Day At The Track

Feature race declared no contest

12:22 PM 15 Dec 2019 NZDT
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The featured harness racing pace of the day at Charlottetown Driving Park was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed on Saturday.

As the longest shot on the board, Rocknrols Image shocked the top mares class this afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. 

Sophist was first to the lead in the $2,500 top pacing mares class and driver David Dowling gave the streaking mare front end fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:30.3 but was unable to hold off a hard closing Rocknrols Image in 2:00.2. Kenny Arsenault was at the lines of the Kevin Gillis trainee at 29-1 odds for owner David MacDonald of Belfast. Second went to Tell Me Why (Driven by Corey MacPherson) while Sophist was third.

The featured pace of the day was ruled a no-contest by officials of the Atlantic Province's Harness Racing Commission as Midnight Matt (Hughes) made a break and fell in the first-quarter of the mile. Both horse and driver walked away from the incident unscathed.

Hughes had a driving triple on the program winning with Winter Blast in 1:59.4 for conditioner Jennifer Doyle of Earnescliffe, Smart Official in 2:01.2 for Peter Lanigan of Montague and Fusspot in a maiden breaking score of 2:03 from the Marc Campbell stable of Charlottetown.

Live racing continues next Saturday (Dec. 21) at Red Shores Charlottetown. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca.

By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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