SUMMERSIDE – Narragansett and Jason Hughes captured the $1,900 featured Canada Day Pace during harness racing action at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Tuesday afternoon.
Hughes used a hard first-over grind to wear down pace-setter Lisfinny (Norris Rogers), after laying down fractions of 28.2, 57.3 and 1:27.1.
Narragansett got up to score a four-length victory in 1:56, with PC Shockwave (Brian MacPhee) second and Lisfinny third.
Hughes trains Narragansett for owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S.
The $1,700 back-up pace went to McMaverick in 1:59.2 for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley.
SA Summers Luck (Gary Chappell) was second with Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie) finishing third.
I Aint No Lady captured the afternoon’s $1,200 trot class in 2:02.1, upsetting heavily-favoured Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), with Scarlet Patti (Darryl MacLean) third. Corey MacPherson drove I Aint No Lady for trainer Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington.
Hughes doubled up on the final race of the card, winning with McJestic for trainer Troy Murray in 1:57.1.
Marc Campbell scored a driving triple with Astronomical Union (1:58), Casimir Luciano (1:57.3) and OK Chivas (1:58.3).
MacPherson had two driving wins, with the second coming with Bad Date in 1:58.3, while Chappell and trainer Willis Silliker teamed up for a driving-training double with Canaco Paso (2:00.2) and Ultimate Success (1:57.3).
Other winners were Modern Girl (Mike Stevenson) in 1:59.4, Miracleonthehudson (Rogers) in 2:00.2 and Bloomins Last (Walter Cheverie) in 2:00.4.
Total wager for the 13-dash card was $20,974.