Saulsbrook Alana had record-setting performance last week
The annual Labour Day harness racing program goes at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Monday, with a post time of 1 p.m.
The track offers a baker’s dozen – 13 races – and all races are of the overnight variety.
The track record
I must return to last Sunday’s card of racing to talk about the mile recorded by Saulsbrook Alana. The 1:55.1 clocking was without a doubt one of the most amazing feats in the history of Atlantic Canadian harness racing.
While I paraded her back to the winner’s circle, I had no idea she had just became the fastest two-year-old pacing filly in the country on a half-mile track.
However, I did mention to the crowd that they had just witnessed a mile that was comparable to an Ontario-sired gold or Pennsylvania-sired gold filly, which are two of the most successful and richest sire stakes’ programs in all of harness racing.
The Island just never stops amazing me in producing some of the most talented racehorses in Canada.
Congratulations to Alana’s connections for a record that should last a lifetime. Wow!
This year’s Governor’s Plate hopeful, King Of Rock, is listed as the morning-line favourite on Monday.
Since his Governor’s Plate consolation start, King Of Rock has three wins and three seconds in his last six starts. He was a 1:55 winner during Old Home Week, and has the driving talent of Brodie MacPhee.
Local backstretch horse Narragansett (Norris Rogers) takes a two-race winning streak into Monday. The Dale Sobey-trainee has won at this level, and a three-peat looks very possible.
Creighton Hanover (Mark Bradley) is another local entry in Monday’s top class. He beat preferred company, and actually takes a step down in class. Trainer Willis Silliker is having a real good summer at both Island tracks, and had this fella in for “tightener” on Thursday in Charlottetown, finishing fourth.
It’s the final call to pick up 2013 Prince County Horseman’s Club memberships.
Horse owners are reminded that multiple-owned horses must have every owner listed to be eligible for the annual awards. Membership does have its rewards when the final figures are tallied to determine the various award winners.
Members can be purchased from any board member, or at the 50/50 booth located on the tarmac in front of the grandstand.
A look at Monday’s picks:
Best bets – Keystone Nobility in Race 3, and and Paradise Rose in Race 6.
Long shot possibilities –Ton Of Luck in Race 2, and Carrerra Angel in Race 13.
Vance Cameron is the track announcer in Summerside and Charlottetown. Comments and suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.