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Cartoon Daddy upsets field on Canada Day at Summerside Raceway

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Defeating the reigning Governor’s Plate champion is no small feat but Cartoon Daddy prevailed in a hard-fought stretch duel on Canada Day Sunday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.
Dale Spence supplied the winning steer as part of a driving triple on the 13-dash card crossing the wire in 1:55.1.

Race favourite Fast N Victorious (Adam Merner) set the early tempo of 27.1 and 56 then Do Over Hanover, winner of the 2017 Governor’s Plate, took over before the three-quarters of 1:25.4 for driver Jason Hughes. Do Over Hanover attempted to fight off Cartoon Daddy but fell short by a neck to finish second. Mando Fun (Kenny Arsenault) completed the triactor.

Cartoon Daddy is trained by Rachel Andrew for owners Brian Andrew of Milton and William Andrew of Calgary.
Spence also won with Cyrax in 1:58.1 for trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside and Bet Er All for Ralph Sweet of O’Leary.
Old Buck delivered as favourite in the $1,900 Canada Day pace with a 1:58.1 victory for owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerside and driver Hughes.
The Canada Day program was one 18-year-old driver Drew Neill will never forget as he scored his first lifetime driving win with Celebrate Your Bet. The Winsloe driver and the Nicholas Oakes-trainee stopped the clock in 1:59.3 for owner Douglas Matheson of Cornwall.
Live racing continues Thursday and Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park while the action heats up Sunday with the eliminations of the 50th edition of the Governor’s Plate.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


SRW Results

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

Race 1 – Avenue Road Katie (A. Merner) 8.10 2.90 4.30; Avondale Shui (A. Sorrie) 27.80 16.90; Oh To Be You (D. Spence) 24.50.

Times: 29.2, 100.4, 131.3, 202.1. Also ran: Windmerenoharmdone, Flowersonthebeach, Putnams Spitfire, Fiftyshadesofgraci, Scottish Light. Winning horse owned by Jason Sherry, Kensington. Exactor 4-2 $95.20; Triactor 4-2-all $68.20; Superfecta 4-2-7-3 $223.10.

Race 2 – Cyrax (D. Spence) 3.50 2.90 2.70; Useful Hanover (A. Merner) 8.00 4.00; Pictonian Sareta (A. Sorrie) 3.30.

Times: 28.4, 57.4, 127.36, 158.1. Also ran: Blu Meadow Willie, Mayhem Man, Mr Pogge, Sweet Sour Puss, Putnams Ramone, Sanchez Blue Chip. Winning horse owned by Barry Biggar, Summerside. Exactor 4-2 $23.80; Triactor 4-2-5 $59.70; Superfecta 4-2-5-9 $118.50; Daily Double $80.60.

Race 3 – Prom King (K. Murphy) 4.10 2.70 3.10; Jonahs Star (D. Neill) 4.30 4.10; W C Marys Buddy (J. Hughes) NTS.

Times: 30.4, 100.4, 130.4, 200.1. Also ran: Handsome Frank, Ocean Prince, Dustylanezeke, W C Highlander, Melray Moe. Winning horse owned by Tyler DesRoches, Darrell DesRoches, Barry Strongman and Gabe Keough, P.E.I. Exactor 2-5 $16.90; Triactor 2-5-6 $133.40; Superfecta 2-5-6-8 $152.95.

Race 4 – Sendmeasign (K. Arsenault) 6.90 4.10 3.60; Windemere Johny (A. Merner) 2.70 2.10; Do Well Hill (K. Murphy) 3.10.

Times: 30.0, 100.2, 131.3, 200.2. Also ran: Whosurwinner, All Access, Flash in the Pang, Quick Mad, Sports Royalty. Winning horse owned by M. Alex Sobey, Kensington. Exactor 3-2 $ 15.10; Triactor 3-2-5 $75.80; Superfecta 3-2-5-8 $50.29.

Race 5 – Bet Er All (D. Spence) 6.50 4.10 3.50; Hunger Pangs (N. Rogers) 5.50 3.70; O Christopher 4.00.

Times: 28.1, 57.3, 127.4, 158.0. Also ran: Sandhill Star, Thebestofme, Private Dancer, Ultimate Flyingnun, Woodmere Fools Son. Winning horse owned by Ralph Sweet, O’Leary. Exactor 4-1 $4.40; Triactor 4-1-6 $342.80; Superfecta 4-1-6-3 $272.35.

