New track record set
It was a record-setting night before at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.
Marc Campbell drove Sock It Away to a new track record for two-year-old colts during a $9,320 A Division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes. The record-setting performance came during Thursday night’s Governor’s Plate Week of harness racing program.
The new record of 1:56 was set after fractions of 29, 57.3 and 1:27.1. Heart and Soul held the previous mark of 1:56.2.
Kevin MacLean trains Sock It Away for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford.
The other two A events for two-year-old colts were won by the Campbell-driven Oceanview Magnum (2:01.1 – a maiden record) and Dustylanewesty (2:00.2 – a maiden record).
A scary-looking accident happened in Race 4, but there were no serious injuries to any of the drivers or horses.
As the field in the $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes two-year-old colts approached the final turn, The Missing Link, driven by Todd Trites, broke and interfered with L Weather B (Steve Mason), Hunger Pangs (Walter Cheverie) and Thegreatmaelstrom (Ken Murphy).
Murphy was thrown from his bike, and was shaken up, but he did return to drive later in the program.
The Missing Link was disqualified, and Gringo Star won the race in 2:03.3 – a maiden record. Thegreatmaelstrom did not finish the race.