10/25/2014 8:00PM

Capitalism holds off stablemate in Canadian Juvenile


Heavily favored Capitalism paid $3.30 for his desperate win over his stablemate Centrefire in the $51,500 Canadian Juvenile at Northlands Park on Saturday.

With Rico Walcott aboard, Capitalism broke alertly and set interior fractions of 23.79 and 49.32 seconds. He opened up a clear lead on the final turn and took a five-length lead heading into the stretch. Tiring late, he was able to hold off Centrefire to win by a half-length.  Centrefire finished full of run while going three wide but came up just short. He finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Aztec Key.

“He ran a good race but he was definitely tired at the end,” said Walcott.

Tracy was obviously pleased with the Capitalism’s win and with how Centrefire finished.

“I thought Capitalism was going to be tough, but I think Centrefire is going to be a very nice 3-year-old,” he said.

The final time was 1:40.72

Tracy and Walcott also teamed up to win the $52,340 Freedom of the City for 2-year-old fillies with Eustacia on Friday night. She paid $2.70 for her three-length front-running win over Last Flight in the one-mile race.

Tracy and Walcott completely dominated the meet that concluded Saturday.

Tracy won 92 races, 49 more than Rod Cone.

Walcott won 144 races, more than double the 71 races Scott Williams won while finishing second.