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Slick Little Beduino Wins at Fort Erie

Quarter Horse dash is part of big day of racing at Canadian track.

July 15, 2012

American Quarter Horses kicked off Sunday’s card at Fore Erie Race Track in Ontario, Canada, and gave fans at the track just across the border from Buffalo, New York, the chance to see a 110-yard dash before the featured race of the day, the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, a 1 3/16-mile event that serves as the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown for Thoroughbreds.

In the $18,936 Blink of an Eye Stakes, Slick Little Beduino posted an impressive 1 ¼-length victory and stopped the timer at :07.01 with Cody McDaniel aboard for trainer and owner Alvin Turner.

The Kansas-bred Slick Little Beduino, a 7-year-old gelding by Struttin To Beduino, has found a niche in ultra-short sprints as he has two stakes wins at 100 yards in races at Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows and has hit the board in three other stakes at the distance. The well-traveled runner made his last start at Remington Park in May, where he finished ninth in a 110-yard stakes with the same same.

Bred by Jack Bannon out of the One Slick One mare Fairly Slick, Slick Little Beduino has a career record of 45-13-10-4 with earnings of $151,304.

Jane Todd’s Streaking Eye Opener shipped down from Ajax Downs north of Toronto to get second-place money. CNB Cashes Genes, also a regular at Ajax, finished third for owner and trainer John Neill.