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Outlawpositivcharg Upsets In Governor's Plate

Published: July 12, 2008 4:10 pm ET

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Terry Gallant drove Outlawpositivcharg to a 1:55.1 upset victory before a big crowd at Summerside Raceway on Saturday night in the 40th edition of Prince County's most prestigious race, the $16,000 Governor's Plate.

Henscke A finished second and Mighty and Strong got up for the show position. Favoured Astronomical finished seventh and was placed eighth after breaking just past the first turn. Fractions were 27.4, 55.2, 1:24.3 and 1:55.1.

Outlawpositivcharg - Governor's Plate

Outlawpositivcharg, a four-year-old bay gelding by Blissful Hall - Electromagnetic, set a new personal record of 1:54.2 in winning the second $5,000 Governor's Plate trial. And although the finishing time in the final wasn't as fast as the trial, Gallant couldn't have been happier as it's been a childhood dream of his to win a Governor's Plate.

This one also has extra significance for Gallant as his mother, Ruth, is battling cancer. Gallant dedicated the win to his mother.

"Everything is for my mother," Gallant told the Journal Pioneer . "She's my life."

Summerside Raceway's undercard featured three A divisions and four B divisions of Atlantic Sire Stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts. Caneast Standards Inc.'s pacing colt Absolom (Largo - Dunachton Grace) equaled the sophomore track mark of 1:56 with a wire-to-wire score for trainer-driver Phil Pinkney in his $8,280 division.

Other winners included:

$8,280 A Divisions
Horse – Driver/Trainer – Time
Arrow Dynamic – Bernard McCallum/Duncan Gillis – 1:58.1
P H Dragonman – Gilles Barrieau/Robert MacNeil – 1:57.2

$2,500 B Divisions
Horse – Driver/Trainer – Time
Campco Keyed - Vaughan Doyle – 1:59.1
Fern Hill Turbo – Jason Hughes – 1:59
Van Zant – Ronald Matheson – 1:59.1
Mr Gilmore – Ronald Matheson – 1:59.2

The undercard also featured a track-record equaling performance from Dr. James Shive's My Fine Lady, who went wire-to-wire for trainer Dr. Trevin Shive and driver Norris Rogers in 1:56.2 to match R E Queen Virginia's track standard for aged pacing mares.

To view Saturday's results, click here.

(with files from the Summerside Journal Pioneer)

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