FINALS SET FOR TOMORROW
The Maritime Breeders Futurity Finals for the two-year-old trotting and pacing fillies and colts will be the spotlight tomorrow afternoon at Truro Raceway with 24 horses set for three divisions in Races 5, 9 and 12.
They'll be vying for a purse of more than $89,000.
Hometown finalists include Putnams Dough Girl for Shawn Putnam, Paul Gray's Grayland Hill and Grayland Spider, with the Crowe stable sending out Charlottes Coast, T M Top Gun and Goin Large.
West River Farm's Clare MacDonald will be in the hunt with West River Ugo, JJ Solara and We B Success, while Danny Romo will be at the helm of Seawind Allegra for Kevin Dorey and Gary Ross.
Post time for Sunday's card is 1:30 p.m. with qualifiers at 12:30 p.m.
STOCK GOES UP
The American bred Mischievous Lad, a $3,000 claimer at the local complex, has racked up a notable record in his last seven starts with six wins and $7,237 in purses.
The highly accomplished Kennetcook conditioner/owner Kenny Greene purchased the battle-scarred warrior from Ontario-based trainer Jamie Copley in Charlottetown during this year's Old Home Week.
The nine-year-old pacer has finished first, second or third in 48 per cent of his 188 lifetime starts, earning more than $150,000.
Trainer/driver Darren Crowe picked up a couple well-bred yearlings last weekend out of the Forest City Sale in London, Ont.
GLB Stables of Beaverbank purchased Hip 49, a Mach Three filly, and an Apaches Fame colt, Emerson Seelster, out of a Camluck mare.
Both additions are impressive prospects for the Crowe stable.
The sale put 217 yearlings through the ring for an average of $19,942.
Listed as eligible in tomorrow's Race 10, the six-year-old Snippety Doo Dah has changed hands and is now racing for new connection Owen Fletcher moving from the Saulsbrook Stable camp earlier this week.
Shubenacadie owner/trainer Blair Laffin also had a fresh entry in the box this week with the seasoned-pacer Luckaway.
Previously campaigned in Ontario by Garry MacDonald, racegoers may recall when this son of Camluck started in the NSPE Exhibition Cup in July 2005 for owners William Hogg, Garry MacDonald and John MacNeil.
TODAY IN PUGWASH
Reminiscent of days gone by, a group of harness racing enthusiasts have joined forces to present an exciting matinee of racing action today at the Pugwash racetrack.
Several dashes are programmed to hit the track in the picturesque village at 1 p.m.
Horsemen putting on the show for the sheer love of the sport include Doug Polley, Clayton Stevens, Forest McWade, Scott Daniels, Jim Ripley, Paul Gray, Bernard and Gardner McCallum and Terry Oulton of Port Elgin, N.B.
FINALS SET FOR TOMORROW