Four divisions of the Donnie and George Turner Memorial went postward Friday evening at Truro Raceway, and among the stars of the show was Tobins Terror who matched the half-miler’s track record for three-year-old pacing fillies.
Tobins Terror was parked to the quarter in :27.4 before brushing to the top for driver Marc Campbell. The three-year-old daughter of Stonebridge Terror-Hot Fusion proceeded to cut out fractions of :57 and 1:26.3 before finishing off the competition with a final quarter clocked in :28.4. He drew clear to win by 4-1/2 lengths over Woodmere Wyldstyle Third prize went to race favourite Bettim Jackie.
Royaltywestho used the same approach to win her $7,828 division for driver Walter Cheverie. The filly blasted to the top from Post 6, and after cutting out fractions of :28.3, :59 and 1:28.4 she then used a :29-second kicker to win by a half-length margin over R Es Stable. Chocolate Terror nabbed a third place finish.
Sent off as the 1-5 favourite, the three-year-old daughter of Westwardho Hanover-Lady Kelleigh Anne produced her 16 lifetime win. The career winner of $91,000 has banked close to $50,000 this season for trainer John Baxter.
Sock It Away is now 13-for-13 this season and 7-for-12 as a rookie thanks to his powerhouse performance in the first division for the three-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Marc Campbell let the gelding roll to the lead shortly after the field passed the quarter pole, and once he cleared he tore through fractions of :58.1 and 1:27.3. A :28.4 kicker sealed the deal for the gelding who handily defeated Half Cut in 1:56.2. Rockin Party rounded out the top three.
Kevin MacLean trains the 20-time winner for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, PE. The photogenic performer has banked more than $93,000 to date.
Dustylanewesty celebrated a career-best clocking of 1:57.3 in the second division. Trainer/driver Clare MacDonald cut out fractions of :28.2, :59 and 1:28.1 with the gelding who then used a :29.2 closing quarter to secure the win. He won by a pair of lengths over Flash In The Pang. J K Express took home the show dough.
Ian Tae and Riley Farms Ltd share ownership on the three-year-old son of Westwardho Hanover-Briannas Attitude. It was his second win of the season and the fifth of his career. He’s closing in on $40,000 in lifetime earnings.
To view results for Friday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Friday Results – Truro Raceway.