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Pinette, August 21st

August 22nd, 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pinette, August 21st

A DIFFERENT KIND OF WIN FOR GOLD CUP TRAINER

The Gold Cup and Saucer made a visit to Pinette Raceway on Sunday, August 21st in the company of owner of Blissful Breeze, Leo Racicot. Racicot was there to watch his victorious trainer Dean Nixon follow in the footsteps of Mark MacDonald and make his first driving start in a race at Pinette.

The victory celebration the night before didn’t dull Nixon’s judgment and he broke his driving maiden with a wire-to-wire win with Emily Perry’s Missile in the fourth race, following it up with a stretch win from the pocket with Mary Jean Noye’s Coors Life. When asked which win was more satisfying, his driving win or the Gold Cup and Saucer, Nixon laughed and said, “This is more fun!”

Complete results:

Race 1
1. Glencoe Viewmed, dr. Ryan Neill
2. Only A Rose, dr. Wade Sorrie
3. Windemere Dawn, dr. Stuart Tremere

Race 2
1. Miller Miller, dr. Robbie Chappell
2. Marfas Vineyard, dr. Nick McGillvary
3. Little Ben, dr. Stuart Tremere
4. Sherwood Dexter, dr. Wade Sorrie

Race 3
1. Hawaiian Iceman, dr. Wade Sorrie
2. Step On Nanny, dr. Stuart Tremere

Hawaiian Iceman with Wade Sorrie

Hawaiian Iceman with Wade Sorrie


Race 4
1. Missile, dr. Dean Nixon
2. E Js Fantasy, dr. Raymond White
3. You Hoo, dr. Wade Sorrie
4. Sammys Luck, dr. Robbie Chappell
Missile, with Dean Nixon

Missile, with Dean Nixon


Race 5
1. Aria Aria, dr. Robbie Chappell
2. Spoiled, dr. Ryan Neill
3. Misty Fog, dr. Stuart Tremere
4. Airborn Scholar, dr. Bernard Farrell
5. Sir Duncan, dr. Wade Sorrie
Aria Aria with Robbie Chappell

Aria Aria with Robbie Chappell


Race 6
1. Coors Life, dr. Dean Nixon
2. Dreams, dr. Nick McGillvary
3. Seawind Amber, dr. Wade Sorrie
Coors Life, Dean Nixon

Coors Life, Dean Nixon


Race 7
1. Shadowcross Dorah, dr. Charlie O’Brien
2. Ann Shirley, dr. Teddy Smallwood
3. Born An Islander, dr. Wade Sorrie
4. Dedicated Time, dr. Paul Conway
Shadowcross Dorah with Charlie O'Brien

Shadowcross Dorah with Charlie O'Brien

Tyne Valley Results August 7th

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Tyne Valley Results August 7, 2011

Race 1 Time 2:20 Owner Driver
1 Dream Spinner Robert Parsons Robbie Chappell
2 Golden Chances Ryan Desroche Kyle Desroche
3 Little Suzie George Arseault George Arseault
4 Lady Ati Terry Shea Kerry Shea
5 Mackenzies Dream Terry Shea Terry Shea

Race 2 Time 2:03.4 Owner Driver
1 Joanne Jet MacKenzie MacInnis MacKenzie MacInnis
2 NS Downey Darla MacEachern Darla MacEachern
3 Lock and Load West Keith Campbell Mikalea MacLaurin
4 Coors Life Mary Jean Noye Mary Jean Noye

Race 3 Time 2:14 Owner Driver
1 Sindersoot Nancy & Rick Dunville Brandon Darrach
2 Monique L Barry Folland Alton Millar
3 Julies Girl Clayton Adams Clayton Adams
4 Blue to the Moon George Arsenault Freeman Coughlin
5 Windamere Dawn Melvin Gamster
6 Step on Nanny Byron Gamester Clair Sweet

Race 4 Time 2:12 Owner Driver
1 Tobins Quick Terry Shea Terry Shea
2 Sherwood Dexter Melvin Gamster Clair Sweet
3 Just Like Mom Terry Tremere Freeman Coughlin

