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Romo Doubles In MacKenzie Stakes

Published: July 5, 2015 8:41 pm ET

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Driver Danny Romo scored a stakes double on Sunday afternoon with victories aboard fillies Woodmere Articblue and Three Pink Bows in the Carl and Marg MacKenzie Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacers at Truro Raceway.

Woodmere Articblue and Three Pink Bows won their respective $7,472 divisions with matching 1:58.1 miles. Both fillies are owned by Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines, N.S. and Stevi Jardine of Georges River, N.S.

Sent postward at odds of 15-1, Woodmere Articblue went wire-to-wire to win by four lengths over Invader M and Elm Grove Joanette. The Kenneth Collins-trained Articulator filly took a new lifetime mark while scoring her first win of the year.

Continuing her perfect sophomore season, favourite Three Pink Bows took the lead from Woodmere Dancenart at the half and drew off to win her division by more than eight lengths, with Thebigbamtheory finishing third. Trained by breeder Douglas Rankin, the Americpan Gigolo filly earned her fourth win in a row and fastest lifetime.

Driven by Gilles Barrieau for trainer Kevin MacLean, Dixieland Band was the fastest male division winner of the day with a 1:56.2 romp, scoring by more than five lengths over Bngs Express and George. The Ameripan Gigolo gelding is owned by Reginald MacPherson and David Mackenzie of Stratford, P.E.I., along with Aaron Mackenzie of Winsloe, P.E.I.

The other colt winners were Proven Desire and Woodmere Fulloflife.

Proven Desire converted off a pocket trip behind Ultimatelyhandsome to win by one and a half lengths in 1:57 for trainer/driver Marc Campbell and owners Blair Hansen and Meghan Macdonald of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and John Thomas of Dartmouth, N.S.

Woodmere Fullalife journeyed first over to score his victory in a career-best 1:59.2 by half a length over late-closers Ross Melvino and Silverhill Blaze. Paul Langille worked out the winning drive for trainer Phil Pinkney and Grace Fillmore of Berwick, N.S.

Romo was also victorious in this week's $1,375 Winners Over pacing event as his trainee The Rev overcame early interference to score in 1:57.2 for owner Jeffrey Skinner of Hammonds Plains, N.S. The five-year-old pacer, who won a division of the MacKenzie Memorial in 2013, was making his first start back in his home province after competing on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit in Ontario for the past year and a half.

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


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