Cape Bre­ton hosts stakes races

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

At­lantic Sires Stakes har­ness rac­ing ac­tion dom­i­nated race cards in Cape Bre­ton on the week­end with both North­side Downs and In­ver­ness Race­way host­ing events.

The At­lantic Sires Stakes Merid­ian Farms trot­ters took to the North Sydney oval on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Ticked went a track-record mile for two-year-old trot­ters in 2:03.4 for owner-trainer-driver Miles Hef­fer­nan and co-owner Jackie Hef­fer­nan of Glace Bay, N.S.

The other fresh­man event went to Win­de­mere­dontu­worry and trainer-driver-owner Terry Gal­lant and co-owner Eric John­son of Summerside.

Ma­jian Tango and train­er­driver James Ri­p­ley crossed the fin­ish line first in their three­year-old trot event for owner Mary Lea Ri­p­ley of Amherst, N.S.

The other three-year-old event went to Pappy Go Go and trainer-driver Marc Camp­bell. The brown trot­ting geld­ing is owned by Gray­land Farm of Pug­wash, N.S.

At­lantic Sires Stakes rac­ing ac­tion moved on to In­ver­ness Race­way on Sun­day af­ter­noon as the track played host to the two-year-old pac­ing fil­lies.

Roal­ty­westho won her $10,460 di­vi­sion with Marc Camp­bell in the bike. The bay pac­ing filly is owned by Joseph Bax­ter and Gre­gory Fran­cis of Wind­sor, N.S.

Marc Camp­bell had an At­lantic Sires Stakes driv­ing dou­ble, tak­ing Scar­let De­sire across the fin­ish line first in her di­vi­sion for owner Gor­don Ma­cLean of Winsloe.

At­lantic Sires Stakes rac­ing ac­tion heats up again next week­end, as the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park will host a full slate of events dur­ing Old Home Week.

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