Danny Romo will be honoured on Sunday at Truro Raceway in recognition of his recent 3,500th career driving win.
Following Race 6, family, friends and fellow horsemen and women will gather in the winner's circle for a presentation by Truro Raceway and the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association that will recognize Romo's achievement.
Raceway staff will also wear Romo's colours - orange and black - throughout the day.
Last Saturday, Romo picked up the milestone win in Charlottetown, guiding A As Glory to a 1:59.3 victory in a Maritime breeders elimination for three-year-old fillies.
Romo joined an elite group, becoming only the third driver in Atlantic Canada to accumulate 3,500 wins, behind Steve Mahaar (5,073) and Gilles Barrieau (3,449).
Tomorrow's 12-dash card gets underway at 1:30 p.m. with qualifiers scheduled for noon.
Pam MacKenzie of Clarence Farm Services Ltd. will be trackside Sunday to present Hot Horse and Cool Driver awards for April and May to Danny Romo, Ryan Ellis, Ross Toole, Dr. James Shive and Wayne Merner and Rhea Chase.
Ernie Laffin, 40, returns to the bike this weekend after missing a few race dates as a result of a back injury sustained in a track mishap on May 20. Laffin gets the call on three rides tomorrow afternoon.
On the heels of solid performances delivered by three of Truro's Invitational horses in last week's Cecil Ladner elimination races - Paul Gray's Oakmont, Barbara Pearl's Maritimer and Dr. James Shive's Epanephrine - the connections now have their sights set on the top spot in the $8,200 Cecil Ladner Pacing Series final in Race 11at Red Shores Charlottetown tonight.
Truro Raceway will televise the entire P.E.I. program live from legendary park, beginning at 6 p.m.
Mid-week qualifiers last Wednesday had the namesake of the late Doug Harkness making his debut showing on the Truro track.
Pacing a trip in 209.1, the two-year old son of the Prince Edward Island Sire, N Xample, won his first qualifying start for owner Robert Siteman.
Purchased out of Truro's Select Yearling Sale last fall as Flag Carrier, Siteman re-named the rookie pacer in memory of Doug Harkness, a respected journalist, harness racing promoter and founder of Atlantic Post Calls, who passed away in May of 2010.
The 2012 edition of Atlantic Grand Circuit Week July 22 to 29 will reflect a fresh look as well as a contemporary perspective with prominent Maritime horse women Susan Romo and Dixie MacKay accepting the challenge as co-chairs of the annual summer event.
Anyone wishing to volunteer on the planning committee is asked to contact either Susan or Dixie for further information.