Governor's Plate Champ Wins Again

Published: August 3, 2014 06:12 pm EDT

Red Shores Summerside played host to its final card for two and a half weeks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The 12-dash card featured the first leg of the Premiers Pace Series for aged pacers.

In the first division, track record holder and Governor's Plate winner D Gs Camme, in line to reinsmen Gilles Barrieau, stopped the clock in 1:53.4.

Fresh off of his track record performance in the Governor's Plate of 1:53, Barrieau blasted the four-year-old son of Blissfull Hall to the front from post two and never looked back, laying down fractions :28.1, :56.1 and 1:25.4. D Gs Camme is owned by Hal and Quentin Bevan, Tom Clark and Ron Matheson. It was the second win for trainer Jackie Matheson. Astor was second and Modern Xhibit finished third.

Post seven starter Ultimate Luck was the winner of the second division. Converting off of a second over trip, driver Terry Gallant flipped Ultimate Luck three-high approaching three-quarters and drew away from the field, winning by four lengths in 1:55 for the Ultimate Stable and trainer Sifroi Melanson. Touch Of Lightning laid down the early fractions of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:25.3 before Ultimate Luck took over. Judge Jon finished second and Cheyenne Ford finished third.

Red Shores Summerside also played host to a Walter Cheverie driving quadruple. He got the ball rolling early, sweeping the early double with Larsheis and Tobin Knockout. In race seven, the Preferred 2, it was the veteran pacer Blu Meadow Willie picking up his 50th lifetime victory for Cheverie. The 10-year-old gelding owned by Bob and Brenda Macinnis just missed his freshly earned lifetime mark as he stopped the teletimer in 1:55.4. Cheverie picked up his grand slam win with Athletic Putnam.

Barrieau picked up a driving double, closing out the last race on the card at Summerside before Old Home Week with Pinner. He is owned by Brian, Kevin and Lillian Ladner. Brian handles the training duties.

Old Home Week kicks off at Red Shores Charlottetown on Thursday night and will feature the first leg of the Alpine $3,000 Claiming Series.

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

(With files from Red Shores)