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Forever Paradise dominates Summerside Raceway feature

Old Buck makes move late for win

Published on August 25, 2017

Harness racing

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Forever Paradise had complete control of the Friday night feature as soon as the wings folded at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Corey MacPherson sent the son of Western Paradise to the front through fractions of 30, 59.4 and 1:29.1 before unleashing a 28-second closing quarter for a mile time of 1:57.1 in the $2,200 preferred pace. Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie) finished second with Ultimatelyhandsome (Kenny Arsenault) third.

Kevin MacLean trains Forever Paradise for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe.

Old Buck used a hard first-over move to overpower the $1,900 back-up pace on the special Friday evening card. Sitting fifth approaching the backstretch on the final lap, driver Jason Hughes tipped the son of Ameripan Gigolo to the outside with nothing but fresh air in front of him. Old Buck responded to his uncovered advance to defeat pacesetter Darth Bader (Norris Rogers), who ended up third with Capitalism (Adam Merner) getting in the middle of the triactor.

New owner Braedon McKenna had the first win of his career as a horse owner with newcomer Culpepper as part of a driving double for Hughes. Kristina McCourt of Kensington co-owns and trains the seven-year-old grey son of Camluck as he was a 1:57.2 victor in his East Coast debut.

Driving doubles were also accomplished by Merner, MacPherson and Mike McGuigan.

Live racing continues at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Summerside.

Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.

 

SRW Results

Harness racing results from Friday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Race 1 – Southfield Sassy (T. Gallant) 3.30 2.20 2.10; Cloudy Bay (A. Merner) 3.50 3.80; Lastofbigspenders (K. Murphy) 2.50.

Times: 29.3, 59.3, 129, 159.1. Also ran: Hopedale Paris, Ultimate Faith, Metro Man, Baby Picka. Winning horse owned by Southfield Farms Inc., P.E.I.; and Claire Colquhoun, B.C. Exactor 7-5 $18.30; Triactor 7-5-1 $172.70. 

Race 2 – Articulate Barb (G. Chappell) 4.60 2.70 2.90; Patrick Q (C. MacPherson) 2.60 2.80; W C Kenzie Cookie (D. Wallace) 5.50.

Times: 29.2, 100.1, 130.3, 200.2. Also ran: Piper Creek, Glenview Pippa, Beach Cloud, Revelry Seelster. Winning horse owned by Walter Simmons and Tammy Collings, P.E.I. Exactor 6-7 $10.10; Triactor 6-7-5 $28; Superfecta 6-7-5-3 $52.55. 

Race 3 – Badlands Giovanna (M. McGuigan) 17.40 23.50 3.60; Nobodys Gigolo (A. Merner) 8.80 4.20; Bugtown Superstar (G. Chappell) 2.10.

Times: 28.3, 59.1, 129, 159.3. Also ran: One Hot Camshaft, Kiss My Sass, Noodles. Winning horse owned by Stephen Sweet, Springfield West. Exactor 6-1 $26.60; Triactor 6-1-3 $222.90. 

Race 4 – J Rs Hurricane (A. Merner) 9.40 4.30 3.60; Toad River (T. Gallant) 12.60 6.70; Onehotvett (R. DesRoche) 11.30.

Times: 28.4, 59.2, 128.3, 158. Also ran: Bowyer Hanover, Instant Shadow, Formidable, Heart And Guts. Winning horse owned by Jean Charles Belliveau, Scoudouc, N.B. Exactor 2-3 $127.05; Triactor 2-3-1 $269.20.

Race 5 – Midnight Play (C. MacPherson) 11.10 4.90 3.10; Positive Art (J. Hughes) 7.00 5.10; Souverain (W. Cheverie) 2.40.

Times: 29.1, 59.1, 128, 156.4. Also ran: J J Cassius, Windemere Johny, Dividend Day, Southfield Speedy. Winning horse owned by Aiden Hicken, Mount Stewart. Exactor 4-6 $95.85; Triactor 4-6-ALL $235. 

Race 6 – Shouldabeenaclown (K. Murphy) 4.40 2.50 2.10; Delightful Nights (J. Hughes) 2.30 2.10; Sweet Sour Puss (W. Cheverie) 3.00.

Times: 29, 58.2, 129.3, 200.3. Also ran: Mia Lotta, Southfield Sue, Georgie Rose, Elm Grove Lynn. Winning horse owned by Edgar Stewart, Ellerslie. Exactor 2-5 $7.90; Triactor 2-5-6 $167.40; Superfecta 2-5-6-1 $172.46. 

Race 7 – Culpepper (J. Hughes) 4.00 2.50 2.20; Southfield Spirit (A. Merner) 3.60 3.40; Bon Vivant Hanover (N. Rogers) 2.10.

Times: 28, 57.4, 127.4, 157.2. Also ran: Blazing By, Blu Meadow Willie, Mach Vegas. Winning horse owned by Kristina McCourt and Braedon McKenna, P.E.I. Exactor 3-6 $13.50; Triactor 3-6-5 $12.40; Superfecta 3-6-5-4 $39.55. 

Race 8 – Mr Pogge (M. McGuigan) 18.50 9.20 2.80; Rising Fella (J. Hughes) 3.40 2.50; Jays Little Spark (C. MacPherson) 2.10.

Times: 28.3, 59, 129.1, 200.1. Also ran: Rivervues Legacy, Montana Ben, Make It So, Quick Mad, Woodmere Fools Son. Winning horse owned by Dana Sweet, Bloomfield Station. Exactor 6-3 $168.60; Triactor 6-3-2 $432.90; Superfecta 6-3-2-1 $303.08.

Race 9 – Old Buck (J. Hughes) 6.70 4.10 2.20; Capitalism (A. Merner) 12.50 2.50; Darth Bader (N. Rogers) 2.40.

Times: 27.4, 57.1, 127, 157.2. Also ran: Minor Wisdom, Rash B Havior, Sendmeasign. Winning horse owned by Alan MacDonald, Summerside. Exactor 4-2 $24.90; Triactor 4-2-1 $74.40; Superfecta 4-2-1-6 $31.15. 

Race 10 – Dancers Pass (A. Merner) 10.90 3.10 3.10; George (W. Cheverie) 2.80 2.50; The Gormanizor (J. Hughes) 2.90.

Times: 28.3, 59.3, 130, 159.1. Also ran: All Turain, Sandhill Star, Tipsy Mcstaggers. Winning horse owned by Matthew Lennon and Melony Hawkins, Saint John, N.B. Exactor 6-2 $14.30; Triactor 6-2-1 $78.40; Superfecta 6-2-1-3 $89.85. 

Race 11 – Forever Paradise (C. MacPherson) 4.80 2.20 2.10; Nogreatmischief (W. Cheverie) 2.70 2.40; Ultimatelyhandsome (K. Arsenault) 3.20.

Times: 30, 59.4, 129.1, 157.1. Also ran: Narragansett, Pictonian Storm. Winning horse owned by Reg MacPherson and David and Aaron MacKenzie, P.E.I. Exactor 2-5 $7; Triactor 2-5-1 $28. 

Race 12 – Dbs Rosco (K. Arsenault) 10.40 3.30 2.90; Bet Er All (J. Hughes) 3.20 2.50; Painted Desert (A. Merner) 9.10.

Times: 29, 59.2, 129.2, 158.1. Also ran: Lexis Mandy, Machinthesand, Coasttocoastshark, Momara. Winning horse owned by Derek Folland, Wendell and Robbie Shaw, P.E.I. Triactor 5-2-7 $214.60; Superfecta 5-2-7-1 $55.30; DD 2-5 $60.50.

Wager – $17,154.