Stakes stars romp at Summerside oval
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.