Prince Hal Hanover and Go Ahead Makemyday score in Tompkins-Geers

Prince Hal Hanover and Go Ahead Makemyday score in Tompkins-Geers

MILTON, June 28, 2024 – The Tompkins-Geers Stakes for two-year-old colts and geldings was the main event of Friday evening’s card at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Administrated by the Hambletonian Society, the Tompkins-Geers attracted a single division for both the pacing and trotting events.

Prince Hal Hanover rocketed home and edged a flying rival to win the $50,760 Tompkins-Geers for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:52.3.

Driven by Bob McClure, Prince Hal Hanover got away fourth and watched his Dr. Ian Moore stblemate Glowing Lou cut out fractions of :27.3 and :57 before moving first-up on the far turn to get to within a couple lengths at three-quarters (1:26.). Lite Up The World, who followed Prince Hal Hanover throughout, was situated second-over at three-quarters.

In the stretch, Prince Hal Hanover powerfully stormed to the lead and would kick home in :26.1, holding off a strong Lite Up The World by a head in 1:52.3.

Bitcoin Hanover was a good third, while TH Kay C Crunch got fourth.

A son of Captaintreacherous, out of the Dr. Moore developed Percy Blue Chip, Prince Hal Hanover was making his career debut Friday off a 1:55.3 qualifying score.

“He’s real got to be an impressive colt in recent times,” said Dr. Moore. “I just love racing the babies for the first time, it’s so exciting and it never gets old.

“(Prince Hal Hanover) was mediocre until maybe about two months ago. He started growing, he was a slim build and not real big, just an average size colt, but I liked him…he grew and filled out an awful lot. He got tall recently. We’ve let his hopples out five inches in the last two months, that shows how much he’s grown.”

A $130,000 yearling purchase, Prince Hal Hanover is owned by Prince Hal Hanover Stable of Cambridge, Ontario.

A $2 win ticket on Prince Hal Hanover returned $3.50.

Go Ahead Makemyday showed no prisoners to win the $47,925 Tompkins-Geers for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings.

Driven by Sylvain Filion, Go Ahead Makemyday left out strong to get early control and would carry favourite Manforce on the outside until early in the backstretch. Filion immediately removed to the lead after letting Manforce clear.

Go Ahead Makemyday set the fractions of :28.2, :59.2 and 1:29.3 before powering home in :27.3 and turning away Manforce by two and a quarter lengths for the 1:57.1 score.

Galen Erso was third, while Uncensored finished fourth.

Trained by Blake MacIntosh, Go Ahead Makemyday was making his career debut after two good qualifiers, including a 2:00.2 win on June 14. Despite the nice morning efforts, the son of Walner went off at odds of 7-1.

“He’s done everything right in the qualifiers and training down,” said MacIntosh. “We trained him in (1):57, so I knew he had a lot of speed and I thought he was a good price at that.”

A $17,000 yearling purchase, Go Ahead Makemyday is owned by MacIntosh, Van Camp Trotting Corp., Mortgage Boys Stable and Ozzie MacKay.

Go Ahead Makemyday paid $16.10 to win.


Mark McKelvie
Mark McKelvie Sr. Manager Communications, Woodbine Entertainment


Horse Racing - SB
About Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, with Thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton. Woodbine Entertaiment also owns and operates HPIbet, Canada’s only betting platform dedicated to horse racing. Woodbine and Mohawk Park are host to several world-class racing events including The King’s Plate, three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, and the Pepsi North America Cup. Run without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment has a mandate to financially invest all profit back into the horse racing industry and the 25,000 jobs it supports across Ontario.   

Woodbine Entertainment
555 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario.