Win streaks take a beat­ing

Sum­mer­side Race­way fea­tures a card full of stakes races on Sun­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­piled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

It was mega stakes Sun­day at Red Shores at the Sum­mer­side Race­way and a num­ber of win streaks were re­duced to rub­ble on the af­ter­noon card.

The 15-dash card had a stakes event in every race and the win streaks start­ing fall­ing in the first event of the day. The Call­beck Memo­rial Stakes for twoyear-old trot­ters was part of the card and Race 1 had Ticked (Myles Hef­fer­nan) make a break and miss the win­ner’s cir­cle for the first time in his young ca­reer. That $4,700 di­vi­sion was cap­tured by Win de mere donyu­wor­ryf or so-owner, trainer and driver Terry Gal­lant with Eric John­ston of Sum­mer­side shar­ing own­er­ship of the two-yearold son of Arm­bro Bar­ris­ter.

A Pure Heart was a win­ner in 2:05.3 in his $4,700 split for trainer-driver Danny MacDonald and own­ers Boyd Macdonald Pro­duce Ltd. of Cra­paud, Dan Ross of Belfast and Brian An­drew of Mil­ton Sta­tion.

Ocean­view Euno­mia scored a maiden break­ing vic­tory in 2:07 for driver Wal­ter Chev­erie, and owner-trainer Wil­liam Rolo­son of Belfast. Bucka­roo (Camp­bell) tasted de­feat for the first time in his ca­reer fin­ish­ing sec­ond in that race.

Sock It Away main­tained his un­de­feated sea­son win­ning his $5,400 di­vi­sion of the Call­beck Memo­rial stake for two-year-old pac­ing colts in 1:58.2 with Gilles

Bar­rieau in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPher­son of Strat­ford. The son of Pang Shui de­feated sec­ond place Ocean­view Mag­num (Marc Camp­bell) for that colt’s first ca­reer loss.

Half Cut won the fastest di­vi­sion in 1:57.4 with Mark Bradley in the bike be­hind the two year-old son of Stone bridge Ter­ror for trainer Tom Weather­bie and own­ers Kyle Gar­diner and Michael Cur­rie of Cardi­gan, Joseph Gar­diner of Mount Ste­wart and Jerry Mackin­non of St.

Peter’s Bay.

The other $5,400 di­vi­sions were won by Big Talk­ing Man (Ken Mur­phy) in 1:58.3, Tobins Op­ti­mism (Bar­rieau) in 2:00 and Dusty­lansam (Gordie Hen­nessey) in a 2:01 vic­tory.

The Call­beck Stake for twoyear-old pac­ing fil­lies had four di­vi­sions with R Es Sh­abla de­liv­er­ing as the heavy favourite in her di­vi­sion in 1:59.2 for trainer-driver Mike McGuigan and owner Lloyd Par­sons of Car­manville, N.L.

Scar­let De­sire was a 1:59.2

win­ner in her split for train­er­driver Camp­bell while the other di­vi­sions were claimed by Wind em ereim al­right( Clare MacDonald) in 2:01.1 and Pri­vate Di (Kenny Arse­nault) in 2:00.3.

In the $4,600 splits of the Maple Leaf Trot for three-yearolds, Miss Meala Ridge won her di­vi­sion for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and owner Ger­ard Moulins of Sum­mer­side, while snap­ping Win de mere party man’ s( Jack Pant­ing) win streak at two.

Pappy Go Go con­tin­ued his

un­de­feated sea­son in his Maple Leaf trot di­vi­sion win­ning in 2:02.2 for trainer-driver Camp­bell and owner Gray­land Farm of Pug­wash, N.S. Ma­jian Tango claimed the other di­vi­sion in 2:01.4 for trainer-driver Jim Ri­p­ley and owner Marylea Ri­p­ley of Amherst.

Live rac­ing in Sum­mer­side con­tin­ues Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. with a 13-race card on the books.

JA­SON SIM­MONDS/JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

Horse­men and horse­women formed a horse­shoe in mem­ory of Bob MacIn­nis dur­ing Sun­day af­ter­noon’s har­ness rac­ing card at Sum­mer­side Race­way. MacIn­nis, who passed away last week, had more than 6,000 drives in his ca­reer. He had close to 2,300 first-, sec­ond- and third-place fin­ishes, in­clud­ing more than 600 wins. MacIn­nis’s beloved horse, Blu Meadow Wil­lie, that he drove, trained and co-owned with his wife, Brenda, also par­tic­i­pated in the touch­ing cer­e­mony.

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