Stage set for Conroy Invitational
e traditional autumn classic, the $7,500. Johnny Conroy Invitational, will launch the exciting fall meet for Truro Raceway Friday night.
Race 9 showcases a star-studded eld of seven talented and accomplished starters:
1. Ultimately Handsome out of Moncton for Sefroi Melanson with Robert La n in the bike.
2. Weather Hanover – local connections Dawn Ellis and Je Ellis; trainer Je Ellis; driver Todd Trites.
3. Culpepper – Trainer Kristina Mccourt and Myles He ernan at the controls.
4. Do Over Hanover out of PEI for driver Jason Hughes and Chris Mackay, trainer.
5. Mach In e Sand for conditioner Barry Folland and driver Ken Murphy.
6. Keep Coming for Brian Andrew and David Dowling at the reins.
7. Sucrose Hanover – Conditioner Joseph Macdonald, and Corey Macpherson gets the call.
Johnny Conroy, the legendary son of Prince Edward Island blacksmith, Peter Conroy, was rst noticed as a talented and skillful horseman by Nova Scotians in 1928. Conroy set several track and Maritime records as well as notching driving championships, establishing dash winning records and edging out the renowned Joe O’brien for top driving honours in 1944. Conroy retired his colors at the end of the 1962 racing season, was inducted into the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1968 and the Canadian Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1983 for his outstanding achievements.
Sunday, the Conroy family, friends and race fans alike will join together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Johnny Conroy.
Post-time for 10 dashes is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Quali ers are set for 5:45 p.m.
Clarence Farm Services Ltd., August results show teamster Paul Langille topping the leaderboard, posting 51 points, spearheaded by four wins out of 19 starts to earn Cool Driver recognition for the month. Reinsman, Darren Crowe nished second, tied with Todd Trites, each accumulating 48 points in August.
Hot Horse accolades went to Montreal Phil for owners Dawn Ellis and Je Ellis and trainer Darren Crowe, laying down a sweep for the month – three victories in three starts.
Leading the race for Trainer stats in August have Crowe at the top, accruing 38 points out of 14 starts and nishing in the top three 12 times. Danny Romo reported in second with 34 points and George Rennison sat third on the leaderboard with 29 points.
Aug. 31 – Doug Larocque ($390)
Top of the Turn Diner
Sept. 14 – Roast beef dinner Sept. 21 – Roast turkey dinner Sept. 28 – club house sandwich Each special $15.95 including tea/co ee and dessert
Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. – Johnny Conroy Invitational
Sept. 21, 6:30 pm – Turner Memorial Stake for three-year-old pacing colts and llies
and Nova Scotia Stake Series for two- and three-year-old trotters.