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Sock It Away, Royaltywestho crowned Maritime Breeders’ champions

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Euchred records Atlantic Canada’s fastest mile of 2018 season

CHARLOTTETOWN – Sock It Away showed he did not need an inside post position, or to see any pylons in the first lap, to capture the Maritime Breeders' final for three-year-old pacing colts on Saturday evening.
Marc Campbell was at the lines of Sock It Away as he left from Post 8 in the $18,000 Doug Harkness Memorial Maritime Breeders final, and elected to take the overland route to the front end. Race favourite Half Cut (driven by Mark Bradley) laid down the early splits of 27.4 and 56.3, with Sock It Away in the outer flow before clearing to the lead past the half.
The three-quarters were reached in 1:26.2, then Sock It Away cruised home to a 1:56.1 victory over Dowahs Boy (Adam Merner) and Woodmere Ideal Art (Jason Hughes). The winning colt is trained by Kevin MacLean for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford.

Filly final
Royaltywestho landed in the winner’s circle in the first three-year-old pacing filly stakes’ final of the 2018 season as Walter Cheverie guided her to victory in the $22,100 Ken Starratt Maritime Breeders final.
R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) set the tempo on the front end, with splits of 28.2, 58.2 and 1:28.3, and Royaltywestho stalking in the pocket. Cheverie moved the daughter of Westwardho Hanover down the stretch, and she responded with a 28.2 closing panel for a time of 1:57.1.
R Es Shabla was second, and Woodmere Ceilidh (Clare MacDonald) completed the triactor.
The champion filly’s ownership papers are held by Gregory Francis and Joseph Baxter of Windsor, N.S. Baxter also handles the training.

Fastest mile
Euchred was the winner in the $2,650 Preferred Pace for the fastest mile of the 2018 Atlantic Canadian harness racing season after a winning time of 1:54.4 for driver Merner, trainer Terry Gallant and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. A hard-closing Czar Seelster (Todd Weatherbee) finished second, with the show prize going to Cartoon Daddy (Corey MacPherson).
Campbell won with Elm Grove Kaboom in 1:57.3 and Pure Friendship in 1:59.3 from his own stable to complete the driving triple.
The total wager for the 12-dash card was $35,388.

Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.

CDP Summary
Summary of Saturday night’s harness racing card at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park:
Race 1
J K Express (J. Hughes) 17.00 5.70 3.60 Dustylanekazaam (C. MacPherson) 3.*0 2.60 Hunger Pangs (M. Campbell) 2.30
Times: 29.2, 58.4, 129.1, 158.4. Also ran: Sinnersinparadise, Brandons Last, Red Dirt Rebel, Mybuddyrose.
Winning Horse owned by James Perrot, Stratford, PE.
Exactor 5-3 $56.50 Triactor 5-3-7 $171.60 Superfecta 5-3-7-1 $72.05.
 
Race 2
Fly With Max (K. Murphy) 3.60 2.70 2.30 Solanos Dragon (K. Ford) 7.30 5.80 Hemingway (V. Poulton) 2.70.
Times: 29.2, 100.2, 31.3, 201.4. Also ran: C J Bluefin, All Turain, Da Old Blu Meteor, Sharks Play, American Captain.
Winning Horse owned by Mark Ramsay, Greenwood, NS.
Exactor 7-4 $70.00 Triactor 7-4-3 $189.00 Superfecta 7-4-3-5 $173.09 Daily Double 5-7 $24.40.
 
Race 3
Pure Friendship (M. Campbell) 4.50 6.30 4.10 Thegreatmaelstrom (K. Murphy) 10.60 4.30 Libertys Choice (J. Hughes) 4.40.
Times: 29.1, 58.2, 128.3, 159.3. Also ran: Gringo Star, Easy Flyer, Outstanding Payday, Silverhill Spike.
Winning Horse owned by Ronald Seymour Jr, Glace Bay, NS.
Exactor 7-6 $220.90 Triactor 7-6-5 $729.20 Superfecta 7-6-5-2 $202.26.
 
Race 4
Smiley Bayama (R. Gass) 5.70 3.70 2.30 Silverhill Buddy (G. Chappell) 4.20 3.60 Caughtfoolinaround (M. Bradley) 3.50.
Times: 29.2, 58.2, 128.1, 158.3. Also ran: Redwhiteandboots, Miramonttogo, Textually Active, Whosurwinner, Fortunecookieslie.
Winning Horse owned by Estate of Shelley Gass-Alexis Gass, Cornwall, PE.
Exactor 4-2 $21.00 Triactor 4-2-1 $83.00 Superfecta 4-2-1-7 $134.84.
 
