May 25, 2012
Aled Hanover Headlines Top Class; Kaitlyn Rose Puts Streak on the Line at Summerside
Charlottetown, PE – The stage is set for one of the most anticipated showdowns in the harness racing community when Aled Hanover makes his Island debut Saturday night in the feature event at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. Kaitlyn Rose will go after her fourth win in a row when the spotlight shifts Red Shores Summerside on Sunday at 1pm.
Aled Hanover, who was purchased by Ron Hall, Wallace, N.S in January at the Meadowlands sale in New Jersey, has been the talk of the town since arriving to the Dale Sobey stable. He certainly didn’t disappoint in his qualifier last Sunday in Summerside when he toured the Prince County oval is 1:57.2 winning by 18 ¼ lengths with a closing quarter of 27.4 seconds. Alex Sobey handled the five-year-old son of Western Hanover who sports lifetime earnings of $239,320 and speed badge of 1:49.4. This guy is sharp.
Aled Hanover will meet some tough competition with Outlawpositivcharg and Terry Gallant drawing post 2 while Blue Star Outlaw, who is coming off a victory for Jason Hughes, leaving from post 5. Another newcomer in the race is Rambaranonbroadway from the Hughes stable. Stephen Quinn gets the driving assignment while John Holmes gets the call to drive Carnivore for the Lucky Seven Stable and trainer Earl Watts. Holmes, who won the Gold Cup with Order to Go in 1999, leaves from post 4. The other heavy hitters in the line-up include Oakrock Almighty with Ron Matheson and Unstoppable Speed with Corey MacPherson.
Kaitlyn Rose and driver Marc Campbell will go after their fourth victory in a row Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm. All the action will be carried to a world-wide audience at www.redshores.ca.
Owned and trained by Ralph Sweet of O’Leary, the mare has been impressive in 2012 after winning her last start in 1:58.3. She is listed as the morning line favorite in race 5.
Ultimate Success is also on a winning streak. The Willis Silliker owned, Stacey Lund trained pacer, is unbeaten since qualifying on April 28. Gary Chappell will do the driving while Jason Hughes gets the booking on last week’s feature winner Bet The House from trainer Blaine McKenna. The field also includes Life Savior, Blue Meadow Willie, Rich Raider, Pembroke Fella and Roccos Cavallo.
In other news, the Drive for Charity event will launch this weekend at Island tracks. Twelve drivers and businesses are teaming up to raise money for local charities with every win they collect until October 28, 2012.