The best two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the Maritimes will be showcased at Truro Raceway this week as part of Atlantic Grand Circuit Week harness racing action.
The Atlantic Sires Stakes-Meridian Farms two and three-year-old trotting events will be featured during Tuesday evening's card of racing. The two-year-old trotters will go in two divisions, each with a substantial purse pool of $8420. Meanwhile the three-year-old trotters will also go in two divisions each with a purse pool of $8360.
Joining the trotters on Tuesday's race card will be the Atlantic Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing fillies. First race post time on Tuesday is 6:30 pm.
Atlantic Sires Stakes racing action will continue on Thursday evening when the two-year-old pacing colts meet for some serious competition. Two 'A' divisions, each worth over $10,000, will be highlights on the race card. Two $2500 'B' divisions will round out the card. First race post time on Thursday is 6:30 pm.
On Saturday it will be the Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing colts time to shine. This will be the fourth meeting of the colts this race season and the racing is sure to be competitive and fast.
Points earned in each Atlantic Sires Stakes trot and 'A' pace event go towards securing entry to the season-ending Atlantic Breeders Crown Championships.
For the complete Atlantic Sires Stakes race calendar, as well as current point standings, visit www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca.
by Lynne MacLennan, for the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association