Barrieau notches Atlantic Sires Stakes’ driving double
At Inverness Raceway on Monday afternoon
It was a big day for driver Gilles Barrieau in Atlantic Sires Stakes’ harness racing action on Monday.
Barrieau won both of the $9,800 Atlantic Sire Stakes A Division events on the afternoon card at Inverness Raceway.
After Sunday’s program was postponed due to heavy rain, blue skies greeted the Atlantic Sires Stakes’ three-year-old fillies.
Barrieau and the three-yearold pacing filly Traces of Purple were declared the victors after the judges reviewed a photo finish. The duo crossed the finish first in 1:57.2, closely followed by Filly Forty Seven and the third-place finisher Goodmorning Ky.
Traces of Purple is owned by Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S., and Robert Phillips of South Pinette.
Barrieau and Elektra Express also met with success in the second A Division event in a time of 1:56.4 for owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. Kinda Like Her was second, and third place went to Elm Grove Lady Luck.
Meanwhile Clare MacDonald and Woodmere Lukypercy won the lone $2,500 B Division event in 2:00.4 for P.E.I. owners Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd., and Daniel Ross.