Action resumes in Truro tomorrow

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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In the wake of the three-week annual mid summer layoff, Truro horsemen and women are anxious to get back into action with 114 horses set to go in tomorrow afternoon's 13-dash live harness racing program.
The $1,225 feature pace is slated for race 12 with eight starters including a new contender out of the Ken St. John camp, Roi De Coeur BG purchased out of the southern Ontario circuit.
Fresh off of a crisp 1.58 trip in Charlottetown, the $4,500 claimer is the early morning line favourite over Ross Toole's Keeptheball Rollin, the popular claiming mare Lady Gi Gi and Majestic Reins B owned by Janice Johnstone.
With the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in full swing, Sunday's post time has been pushed ahead with qualifying rounds scheduled for 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. start time for the regular race card.
Standardbred Classes presented at last week's exhibition included standardbreds under saddle with three entries, Micayla Adshead riding Silver Sunshine, Charlotte Rico and Jackie Melanson and winner Happy To Be In It for rider/owner Victoria Gilby.
The popular traditional roadster class went to Lynn Curwin's pacer Silver Sunshine with Scott Daniels in the cart.
Other participants included Sarah Bruce with Beer Friday, Charlie Murray and Primiano and Heather Gatti with Travis Ellis' Good Night Rene.
Tickets for the Sept. 3 Mildred Williams International Ladies Challenge are still available at a cost of $25 each.
The evening, organized to provide ladies with an opportunity to compete against each other while promoting the sport of harness racing to attract female patrons is also designed to support local women's charities.
Truro's donations will be directed to the Survivors on Shortts Lake Dragon Boat Team.
The Thursday event will include a turkey dinner in the Turf Dining Room, musical entertainment and a fun night of racing.
The Nova Scotia Harness Industry Association announced this week that Truro Raceway has been selected to host the prestigious Atlantic Breeders Crown Championships for 2010.
Truro last hosted the event in 2000.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Survivors on Shortts Lake Dragon Boat Team, Nova Scotia Harness Industry Association

Geographic location: Southern Ontario, Charlottetown

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