Stayoutofmyaffair Takes Mares Record

Published: September 8, 2013 01:31 am EDT

Fredericton Raceway played host to an action-packed double-header of harness racing on Saturday with the track record for aged pacing mares lowered twice.

Stayoutofmyaffair ended up with the title as divisional track record holder after winning the final $3,040 division of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series.

Kenny Arsenault settled the seven-year-old Astreos mare into the pocket spot and was shuffled back to third as the lead changed hands from favourite General Luckypercy to Bunny Mach through fractions of :28.4, :59 and 1:27. But Arsenault tipped Stayoutofmyaffair to the outside at the third quarter mark and she powered home in :28-seconds flat to a five and a quarter length victory in 1:55.2, shaving one full second off the former mark held by Howmacs Dragon.

Trainer Stephen Quinn completed a sweep of the top two spots in the division as Bunny Mach came in second. General Luckypercy finished third.

Stayoutofmyaffair is owned by Robi Hughes of Stratford, P.E.I.

Dirt Track Momma held the record for one race when she cruised through fractions of :28, :58, and 1:27.3 en route to a 1:55.4 victory in the opening $3,040 division with Dale Spence Jr. driving for trainer/owner Jonah Moase of Cornwall, P.E.I. Lucky Boot Camp finished two and a half lengths behind off a pocket trip while Dontcallmeprincess trailed nine and a half lengths in arrears to round out he top three finishers.

Driven by Brodie MacPhee, All Turain set a new track record for aged pacing geldings in the $6,500 Jennie & Joe Chippin Memorial Pace when he romped to a six and a half length victory in 1:55, shaving one-fifth of a second off Serious Damage's mark. He came withing three-fifths of a second of the all-aged record held by stallion Mcapulco. Big League was the runner-up and Lucky Encounter finished third. The four-year-old Tell All gelding is trained by Trevor Hicken, who also shares ownership with Charlottetown's Lee Hicken.

The $2,000 Albert Goodine Memorial Junior Invitational was won by Dance Hanover, who romped to a two length triumph in 1:57.3 while posting a mild 8-1 upset. Cambest Kisser followed in second while favourite Machinthesand advanced first over to show. Stephen Trites drove the 10-year-old gelding for conditioner Sifroi Melanson.

Saturday's evening card also included three $6,630 divisions of the Bill Quigg Memorial Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts. Angelfire and Paul Langille edged out T M Valley Storm in 1:59 for trainer Phil Pinkney while Sean Dooley trainee Untouchable One wired another group of colts to notch his third win in a row in 2:00 with Arensault at the lines. Driven by Gilles Barrieau for trainer Walter Walker, J B Bolt was the fastest division winner as he swept from third to first and opened up four lengths in the stretch en route to a career-best 1:56.1 triumph.

The fillies faced off during the afternoon card with Scootin For Joy and Rose Valley scoring wins in their respective $6,630 divisions. Mike Stevenson drove Scootin For Joy wire-to-wire in a two minute mile for trainer Wade Sorrie while Maritimer runner-up Rose Valley was a 1:59.3 winner by half a length over Dianna Santanna after recovering from an early miscue with Arsenault aboard for trainer Mike Campbell.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following links:
Fredericton Results (Afternoon) / Fredericton Results (Evening).

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