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ATSS Mania Hits Truro

Published: July 25, 2012 1:28 am ET

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Truro Raceway treated its fans to an electrifying night of stakes racing on Tuesday as eleven divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes went postward during the 13-race card.

Two-year-old trotters were up first with three divisions going postward, and Oceanview Kate drew first blood by winning her $5,260 “A” division assignment in 2:10.4 over a track listed as “good” with a two-second allowance. Mike Stevenson hustled the filly to the lead and she successfully knifed out fraction of :31.3, 1:05.4, 1:38.2 before using a :32.2 closing quarter over the off going en route to the 2:10.4 victory. West River Xcel was next best, with Callum grabbing the show dough.

William Roloson of Belfast, PE bred and owns the three-year-old son of Northern Bailey-King Kong Kate. It was the first career victory for the career winner of $4,206.

Irish Lullaby made a round trip to victory lane following her 2:12.4 triumph in the second division. The rookie daughter of Northern Bailey-Lucalena went coast-to-coast for trainer/driver Daniel MacDonald over I Aint No Lady and Dusty Lane Nick in 2:12.4.

She now owns a 2-1-0 record from three starts for the partnership of Boyd MacDonald Prodce Ltd of Crapaud and Daniel Ross of Belfast, PE.

Windemere Norma rallied to win the third division for the rookie trotters in 2:09 for driver Kenny Arsenault. The daughter of Black River-Mrs Schreiber, who was still sitting fifth at the three-quarter pole while racing on cover, used a :31.1 final frame to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Im Graceful. The show dough was earned by Northern Dust.

Trainer Ralph Annear co-owns the filly with Steven Sorrie of Montague, PE, and together they’ve watched her assemble a 1-1-0 record in her first three attempts.

Three-year-old trotters sparred in a set of ATSS tilts, with My Daisy Duke winning her $7,100 assignment in 2:05.3 for driver Corey MacPherson. The daughter of Northern Bailey-My Dusty Lane whacked out fractions of :30.4, 1:02.4 and 1:33.2 en route to posting the two-length triumph over Buddy Moko. Majian Dillon rounded out the top three finishers.

The five-time winner upper her lifetime earnings to $29,044 with the win. Paul MacDonald trains her for owner/breeder Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire, PE.

Dusty Red Lane extended his winning streak to three-in-a-row thanks to his narrow score in 2:06 in the second division for the sophomore trotters. The son of Red Flamethrower-In My Dust and driver Paul Lanigan led through fractions of :31.2, 1:04 and 1:34.3 before kicking home in :31.3 to win by a neck over Est Non Ila Dulcis in the off going. B J Carmalyta grabbed the third prize.

William Lanigan trains the career winner of $21,050 for owner/breeder James Gorman of South Melville, PE.

The first of four $6,100 “A” divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies went to Misssassy Attitude and Kenny Arsenault in 2:01.3. the Brandons Cowboy-Briannas Attitude miss led through intervals of :30, 1:01.4 and 1:31.2 before scooting home in :30.1 to notch the five-length triumph over Tobins Mygirl. Charlottes Starlet rounded out the top three finishers.

Trainer Kenneth Wilkie of Stratford co-owns the undefeated youngster with Larry Chappell of Marshfield, PE. The career winner of $3,870 is now 2-for-2 to begin her career.

Top Brand survived a first-over journey in the next division en route to her 2-1/4 score in 2:02 for trainer/driver Danny Romo. He rallied the daughter of Brandons Cowboy-This Marks A Lady to her third win in as many tries, and in the process she knocked off Carol Alice and Largomotion.

The 2:02 mile was a career-best clocking for the career winner of $9,171 who is owned by Thomas Hawco, Jr. and Melissa Hawco of Sydney, NS.

Windemere Maggie was a much-the-best winner in her $6,100 division for driver Walter Cheverie, who treated her to a sweet, second-over trip in the six-filly affair. She stalked cover before springing into action in the late stages of the contest and then winning in 2:01.1. The margin of victory was four lengths over Ask Dont Tell, with Putnams Kream another 1-1/2 lengths back in third.

It was the first win in three tries for the daughter of Articulator-Drop Of Magic, who is owned by trainer Raymond White of Murray River and partner Margaret Bannister of Belfast, PE. She’s banked just over $3,600 to date.

Lady Antebella took the final “A” division for the two-year-old pacing fillies in a time of 2:04.2 for driver Mike Stevenson. The daughter of Western Paradise-Ms Crawford County passed three rivals in the final quarter en route to winning for the first time in her career. Western Judy was next best, with third prize earned by Howmacs Angel.

Trainer Blaine McKenna of Elmsdale shares ownership on the career winner of $4,095 with partner Gary Aitken of Summerside, PE. They’ve watched her assemble a 1-1-0 record in her first three outings.

A set of “B” divisions also went postward for two-year-old pacing fillies, and those $2,500 tilts went to Iemma Alexa and driver Mike Stevenson in 2:05.2 along with Alis Cooper and trainer/driver Marc Campbell in 2:04.4.

To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – Truro Raceway.


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