New trot­ting record is set

Osprey Im­pact breaks Thun­der­away’s mark with 1:57.2 win in An­drew Perry Memo­rial Trot

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

For the sec­ond night in a row, a track record fell at Red Shores at Sum­mer­side Race­way.

Osprey Im­pact is now the fastest trot­ter in the sto­ried his­tory of the Prince County oval, af­ter reg­is­ter­ing a time of 1:57.2 Fri­day in the $2,500 An­drew Perry Memo­rial Trot in Race 9. The time also equals Osprey Im­pact’s life­time mark, which was set in Char­lot­te­town.

Sum­mer­side na­tive Wal­ter Chev­erie was in the sulky for the record-set­ting drive, as Osprey Im­pact cut out frac­tions of 29.2, 59.4 and 1:28.3. Paul Larrabee of Belle River owns and trains the six-year-old bay mare.

Osprey Im­pact broke Thun­der­away’s pre­vi­ous record of 1:58.1, which was es­tab­lished on Aug. 9, 2015. Ja­son Hughes was in the bike for Foxy­hall Rac­ing of Wal­lace, N.S., on that day.

Sock It Away es­tab­lished a new track stan­dard for two-yearold colts – 1:56 – in an At­lantic Sires Stakes’ A event on Thurs­day night.

Also high­lighted on Fri­day’s 12-dash card were the At­lantic Sires Stakes for three-year-old fil­lies.

Wood­mere Fi­nesse (1:57.1), Filly Forty Seven (1:55.4) and Elek­tra Ex­press (1:56.1) won the $9,160 A di­vi­sions.

Gulf Queen (1:59.4), Dusty Lane Zendaya (1:58.2) and Wood­mere Dreams (1:57.3) claimed the B events, which each fea­tured $2,500 purses.

Wood­mere Fi­nesse, Filly Forty Seven, Gulf Queen and Wood­mere Dreams were all new racewin records.

Dusty Lane Ja­cob, a fiveyear-old bay geld­ing, won the $1,400 Race 7 pace in mem­ory of Boyd Les­lie. Ken Mur­phy did the driv­ing for own­ers Cyn­thia Mac­Don­ald of Mon­tague and Tanya MacKin­non of Souris. Mac­Don­ald also does the train­ing.

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