Sunday’s program postponed at Summerside Raceway
There will be no harness racing at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
An 11-dash program was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., but the card has been called off due to the heavy rain and unsafe track conditions.
Do Over Hanover dominates preferred pace
Do Over Hanover was in a league of his own in Saturday’s preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Mike McGuigan was in the bike for the fastest win of his career as Do Over Hanover controlled the front end at every call through fractions of 27.2, 55.1 and 1:24.1 en route to a 1:53.1 victory by six open lengths in the $2,400 preferred pace.
Adkins Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) released Do Over Hanover to the lead past the quarter to sit second and finish second, with Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) completing the healthy $218.20 triactor. Race favourite Crombie A finished seventh.
Sixth win in a row
It was the sixth win in a row for Do Over Hanover, the 2017 winner of the Governor’s Plate in Summerside in July. Chris MacKay trains the four-year-old son of Western Ideal for owners Red Isle Racing of North Granville, Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge and Allard Racing Inc., of Saint-Esprit, Que.
Dixie Lullaby found redemption on her native red soil in the $2,250 open mares pace, with a 1:57.4 victory for driver Walter Cheverie for co-owner and trainer Kyle Fellows of Rockwood, Ont., and co-owner Carl Stafford of Conception Bay South, N.L.
Good Luck Kathy (Jason Hughes) was second, with Prettyndangerous (Adam Merner) third.
Merner and Ken Murphy both had driving triples on the card, with Arsenault and Gilles Barrieau winning two races in the bike. Trainer Ron Gass scored a pair of victories.
See summary, page B2.