Divisional dominance has been the name of the game for Red Dirt Boomer and he will look for the cherry on top with an Atlantic Breeders Crown championship Sunday (Oct. 13) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The 13-dash Sunday card has a 12:30 p.m. first race post time. Red Dirt Boomer puts his seven-race winning streak to the test in Race 12 of the program, the $20,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown final for three-year-old pacing colts. Trainer Gilles Barrieau handles the driving duties of Red Dirt Boomer from post four for owner Daniel Ross of Belfast.
Woodmere Oleksiak will look for redemption in the tenth race, the Atlantic Breeders Crown for three-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Articulator has post one in the $20,000 event after seeing her win streak snapped in her latest. David Dowling is back in the bike for trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms, Hollis Newsom, Debbie Denney and Ric McNutt.
With his breaking issues behind him, freshman Woodmere Rollnpop was a convincing winner last week and will try for more of the same in the $20,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown two-year-old colt pace in race eight. Clare MacDonald trains and drives the son of Rollwithitharry for owners Morah Kerr and Phonsie MacEachern of Nova Scotia.
Na Naa Said So is the favourite in the $20,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown two-year-old pacing filly final. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover has drawn post five in the sixth race for the team of driver Redmond Doucet, trainer Robert MacLeod and Nova Scotia owners Hugh and Ali MacEachern.
The rivalry resumes between Mabou Ridge (MacDonald) and Tequila Tuesday (Myles Heffernan Sr.) in the $9,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown two-year-old trot final. The race, positioned as the second race of the card, is the Erwin Andrew Memorial sponsored by Meridian Farms and the P.E.I. Harness Racing Industry Association. Tequila Tuesday got the better of Mabou Ridge last week in the Island Breeders final and the former has post four to work from this week.
Gettin Messi is the favourite in the fourth race, the $9,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown three-year-old trot final. Mike McGuigan will guide Gettin Messi from post three for trainer Len McGuigan and owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale. The son of Amrbro Barrister has won his last six starts heading into Sunday championship. The race is the Louis McIsaac Memorial final, also presented by Meridian Farms and PEI Harness Racing Industry Association.
The program also features $3,000 Open Trot Class in Race 7, a $4,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in Race 9 and a $6,000 Invitational Pace in Race 13.
The Race Day TV network, presented by City of Charlottetown and Xplornet, will carry all the action live from Charlottetown. Lee Drake, Peter MacPhee, Vance Cameron and Ken Warkentin will host Championship Sunday.