It was a career day for Corey MacPherson. The young driver posted six winners during a 16-dash program on Saturday (Dec. 12) at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
MacPherson started the afternoon taking the first three races with Roscoes Child, Hurricane Hill and trotter Diamond Mine. His grand-slam came with Adam Merner’s trainee Likely To Win.
MacPherson teamed with the Trevor Hicken stable to cap off his super Saturday with victories aboard Idealic Life and then All Turain in the afternoon feature Preferred event.
All Turain was able to track down fraction-setter Forever Paradise (Walter Cheverie) in deep stretch to win the $2,400 top class in 1:58.1. Mach Wheel (Darren Crowe) rallied late to complete the triactor. All Turain, owned by Lee Hicken of Charlottetown, has four victories from his last five starts.
Sendmeasign went from last at the half to first across the wire in the $2,350 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap, stopping the clock in 2:00.2. Kenny Arsenault worked out the winning trip for trainer/owner Alex Sobey.
Walter Cheverie had a driving triple with top honours going to Caliban Hanover in the $1,800 Open Handicap Trot, Putnams Snap and his own Bowyer Hanover. Caliban was trainer Ronnie Gass's second winner on the day after teaming with MacPherson for Hurricane Hill's victory.
Mike McGuigan recorded a driving double while Jason Hughes made a trip to victory lane to remain one win behind leader Marc Campbell in the Charlottetown driver standings.
Earl Watts posted a training double, which included the fastest mile of the day of 1:57.2 with Sinners In Heaven, driven by Gary Chappell for the ownership group of Windemere Farms of North Wiltshire, P.E.I. and Lana Murphy – River Valley Management of Quispamsis, N.B.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.
(With files from Red Shores)