At­lantic Sires Stakes colts dom­i­nate in Truro

R Es Ai­den, Proven De­sire and Dix­ieland Band take A di­vi­sion events

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The At­lantic Sires Stakes colts and geld­ings dom­i­nated at Truro Race­way on Satur­day as five di­vi­sions of the three-year-pac­ing colts were high­lighted on the evening race card.

R Es Ai­den and driver Rod­ney Gil­lis cap­tured their $6,960 A di­vi­sion event in 2:00.4.

The own­er­ship pa­pers on the bay pac­ing geld­ing are held by Don­ald Fran­cis Beaton and Damian MacIn­nis of Port Hood, N.S., and Adam Pond of Fort McMur­ray, Alta.

The sec­ond A di­vi­sion event of the evening went to Proven De­sire and Marc Camp­bell in 1:56.3 for own­ers Blair Hansen and Meghan Mac­Don­ald of Char­lot­te­town and John Thomas of Dart­mouth, N.S.

Dix­ieland Band con­tin­ued his win­ning ways in the fi­nal A di­vi­sion event on the race card, un­der the com­mand of Gilles Bar­rieau.

This is the third straight At­lantic Sires Stakes win for the three-year-old geld­ing owned by Regi­nald MacPher­son and David MacKen­zie of Stratford and Aaron MacKen­zie of Winsloe.

There were also two $2,500 B di­vi­sion events on the race card, with the first go­ing to Gotta Move and driver Paul Langille for owner Deb­bie Den­ney of Mount Uni­acke, N.S.

Elim­i­na­tor and Gilles Bar­rieau won the other B di­vi­sion for Bun­tain­wood Farm of Brack­ley Beach.

At­lantic Sires Stakes rac­ing ac­tion takes a short re­prieve un­til Sun­day, Aug. 2, when the three-year-old pac­ing fil­lies meet for ac­tion at In­ver­ness Race­way.

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