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Leak drives to third consecutive victory in all-women harness race at Fraser Downs

The women of Fraser Downs take part in the 2014 annual powder puff race, held after the eighth race on Feb. 9 as part of Harness the Hope, a breast cancer fundraiser. - Contributed photo
The women of Fraser Downs take part in the 2014 annual powder puff race, held after the eighth race on Feb. 9 as part of Harness the Hope, a breast cancer fundraiser.
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Reigning champion Emily Leak defended her title in the Powder Puff race at Fraser Downs last weekend.

For the third year in a row, Leak has won the all-female driver race, driving KG Mattattack to a close finish at 2:05:3.

Kim Schneider and Happy Again Mindale were second, while Alina McLeod and Red Star Brooklyn placed a close third.

The racers pulled in $1,180 in winnings for the Canadian Cancer Foundation's B.C./Yukon division.

The Feb. 9 charity harness race – held directly after the eighth race at Fraser Downs Racetrack – featured six drivers and horses.

Harness the Hope, presented by Nite of Hope, is an annual fundraiser for breast cancer research.

The event featured a brunch buffet, live racing, a silent auction, and blackjack tournament, along with the powder puff race. Proceeds from this year's event went towards the purchase of early breast cancer detection equipment.

Below, from left: Kimberly Schneider, Ashley Ederer, Cherie Paskaruk, Emily Leak, Alina McLeod and Margaret White pose before their race.

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