Winning doubles to four drivers and two trainers at Harold Reid Paceway

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Trainer-driver Tim Stone takes out race one with Lady Valasca.
Camera IconTrainer-driver Tim Stone takes out race one with Lady Valasca. Credit: Daryl Hallows (Paceway Photos)

Four drivers finished with winning doubles at the penultimate meeting of the Albany Harness Racing Club season on Friday night.

Reinsmen Tim Stone, Shane Butterworth, Donald Harper and Kyle Symington all drove two winners in the 10-race program at Harold Reid Paceway.

The final meeting of the 2021-22 season will be on Friday night, headlined by the Denmark Cup.

Trainers Hayden Reeves and Peter Anderson also notched two winners last week.

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Stone drove his own pacer Lady Valasca to victory in the opening event (2265m), winning by 6.9m to notch her third career victory.

Stone brought up the second leg of his double in race seven, guiding $2.05 favourite Deimcas Whitby to victory by 6.5m, her third career win for trainer John Fagg.

Tux And Tails made it two wins in a row for local trainer Lang Inwood, as he saluted in race two by 2m over the $1.70 favourite Diamondsonthebeach — Butterworth’s first winner of the night.

The Bianca Ashcroft-trained Fleur Du Maquis wins race five for Kyle Symington.
Camera IconThe Bianca Ashcroft-trained Fleur Du Maquis wins race five for Kyle Symington. Credit: Daryl Hallows (Paceway Photos)

Butterworth brought up his second winner in the West Coast Wool & Livestock — Jeremy Cullen Pace (2265m), guiding the Reeves-trained Tubbs Farquhar ($20 chance) to his second win in the past three starts.

Anderson and Harper teamed up for their doubles, taking out the West Coast Wool & Livestock — Walpole Pace (2265m) by 1.2m with $1.32 favourite Simply Shaz as she scored her fifth win in 15 career starts.

The second leg of their double came in the final race on the program as Travelban broke maiden status at start number six by 10.1m at short $1.60 odds.

Symington guided the Bianca Ashcroft-trained Fleur Du Maquis to her fifth career win in race six (2265m), saluting by 4.9m.

Reeves and Symington combined for the second leg of their doubles in race seven (2247m) with Thompson Bay as he saluted by 1.8m, paying $16 to score a third win in his past four starts.

The Barry Howlett-trained Hilarious Reign broke maiden status at his third start, winning race eight by a half-head with Mitchell Miller in the sulky.

Navajo Trailblazer won race nine over 1832m for trainer Ken Davies and reinsman Hayden Hancock, breaking maiden status after 17 attempts.

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