Race 5 Time 2:09.2 Owner Driver
1 Suitcase Rhonda MacAthur Greg MacInnis
2 Marfas Vineyard Jay Noye Nick MacGillvray
3 Millar Millar Robert Parsons Robbie Chappel
4 Rags to Britches Nancy & Rick Dunville Brandon Darrach
5 JIS Terry Shea Terry Shea

Race 6 Time 2:09.1 Owner Driver
1 Aramac Rebelerios Keith Campbell Mikalea MacLaurin
2 Casimere Jeter Keith Campbell Keith Campbell
3 Benny Hill Greg MacInnis Greg MacInnis
4 Sammy Luck Robert Parsons Ryan DesRoche

Race 7 Time 2:07 Owner
1 Dreams Ryan Neill Nick MacGillvray
2 Fabulous Alberta Terry Shea Terry Shea
3 Riverview Jameen Ryan DesRoche Ryan DesRoche
4 Butterscotch Belle Brandon Darrach Olive Darrach
5 Stracor Stephen Sweet Stepen Sweet
6 Island Tiara Melvin Gamester Clair Sweet

Race 8 Time 2:01.4 Owner Driver

1 Woodmere Fools Son Eric Johnson Jr Alton Millar
2 Silver Destiny Jason Sherry Jason Sherry
3 Little Channel Road James Campbell Ryan DesRoche
4 Camillion Ivan MacMillan Philip DesRoche

Kilted Pace, Pinette, August 7th

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Pinette Raceway was a little short of horses for their annual Kilted Pace but the crowd was huge, filling the grandstand, the picnic area and the parking area along the fence, and prompting Lowell Large to joke that there were more spectators than at the races in Charlottetown. It was especially gratifying to see all the campers pull in full of off-Islanders.
Ann MacNeill was taking pictures at Pinette and you can see her exceptional work at her website Sees The Moment. Another photographer present with a professional looking lens can be found on Facebook under Frankie L. All of which makes me embarrassed to put up my winner’s circle photos.

Little Ben with Stuart Tremere

Little Ben with Stuart Tremere


Ann Shirley with Mark Cullen

Ann Shirley with Mark Cullen


Painted Pony with Raymond White

Painted Pony with Raymond White


Bengal Lancer, with George McGuigan

Bengal Lancer, with George McGuigan


Ponzie, with Jordan Hicken

Ponzie, with Jordan Hicken


Complete Results:
Race 1 (sponsored by Greenhawk)
1. Little Ben, own/dr. Stuart Tremere – 2:13
2. ART, own. MacRae Farm, dr Roger MacRae
3. Owens Bandit, own/ Lewis McHorran, dr. G. Taylor
4. Delicate Time, own/dr. Paul Conway

Race 2 (sponsored by Greenhawk)
1. Ann Shirley, Own. Ted Smallwood, dr. Mark Cullen – 2:07.2
2. Perry, own. Perry Stables, dr. Trevor Hicken
3. Misty Fog, own/dr. Stuart Tremere
4. born A Islander, own. Phillip Valley, dr. Kuri White (celebrating his 21st birthday)

Race 3 (Conway Memorial)
1. Painted Pony, own/dr. Ray White – 2:04.3
2. Dunmore Chip, own. Ted Smallwood, dr. Mark Cullen
3. Seawind Amber, own. Walter Simmonds, dr. George MacGuigan
4. Sir Duncan, own. Lester White, dr. Kuri White

Race 4 (Stanley White Memorial)
1. Bengal Lancer, own. Walter Simmonds, dr. George MacGuigan – 2:04.4
2. Finns Lake, own. Chrissy Gillis, dr. Steve Kilbride
3. Louie, own. Alexis Gass, dr. Brett macDonald
4. Westend Girl, own/dr. Brandon Webster

Race 5 (Harry Coulson Memorial)
1. Ponzie, own. Hicken Stable, dr. Jordan Hicken – 2:01.3
2. Walton, own. MacRae Farms, dr. W. MacRae
3. Pegasus, own. MacDonald Stables, dr. Brett macDonald
4. Chronology, own. Whims Farms, dr. George MacGuigan