It's not very often that entrants in the Gold Cup and Saucer stick around P.E.I. after the race is over, but when the Founders Cup carrying a purse of $25,000 is only 10 days later, why not stick around.
That was the mindset of the connections for the runner-up in the 55th running of the Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer. Wazzup Wazzup was only beat a neck, pacing his own mile in track record time, 1:50.4, in the final and he will be back Tuesday night looking to get the red soil monkey off of his back.
The first ever Founders Cup will go in Race 11 Tuesday night as part of a special National Driving Championship card at Red Shores' Charlottetown. Post-time is 7 p.m.
Wazzup Wazzup has drawn into Post 6 for trainer . The six-year-old son of is owned by the Rolling Hills Racing Stables of Uxbridge, ON. Tuesday night he will gain the survives of the Maritimes top driver and NDC participant, . A win would put 'Wazzup' over the $ 100, 000 mark for earnings in the 2014 season. He picked up a lifetime mark of 1:49 just three starts ago before landing on P.E.I. for the Gold Cup and Saucer trial.
Millionaire pacer , winner of the James 'Roach' MacGregor memorial on Friday night of Old Home Week will look to knock off the runner-up in the Gold Cup and Saucer. A winner of over $ 1.3 million in career earning, the six-year-old horse has drawn into Post 3 for trainer and co-owner along with Tomas Kyron and Joanne Morrison. , who is in town for the NDC will do the driving. The trio of Jody, Carl and have been a dynamic one in the past winning the $1.5 million dollar North American Cup in 2011.
Mach Wheel was a runner up to in the MacGregor memorial for driver , he has since been purchased by Roy Springett, Robert Sitemen, William Shearer and Donald Smith all of Nova Scotia. now handles the driving and training duties on the son of . He has over $ 243,000 made lifetime and a lifetime mark of 1:50.3. He has drawn the outside Post 7
A winner of this year's Governors Plate in track record fashion of 1:53 at Red Shores Summerside, D Gs Camme moves into Post 4, fresh off of a 1:52.2 victory on Gold Cup night in the final of the Premier's Pace. A winner of four-in-a-row, the four-year-old son of will look to continue his winning ways for the ownership group of Hal and Quentin Bevan, Tom Clark and Ronnie Matheson. will make the trek from Saint John, NB to handle the driving duties for trainer .
The coveted rail position goes to All Turain as he returns to the free-for-all ranks of a 1:54.2 qualifier at Red Shores' Summerside. will handle the driving duties for trainer Wade Sorrie. A winner in 1:52.2 last year at Charlottetown the five-year-old gelding is owned by Lee Hicken and Perry Burke.
Ultimate Luck has drawn post two for the Ultimate Stable, will drive for trainer Sifroi Melanson. Astor, the third entrant in the field who raced in the MacGregor Memorial has drawn Post 5 for trainer - driver , he is owned by the powerful Foxyhall Racing group of Wallace, NS.
The 12th race on the card will feature the $ 5, 000 Builders Cup. The race will recognize the local contribution by two horsemen to the sport of harness racing on P.E.I. Those two horsemen are Doug Hill of Startford, PE and Eric Johnston of Summerside, PE.
Modern Xhibit in-line to Jamieson has been listed as the morning line choice from Post 3. The Jonah Moase trainee was a winner in this years Walter Dale Memorial in Fredericton and also finished fourth in the Governor's Plate.
The field also includes, Narragansett, Red Magician, Blissfull Bro, Cabo Pan Lucas, Machinthesand, Red Rock and Windemere Express.
by Bo Ford, for Red Shores