Jun 4, 2012
Stakes Filled Day at Red Shores Summerside; Carnivore Wires Field in Charlottetown
Summerside, PE – Red Shores Summerside hosted a stakes filled day with multiple divisions of the Ruby Chappell for three-year-old fillies while the Bob Dewar Memorial showcased the three-year-old colts.
The story of the day went to Mr Thompson, a three-year-old colt owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd of Crapaud and Daniel R Ross Ltd, Belfast, who scorched the Prince County oval in a blistering 1:56.2 to win a division of the Bob Dewar Memorial for driver Mike Stevenson. The Wade Sorrie trainee won by four and half lengths over First Art Down for second with Howmacs Rocket third.
Touch of Lightening, owned by Peter and Don Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey, opened up their division of a $6,700 Bob Dewar Memorial stake with a 1:58.2 score for driver Earl Smith. Lyndale Royal, with Brodie MacPhee, and Riccaras Star, driven by Clare MacDonald, won the other colt divisions on the day.
The winners of the Ruby Chappell Memorial were Malabrigo and trainer-driver Marc Campbell setting the stage with a 2:00.2 victory. Pownal Bay Lassie reached up in the final strides to win her respective division for Earl Smith in 2:00.4. Southfield Sophie, with Terry Gallant in the bike, in 1:59.1 for the Southfield Farm Inc of Summerside while Sweetwater Teaha, JJ Bria, Larshegoes and JJ Maywest also took top honors in the Ruby Chappell.
Mike Stevenson, Clare MacDonald, Marc Campbell and Earl Smith combined to win eight races on the 14 dash card. Each driver had two victories to their credit.
Red Shores Charlottetown Saturday June 2, 2012
Carnivore used rail control to his advantage when he blasted off the gate to gain control of the field and win the Saturday night feature in 1:56.2 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Driver John Holmes engineered the winning trip for trainer Earl Watts and the Lucky Seven Stable, North Wiltshire. Oakrock Almighty, under the guidance of Ron Matheson, stalked the pace setter through fractions of 28.3, 58.4, and 1:28.1 to claim second. Arabica finished third but was placed 7th after racing officials ruled he interfered with Outlawpositivcharg going into the first turn. Bet The House was moved into the triactor. The 1-3-5 ticket paid $212.60.
Saulsbrook Balance remains perfect in 2012 winning the Open Trot Class in 2:02.1 for Willie Murphy. Tanya MacKinnon, Souris co-owns the Nikes Image gelding with her trainer Cindy MacDonald. Flashy Image and Warrawee Jade were in the top three.
Racing returns Thursday to Charlottetown. Post time is 7pm. The Red Cup Classic, presented by LOTTO 649, is set for Charlottetown on Saturday at 6pm and moves to Red Shores Summerside on Sunday. Post time is 1pm.