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Trotapalooza In Charlottetown

Published: August 14, 2018 9:56 pm ET

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Trotters found themselves in the Tuesday evening spotlight at the Charlottetown Driving Park, as the half-mile oval hosted five divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes.

Two-year-olds sparred in a set of $8,640 contests while sophomores slugged it out in a trio of $6,420 events.

Dusty Lane Titan celebrated a maiden-breaking score in the first tilt for the two-year-olds. The Bo Ford-trained gelding led every step of the way for the 2:02.1 decision.

Driver Marc Campbell hustled the son of Tad The Stud-Starinthesky through panels of :30.1, 1:00.4 and 1:32.1 before using a :30-second closing quarter to seal the deal by 4-3/4 lengths. Setting Day was next best, with Ableway taking home third prize.

Grayland Farms of Pugwash, NS owns the youngster who now boasts a 1-2-0 record from four assignments.

Little Miss Winnie left hard to make the lead from Post 7 in the second division, and once she and driver Kenny Arsenault cleared it was ‘game over’ for the others.

The Ralph Annear trainee zipped through fractions of :30.1, 1:01.2 and 1:32.4 before kicking home in :31 to win by 8-1/4 lengths over Now Look At Here in 2:03.4. Oceanview Hal rounded out the top three finishers.

Sent off as the odds-on favourite, the daughter of Tad The Stud-Worth Remembering improved her rookie record to 3-1-0 from five attempts for owner/breeder Steven Sorrie of Montague, PE.

Windmeredontuworry blew away the foes he faced in the first division for the three-year-olds. Gilles Barrieau pointed the colt to the lead, and together they never looked back en route to a 2:00.1 decision.

The Terry Gallant pupil chopped out fractions of :30.2, :59.3 and 1:30.1 before cruising home to win by 12 lengths over Dustylaneambyr. Never Fear took home the show dough in the $6,420 affair.

Sent off as the 1-9 favourite, the son of Armbro Barrister-Ginternal Revenue won for the first time this season and for the ninth time in his career. Trainer Gallant shares ownership on the trotter with Eric Johnston. The sophomore has banked close to $40,000 to date.

Buckaroo went coast-to-coast in the second division for the tandem of driver Marc Campbell and trainer Bo Ford.

The son of Tad The Stud-Buckling Banbury sliced out splits of :28.4, :59.4 and 1:30.4 before using a :29.4 kicker to win by two lengths over West River Cindy in 2:00.3. Majian Gilroy was third.

Sent off as the 1-5 choice in the seven-horse affair, the gelding improved his 2018 record to 3-2-2 from seven starts with the win. The nine-time winner has banked close to $40,000 for owners Larry & Kathy Chappell of Marshfield, PE.

Buddy White was the only stakes winner to win away from the front end. The colt turned a two-hole trip into a 2:01.3 triumph for driver Adam Merner.

Sent off as the 1-2 favourite, Buddy White tripped out behind Sailor Blue. That front-stepper led the field through fractions of :31.1, 1:01.2 and 1:31.2 before being confronted in the late staged by the pocket-sitting Buddy White. The two-hole sitter fired home in :30 to win by three-quarters of a length over Sailor Blue. Third prize went to Daisy River.

Stephen Gass trains the son of Armbro Barrister-Highly Organized for Blayne White of Belle River, PE. The victory boosted this year’s record to 3-2-0 from seven starts and it pushed his lifetime earnings closer to $25,000.

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


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