raceway Youth Handicapping Challenge

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Bain vs. Barnsdale: Down the Stretch in Leamington Raceway Youth Handicapping Challenge

October 19, 2020
By Garnet Barnsdale, for the USHWA Canada chapter
Bain vs. Barnsdale: Down the Stretch in Leamington Raceway Youth Handicapping Challenge
There was no movement in the $500 Leamington Raceway Handicapping Challenge this past Sunday, October 18, with both handicappers scoring a solid 78 points out of the 105 points available.

Leamington Raceway's Nathan Bain still holds a commanding lead (834 points) over Ontario Racing's Nicholas Barnsdale (796 points).
 
With only one card of racing remaining in the Leamington season, Barnsdale is going to need to produce the kind of devastating late move made famous by the great Canadian mare trotter Peaceful Way if he is going to swoop past Bain, bridge the 38-point gap, and claim the championship.

The Handicapping Challenge is co-sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) and online Standardbred marketplace HoofBid. It is contested every week to the final day of the 2020 Leamington Raceway meet on October 25, with $300 awarded to the winner and $200 to the runner-up. 
 
Check out Nick's selections in "Tips from the Pros" at ontarioracing.com, and Nathan's picks on the Leamington Raceway website (lakeshorehorseraceway.com).
 
Leamington is now open to up to 100 spectators who contact the track ahead of time to reserve their spot. The live races can be viewed on the website, and online wagering is available via HorseplayerInteractive.com and TwinSpires.com.
 

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