Jody Jamieson may want to trademark the name "Mr. Saturday Night" after having another big evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Jamieson has been racking up the victories over the past few Saturdays, but that reached a new level this week when he drove five winners on Saturday’s (Feb. 17) 10-race card.
Jamieson's most notable victory Saturday came with 8-year-old pacer The Rev in the C$34,000 Preferred Pace. It was the third straight win for the Gregg McNair trainee, who was moving up to the top level this week.
The Rev ($7.40) and Jamieson went coast-to-coast and won by nearly two lengths in 1:51.
Jamieson’s first of five wins came in the evening’s third race with 5-year-old pacer Xternal ($14.40) for trainer Rene Bourassa.
The next two victories for Jamieson would both come for trainer Carmen Auciello. Five-year-old pacer Major Hill ($10.10) scored by a neck in the fifth race, while 7-year-old pacing mare Exhilarated ($17.30) finished in a dead-heat for a win just a race later.
Jamieson reached "Grand Slam" status in the eighth race with 5-year-old pacer Big Yellow ($6.60) for trainer Ben Wallace.
The Rev’s score in the ninth race completed the five-win night for Jamieson.
Jamieson has now won 12 races over the last three Saturdays. He posted a four-win evening on Feb. 3 and followed that up with three-win performance on Feb. 10.
Saturday’s five-win night gives Jamieson 25 victories this season at Woodbine, which is tied for third in the driver standings.
Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine. Post time is 7:10 p.m. (Woodbine)