Summerside, PE - It was a stakes Sunday as Red Shores Summerside hosted the Ruby Chappell stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Bob Dewar stakes for three-year-old pacing colts.
Saulsbrook Alana made her 2014 stake's debut a winning one in her $6,200 division of the Ruby Chappell in race 11. Under the command of, the award winning filly shot to the lead from post 7 and cruised through fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:28.1 stopping the timer in 1:57 flat. Charlottes Style ( ) was second by a quarter of a length with Tobins Beauty( ) taking third place honors. Saulsbrook Alana is owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford and trained by .
The other Chappell divisional winners went to Pictonian Sareta for the Daniel Ross stable of Belfast, PE, Dusty Lane Dora, owned by, Cornwall and Elm Grove Inarush for the ownership group of Blaine Thibeau, Eddie Doucette, Gordon MacLeod and Grant Mann, Kensington, PE.
The three-year-old colts took center stage in four divisions of the Bob Dewar Memorial stakes.
Waterside Light, owned by former NHL star Hilliard Graves, Charlottetown, wired the first split of the Dewar with a 1:57 for driver. Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Dumas Walker delivered as the post time favorite in the second heat for of Glace Bay, N.S. in 1:57.1. Tobins Fusion took top honors for in the third match-up with Super S Yzerman recovering nicely to capture the final leg of the Dewar memorial for .
, and recorded driving doubles on the program as the third annual Drive for Charity kicked off during the card. Bradley is teaming up with Long Run Exploration to raise money for the Hillsboro Hospital. Barrieau is working with Metro Building Supplies as they support PEI Special Olympics. MacPherson has D&D Lawncare and Lanscaping with his cheques being donated to PEI Humane Society. The Drive for Charity has thirteen drivers earning money for Island charities until October 30, 2014.
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by Lee Drake for Red Shores