Winners crowned in Summerside Chappell/Dewar stakes

08:30 AM 02 Jun 2014 NZST
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Gilles Barrieau, harness racing
Gilles Barrieau won the feature at Summerside

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 Gilles Barrieau, 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 (Kenny Arsenault) was second by a quarter of a length with Tobins Beauty(Brodie MacPhee) taking third place honors. Saulsbrook Alana is owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean.

The other Chappell divisional winners went to Pictonian Sareta for the Daniel Ross stable of Belfast, PE, Dusty Lane Dora, owned by Ron Gass, 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 Kenny Arsenault. Atlantic Breeders Crown champion Dumas Walker delivered as the post time favorite in the second heat for Myles Heffernan of Glace Bay, N.S. in 1:57.1. Tobins Fusion took top honors for Gilles Barrieau in the third match-up with Super S Yzerman recovering nicely to capture the final leg of the Dewar memorial for Clare MacDonald.

Mark Bradley, Gilles Barrieau and Corey MacPherson 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.

For complete results go to www.redshores.ca

by Lee Drake for Red Shores

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