Ys Lotus, took the first step in defending his Gold Cup and Saucer title on Monday night, winning Trial #2. Louis Philippe Roy drove Ys Lotus to the win last night in 1:52.4 and will now move on to the big race Saturday night.
Also qualifying from Monday night’s trial for the Gold Cup and Saucer final were Sports Lightning, Sapphire City and Arque Hanover. They join Always At My Place, Shadow Place, Do Over Hanover and Crombie A in the big race’s eight-horse field.
Those that didn’t qualify for the final, will compete in the James Roach MacGregor Consolation on Friday night…same night as the final leg of the World Driving Championship at Red Shores.
Finland’s Mika Forss took the lead in the 2017 World Driving Championship standings with three straight victories in the second leg of the competition Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ontario. Canada’s James MacDonald, the PEI native, is in second place.
Meanwhile, the 25th annual World Trotting Conference arrived in Charlottetown on Monday, as delegates and guests from harness racing countries around the world attended a welcome reception at the Delta Prince Edward. The Confrence kicks into high gear Tuesday with official opening ceremonies at 9, and committee meetings throughout the day. They’ll be discussing equine health and integrity, racing and wagering, and marketing and business development.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Blue Jays over the Rays 2-1 at Rogers Centre. Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez both went deep as the Yankees beat the Mets 4-2. The Yankees closed within 4-and-a-half games of the A-L East-leading Red Sox. Boston fell 7-3 to the Indians
Hockey PEI has announced that the Central Storm has been selected as the host for the 2018 Bantam AAA Female Atlantic Championships. The Central Storm will host the event at the Bell Aliant Centre (UPEI) from April 5-8, 2018.