Racer driver Trevor Henry, of Arthur, landed in the record books with seven consecutive wins in a 12-race card at Grand River Raceway on Sept. 24.
The feat matches the Canadian record for consecutive wins on one race program, held by Callie Rankin and set at Flamboro Downs on Aug. 12, 1993. Stephane Bouchard, Brad Kramer, and Jim Morrill Jr., share the North American title of eight wins in a row.
Henry’s roll kicked off in race three with Keaton. He steered the three-year-old pacer to his fourth career win in a new lifetime mark of 1:59.
Next, he guided race four favourite, Bay Point Park, to his second consecutive win and his fifth of the season.
In race five, Henry and Veronicavermillion held the lead from gate to the wire to record her third win in her past four starts for trainer Scott Barr.
Race six went to the Cammibest son All Out, who paced to a half-length win under Henry’s guidance in 1:58.
In race seven, Henry took Seahorse Run three-wide at the three-quarter marker to manage back-to-wins in his 11th season start.
Race eight saw Henry and 5-1 long shot Wild West Angel win in 1:57.1 over race favourite Keepers Destiny.
In the ninth dash, Henry’s streak was capped off with an eight-length sweep by Keystone Samurai in a new season’s best of 1:57.3
Henry is currently second for wins and earnings at Grand River Raceway, seventh in the national dash standings, and first in the top dash standings at Clinton Raceway and Hanover Raceway.
He is a two-time winner of the Lampman Cup for top point-earning driver in the Ontario Sires Stakes and is currently third in the 2010 OSS standings.
The 39-year-old Henry is a career winner of 3,674 races and $23.6-million.