Veteran horseman Phil Pinkney will look to earn his third Governor’s Plate trophy when he sends out elimination winner Proven Lover in the $16,000 event this Saturday at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway
"He's a six-year-old and he's probably got some battle scars, but he's a true racehorse," Pinkney told The Journal Pioneer.
Pinkney won the 2007 edition with Dunachton Gale in a 1:54.2 stakes record and the 1993 edition with No Worries in 2:01.3. The winner of the 2008 O’Brien Award of Horsemanship will drive the son of Real Desire-Loving Proof, who will start from the outside Post 8 after winning his elimination in 1:56.3. He is owned by Walter Simmons of Summerside and Casey Gavin of Tignish, PE.
Summerside’s signature event will be aired on the Bell-Aliant Race Day Show beginning at 6:15 p.m.
To view the entries for Saturday’s stakes-filled program, click here.
To read more on Pinkney in the Journal Pioneer, click here.
(With files from the Journal Pioneer)