Always At My Place, a six year old American bred gelding won the opening trial in the Sobey’s Gold Cup & Saucer series in1.51/1 over a damp track. Marc Campbell in the bike. The horse is owned in part by Burke Racing Stables of Fredericktown, PA. Shadow Place, Do Over Hanover and Crombie A also qualified for the 58th running of the God Cup & Saucer on Saturday, August 19.
Trial 2 is Monday night and you can hear on Ocean 100 (around 10.30 p.m.)
On the afternoon card at Red Shores the Atlantic Sires Stakes for three year old fillies topped the bill with Traces of Purple winning in 1.57/4 over a wet track hampered by rain. Glenview Paisley and Shesaroyal Cowgirl also won the “A” division.
Islander James MacDonald is in second place after the opening night of the World Driving Championship. MacDonald won two races at Century Downs in Calgary and has 50 points. American Marcus Miller drove a pair of winners and has 57 points.
The series continues throughout this week.
Red Shores in Charlottetown will host the drivers on Friday.
They go at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville, Ontario Monday followed by Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ontario on Tuesday, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec on Wednesday and then Charlottetown on Friday during Old Home Week.
The Canada Games come to a close today with PEI losing a tough 5-1 decision to Quebec in the final game in girl’s softball. PEI finished 8th.
PEI won 4 of 7 matches in tennis and finished 9th overall.
The closing ceremonies in Winnipeg at 4.00 Atlantic. PEI’s flag bearer will be 15-year old Alexa McQuaid, who won silver in the 50 metre breaststroke in swimming.
American army veteran Chris Rowley won his first game in the majors as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2. The 26 year old righthander pitched into the 6th inning, allowing just 5 hits.
Boston ripped the Yankees, 10-5 as rookie Andrew Benintendi hit two home runs and drove in six.
Bad news for Washington. Outfielder Bryce Harper left the game in the first inning as he hyper-extended his left knee slipping over first base.
Canada skated to a 4-1 win over the host Czech Republic in the gold medal game of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Under 18 Summer hockey tournament. Summerside defenseman Noah Dobson of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan had two assists. Jack McBain led Canada with a goal and two assists.
It’s the 21st time in 27 years that Canada has won the gold.
Former Ottawa Senators coach and general manager Brian Murray has died at age 74 after a long battle with colon cancer. Lots of tributes for Murray. Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean Tweeted “Sad day. Met Bryan as an 18 year old.Mentor. Friend. Loved the game, taught the game, but loved his family more.”
The dream week is over for 18-year old Canadian Denis Shapovalov who lost 6-4, 7-5 to 20 year old German Alexander Zeverev in the Rogers Cup tennis semi-finals in Montreal.
PEI lost 13-0 to the Manitoba Thunder in the Canadian Under 16 girls softball championship in Delta, B.C.
American Kevin Kisner leads the PGA golf championship by a stroke going into the final day in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kisner (67-67-72=206) is ahead of Chris Stroud and Hideki Matsuyama.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 0-7 in the CFL losing 39-12 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-2).
The Charlottetown Islanders are in Moncton to play the Fisher Cats in New Brunswick Senior Baseball tonight . The Islanders are nearing the end of the regular season with a 12-18 record.
The Kings County Baseball League has three 2.00 afternoon starts today (weather providing).
Action Aero Expos at Cardigan
Peakes at Morell
Northside at Stratford