Day At The Track

Records galore on Stakes Sunday

09:20 AM 10 Aug 2020 NZST
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The starting gate approaches the start at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway
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SUMMERSIDE, PE - The harness racing record books continued to take a beating as Woodmere Stealdeal stopped by Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway Sunday afternoon as part of his Maritime stakes campaign.

Woodmere Stealdeal took the fastest dash of the all-stakes card at the Prince County oval while setting a new track record for two-year-old pacing colts of 1:55.2 and tying the fastest mile ever by a rookie pacer on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada. The historic mile was a recorded in a $7,500 split of the Callbeck Memorial stake for two-year-old pacing colts. Sock It Away held the former track record of 1:56 for two-year-old males. Marc Campbell was in the bike behind the Danny Romo trained Woodmere Stealdeal for Nova Scotia owners Robert Sumarah and Kevin Dorey.

The Myles Heffernan Jr. stable was razor sharp on the afternoon card with Tequila Tuesday rewriting the history books in the lone $10,300 Tyndal Semple Memorial three-year-old stake division with a 1:58.3 track record performance for sophomore trotters with Campbell at the lines for owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The trip lowered the previous 1:59.1 track record set by Maritime Champion Waiting On A Woman in 2011 then tied by Mile Hill Willie in 2019. Heffernan's other win was in a front-end score for Little Miss Ava in 1:58.2 in a $7,000 Callbeck filly race for catch driver Gilles Barrieau.

Trainer Tom Weatherbie had a double on the day from his Charlottetown stable as Saltwater Savage (Mark Bradley) won his $7,500 Callbeck division for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:56.2 and Western Wish (Brodie MacPhee) won a $7,000 filly division in 1:57.4.

The other $7,500 Callbeck colt divisions were won by Steel Reefer (Gilles Barrieau) as the heavy favourite in 1:58.1 and Mr Rielly (Corey MacPherson) in 1:58.2.

Southfield Skye won the fastest $7,000 Callbeck two-year-old filly division with a 1:56.3 open-length victory for trainer Glen MacKay and driver Adam Merner.

Tobins Brownie (David Dowling) was a winner in her $7,000 filly split in 2:00.4.

Mr Finlay Ridge extended his win streak to three in the $9,850 Callbeck two-year-old trot division for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald.

The $4,000 Island Oceans Trot Classic legs, presented by JD Marine & Diving Inc, were won by Whim Road Gem (Jack Panting) in 1:58.4 and Hop Up (MacPherson) in 1:58.3.

Wager was $48,034


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By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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