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Canadian racing action at Alberta and more!

02:24 AM 08 Sep 2014 NZST
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Alberta Downs racing action

Undefeated two-year-old pacing filly Fire Watch streaked to a new lifetime mark of 1:56.4 in the Alberta Sires Stakes Stardust leg on Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs.

My Villas On Fire won the first of the two $24,300 Stardust divisions in an identical time of 1:56.4, picking up her first stakes victory for trainer/driver Jamie Gray.

Leaving from the outside post six, favourite Outlaw Smartypants and Philip Giesbrecht controlled the pace and led the fillies through panels of :29, :58.2 and 1:27 without facing any challengers until the stretch drive. Down the lane, Cam Finish and Keith Clark pulled the pocket while Gray rolled My Villas On Fire out wide from third with the latter sweeping by for a career-best triumph. Cam Finish followed two and a half lengths behind and Outlaw Smartypants finished third.

My Villas On Fire paid $12.50 as the 5-1 fourth choice in the field. The Blue Burner-My Villa filly is owned by breeder Diane Bertrand and Robert Gilhespy, both of Edmonton, Alta. She earned her second win in five pari-mutuel starts.

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MHHI Mares Stake at Killarney

Smoky Moon completed a sweep of the elimination and final of the MHHI Mares Stake at Killarney on Saturday for the hot-handed Don Howlett and trainer Richard Rey.

Favourite Smoky Moon and Howlett pulled the pocket in Saturday's $3,000 final to take over the lead from Down Home Stylish and Richard Remillard after the half and cruised home to a two length victory in 2:02. Gottaluckydeal, in rein to Cory Manning, came on for second and Real Pretty, driven by George Isman, finished third over Down Home Stylish.

Rey trains the four-year-old Fort Apache mare, who earned her third win in five starts on the Manitoba circuit this year, for Winnipeg, M.B. owners Trevor and Michael Williams.

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All Turain takes Chippin Memorial

Defending champion All Turain ($7.60) fought off favourite D Gs Camme to win this year's $7,000 Jennie & Joe Chippin Memorial Pace and close out an action-packed Saturday card of harness racing at Fredericton Raceway.

Driver Mike Stevenson and All Turain left from post three in the featured finale and were on top through fractions of :27.2, :57.2 and 1:25.3 while D Gs Camme and Gilles Barrieau applied heavy pressure and edged out in front. However, All Turain battled back down the stretch to prevail in 1:55.2 by a quarter-length. Joseph Michael (Todd Trites) edged out Modern Xhibit (Dale Spence) for third and Schooner (Clare MacDonald) completed the field.

Wade Sorrie trains the five-year-old Tell All gelding, who is now six-for-nine on the year, for owners Lee Hicken of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile, Que. All Turain earned his 22nd career win while making his 70th start and bumped his bankroll to $84,917.

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Hawco Stable has triple at Northside Downs

Boknows Momngranny wrapped up a perfect Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs for trainer John Hawco with a repeat win in the top class.

The Hawco stable went three-for-three on the 11-dash card beginning with Melissa Hawco's homebred sophomore colt Gigolos Boozer scoring a maiden-breaking 2:03.4 triumph in the opener and Melissa and Kortney Hawco's seven-year-old gelding Lils Destiny taking the eighth race in 1:59.3 -- both in rein to Colin Kelly.

Two races later, Boknows Momngranny overcame an outside post seven start in the featured $1,100 Winners Over Pace and romped to a two and a half length triumph in 1:57.3 with Greg Sparling at the lines. The seven-year-old gelding is owned by Thomas Hawco Jr. Silver Dragon came on for second while pocket-sitter Putnams Power finished third.

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