Stakes stars romp at Sum­mer­side oval

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The spot­light is on the fu­ture stars of rac­ing when the twoyear-old fil­lies and colts strut their stuff to­day at Red Shores at the Sum­mer­side Race­way.

Post time for the 14-dash card is 6 p.m. as horses and driv­ers com­pete in the Call­beck Stakes.

The trot­ters hit the stage first with How­mac Gypsy ( Jack Pant­ing) be­ing listed as the 5-2 choice from Post Two on the evening’s open­ing race. Pant­ing’s Grand­fa­ther Ralph An­n­ear, a le­gendary stakes per­former over the years, is co-owner of this filly with Steven Sor­rie of Mon­tague.

Other high­lights on the card in­clud­ing Up and Gone, a twoyear-old colt by Driven To Win, that makes his fourth start in his ca­reer and has a win and two third-place fin­ishes al­ready on his re­sume with Mike Steven­son in the bike, and trot­ter Wed­ding-bell Ridge (Clare MacDonald) and K D Over­drive, out of the pow­er­ful Downey sta­bles, lead the charge in their re­spec­tive stakes as­sign­ments.

The Downey sta­bles have en­joyed a sto­ried ca­reer in stakes ac­tion and they have the op­por­tu­nity to col­lect even more tro­phies when Jackson K Down fires from Post Two in Race 10 for driver Gilles Bar­rieau and trainer Steve Ma­son.

Bar­rieau has been red hot af­ter cap­tur­ing the Basil Whe­lan top driver tro­phy dur­ing Gov­er­nor’s Plate week.

The New Brunswick pi­lot has teamed up with MacQuar­rie’s Meats in the Drive for Char­ity pro­mo­tion at Red Shores rais­ing money for the Up­per Room Food Bank.

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