Donnie and George Turner Memorial tomorrow

Diane Daniels
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Sunday should prove to be an action-packed day for race fans as Truro Raceway features not only three divisions of the Donnie and George Turner Memorial for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies, but also the three-year-old trot class of the popular Nova Scotia Stake Series.
Both Donnie and George Turner were alive with a passion for horses as well as being an active part of the formative days of the Bible Hill plant, serving as executive members of the Jollity Horseman Club, formed in 1949.
The late Carl MacKenzie, general manager and secretary of the Truro Raceway, together with the Jollity Club, were largely responsible for initiating the event to honour the memory of Donnie Turner in 1958.
The stake's name was subsequently changed to acknowledge both Donnie and George Turner.
Tomorrow, the Raceway is pleased to welcome George's son, Merlin, along with family and friends of these renowned horsemen.

With the change in the season bringing about the return to daylight savings time, post time at the raceway moves ahead to 1 p.m. for Race 1 with qualifiers scheduled for noon.

Changes were made through the week and two horses will be racing from new homes on Sunday.
The classy six-year-old roan mare Faithful Companion has relocated from the Steve Morton camp to the training stable of Shawn Dixon for new connection Pat McManus. McManus and his wife Audrey currently operate the paddock canteen.
Conditioner Rachel MacDonald will be sending out the $2,000 claimer Crafty Pat for the first time since the four-year-old was sold to owner Ken St. John.

Organizations: Jollity Horseman Club, Nova Scotia Stake Series, NEW HOMES

Geographic location: Bible Hill

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