Race 5
Dusty Lane Artiste (C. MacPherson) 4.00 2.50 2.10 Shaker Maker (D. Dowling) 2.60 2.10 Easy DC Does It (M. Campbell) 2.10.
Times: 30.1, 59.4, 130.1, 201.1. Also ran: Docthethird, Jonahs Star, Beach Cloud, Camco Wily.
Winning Horse owned by Barry Martin-Ruben Martin, Sydney, NS.
Exactor 4-1 $15.10 Triactor 4-1-5 $20.10 Superfecta 4-1-5-6 $29.85.
 
Race 6
Weekend Atnannies (M. McGuigan) 3.40 2.10 2.10 Hughetthecredit (A. Merner) 3.20 2.10 Woodmere Soul (G. Barrieau) 2.70.
Times: 29.1, 100.1, 130.4, 159.1. Also ran: Desired Treasure, Sports Royalty, Dixie Flyer.
Winning Horse owned by Glenn Dunn, Summerville, PE.
Exactor 3-4 $7.10 Triactor 3-4-6 $13.90 Superfecta 3-4-6-5 $30.75.
 
Race 7
Elm Grove Kaboom (M. Campbell) 2.70 2.30 2.40 Painted Pony (G. Chappell) 20.40 5.40 Artners In Crime (R. Matheson) 3.30.
Times: 29.1, 58.2, 127.2, 157.3. Also ran: Harbourlite Jerry, Twin B Shadow, Threestepstoheaven, Jetta Flys, Silverinyourpocket.
Winning Horse owned by Larry & Kathy Chappell, Marshfield, PE.
Exactor 3-6 $10.70 Triactor 3-6-4 $81.50 Superfecta 3-6-4-7 $53.21.
 
Race 8
Perfect Escape (G. Barrieau) 3.20 2.60 2.10 Tempo Seelster (V. Poulton) 6.40 3.10 Oh To Be Me (G. Chappell) 2.10.
Times: 29.1, 59.1, 127.4, 157.1. Also ran: Casimir Obama, Mach Of Ballykeel, Four Corners, Celebrate Your Bet, The Big Bite.
Winning Horse owned by Jack Keenan, Stratford, PE-C Joseph Dahl, Burlington, ON.
Exactor 6-1 $9.30 Triactor 6-1-2 $19.60 Superfecta 6-1-2-3 $54.50.

Race 9
Royaltywestho (W. Cheverie) 2.70 2.60 2.10 R ES Shabla (M. McGuigan) 3.90 2.70 Woodmere Ceilidh (C. MacDonald) 2.40.
Times: 28.2, 58.2, 128.3, 157.1. Also ran: Chocolate Terror, Saulsbrook Coral, Woodmere Saphire, Kahlua Moring, Woodmere Chella.
Winning Horse owned by Joseph Baxter-Gregory Francis, Windsor, NS.
Exactor 3-7 $34.10 Triactor 3-7-4 $44.40 Superfecta 3-7-4-6 $44.30.
 
Race 10
Euchred (A. Merner) 4.40 2.60 3.10 Czar Seelster (G. Weatherbee) 2.50 2.90 Cartoon Daddy (C. MacPherson) 6.00.
Times: 28.4, 57.4, 126.2, 154.4. Also ran: Mr Irresistible, Ashes To Ashes, Rose Run Quest, Mick Dundee.
Winning Horse owned by Kayla Habicht Walker, Inverness, NS.
Exactor 1-4 $26.60 Triactor 1-4-6 $192.00 Superfecta Carry Over Pick 3 6-9-10/3-9-10/1 $1.25.
 
Race 11
Sock It Away (M. Campbell) 6.00 4.00 3.40 Dowahs Boy (A. Merner) 6.70 5.50 Woodmere Ideal Art (J. Hughes) 8.70.
Times: 27.4, 56.3, 126.2, 156.1. Also ran: Rockin Party, Dustylanewesty, Half Cut, The Colonel, Tobins Lightning.
Winning Horse owned by Reginald MacPherson, Stratford, PE.
Exactor 8-7 $237.25 Triactor 8-7-1 $1,296.50 Superfecta Carry-over.
 
Race 12
Zero Rate (K. Arsenault) 8.60 4.90 2.90  Keep Coming  (A. Merner)11.90 4.90 Winter Blast (J. Hughes) 2.60.
Times: 29.1, 58.3, 127.4, 156.4. Also ran: Tobinator, Three Truths, Ultimatelyhandsome, Jetster, Starcastic.
Winning Horse owned by Billy MacKinnon, Stratford-Calvin Larkin, Mermaid, PE.
Exactor 5-8 $80.60 Triactor 5-8-6 $465.80 Superfecta 5-8-6-7 497.20 Daily Double 8-5 $52.70.
Total wager – $35,388.

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