PoCo trainer wins big

Port Coquitlam horse trainer Christopher Lancaster has won a prestigious O’Brien Award as a future star in Canadian harness racing. The awards, that recognize the best trainers and racers in the sport, were presented Saturday in Mississauga. Ont.

Lancaster, 28, trained 29 winners and earned $216,000 in his first season as a full-time trainer at two tracks in Alberta, as well as at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale. The Riverside secondary school grad followed his father, Ron, and grandfather, Forrest, into the business.

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He’s currently based in Airdrie, Alta.

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