The Atlantic Sires Stakes for two and three-year old pacers and trotters will be showcased at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway next week, as part of the annual Summerside Lobster Festival harness racing action.
A full stale of Atlantic Sires Stakes events will take place throughout the course of the week, beginning with the two-year-old pacing colts on Monday evening. Two 'A' divisions will each go for a substantial purse pool of $13,600 and two 'B' divisions will each go for $2500. First race post time on Monday is 7 pm.
On Tuesday evening the two and three-year-old Atlantic Sires Stakes-Meridian Farms trot events will be hosted by Red Shores at Summerside. Meridian Farms, Atlantic Canada's largest Standardbred breeding operation is a major sponsor of the Atlantic Sires Stakes trotting divisions. The two-year-old trotters will go in two divisions, each for a purse pool of $8820, and the three-year-olds will also go in two divisions for $8620. First race post time on Tuesday is 7 pm.
Atlantic Sires Stakes events will continue on Wednesday when the two-year-old pacing fillies meet for competition. The racing action on Thursday will include the Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing fillies and on Friday the three-year-old pacing colts will take to the Summerside oval.
For a complete listing of Atlantic Sires Stakes events and to view current point standings, visit www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca.
by Lynne MacLennan, for Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association