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Juvenile Stakes Showdown Sunday

Published: August 25, 2017 9:04 pm ET

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Sunday afternoon will see a two-year-old stakes invasion at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as the Prince County oval plays host to the Joe O'Brien Memorial and Lady Slipper stakes.

First race post time is 1 p.m. for the 10-dash card with over $71,000 in purse money on the line.

Royaltywestho is favoured in one of the richest tests of the day but has to overcome the outside post position for a $10,750 pot in a Lady Slipper Gold division for two-year-old pacing fillies. Walter Cheverie drives the talented two-year-old daughter of Westwardho Hanover in race three for Nova Scotia trainer Joe Baxter, who co-owns the filly with Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Royaltywestho sports a record of three wins and a second from four lifetime starts as she looks to add to her $15,657 bankroll in Sunday afternoon's $10,750 division.

The other $10,750 two-year-old pacing filly Lady Slipper division is in race seven with Woodmere Ceilidh drawing post five in a field of six for trainer/driver Clare MacDonald and owner Chris Neville of Sydney, N.S. The daughter of Articulator had a maiden breaking victory in her last start with a 1:59.2 mile at Red Shores Charlottetown.

The card has a trio of two-year-old pacing fillies Lady Slipper Grassroots divisions for $5,500 purses in races one, four and eight.

The Joe O'Brien Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts hit the track in Gold divisions carded as races five and nine for $9,400 purses in each. Race nine has Summerside track record holder Sock It Away leaving from post five with Marc Campbell driving for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. The undefeated son of Pang Shui will face off with Half Cut (driven by Mark Bradley) who sports a 1:57.4 lifetime mark, leaving from post two.

The $9,400 Joe O'Brien Gold division in race five has Dustylanewesty with the favourable post two for trainer/driver MacDonald and owners Ian Tate of St. Andrew's, N.S., and Riley Farms Ltd of Summerside. The son of Westwardho Hanover is fresh off a 1:58 lifetime best in a division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes during Old Home Week racing in Charlottetown.

The Joe O'Brien Memorial Grassroots divisions for two-year-old pacing colts line up in races two, six and 10 with the final dash featuring the $100,000 Dash For Cash promotion with two lucky patrons getting a shot at the grand prize. Check out for more contest info and race information.

To view Sunday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Sunday Entries - Summerside Raceway.

(With files from Red Shores)

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