Record Mile For Waiting On A Woman

Published: September 15, 2011 09:12 pm EDT

Two divisions of the PEI Colt Stakes highlighted Thursday evening’s 12-race card at Red Shores Charlottetown, and Waiting On A Woman became one of the fastest trotters to ever tour the half-mile oval

thanks to her 1:58.4 triumph.

Corey MacPherson mapped out the winning trip for Waiting On A Woman, who led the field to the quarter pole in :29.3 before feeling pressure. According to the chartline, Maple Leaf Spirit brushed to the lead past the quarter pole and then had both Waiting On A Woman and The Iceman Aireth double parked to his outside at the mid-way point in a :59-second clip. Maple Leaf Spirit still held rail control with Waiting On A Woman still camped at his flank at the three-quarter pole in 1:28.4. The leader weakened late, and that allowed Waiting On A Woman to use a :30-second kicker to post the 1:58.4 decision. It was 1-1/4 lengths back to runner-up Maple Leaf Spirit, with B J High Meadow a five-dollar cab ride back in third.

Trainer Mitch Tierney co-owns the son of Northern Bailey-Southwind Faith with David Tierney of Cornwall, NB, and together the partners have watched the gelding assemble a 5-0-1 record in eight starts this season. The 15-time winner has stashed away $53,795 in purse earnings to date.

The 1:58.4 performance lowered Zip The Lip’s former track record of 2:00.3, and it matched the all-age record held jointly by the older trotting gelding, Moblessinsdinblues.

Contrary to the name of the stake – the PEI Colt Stakes – a filly took home the hardware in the lone division for the two-year-olds earlier on the card.

My Daisy Duke front-stepped to her 2:06 triumph in that tilt for trainer/driver Ronnie Gass. The daughter of Northern Bailey-Dusty Lane Buck led through panels of :30.1, 1:01 and 1:34 before using a :32-second final quarter to seal the deal by 1-1/2 lengths. Sweetwater Rukkus was next best, with Majian Dillion taking home the show dough.

Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire, PEI bred and owns the rookie, who now boasts a 3-3-1 record in nine tries. The $4,455 payday bumped her earnings to $20,514.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Red Shores Charlottetown.



Ken, I counted 5 pylons but for 3 of them they were hit by the wheel of the bike and I think the rule states that if any part of the bike hits the pylon then it's not considered as going inside of them

The horse that was second went inside 4-5-6??? pylons going into the turn past the half. How is there no placing for that?

Great record mile. How many times are you allowed to go inside the pylons? Past the half I lost count how many times the inside horse did. I thought we were back in Buctouche N.B. for Sunday afternoon racing for a minute.LOL