Roy notches five-bagger at Woodbine
December 15, 2017
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Exactly seven days after finishing in the runner-up spot five times, driver Louis Philippe Roy turned the tables to post a big Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack.
The Mont-Joli, Que., native won five of seven drives on Thursday evening's 10-race card.
Roy started his night with a victory in the evening's second race behind the Richard Moreau-trained 3-year-old trotting filly Oceanview Deb ($3).
Victories two and three for the young reinsman would come in the fifth race behind the Des Tackoor-trained 4-year-old pacer Undrafted ($3.50) and the sixth race behind the Rene Bourassa-trained 3-year-old pacing filly Restless Hanover ($15.70).
Roy hit the "Grand Slam" in the eighth race with 3-year-old trotting filly Highland Top Hill ($2.60) for trainer Marty Fine. He would then double up with Bourassa by steering 7-year-old pacer Independent Spirit ($5.10) to victory in the finale for his fifth win.
Currently second in the WEG drivers' standings, Roy now has 262 victories in his first full season on the Woodbine Circuit. Overall, Roy has 371 victories and $5.6 million in earnings in 2017.
Roy will attempt to keep things rolling on Friday evening's 10-race card. He is scheduled to drive in seven races. Post time is 7:30 p.m. (WEG)