Trackside - Final card before summer break

Diane Daniels
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FINAL CARD BEFORE SUMMER BREAK

Thirteen dashes of entertaining and exciting harness racing are on tap for tomorrow after noon with 106 horses taking to the track at Truro Raceway

The next couple of weeks traditionally mark the mid-summer racing break with the Dutch Mason Blues Festival on deck at the Exhibition/Raceway grounds and Red Shores Charlottetown's Old Home Week running from Aug. 7-16. Live racing will be dark for Sunday, Aug. 10 and 17 but the Douglas Grandstand will remain open through out the month for the daily simulcast schedule continuing to be televised from the top tracks in North America.

Post Time for Sunday is scheduled for 1:30 pm with a qualifying session slated for 12:00 noon.

 

EXHIBITION RACE CARD

The management and staff of both the Exhibition and Raceway are presently working together to build a card of harness racing to be showcased during Truro's annual Ex August 19-23. Confirmation of the date and time is expected early next week and will be included in the Exhibition events schedule.

 

 

 

PICK 5 STARTS OVER

Five winners of $205.50 each claimed the Pick 5  on the final day of Atlantic Grand Circuit Week.  The popular exotic wagering product will once again be available to race goers upon the return of live racing later in August.

 

CLARENCE FARM SERVICES LTD. JULY AWARDS

Tabulations for Clarence Farm Services Ltd. July Awards are in with veteran teamster Danny Romo, not only receiving the trophy for winningest driver during Atlantic Grand Circuit Week but also sweeping Cool Driver for the month of July accumulating 134 points in 46 starts, spearheaded by 11 wins. Closest rival for Cool Driver was Bernard “Pooker” McCallum recording 90 points. Hot Horse accolades went to the much deserving valiant campaigner, St. Lads Dagwood for Kennetcook connection, Kenny Greene. The nine-year-old pacer laid down one win, four seconds and a third earning 24 points for the month.

Jackie Pinkney's R L Rocco reporting in with 18 points claimed second spot on the Hot Horse leader board. Romo continues to show why he is one of the main forces in Maritime harness racing also scoring Top Trainer recognition for July.

 

 

 

FASTEST TRIP BY MARITIME BRED

Avid harness racing enthusiast, Tom Hollis, advised the Truro Race office that the eight-year old Elleofnxample once owned by Morah Kerr of Truro and Phonsie MacEachern of Cape Breton and trained and driven by Mary Clare MacDonald wheeled off a blistering 149.2 trip over the Meadowlands on July 26 for New York connections making this daughter of Nxample the fastest bred Maritime Bred pacer to date. Career earnings top $302,000.

 

 

 

Organizations: Pick 5, Clarence Farm Services

Geographic location: North America, Maritime, Cape Breton New York

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