Grays fillies earn Atlantic Sires Stakes victories

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Grayland Becky and Grayland Bad Girl, both owned by Paul Gray of Pugwash, N. S. won their $7,780 divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Fredericton Raceway on Monday. Danny Romo, who trains the fillies for Gray, drove them to victory.

FREDERICTON, N.B. - Grayland Becky and Grayland Bad Girl, both owned by Paul Gray of Pugwash, N. S. won their $7,780 divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Fredericton Raceway on Monday. Danny Romo, who trains the fillies for Gray, drove them to victory.

Grayland Becky, a daughter of Western Paradise, won by two lengths in 2:03.2 while Grayland Bad Girl held on for a quarter length victory in 2:02.1 as the Drop Off filly won her second stakes race of the year.

Nova Scotia owned horses dominated the stakes-filled holiday card, winning six of the eight races for rookie pacers.

Drop Of Nutmeg won her filly division in 2:03.2 for Darren Crowe and owners Lee Blaikie and Donald Smith of Truro while River Ryan won a $2,500 B division of the pacing colts for Ernie Laffin and co-owners George Anderson of New Glasgow and Perry Ivany of Halifax.

Imps Finesse won his third straight with a nine and one-half length romp in 2:01.2 in one of three $7,000 colt divisions. Bernard McCallum drove for owner Morah Kerr of Truro.

P H Powerplay won his $7,000 division in 2:01 for Todd Trites and owner Dr. Jim Shive of Shubenacadie, N. S.

Accelerated Force won the fastest colt division with a 2:00.1 score for Gilles Barrieau and co-owners Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton of Saint John while Plea Bargain won a $2,500 division of the colt stakes in 2:07 for Barrieau and owners Melvin, Barry and Michael Blanchard of Saint John.

Geographic location: FREDERICTON, Pugwash, Nova Scotia Saint John New Glasgow Shubenacadie

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