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 Bugger Max Best In Saint John

At the age of nine, pacing gelding Bugger Max is enjoying the most consistent campaign of his career and that's music to the ears of his connections.

On Saturday (October 5) at Exhibition Park Raceway, Bugger Max was once again a factor in the feature race of the week. Driver Mark Haig guided the gelding to a gate-to-wire win in the $1,500 Winners Over Pace. Carving out panels of :29.4, 1:00.2 and 1:31.1, Bugger Max had plenty left for a 30-second closing quarter for a 2:01.1 score. He was more than two lengths the best with favoured Brandons Glory (John Davidson) next best and City Of The Year third.

Trained and co-owned by Gordon White along with Dale Orr, Bugger Max (Believeinbruiser - Spurs Galley) picked up his 24th career win with earnings exceeding $121,847. In 20 seasonal starts, Bugger Max boasts 18 top-three finishes (5-7-6) and has missed just one paycheque.

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Officials with Horse Racing New Brunswick are pleased to announce the renaming of it’s invitational race for Saint John Exhibition Week in September.
With the announcement of Jim Doherty’s induction into the Canadian Harness Racing Hall of Fame, it is only fitting the race be renamed in his memory. The race will be sponsored in part by the Doherty Family and Dr. Mitchell Downey Professional Corporation. Anne Gilbride, Jim’s sister said, “We were very pleased when contacted by HRNB officials about recognizing Jim and can think of no better way to honour his memory than an invitational race Exhibition Week”.  She added that Jim “never forgot Saint John and where he came from”.
Brock McEachern, President of HRNB said “With a purse of $5,000 we will be hoping to attract some of the best free-for-allers in the  Maritimes to pay respect to one of the best horsemen New Brunswick has ever produced”.

The invitational will be the final race of Exhibition Week on Saturday September 1

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