BIBLE HILL – A pair of Colchester County connections reeled in cheques as the Atlantic Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing colts met to do battle Thursday at Truro Raceway as part of Atlantic Grand Circuit Week.
Waterside Skypper and driver Hilliard Graves came home third in the final A Division event – worth $7,020 – of the 13-dash card while The Rev and Shubenacadie’s Danny Romo were second in the first heat.
The three-year-old pacing colts take to the half-mile oval Saturday with two A Divisions racing for $9,380 each, while a pair of B Divisions will duke it out for $2,500 each. Post time for the 12-dash card, which also includes the headline Exhibition Cup, is 7 p.m.
Untouchable One and driver Kenny Arsenault captured Thursday’s first race in 1:59 for Dooley Boys Racing Stable of Halifax. Its My Turn and driver Jason Hughes rounded out the top three.
Accelerated Pace teamed up with Mike Stevenson to win the third event in 2:00.4 for Boyd MacDonald Produce of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast, P.E.I. Scamp Finesse and Clare MacDonald crossed the line second.
Woodmere Comical, with Shane Bernard in the bike, won the second A Division event in 2:01.1 for Robert MacNeil of Sydney Mines, Joseph MacNeil of Ingonish and Bernard MacNeil of Miscouche, PE. Paraprosdokian, with Marc Campbell, and Libertys Art and Jason Hughes were second and third respectively.
Following is a full list of results from Thursday’s 13-dash card:
1. Waterside Wishes; 2. Dashwood Darling; 3. Camscomebackstory. Times: 30, 1:00.4, 1:31.1, 2:01.1. Winning owner: Hilliard Graves. Driver: Hilliard Graves. Trainer: Fred Saunders.
1. Logan’s Wish; 2. Champion Cowboy; 3. Island Iron Horse. Times: 30.1, 1:02, 1:31.3, 2:02. Winning owner: Kevin Bailey. Driver/Trainer: Kevin Bailey.
1. Mullet Man; 2. JK Rocketman; 3. Galamoe. Times: 27.4, 58.1, 1:29, 1:59. Winning owner: Patrick Shepherd. Driver: Jack Panting. Trainer: Steven Shepherd.
1. Paladale; 2. Shake Up; 3. Put to the Test. Times: 30.1, 1:02.4, 1:32, 2:01.2. Winning owner: Michael & Barry Blanchard. Driver/Trainer: Gilles Barrieau.
1. Wildcat McDonnell; 2. Magic Ombre; 3. Majestic Amberlynn. Times: 29, 59.3, 1:30.2, 2:00.3. Winning owner: Clayton Stevens. Driver: Jack Panting. Trainer: Clayton Stevens.
1. Remember Will; 2. Deep River Cruise; 3. Mr Rock. Times: 30.2, 1:03.4, 1:34.3, 2:04.3. Winning owner: Ryan Williams. Driver: Mike Stevenson. Trainer: Elton Millar.
1. Beer Drinkin Blue; 2. Woodmere Real Drop; 3. PH Thunder. Times: 29.1, 59.1, 1:29.2, 2:00.1. Winning owner: Christopher Laffin. Driver: Corey MacPherson. Trainer: Blair Laffin.
1. Untouchable One; 2. The Rev; 3. It’s My Turn. Times: 28.3, 1:00.3, 1:31.2, 1:59. Winning owner: Dooley Boys Racing Stable. Driver: Kenny Arsenault. Trainer: Sean Dooley.
1. Woodmere Comical; 2. Paraprosdokian; 3. Liberty’s Art. Times: 28.4, 1:01, 1:32, 2:01.1. Winning owner: Robert & Joseph MacNeil. Driver: Shane Bernard. Trainer: Tom Weatherbie.
1. St Lad’s Dagwood; 2. Putnam’s Force; 3. Saulsbrook Quick. Times: 28, 57.3, 1:26.4, 1:57.3. Winning owner: Kenny Greene. Driver: Ryan Ellis. Trainer: Kenny Greene.
1. Accelerated Pace; 2. Scamp Finesse; 3. Waterside’s Kipper. Times: 29.4, 1:02, 1:32.1, 2:00.4. Winning owner: Boyd MacDonald Produce & Daniel Ross. Driver: Mike Stevenson. Trainer: Wade Sorrie.
1. Longn Winding Road; 2. Electric Syl; 3. Tanks A Lot. Times: 28.1, 57.1, 1:27.3, 1:57.4. Winning owner: Paul Langille. Driver: Darren Crowe. Trainer: Paul Langille.