Gover­nor’s Plate elim­i­na­tions set

Both races will take place on Sun­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Gover­nor’s Plate field will be de­ter­mined at Red Shores at Summerside Race­way on Sun­day.

The top four fin­ish­ers from each of the two $5,000 in­vi­ta­tional elim­i­na­tion races will ad­vance to the 47th run­ning of the Gover­nor’s Plate, pre­sented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. Summerside’s most pres­ti­gious stan­dard­bred race will con­clude Gover­nor’s Plate Week of har­ness rac­ing on Satur­day, July 18.

This year’s Gover­nor’s Plate fi­nal will go for a $22,000 purse, which is $3,000 less than last year.

The elim­i­na­tions fea­ture two eight-horse fields, and will go in Races 10 and 12. Race 10 is sched­uled for 3:34 p.m., while the sec­ond elim­i­na­tion is ex­pected to go at 4:08 p.m.

D Gs Camme, who set a track record of 1:53 flat in last year’s Gover­nor’s Plate fi­nal, is back with driver Gilles Bar­rieau. How­ever, they will have to over­come the out­side No. 8 post in the first elim­i­na­tion.

Water­side Light, driven by Kenny Arse­nault, has drawn the rail in the sec­ond elim­i­na­tion.

This is the first year both elim­i­na­tions have been held on the same day. In pre­vi­ous years, one elim­i­na­tion was held on Sun­day af­ter­noon’s card, and the sec­ond went as part of Mon­day night’s pro­gram.

Post time for the 12-dash card is 1 p.m.

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