CHARLOTTETOWN – The stakes’ stars continue to invade Prince Edward Island harness racing tracks this weekend.
Divisions of the Maritime Breeders are being held at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday at 6 p.m., and at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The two-year-old colts lead the parade on Saturday in Race 5, with Rancousy listed as the 5-2 morning-line favourite. Darren Crowe will do the driving after the colt posted a second-place finish in the Breeders Crown finals last Sunday.
Settlement Request (Gilles Barrieau) and Mr. Comraderie (Mike Stevenson) are also top contenders.
Rebelseven, owned and trained by Kevin MacLean of Vernon Bridge, gets top billing in the next colt division. Marc Campbell will attempt to put the son of Force of Life in the winner’s circle for the fifth time this season.
Dumas Walker will headline the final $3,000 MBA elimination for driver Myles Heffernan. The colt is a Breeders Crown champion after a 1:57.4 victory last weekend.
Two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana is back after her record-setting track performance from a week ago. Campbell drove the Reg MacPherson-owned pacer to a sparkling 1:56 score. The duo has drawn Post 8 in Race 10 on the card.
In other action, Bunny Mach, who has won her last two in a row, will tackle a full field of contenders in the open mares. Gary Chappell will be in the bike.
The program will also feature the first leg of the David Rose Memorial, presented by Meridian Farms. A special fans promotion will be tied to the series.
The action will be carried on the live race broadcast from www.redshores.ca.