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Bay Of Sharks Repeats In 'Friendship'

Published: May 13, 2012 2:53 am ET

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The second round of the Friendship Pacing Series featured just two $12,000 divisions and only one repeat winner as Kawartha Downs played host to the series starters for the first time.

All four first leg winners drew into the second division of the night, which saw Bay Of Sharks ($5.30) advance first over to win in 1:51.2 over Rock Me Amastreos and favourite Blended Whiskey, while Southwind Turbo was a vet scratch sick. Denis St. Pierre drove the winning six-year-old son of Cams Card Shark for trainer Corey Johnson and owner Michael Sergi of Canton, New York.

The other division went to the front-striding Amazon Art ($4.20) and driver Jonathan Drury in a career-best 1:51 flat. Randy Van Meer trains the six-year-old Artsplace gelding, who won by nearly six lengths over Natural Habitat. Dark Prince finished over 11 lengths behind in third. The popular winner, who was a runner-up to Blended Whiskey last time out, is owned by Harry Locke of Oshawa, Ont.

The series is for three-year-olds and up that are non-winners of $75,000 in 2011. Georgian and Kawartha Downs will alternate hosting legs of the series, which continues each Saturday in May and wraps up back at Georgian on Saturday, June 2 with a $40,000 (added) final.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Kawartha Downs.

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