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Touch Of Lightning Romps In 'Turner'

Published: October 28, 2012 7:13 pm ET

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Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Touch Of Lightning returned to the winner's circle following a dominant six and a half length romp in the Donnie & George Turner Memorial for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday at Truro Raceway.

Touch Of Lightning and trainer-driver Earl Smith left from post five in one of the two $14,207 divisions and carved out fractions of :28.3, :59.2 and 1:28.2 en route to a 1:58 triumph, his third in a row. First Art Down (Gilles Barrieau) advanced first over to place and Island Lexus (Danny Romo) finished third.

With the win, the Articulator-Aquatic Lightning colt's career bankroll climbed past the $100,000 mark. He is now 10-for-18 this year. Touch Of Lightning is owned by Islanders Peter Smith, Donald Smith, Gerald Morrissey, and Larry Chappell.

The other division went to Mr Thompson and driver Mike Stevenson in 1:58.4. The Wade Sorrie-trained Articulator-Yankee Checkers gelding also front-stepped his way to victory lane with fractions of :28, :59.2, and 1:29.3. Dukes Up (Danny Romo) finished two and a half lengths behind in second and So Classy (Clare MacDonald) rounded out the top three finishers.

The career earner of more than $71,000 notched his fifth win of the season in 17 starts. He is owned by Boyd Macdonald Prodce Ltd. of Crapaud, P.E.I. and Daniel Ross of Belfast, P.E.I.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway.


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