Day At The Track

Ross and Ernie Wood memorial at Truro

08:59 AM 17 Jun 2017 NZST
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BIBLE HILL, N.S. – The excitement of horses’ hooves pounding down the stretch and teamsters yelling encouragement to their mounts is the name of the game at Truro Raceway on Sundays.

Tomorrow, race fans will enjoy 10 dashes of entertaining harness racing at the Bible Hill oval. Qualifying sessions are on tap for 11:30 a.m.

Ross and Ernie Wood Memorial

Friends of the late Ross and Ernie Wood (Kenny Arseneau, Gary Miller, Tommy Hollis and Jim Fraser) have partnered to present the annual memorial pace tomorrow afternoon. 

Ross and Ernie were longtime harness racing enthusiasts and loyal supporters of the sport. 

The winning connections of Race 9 will receive a colourful summer blanket in a winner’s circle presentation.

Rivalry heating up in feature

Fresh off of a commanding nine-length victory, Goliath Reigns, in line to Todd Trites, will take on six strong contenders, including the team of His Boy Elroy and Bernard (Pooker) McCallum, winner of the June 4 feature pace, along with Mortal Combat, Brookdale Buster, Giant Slayer, Badlandia and Distinctiv Rusty.

Top of the Turn Diner

– Lobster dinner with dessert and tea/coffee $19.95.

– 1/4 chicken dinner with dessert – tea/coffee $15.95

Chase the Ace

June 11 Chase the Ace winner – Max Long ($121.00).

Eight of clubs was drawn. Carryover for June 18 –$1,437.50

Pepsi North America Cup tonight

Truro Raceway is excited to present the $1-million Pepsi North American Cup for three year olds simulcast live from Mohawk Raceway. Post time is 7:30 p.m.

Who won the day – June 11

An extraordinary occurrence took place last Sunday with several aged horses on the program dominating the payouts.

In Race 4, three senior 14-year-old challengers, connected to make the triactor – Jennifer Baxter's Intrepidus, Sharon The Moment for Hollis White and Lil Orpahn Cam for owners Dawn Ellis and Jeff Ellis.

Experience prevailed again when 14-year-old Bagel Man picked up the victory in the sixth race for Bob Collette of Truro.

Rapid Fire with Bernard (Pooker) McCallum

1. Favorite track to drive at besides Truro: Charlottetown

2. Favorite Food: Steak

3. Favorite non-horsey activity: Playing cards

4. Least favorite barn chore: Sweeping the floor

5. Favorite TV show/movie - Little House on the Prairie

Upcoming events

June 25 – Carl and Marg MacKenzie Stake for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies.

July 16-23 – Atlantic Grand Circuit Week.

July 16 – Bring a friend day (Check race program for details on how to register).

By Diane Daniels

Reprinted with permission of The Truro Daily

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