Stakes stars take Summerside by storm

11:44 AM 31 Jul 2014 NZST
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Mike Stevenson, harness racing
Mike Stevenson drove Tyne Valley

Summerside, PE - The Callbeck Stakes and the PEI Trotting series highlighted a 15 dash program Wednesday at Red Shores Summerside.

Tyne Valley launched her second win in a row when she claimed the opening division of the Callbeck for driver Mike Stevenson and owner Bill Roloson of Belfast. Bill Andrew is the breeder.

Dusty Lane Bria also remains perfect in stakes action notching her third score for owners Larry Chappell, Marshfield. Ken Wilkie of Stratford and breeder Travis Wilkie. Kenny Arsenault did the driving for the winning connections.

The Charlottetown native paraded three other winners for the grand-slam which included Frill Seeker in 1:59 in PEI Trotting Series for Ebbsfleet Stables of Stratford, Ontario, Paymenowpaymelater for owner Wade Peconi and trainer Earl Watts and Elm Grove Joanette for Peter Smith, Larry Chappell and Gerald Morrissey.

The Watts stable also had top honors when Marc Campbell drove two-year-old colt Timely Finnesse to victory. Pleasure Girls, with Ron Gass in the bike, upset the field to win the second PEI Trotting Series assignment.

In other action in the Callbeck Stakes, Jann Down notched her first victory for Gilles Barrieau and the Downey Stable, NB. That combination also took top money with Ubettowin in her respective division.

Johnny Bannas recorded his second victory in a row for Jason Hughes and owner-breeder Jamie Smith, Charlottetown. Hughes also engineered a winning trip aboard Dialamara for owner Doug MacPhee, New Haven. Undeniable gave Campbell a driving double for owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown.

Driver Claire MacDonald and owners Phonsie MacEachern, Port Hood, NS and Morah Kerr of Greenfield, NS celebrated with two Callbeck stakes victories with Woodmere Dancenart and Gritty Player.

The Callbeck stakes wrapped up with Harry Wilder going to wire to wire in 2:01 for driver Ken Murphy, trainer Clifford Murphy and owner Gordon Crozier, Warren Grove. The colt was bred by Leith Waite, Summerside.

For complete results go to www.redshores.ca

by Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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