The 2016 Atlantic Canadian stakes season comes to a close Saturday evening (October 29) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and a pair of three-year-old colts will battle for the upper hand as they fight for the last piece of the Atlantic Triple Crown.
First race post time is 6 p.m. for the 14-dash card with Beaus Cowboy and Heart And Soul ending their Atlantic stakes careers in the race 13 Island Breeder's Final for a $11,000 purse. Heart And Soul captured the Maritime Breeder's Final earlier in the season to give earn himself the first leg of the Atlantic Triple Crown for three-year-old pacing colts, then Beaus Cowboy became hot late in the season to win the Atlantic Breeder's Crown final earlier this month. The Island Breeder's Final is the last leg and Beaus Cowboy will ride a five-race win streak into post four with Adam Merner driving for trainer Ron Gass and owner Alex MacPhee of Clyde River, P.E.I. Heart And Soul gets post five in the eight-horse field with trainer Clare MacDonald in the bike for owners Earith and George Riley of Kensington, P.E.I.
Race 11 has the three-year-old pacing filly Island Breeder's Final for a $11,000 purse with an evenly matched field of eight. Post eight starter All About Madi has been given the early nod with Gary Chappell in the bike for trainer Leith Waite.
The $11,000 two-year-old pacing finals are in races seven and nine. Race seven has Filly Forty Seven continuing her quest for the Atlantic Triple Crown for two-year-old pacing fillies with Marc Campbell in the bike from post four. Complete Player received a more favourable draw being given the rail in his $11,000 two-year-old pacing colt Island Breeder's Final in race nine. Mark Bradley drives for trainer Tom Weatherbie.
The three-year-old trotting Island Breeder's Final lines up in race five for a $7,500 pot as Oceanview Pancho looks to extend his three-race win streak with Corey MacPherson driving for Paul Larrabee.
The two-year-old trotters are divided by gender with a field of five trotting fillies competing in their $5,000 Island Breeder's Final in race one. Mary Leah is favoured in that split with Danny MacDonald training and driving. Race three has the $5,000 two-year-old trotting colt Island Breeder's Final with the rivalry renewed between Wicked Nick (Chappell) and Pappy Go Go (Campbell) in the field of six.
The top pacers in East Coast racing face off in race 12 for a $2,550 purse as D Gs Camme (Gilles Barrieau), Big Surf (MacPherson) and Smiley Bayama (Merner) face off with top mares Ramblinglily (Ken Murphy) and Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes).
To view Saturday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Saturday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.