Futurity elims on Sunday
MARITIME BREEDERS FUTURITY
The stage is set for the running of the Maritime Breeder's Association Futurity $15,000 eliminations Sunday for two-year-old trotters and pacers at Truro Raceway.
There are 42 starters in six divisions of colts and fillies for this hallmark fall event.
Local youngsters vying for the hardware include Rugged Coast, T M Top Gun, Goin Large and Charlottes Coast out of the Darren Crowe Stable, Ross Toole's Putnams Force, Putnams Dough Girl and Full of Finesse for trainer/driver Bernard McCallum and Paul Gray's Grayland Spider.
The final is slated for Oct. 25 in Truro.
Post time for tomorrow's extended 16- dash card is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. with qualifiers programmed for a 12:30 start.
DRIVING RACE TIGHTENS UP
With Dartmouth teamster Robert Laffin posting a four-win day last Sunday, the gap in the driving race narrowed significantly.
Darren Crowe, the 2008 champion, tops the leaderboard with 46 victories, four ahead of Laffin (42), while New Brunswick reinsman Todd Trites holds down third spot.
BACK IN THE GAME
When the gavel fell on Hip # 371 in the Selected Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 9, Brent MacGrath, renowned as trainer of the world champion pacer Somebeachsomewhere, was back in the game.
MacGrath purchased Weigh The Odds, a yearling son of the highly acclaimed and proven New York stallion Bettors Delight.
67 SET FOR AUCTION BLOCK
The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition will be hosting the sixth Annual Select Yearling Sale Oct. 23 in the Agridome on the exhibition grounds.
Auctioneer Tim Parker, of New Glasgow, and Atlantic Post Calls editor Doug Harkness will act as masters of ceremonies for this major Nova Scotia event.
Buyers will be making the trip to Truro, looking for quality stake contenders and competitive racehorses as a strong collection of 67 colts and fillies out of the top breeding farms in Atlantic Canada make their way through the sales ring.