New track record set

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY JA­SON SIM­MONDS

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.

Re­sults, B4.

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