Victoria Day Pace highlights holiday card

Lee Drake
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SUMMERSIDE – The horses are back at Summerside!

The new season at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway gets underway on Monday, with an exciting 12-dash program getting underway at 1 p.m. The card will officially launch the countdown to the Governor’s Plate.

The 11th-race Victoria Day Pace will headline the program. Newcomer Sa Summers Luck has been established as the morning-line favourite for driver Corey MacPherson and the Bing Easter stable from O’Leary.

The pacer was in action at Flamboro Downs in Ontario and then made three starts at Truro, which included a second-place finish in a sparkling 1:57.2.

The Jason Hughes stable has two starters in the race – Bunny Mach (Post 1) and Cambest Kisser (Post) – and both are capable of hitting the triactor ticket.

The field has top guns like Paphos, Bet the House, Carnivore, Windemere Eric and Lucky Encounter in what is a great matchup to kick off the 2014 season.

Darren and Jennifer Trainor of Vernon River, who walked away with a truckload of trophies at the annual Prince County Horsemen’s Club awards night recently, are favoured to win the afternoon’s back-up class with Panda Bear in Race 10.

Marc Campbell gets the driving assignment from the husband-and-wife team that enjoyed great success at the Summerside oval in 2013.

Race analyst Jared Stretch is back with his top picks for the 2014 season and puts Capitalism as his top choice in this class, followed by Panda Bear and Onhotvet (4-3-5).

Organizations: Prince County Horsemen

Geographic location: Ontario, Vernon River

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