Foxy hall racing stable stars shine
Si Semalu, Thunderaway collect wins
Foxy hall racing stable from Summerside enjoyed a big night at the track Saturday with two of their stable stars, Si Semalu and Thunderaway, winning their respective assignments at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Si Semalu, under the command of driver Jason Hughes, was sent right to the lead from the rail and never looked back en route to a 1:55.4 clocking in the evening’s feature event.
The five-year-old son of Modern Art rolled through splits of 28.3, 58.4 and 1:27.3. Cabo Pan Lucas (Danny MacDonald) was second with Forever Paradise (Mike McGuigan) completing the triactor.
Newcomer Thunderaway and Hughes were a two-and-half length winner in the first of two open trots carded on the program. The mare notched her 26th lifetime victory and her first on Island soil.
Foxy hall racing also recorded a third-place finish with Sam It Again Sam in The Class of 1958 St. Dunstan’s University pace won by Perfect Escape in a dazzling 1:56 flat for Walter Cheverie.
Cheverie, who had two winners on the program, did the driving for owners Jack Keenan, Stratford, and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ont.
Another newcomer to the Island racing ranks, Strike A Light, won the second open trot in 1:59.4 for driver Norris Rogers and trainer Blaine McKenna.
Mike Stevenson had a driving double on the 12-dash program scoring with The Big Bite for trainer Thane Arsenault and the ownership group of Jack Arsenault, Charlottetown, Donna McIver, York, Edward Blaisdell, Montague, and Deborah Wilson, Elmsdale, N.S.
The second score came with Shellys Man for owner Michael Collings, Charlottetown, and trainer Gerald MacDougall.