By Diane Daniels
The finalists for the 2012 divisional championships of the Maritime Breeders Futurity for two-year-old fillies, colts and trotters will be putting on a show tomorrow afternoon at Truro Raceway.
All systems are go with these talented young stars taking dead aim for the richest two-year old stake in Atlantic Canada, which includes purses totaling in excess of $81,505.
Local hopefuls include The Rev, trained and driven by Danny Romo, West River Xcel and West River Xtra for leading Canadian horsewoman Mary Clare MacDonald, Beach Paradise out of the Smallwood camp and Steve Morton's DWs Hidden Star.
Truro contenders attempting to draw in are Woodmeretrak Eater and Put To The Test out of the Darren Crowe Stable and Gordie McCabe's Putnams Kream.
Post-time is 1:30 p.m. with qualifiers on deck for noon.
A favourite weekly contest of race fans is the feature of the day and Race 10, the top class, shouldn't disappoint as eight evenly matched pacers line up behind the gate tomorrow.
Newcomers to the lineup include Truth Or Dare out of Inverness and Wes Patriquin's Isle Of Palms.
Although not showing a lot of early speed, Barbara Pearl's Maritimer has turned in a third and first-place finish in this $1,225 class in his last two starts giving him attention to be in the thick of it at the finish.
Ross Toole's Saulsbrook Quick appears to be firing on all cylinders stepping off of an impressive win while Ryan Ellis and Encore Seelster are also capable.
Push Back, Dale Pinkney's four-year-old, boasts a perfect six-for-six record and is dominating his way through the classes since qualifying in mid-July.
The son of Art Major will be out of post 5 in Race 7.
Francois ‘Frenchy' Thibeau of Halifax has jumped on the ownership bandwagon with both feet adding fresh stock to his one-horse stable. This week, five-year old pacer NS Acadian, previously owned by Billy Turner of Windsor, joined NS Randee as stablemate with trainer Henry Smallwood.
Standardbred Canada's ‘I Love Harness Racing Fan Club' team is looking for photos that capture the heart of Canadian harness racing to be submitted to the Mississauga Standarbred Canada office.
A selection committee will evaluate the photos for the 2013 ‘Heart of Harness Racing Calendar.'
Race goers will be privy to fast-paced exciting harness racing this evening as Truro Raceway televises the Breeders Crown Finals live from Woodbine Entertainment Centre in Ontario.
With approximately $2.5 million in purses on the line, leading drivers, top horses and nationally acclaimed connections have come to the table to share the spotlight for the exclusive Breeders Crown.
Post-time from Woodbine is slated for 8:30 p.m.
Flamboro Downs, a popular product with raceway fans, is set to resume its fall meet on Friday, Nov. 16 with an evening card. Effective October 15, the Dundas, Ont., track will be experiencing a hiatus from live racing as indicated on their racing schedule.
Diane Daniels is the race office supervisor at Truro Raceway.