Race 6 – Heart and Guts (K. Arsenault) 4.30 3.00 2.30; Relleno Hanover (J. Hughes) 4.00 2.60; Brief Interlude (D. Spence) 2.40.

Times: 28.3, 58.2, 128.2, 159.0. Also ran: Darth Bader, All Out, Souverain. Winning horse owned by Shirlene O’Brien, Burton. Exactor 4-1 $18.70; Triactor 4-1-3 $40.80; Superfecta 4-1-6-3 $59.10. 

Race 7 – W C Kenzie Cookie (D. Wallace) 33.70 15.40 5.10; Rojans White Jet (K. Murphy) 3.80 3.00; Shouldabeenaclown (E. Stewart) 7.60.

Times: 29.3, 100.01, 130.2, 201.3. Also ran: MJS Little Martha, Regal Party Girl, R ES Nancy, Shes a lover, Glenview Pippa, Pictonian Stardust. Winning horse owned by William Folland, O’Leary. Exactor 4-6 $169.65; Triactor 4-6-8 $207.30; Superfecta carry over.

Race 8 – Woodmere Ideal Art (J. Hughes) 270 240 210; Hughgetthecredit (A. Merner) 320 230; Inspector Murdoch (A. Sorrie) 11.60.

Times: 29.0, 58.4, 129.1, 158.4. Also ran: Dividend Day, Blacky Black, JDS Double Dose, Silverhill Spike. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Exactor 6-3 $6.30; Triactor 6-3-1 $16.30; Superfecta 6-3-1-4 $67.45.

Race 9 – Southfield Sassy (A. Merner) 5.20 3.00 3.10; George (K. Arsenault) 4.40 2.40; Dancers Pass (A. Sorrie) 4.00.

Times: 29.0, 59.2, 128.0, 158.1. Also ran: Lexis Mandy, Wilson Frost, J K Express, Bowyer Hanover. Winning horse owned by Southfield Farms Inc. P.E.I. and Claire Colquohoun, B.C. Exactor 3-1 $9.50; Triactor 3-1-6 $325; Superfecta 3-1-6-4 carry over.

Race 10 – Old Buck (J. Hughes) 3.60 3.00 2.20; One Tough Nerd (K. Murphy) 4.60 2.10; Artist List (A. Merner) 3.20.

Times: 28.3, 59.4, 128.2, 158.1. Also ran Allstar Seelster, J Rs Hurricane, Rash B Havior. Winning horse owned by Alan MacDonald, Summerside. Exactor 1-2 $26.80; Triactor 1-2-4 $ 64.60; Superfecta 1-2-4-3 $278.50; Pick 3; 3-6-all-1 $6.60 and 3-6-3-all $6.60. 

Race 11 – Celebrate your bet (D. Neill) 5.00, 4.50, 2.60; Rising Fella (J. Hughes) 9.40 4.50; Badlands Giovanna (A. Sorrie) 2.70.

Times: 28.2, 58.2, 128.1, 159.3. Also ran Zambuca Gass, C L LA Rousse, Anzula, Bold Arrow, Bignprecious. Winning horse owned by Douglas Matheson, Cornwall. Exactor 4-8 $35.50; Triactor 4-8-all $78.70; Superfecta carry over.

Race 12 – Cartoon Daddy (D. Spence) 9.10 4.60 2.60; Do Over Hanover (J. Hughes) 3.80 2.80; Mando Fun (K. Arsenault) 2.50.

Times: 27.1, 56.0, 125.4, 155.1. Also ran: Salmonier Storm, Fast N Victorious. Winning horse owned by William Andrew, Calgary; and Brian Andrew, Milton. Exactor 1-5 $28.60; Triactor 1-5-3 $71.

Race 13 – Adkins Hanover (A. Campbell) 3.60 2.90 2.10; Positive Art (K. Arsenault) 4.30 2.70; Offshore Cowboy (A. Merner) 3.40.

Times: 28.3, 58.1, 126.3, 156.2. Also ran: One Hot Camshaft, D J Supreme, Goodmornkng KY, Coasttocoastshartk, Chevalier Semalu. Winning horse owned by Perry Burke, Quebec. Exactor 1-3 $7.80; Triactor 1-3-2 $12; Superfecta 1-3-2-8 $91.80; Daily Double 1-1 $20.10.

Wager – $27,239.

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