Day At The Track

Sophomore Fillies dazzle in Maine Sire Stakes

02:56 PM 30 Jun 2017 NZST
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Meadows Rosebud
Meadows Rosebud leads the pack to the wire on Thursday at Scarborough Downs
Michael Newman photo

Scarborough, Maine - June 29, 2017 ... Maine sire stakes racing made a triumphant return to Scarborough Downs on Thursday (6/29) as the harness racing three-year-old filly pacing divisions took center stage, in twin splits, raced for purses in excess of $10,000 apiece.

Meadows Rosebud left a little doubt in the outcome of the first division of state-bred lassies as the three-year-old daughter of Western Maverick-Rose of Aquamarine set sail from the rail, never to look back, while she effortlessly piking her rivals twice around the half-mile oval, before coasting to a 5-length margin at the wire.

Owned by Lorraine O'Connor of Bedford Massachusetts and trained by veteran roster-master Ralph Anderson, Meadows Rosebud was teamed to her initial three-year-old victory by driver Kevin Switzer, Jr. and timed in 2:00.

Downeast Foxy lady (G. Mosher) followed gamely along for runner up honors while Arabella (M. Graffam) rallied for third.

Pembrook Perfect wasted precious little time in laying out her plans for her quest for back to back state-of-Maine Championships, as the Queen of last year's freshman set quickly claimed her customary front-end seat, to impressively tally her 9th career victory, timed in 2:00, as she launched her sophomore campaign in picture perfect fashion.

The daughter of Western Maverick-Perfect Launch was driven to victory by Heath Campbell for trainer Valerie Grondin, much to the delight of co-owners William Varney and Lynn-Marie Plouffe.

Persephone (K Switzer, Jr) stalked throughout while settling for second place honors, while CBF Sunshine (E. Davis, Jr) mounted a credible rally for third.

Maine sire stakes action returns to Scarborough Downs Friday afternoon with the two-year-old pacing colt division taking center stage, starting with a 4:30 PM post time.

Scarborough Downs is pleased to present twilight harness racing cards on Thursday through Saturday at 4:30 PM (EDT) with the Sunday matinee heading to post at 1:30 PM.

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By Michael Sweeney for Scarborough Downs



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