D Gs Camme, Ultimate Luck take first leg of Premier’s Pace Series
SUMMERSIDE – Walter Cheverie overshadowed the first leg of the Premier’s Pace Series for aged pacers at Red Shores Summerside on Sunday afternoon.
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Walter Cheverie heads back to the winner’s circle after one of his four driving victories at Red Shores Summerside on Sunday afternoon.
Cheverie recorded a driving quadruple on the 13-dash harness racing card. Cheverie started off the program with back-to-back wins in the opening two dashes, winning with Larsheis (2:03.3) and Tobin Knockout (1:59.1). Riley Farms Ltd. of Kensington own Larsheis while Malcolm Williams of Ellerslie and Allan Williams of Oakville, Ont., share ownership of Tobins Knockout.
The veteran driver and Summerside native then won the seventh and eighth races with 10-year-old Blu Meadow Willie (1:55.4), owned by Brenda and Bob MacInnis of Summerside, and Athletic Putnam (1:58). Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and Don Callbeck of Summerside own Athletic Putnam.
Premier’s Pace Series
D Gs Camme, in his first race since winning the Governor’s Plate and setting a new track pacing record of 1:53 at Summerside Raceway, won the opening leg of the $4,000 Premier’s Pace Series.
The Gilles Barrieau-driven D Gs Camme jumped into the lead just past the first turn and never looked back, carving out fractions of 28.1 seconds, 56.1 and 1:25.4 en route to a 1:53.4 mile. Astor placed and Modern Xhibit finished in the show position.
Quentin Bevan, Hal Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson own DGs Camme, a four-year-old brown horse. Jackie Matheson trains DGs Camme.
Ultimate Luck, a six-year-old bay horse, took over the lead in the stretch and won the second division in 1:55. Judge Jon was second and Cheyenne Ford came third.
Terry Gallant did the driving for the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Sifroi Melanson does the training.
Barrieau finished the afternoon with a pair of trips to the winner’s circle.
The total live wager was $19,352.
The card marked the final card at Summerside Raceway for 2 1/2 weeks as Old Home Week takes centre stage in Charlottetown starting later this week. Live racing returns to Summerside on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.
Old Home Week kicks off at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Thursday night, and will feature the first leg of the Alpine $3,000 claiming series.