Jul 4, 2012
Winners Crowned at Canada Day Card at Red Shores Summerside
Summerside, PE – Trainer Earl Watts and driver John Holmes had a big day Sunday winning multiple divisions in stakes action during the Canada Day program at Red Shores Summerside.
Watts launched with the program with two-year-old Buddy Hally driven by Brian MacPhee. The trotter, owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford, scored a three length victory in the Callbeck Stakes taking the lion’s share of the $4,200 purse.
The Watts stable continued to roll listing John Holmes to driving assignments for the remainder of his trainees. Howmacs Pride wired her respective stake race for co-owner Wade Peconi of Breadalbane and Howmac Farms Ltd, North Wiltshire while Sinners in Heaven stopped the timer in 2:00.1 and Don’t Tell Cindy won an exciting stretch drive to complete the afternoon for the Watts and Holmes team in 2:01.2.
The fastest mile of day was recorded by Unstoppable One owned by the Dooley Racing Stable of Halifax, N.S. The two-year-old colt turned heads in a 1:58 winning performance for driver Kenny Arsenault.
For the complete list of results and payouts go to www.redshores.ca Total handle on the traditional Canada Day card was $34, 166.
Saturday June 30, 2012 Red Shores Charlottetown
Charlottetown, PE - Aled Hanover is now two for three in his 2012 campaign after winning the feature race in 1:55.3 for owner Ron Hall of Wallace, N.S. Saturday night at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Alex Sobey engineered the winning trip staying at the back of the pack in the early going before making his move on route to the half and tipping three high down the backstretch to reach leaders Outlawpositivcharg and Windemere Express. The Dale Sobey trainee over-powered the field with a 28.4 closing quarter to seal the victory. JK Special and Walter Cheverie followed cover and finished strong to get second while Eagle Luck, with Mark Bradley in the bike, was sitting sixth at the top of the lane before flying home to complete the triactor.
Gary Chappell had a big night at the office winning four races on the program. Chappell, who is approaching 2,400 career wins, won with Southern Pee Wee giving trainer Jeffery Wallace his first lifetime victory in the opener. The veteran driver, who is teaming up with Kwik Kopy in the drive for Charity Event to raise money for the Easter Seals Society, also clicked with Rymar Jet and Island Jazzystar.
Marc Campbell and his sponsor Image Works recorded a driving triple on the program. They are joining forces to raise money for the Prince County Hospital.
Warrawee Jade, with co-owner Brian Andrew at the controls, won the evening’s open trot class in 2:00.2. It was the second win in a row for trainer and co-owner Blake Andrew, Montreal, Quebec.