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Truro Celebrates Drivers' Success

Published: May 18, 2014 8:17 pm ET

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There was lots to celebrate at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon as harness racing fans and participants took note of the driving accomplishments of Hollis White and Darren Crowe.

Horseman Hollis White, who has the unique distinction of being the “oldest active driver,” in Canada was feted in a special trackside presentation by Truro Harness Horse Owners Association and Truro Raceway during the Sunday card in which he had three drives. White will celebrate his 81st birthday on Monday.

An avid harness racing fan, White was swayed by his brother into horse ownership in the early 1960s and later became a driver. The resident of Kennetcook, N.S. has earned 332 driving victories to date while sending out 70 winners from his own stable.

Another active Canadian driver, William Megans, will turn 81 in November while Ronald Topping will turn 80 this June.

Meanwhile, Darren Crowe, 42, reached a special career milestone steering Twin B Wildcat to his 1,000th victory in his first drive of the day during the second race. Crowe also trains the sophomore pacing colt, who was making his career debut for owner Robert Siteman and won by three-quarters of a length in 2:00.4 over K D Intogo.

The Lower Onslow, N.S. horseman continued his winning ways throughout the program, scoring three more times with Western Scot, R Es Sobrina and Schooner.

The Fred Saunders-trained and Anthony Beaton-owned Schooner was four-wide into the first turn and went on to win the afternoon's top class in 1:57.3. Likely To Win and Bo Butler finished second and third.

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

(With files from Truro Raceway)


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