Atlantic Breeders Crown Weekend of Champions

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – A pair of undefeated streak will at least last through the 2018 Atlantic Sires Stakes season as Sock It Away and Magical Mistress continued their perfection in Atlantic Breeder’s Crown action Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Magical Mistress has yet to be best in her career and she extended that streak to 10-races in the $20,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown final for two-year-old pacing fillies in a time of 1:56.1 for driver Adam Merner, trainer Stephen Gass and owner Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S.

Merner and Gass also teamed up to win the $9,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown – Meridian Farms three-year-old trot final in a huge upset at 33-1 odds with Buddy White in 2:00.3. Blayne White of Belle River, P.E.I., owns Buddy White.

The other $9,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown – Meridian Farms trot final was won by two-year-old colt Mile Hill Willie in 2:03.4 for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau and owner Paul Morrison of Cardigan, P.E.I.

Barrieau had three wins on the day including a victory in the $20,000 Atlantic Breeder’s Crown three-year-old pacing filly final with Bettim Jackie, stopping the clock in 1:56.2 for co-owner and trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton, and co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S.

Notorious scored a 11-1 upset in the $20,000 two-year-old pacing colt Atlantic Breeder’s Crown final as part of a five win day for driver Marc Campbell in a mile time of 2:00.1. Notorious is co-owned and trained by Darryl MacLean with co-owners Gordon MacLean of Winsloe, P.E.I., and Shirley Symes of Springhill, N.S.

One of Campbell’s other wins came as an extension of Sock It Away’s perfect year that he has extended to 15-straight in the three-year-old pacing colt Atlantic Breeder’s Crown final. The son of Pang Shui scored a front end victory in 1:54.4 for trainer Kevin Maclean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I.

By Nicholas Oakes

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Atlantic Breeder’s Crown consolation races took centre stage Saturday afternoon and Dustylanekazaam scored a convincing upset in his class at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Corey MacPherson engineered the winning steer in the $5,000 three-year-old pacing colt consolation of the Atlantic Sires Stakes season in 1:57.1 at 11-1 odds. Paul MacDonald trains Dustylanekazaam for owner Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire, P.E.I. Easy Flyer (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) was second while Thegreatmaelstrom (Ken Murphy) completed the $896.30 triactor.

Driver Barrieau had three wins on the Saturday program including the $5,000 two-year-old pacing colt Atlantic Breeder’s Crown consolation with Purple Poet in 1:58.3 over Fern Hill Dynamic (Mark Bradley) and J Ks Boy (Marc Campbell). Robert Phillips trains Purple Poet for Kevin Harvey of Hammonds Plains, N.S.

Barrieau also scored with A Grand Terror from his own stable in 1:58.2 and Prince Adam in 1:57.1 for trainer Lewis MacDonell of Port Hood, N.S.

Miss Dynamite D captured the two-year-old pacing filly consolation in 2:00.1 with Redmond Doucet in the bike for owners Colin William and Maria MacLeod of Southwest Margaree, N.S. Second went to Cheeky Cherry (Clare MacDonald) while Woodmere Oleksiak (David Dowling) was third.

The $5,000 three-year-old pacing filly consolation was won by Silverhill Misty and trainer-driver Jason Hughes off a pocket ride in 1:57.4 over Cherry Pop (Darren Crowe) and Windemereimalright (Adam Merner). Kurt Hughes of Stratford, P.E.I., holds the ownership papers of Silverhill Misty.

By Nicholas Oakes