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2008 Canadian Pacing Derby

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In The Game wins the first division of the 2008 Eternal Camnation Stakes
In The Game wins the first division of the 2008 Eternal Camnation Stakes

In The Game wins the first division of the 2008 Eternal Camnation Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
The undercard featured two divisions of the Eternal Camnation Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies, with each division running for a purse of $141,800. In the first division, 9-5 second choice In The Game sat in fourth parked off the pylons behind the pace set by Bet On Luck, then came on late between horses to get the win by a neck in 1:55 4/5. Bet On Luck dead-heated for place with Break The News, while 8-5 favorite Treasure Keeper broke stride early and finished last.

Winning driver John Campbell said, "She's got a couple of issues with her gait; we've got to get her a little smoother so she's handier when she gets in tough. That'll hurt her if she doesn't, but she's got lots of go to her and she's very game, so she does have the tools to work with. Nifty's (trainer Richard Norman) just got to make some adjustments on her. I don't think it's the track or anything like that. It's just a learning curve for these young fillies, learning how to pace fast. I was concerned about keeping her pacing around that last turn. She got a little bumpy and rough there – I was more worried about just keeping her pacing at that point, but once she got in the lane and straightened up she kicked home real strong."

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