We have some good news- when Harry goes to post in Race 12 at 10:45pm on Gold Cup night in the Birthplace of Confederation Final, he’ll be able to hear you loud and clear because he’ll be the closest horse to the crowd! Bad news is, that’s because he’ll be in post position 8, the position with the toughest sledding and lowest win percentage...
The way this race is going to shape up is there will be alot of early speed from the first four horses, with some of North America's top drivers on the 1, 3, and 4, Harry will be lurking and looking for opportunities later in the race.
If you are curious about post position statistics, and why we always seem to talk about it, the win percentage goes from 17.3% at Post 1 to 6.9% at Post 8. Post positions 1-5 are all relativity even, then there is a rapid decline with post 6 and the outside positions. More details can be found on Standardbred Canada and the post position statistics for Red Shores Charlottetown can be found at this link https://standardbredcanada.ca/content/post-position-statistics-charlottetown-driving-park.html
We are pretty excited to have a horse racing in a race leading up to the Gold Cup and Saucer on Saturday night and we hope you are too!