Truro Raceway will host the Carl MacKenzie Stakes for three-year-old pacers on its Sunday afternoon program (post time 1:30 p.m.).
TRURO - Truro Raceway will host the Carl MacKenzie Stakes for three-year-old pacers on its Sunday afternoon program (post time 1:30 p.m.). There are two filly divisions and three for the pacing colts, all carrying a purse of $6,540.
Southview Special, an impressive winner last Saturday in P.E.I. Colt Stakes action, drew the rail in her five-horse filly division in another showdown with Southview Sally. Only a whisker separated these two the last time they met at Truro in the Frank and Beth Stanfield Memorial.
Fortunate enough to draw away from these two in the other division were five others, including Maritimer Stakes champion Woodmere Galfriday (Gilles Barrieau).
Owned by Daniel Ross of Newtown, P.E.I., The Drop Off-Some Nice Friday filly has been consigned to the Harrisburg Sale after she completes her stakes season. Mr. Sundin, a Force Of Life colt co-owned by Ross and Boyd Macdonald, has also been consigned to the Harrisburg Sale. Hell be looking to improve on his seasons record when he meets five others in one of the colt divisions of the MacKenzie Stakes.
He faces a field that includes MBA champion Western Dexter, Island Hero, Island Hurricane and Pictonian Wayvue, a colt owned by Carl MacKenzie, 90, the former Truro general manager who is the stakes sponsor.
Force Ore Finesse, the division leader in the Altantic Sires Stakes, leaves from Post 6 in his colt division for Phil Pinkney, but has drawn into a soft division.
The third colt division looks like it could be up for grabs although Wes Patriquins Country Estate has been a late-season standout. The Force Of Life colt took a new personal best last week in winning his division of the P.E.I.. Colt Stakes in 1:56.4 for Darren Crowe. Hes trained by Bill Baker of Wentworth, brother of Amherst deputy mayor George Baker