Lucky Encounter rallies to win Red Shores’ feature

Lee Drake
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Accident in Race 2

SUMMERSIDE – Lucky Encounter won the Sunday afternoon feature in 1:57.4 at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.

Norris Rogers, who was involved in an accident earlier in the card, mapped out the winning trip that included a three-wide charge down the backstretch. Outside the Wire (Jason Hughes) was second, with Ultimate Luck (Stephen Trites) completing the triactor.

Lucky Encounter is owned by Jeff Ferrish of Summerside and trained by Dale Sobey.

Marc Campbell had a hat trick on the afternoon, scoring with Ramadawn for trainer Philip DesRoches, Kaitlyn Rose from the Ralph Sweet stable in O’Leary and R Es Nancy, trained by Dana Sweet of Bloomfield Station.

Scary moment

A scary moment took place in Race 2, when Sendmeasign made a break and fell. Rogers was thrown to the track and hit by a trailing horse, but wasn’t injured in the accident. Sendmeasign walked back to her stable.

Time to Get Jiggy (Gary Chappell) and Rock R Us (Campbell) were also involved, with no injuries being reported.

Rogers, Gilles Barrieau, Jason Hughes and Rocky Schurman notched driving doubles on the program.

The total live wager was $17,443.

Live racing returns to Summerside on Sunday, June 15, at 1 p.m.

Geographic location: Summerside, O’Leary

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