Racing to continue until Dec. 8
The final card of Truro Raceway's October meet on Sunday will feature 10 dashes.
Post time is 1:30 p.m. with qualifying rounds on deck for noon.
Halloween is also being celebrated at the raceway tomorrow. Commencing at noon, a tour will begin from the mezzanine of the Douglas Grandstand and make its way through the stables for ‘Trick or Treat.'
Everyone is welcome to don a costume if they wish and be part of the sweet treat tour.
Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition general manager Roger McCallum has also confirmed that racing will continue at the local oval until Sunday, Dec. 8, following an agreement reached between the exhibition board and the Truro Harness Horse Owners Association.
The Pick 5 has grown into an entertaining game for race goers and this weekend should draw even more interest with a carry over of $520.08 being added to the pot.
Pick your favourite horses to win races 4 through 8 to have a chance at the growing pool.
AWESOME DUO STRIKES AGAIN
Five-year-old mare Dirt Track Momma, owned and trained by 17-year-old Jonah Moase, smashed the existing record for aged mares last weekend in Saint John.
Teamed up with New Brunswick reinsman Dale Spence, the American-foaled pacer covered the ground in a brisk 1:55.3, surpassing the former mark of 1:56.2 set in 2010 by Grace & Harv.
Spence and Moase also set the track record at Saint John's EPR for aged pacers earlier this year when Big League wheeled off a 1:53.4 trip for the Moase connections.
FRESH STOCK & NEW OWNERS
In the midst of challenging times surrounding Truro's harness racing, the youth of the area remain undaunted as they forge ahead with new horses.
Sixteen-year-old Kyle Gillis purchased Ultrasleek, a three-year old daughter of N Xample, following last Sunday's card.
The New Brunswick-bred filly has career earnings of approximately $10,000 and a speed badge of 1:59.3. Kyle has been a regular at Truro Raceway from a young age, a loyal volunteer and dedicated fan as well as filling in to call the races on occasion.
Keith Legge, a 17-year-old student of CEC, has also joined the ownership ranks with the purchase of Force Of Fire, a five-year-old mare out of the Jonah Moase Camp.
Keith, son of Warren and Mona Legge of Truro, grew fond of the horse while working in the Emmons and Dixie MacKay Stable.
He also earned the Truro Harness Horse Owner Association's Groom's Award for 2012.
DONNIE & GEORGE TURNER MEMORIAL
On Nov. 3, Truro Raceway will host the final stake engagement of the year - the Donnie & George Turner Memorial for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies.
The unusual variation to this stake is that the colts and fillies draw in together making it one of the only stake races whereby the ‘girls' go up against the ‘boys.' This often gives the races a new dynamic and some surprising outcomes.
CLARENCE FARM SERVICES LTD. AWARDS
Pam MacKenzie, Equine Consultant for Clarence Farm Services Ltd., is scheduled to be trackside tomorrow afternoon for the July and September Hot Horse and Cool Driver awards presentations.
The winning 50-50 ticket number 105358 worth $136 was not claimed on Oct. 20. This cash prize will remain in the office for pick up for 10 days and if not claimed will then be added to the Nov. 3 50-50 winnings.
Diane Daniels is the race office supervisor for Truro Raceway.