Atlantic Sires Stakes colts dominate in Truro
R Es Aiden, Proven Desire and Dixieland Band take A division events
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.