Pinner goes for 6th straight on Boxing Day

04:00 AM 26 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Pinner tries for his sixth straight win at Charlottetown
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The beat goes on for Pinner as he looks for six-in-a-row Thursday afternoon as Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park holds its Boxing Day card.

First race post time is 1 pm for the 13-dash affair.

Pinner gets the services of maritime leading dash winner Marc Campbell, who will hold the lines for co-owner and trainer Brian Ladner and co-owners Kevin and Lillian of Charlottetown. The seven-year-old son of Mach Three has post 4 in the race 12 $2,200 feature event. Other entries include Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), McJestic (Corey MacPherson), Toad River (Ken Murphy), Blue Meadow Willie (Bob MacInnis), Stayoutofmyaffair (Jason Hughes), and Artist List (Mark Bradley).

The afternoon back-up class has Sterling Seelster favored to win in race 9 with Campbell in the bike for trainer Mitchell Tierney and owner Neal Moase of Warren Grove. Capitalism (Hughes) will provide a strong challenge with rail control while Ebandtheboys (Muprhy) is picked for third from post 6. That race is named in honor of retiring pacer Buck Barker, who will retire after an iron tough racing career, with 50 wins from 295 starts and $114,820 in career earnings. The 12-year-old son of Keystone Raider was claimed for $6,500 on April 4, 2007 at Flamboro Downs, subsequently making 185 of his career starts on P.E.I. for his new connections. The ownership duo vowed to retire the horse once he got lifetime win number 50, which they did after his Nov. 10 victory in Summerside. Buck Barker will lead the race 9 post parade, then score down before visiting the winner's circle one last time for a cooler presentation.

Incredible Her Bee will look to deliver in the race 4 trot class for a purse of $1,100 with Campbell in the bike for trainer Tim McKinnon and owner Len Kordy of Kingston, Ont. The four-year-old daughter of Here Comes Herbie has post 4 and will have to battle off a field including Mile Hill Belle (Brian MacPhee), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood), and Sandhill Angel (Kenny Arsenault). JK Queen was the morning line favorite, but is scratched from the afternoon event after making breaks in her last two starts, now having to qualify.

Catch all the action live at www.redshores.ca.

By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

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